New Orleans, LA

391,495 Population
169.4 square miles 2,310.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
8.4%
was 8.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in LA
Population Density
2,310.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
43.2%
was 41.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.1%
was 6.3%
Ranked 3rd Highest in LA
Percent Under 18
20.4%
was 20.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in LA
Percent 65 and Over
13.0%
was 11.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in LA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.3
was 6.5
Ranked 6th Lowest in LA
Percent Living in Poverty
23.7%
was 26.7%
Ranked 5th Lowest in LA
Median Household Income
$37,488
was $36,631
Ranked 7th Highest in LA
Gini Income Distribution
 
56.9
55.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
41.7
was 41.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
949.6
was 786.4
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,874.2
was 3,852.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
193,120
was 191,565
Ranked 1st Highest in LA
Median Rent
$934
was $925
Ranked 3rd Highest in LA
Total Building Permits
895
was 966
 
Occupied Housing Units
154,355
was 158,354
 
Homeownership Rate
46.3%
was 45.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in LA
Single Family Building Permits
736
was 690
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,139.9
was 1,130.7
Ranked 4th Highest in LA
Rental Vacancy Rate
31.9%
was 27.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in LA
Multifamily Building Permits
159
was 276
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.3
Ranked 6th Highest in LA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.7
was 5.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.4
was 2.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.8%
was 95.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in LA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in LA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.4%
was 97.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in LA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.7%
was 85.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in LA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
38.4%
was 36.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in LA

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