The City of New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana with a population of 386,105 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (GNIS ID: 545142) 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.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|New Orleans, LA Housing Affordability Index is 82 |
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.|
|New Orleans, 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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|Total Population||386,105 (100%)|
|Population in Households||372,651 (96.5%)|
|Population in Families||262,147 (67.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||13,454 ( 3.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$37,211|
|Average Household Income||$65,713|
|Per Capita Income||$27,574|
|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 Index3||82|
|Average Household Size||2.31|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.13%|
|Per Capita Income||2.46%|
The table below compares New Orleans to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density||# 41||92nd|
|Diversity Index||# 60||88th|
|Median Household Income||# 282||41st|
|Per Capita Income||# 101||79th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.