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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of New Orleans is 376,971. New Orleans, Louisiana is the 53rd largest city in the US.
New Orleans is located entirely in Orleans Parish.
The peak population of New Orleans was in 1960, when its population was 627,525. In 1960, New Orleans was the 15th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 53rd largest city in the US. New Orleans is currently 39.9% smaller than it was in 1960.
New Orleans has shrunk 22.0% since the year 2000. New Orleans, Louisiana's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Yes, New Orleans is the biggest city in the state of Louisiana based on population. New Orleans is also the only city in Louisiana that is among the top 100 biggest cities in the US.
New Orleans has a population density of 2,029.4 people per square mile.
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The total voting age population of New Orleans, Louisiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 301,828. The voting age population is 46.4% male and 53.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.1% of the residents of New Orleans are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of New Orleans are 59.5% Black, 33.9% White, 2.9% Asian, 1.9% Two or more races, 1.5% Other and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 5.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In New Orleans, 23.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 34.2%. On a per-household basis, 16.8% of families are below the poverty line in New Orleans.
Among those aged 16 and older, 62.0% of New Orleans residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.5% of New Orleans residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 37.6% have a bachelor's degree and 16.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among New Orleans residents aged 5 and older, 8.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in New Orleans is 7.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In New Orleans, 14.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in New Orleans is $41,604.
In New Orleans, 48.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 51.7% of housing units in New Orleans.
Of all the housing units in New Orleans, 34.0% of them were build before 1940.
In New Orleans, 10.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 20,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in New Orleans is $998.
In New Orleans, 73.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.