New Orleans, LA 70117 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 70117: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Orleans, LA 70117

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bywater, LA 70117

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Parish: Orleans Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 29.969, Longitude -90.03
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 732
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,376
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 542
    • Single Family Addresses: 14,834

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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New Orleans, LA 70117 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 27,861
Population in Households 27,648
Population in Familes 19,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density1 4,328
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $24,790
Average Household Income $39,820
Per Capita Income $17,130


Total Housing Units 18,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,189 (28.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,628 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,388 (35.1%)
Median Home Value $137,554
Average Home Value $192,879


Total Households 11,817
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 5,934
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 2.14% 1.26%
Households 2.18% 1.27%
Families 1.92% 1.09%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

New Orleans, LA 70117 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 70117 to the other 496 ZIP Codes in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 52 90th
Population Density # 21 96th
Diversity Index # 265 47th
Median Household Income # 477 4th
Per Capita Income # 446 10th

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