Population of Cities in Louisiana (2019)

Louisiana is the 25th most populous state in the United States, boasting a population of 4.7 million people. New Orleans is the most populated city in the state, with its estimated population reaching 389,617 people in 2017. Baton Rouge, the state’s capital, falls behind in second place with 228,590 residents. Shreveport and Lafayette round out the other Louisiana cities that have populations of over 100,000, with populations of 197,204 people and 127,657 residents, respectively. The state has 34 cities that have populations falling between 10,000 and 100,000, including such cities as Lake Charles, Bossier City, Kenner and Monroe.

There is a total of 308 incorporated municipalities in this state, made up of four city-parishes and 304 cities, towns and villages. The municipalities are spread across 64 parishes – Louisiana’s version of counties. Classifications are based on population. A city in Louisiana is one that has more than 5,000 residents, a town has between 1,001 and 4,999 residents are towns, and villages have populations that are at 1,000 residents or fewer. Mound is the smallest municipality in the state, with a population of just per data from the 2010 U.S. Census. Grambling is the smallest municipality in the state that has received the designation of a city.

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Over 1 Million
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100,000 to 1 Million
34
10,000 to 100,000

Louisiana has 0 cities with more than a million people, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 34 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Louisiana is New Orleans, with a population of 396,766 people.

New Orleans

The most unique city in the U.S. and Louisiana's largest city, New Orleans is known for its French and Spanish Creole culture.

396,766

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is Louisiana's state capital.

225,900

Shreveport

The Shreve Town Company founded this city in 1836.

188,206

Lafayette

Lafayette was originally named Vermilionville before being renamed after General Lafayette.

128,874

Lake Charles

Lake Charles is known as the Lake Area because of the lakes and waterways within the city.

79,299

Bossier City

In 2016, Bossier City was the fastest-growing city in Louisiana.

68,734

Kenner

Kenner is the largest city in Jefferson Parish.

67,416

Monroe

The annual Miss Louisiana pageant is held in Monroe.

48,889

Alexandria

Alexandria was first incorporated as a town in 1819 before being granted a city charter in 1832.

47,406

Houma

This city was named for the Native America Houma tribe.

33,190

Name 2019 Population Location
New Orleans396,766Map
Baton Rouge225,900Map
Shreveport188,206Map
Lafayette128,874Map
Lake Charles79,299Map
Bossier City68,734Map
Kenner67,416Map
Monroe48,889Map
Alexandria47,406Map
Houma33,190Map
New Iberia29,441Map
Central29,336Map
Slidell28,265Map
Ruston22,514Map
Hammond21,002Map
Sulphur20,545Map
Natchitoches18,223Map
Gretna18,044Map
Zachary17,759Map
Opelousas16,427Map
Youngsville15,247Map
Thibodaux14,757Map
Pineville14,636Map
Baker13,475Map
Crowley12,787Map
Mandeville12,676Map
West Monroe12,652Map
Abbeville12,536Map
Minden12,187Map
Broussard12,152Map
Bogalusa11,850Map
DeRidder11,513Map
Gonzales11,312Map
Covington11,168Map
Morgan City11,046Map
Denham Springs10,518Map
Eunice10,201Map
Bastrop10,122Map
Jennings9,935Map
Harahan9,435Map
Carencro9,388Map
Donaldsonville8,647Map
Scott8,568Map
Westwego8,548Map
Rayne8,476Map
Breaux Bridge8,401Map
Oakdale7,737Map
Ponchatoula7,629Map
St. Gabriel7,535Map
Ville Platte7,141Map
Tallulah7,014Map
Franklin6,801Map
Walker6,674Map
Plaquemine6,474Map
Leesville6,178Map
St. Martinville6,029Map
Patterson5,923Map
Addis5,734Map
Marksville5,494Map
Grambling5,256Map
Jeanerette5,237Map
Port Allen5,021Map
Springhill4,883Map
Mansfield4,808Map
Westlake4,794Map
Winnsboro4,645Map
New Roads4,604Map
Amite City4,603Map
Kaplan4,601Map
Jonesboro4,517Map
Berwick4,449Map
Church Point4,411Map
Winnfield4,330Map
Bunkie4,073Map
Ball4,045Map
Vidalia3,841Map
Farmerville3,838Map
Jackson3,795Map
Franklinton3,775Map
Blanchard3,738Map
Lake Providence3,651Map
Richwood3,563Map
Rayville3,541Map
Iowa3,510Map
Jena3,471Map
Vivian3,465Map
Gramercy3,449Map
Vinton3,365Map
Lutcher3,353Map
Haughton3,283Map
Welsh3,247Map
Ferriday3,159Map
Mamou3,145Map
DeQuincy3,128Map
Greenwood3,058Map
Sunset3,001Map
Homer2,871Map
Arcadia2,863Map
Brusly2,821Map
Delhi2,813Map
Lake Arthur2,758Map
Many2,718Map
Sterlington2,683Map
Abita Springs2,622Map
Pearl River2,621Map
Kentwood2,488Map
Stonewall2,470Map
Kinder2,442Map
Lockport2,435Map
New Llano2,399Map
Baldwin2,207Map
Port Barre2,137Map
Simmesport2,129Map
Benton2,105Map
Erath2,103Map
Haynesville2,091Map
Jonesville2,017Map
Jean Lafitte2,004Map
Livingston2,000Map
Golden Meadow1,981Map
Independence1,978Map
Cottonport1,960Map
Zwolle1,899Map
Delcambre1,894Map
Basile1,800Map
Coushatta1,787Map
Henderson1,771Map
Oberlin1,761Map
White Castle1,709Map
Sorrento1,708Map
Duson1,697Map
Bernice1,657Map
Rosepine1,635Map
St. Francisville1,609Map
Clinton1,578Map
Logansport1,568Map
Oak Grove1,553Map
Colfax1,500Map
Grand Isle1,473Map
Pine Prairie1,459Map
Iota1,449Map
Ringgold1,438Map
Mansura1,425Map
Olla1,405Map
Gueydan1,398Map
Killian1,398Map
Livonia1,393Map
Glenmora1,366Map
Maurice1,328Map
Urania1,325Map
Roseland1,283Map
French Settlement1,261Map
Krotz Springs1,201Map
Lecom1,174Map
Merryville1,172Map
Albany1,147Map
Sibley1,146Map
Elton1,133Map
Woodworth1,121Map
Leonville1,120Map
Cullen1,079Map
Arnaudville1,072Map
Melville1,062Map
Cam1,052Map
Estherwood1,037Map
Choudrant1,030Map
Clarks1,024Map
Boyce1,011Map
Maringouin998Map
Slaughter961Map
Dubach954Map
Oil City953Map
St. Joseph951Map
Plain Dealing951Map
Newellton950Map
Gibsland947Map
Washington947Map
Grand Coteau945Map
Cotton Valley935Map
Wisner914Map
Moreauville912Map
Madisonville904Map
Fordoche896Map
Loreauville872Map
Folsom864Map
Tangipahoa860Map
Simsboro837Map
Anacoco835Map
Sare829Map
Port Vincent810Map
Epps805Map
Forest Hill803Map
Tickfaw796Map
Morse791Map
Hessmer787Map
Doyline772Map
Marion760Map
Rosedale756Map
Mooringsport754Map
Montgomery723Map