Latest Data (2016)
Population 391,495
Nationwide Rank 49

Quick Facts

New Orleans, Louisiana is the 49th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

New Orleans, Louisiana is a city.

New Orleans, Louisiana is currently 37.6% smaller than it was in 1960, the year of its peak recorded population.

New Orleans, Louisiana's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

New Orleans, Louisiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
39 Long Beach, California 470,130 1.7%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 465,101 28.4%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 458,880 58.1%
42 Miami, Florida 453,579 24.8%
43 Virginia Beach, Virginia 452,602 6.1%
44 Omaha, Nebraska 446,970 9.0%
45 Oakland, California 420,005 4.8%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 413,651 8.1%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 403,090 2.6%
48 Arlington, Texas 392,772 17.3%
49 New Orleans, Louisiana 391,495 -19.0%
50 Wichita, Kansas 389,902 10.6%
51 Cleveland, Ohio 385,809 -19.0%
52 Tampa, Florida 377,165 24.0%
53 Bakersfield, California 376,380 53.6%
54 Aurora, Colorado 361,710 30.1%
55 Honolulu, Hawaii 351,792 -5.1%
56 Anaheim, California 351,043 6.6%
57 Santa Ana, California 334,217 -1.2%
58 Corpus Christi, Texas 325,733 17.4%
59 Riverside, California 324,722 25.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
49 New Orleans 391,495 -19.0%
97 Baton Rouge 227,715 -0.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 391,495 49
2015 389,617 49
2014 384,320 50
2013 378,715 51
2012 369,250 51
2011 360,341 51
2010 343,829 52
2009 354,850 53
2008 336,644 55
2007 288,113 62
2006 208,548 94
2005 455,188 38
2004 461,915 36
2003 467,761 35
2002 472,744 33
2001 477,932 33
2000 483,663 33
1990 496,938 24
1980 557,515 21
1970 593,471 19
1960 627,525 15
1950 570,445 16
1940 494,537 15
1930 458,762 16
1920 387,219 17
1910 339,075 15
1900 287,104 12
1890 242,039 12
1880 216,090 10
1870 191,418 9
1860 168,675 6
1850 116,375 5
1840 102,193 3