Orleans Parish LA Information


Orleans Parish Subdivisions

Orleans Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 378,952
Daytime Population: Workers 222,968
Daytime Population: Residents 205,010
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 427,978
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 365,549
Population in Familes 257,215
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,403
Population Density2 2,237
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $37,671
Average Household Income $64,516
Per Capita Income $27,685


Total Housing Units 214,816 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68,711 (32.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 89,987 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 56,118 (26.1%)
Median Home Value $198,197
Average Home Value $275,003


Total Households 158,698
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 83,236
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 1.35% 1.36%
Households 1.53% 1.5%
Families 1.14% 1.26%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   2.21%


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, 2017 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 # 5 95th
Median Household Income # 42 36th
Per Capita Income # 10 86th

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