Orleans Parish LA Information

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Orleans Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Orleans Parish LA Housing Affordability Index is 80
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Orleans Parish LA Wealth Index is 60
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 386,105
Population in Households 372,651
Population in Families 262,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,454
Population Density 2,279
Diversity Index1 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,211
Average Household Income $65,713
Per Capita Income $27,574
Wealth Index3 60

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 208,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68,730 (33.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 92,451 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 47,341 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $228,762
Housing Affordability Index2 80
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 161,181
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 84,062
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.26% 0.58%
Households 1.37% 0.64%
Families 1.0% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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Orleans Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orleans Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 97th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 6 92nd
Median Household Income # 41 38th
Per Capita Income # 9 88th

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