Louisiana Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2017


Louisiana Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Louisiana as of July 1, 2017. Our Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank LA cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Parishes.

Louisiana Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,786,046
Daytime Population: Workers 2,053,745
Daytime Population: Residents 2,701,401
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,755,146
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 4,656,587
Population in Familes 3,751,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 129,459
Population Density2 111
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $46,036
Average Household Income $66,928
Per Capita Income $26,162


Total Housing Units 2,091,017 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,157,636 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 674,912 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 258,469 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $161,689
Average Home Value $195,421


Total Households 1,832,548
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,206,237
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.71%
Households 0.81% 0.75%
Families 0.54% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.45%