The City of New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana with a population of 388,624 as of July 1, 2022. New Orleans ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for New Orleans is located at latitude 29.9546 and longitude -90.0751 in Orleans Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of New Orleans encompass a land area of 169.42 sq. miles and a water area of 180.43 sq. miles. Orleans Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.
The City of New Orleans has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of New Orleans is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Orleans Parish.
Alternate Unofficial Names for New Orleans: Big Easy, Crescent City, Nawlins, Neu Orleans, Neuva Orleans, Nieuw Orleans, NOLA, Nouvelle Orleans, Nueva Orleans.
|Total Population||388,624 (100%)|
|Population in Households||373,090 (96.0%)|
|Population in Families||260,447 (67.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||15,534 ( 4.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$51,106|
|Average Household Income||$87,135|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||32%|
|Per Capita Income||$37,877|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||196,067 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||83,521 (42.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||84,206 (42.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||28,340 (14.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$312,209|
|Average Home Value||$397,269|
|Housing Affordability Index3||77|
|Average Household Size||2.22|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||4.20%|
|Per Capita Income||3.70%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.29%|
The table below compares New Orleans to the other 488 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density||# 31||94th|
|Median Household Income||# 211||57th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 43||9th|
|Per Capita Income||# 64||87th|
|Diversity Index||# 51||90th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.