Population of Cities in Louisiana (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
4
100,000 to 1 Million
33
10,000 to 100,000

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.

Louisiana has 0 cities with more than a million people, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 33 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Louisiana is New Orleans, with a population of 391,495 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.

391,495

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is Louisiana's state capital.

227,715

Shreveport

The Shreve Town Company founded this city in 1836.

194,920

Lafayette

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

127,626

Lake Charles

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

76,848

Bossier City

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

68,485

Kenner

Kenner is the largest city in Jefferson Parish.

67,089

Monroe

The annual Miss Louisiana pageant is held in Monroe.

49,297

Alexandria

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

47,832

Houma

This city was named for the Native America Houma tribe.

34,024

Name 2017 Population
New Orleans391,495
Baton Rouge227,715
Shreveport194,920
Lafayette127,626
Lake Charles76,848
Bossier City68,485
Kenner67,089
Monroe49,297
Alexandria47,832
Houma34,024
New Iberia30,386
Slidell28,013
Ruston22,370
Hammond20,609
Sulphur20,272
Natchitoches18,319
Gretna17,897
Zachary16,760
Opelousas16,541
Thibodaux14,610
Pineville14,480
Baker13,628
Crowley13,060
West Monroe12,922
Youngsville12,709
Minden12,577
Abbeville12,452
Mandeville12,424
Bogalusa11,913
Morgan City11,646
Broussard11,507
Gonzales10,832
Bastrop10,578
Denham Springs10,335
Covington10,310
Eunice10,279
Jennings10,118
Carencro8,752
Scott8,733
Westwego8,533
Breaux Bridge8,407
Donaldsonville8,218
Rayne8,134
Oakdale7,704
Ville Platte7,270
Ponchatoula7,209
Franklin7,182
Tallulah7,020
Plaquemine6,780
Walker6,404
Leesville6,286
Patterson6,061
Marksville5,518
Jeanerette5,447
Grambling5,217
Port Allen5,102
Springhill5,048
Mansfield4,913
Addis4,873
Winnsboro4,732
Berwick4,689
New Roads4,673
Westlake4,659
Kaplan4,619
Jonesboro4,571
Winnfield4,495
Church Point4,495
Bunkie4,064
Vidalia4,054
Ball4,009
Farmerville3,853
Jackson3,786
Franklinton3,781
Lake Providence3,693
Rayville3,634
Vivian3,585
Gramercy3,449
Jena3,435
Lutcher3,362
Vinton3,356
Ferriday3,330
Haughton3,325
Iowa3,291
Welsh3,232
Mamou3,187
Greenwood3,157
Blanchard3,144
Sunset2,974
Homer2,964
Delhi2,879
Arcadia2,875
Brusly2,794
Many2,790
Lake Arthur2,746
Pearl River2,552
Sterlington2,530
Abita Springs2,529
Lockport2,504
New Llano2,447
Kinder2,436
Kentwood2,377
Baldwin2,312
Stonewall2,188
Haynesville2,148
Jonesville2,128
Simmesport2,120
Port Barre2,119
Erath2,109
Benton2,060
Golden Meadow2,038
Cottonport1,954
Zwolle1,950
Livingston1,937
Independence1,888
Delcambre1,888
Coushatta1,841
Basile1,812
White Castle1,799
Duson1,754
Oberlin1,749
Bernice1,654
Rosepine1,641
Oak Grove1,634
Sorrento1,615
Clinton1,581
Logansport1,565
Colfax1,518
Iota1,473
Pine Prairie1,465
Ringgold1,441
Mansura1,422
Grand Isle1,416
Livonia1,405
Gueydan1,404
Olla1,393
Glenmora1,354
Urania1,319
Maurice1,283
Roseland1,220
Krotz Springs1,204
French Settlement1,192
Sibley1,176
Elton1,130
Merryville1,130
Cullen1,115
Albany1,114
Woodworth1,109
Leonville1,105
Arnaudville1,069
Melville1,053
Maringouin1,046
Newellton1,040
Clarks1,012
Boyce1,008
Oil City986
Estherwood977
Choudrant973
Dubach966
Plain Dealing966
Cotton Valley965
Slaughter961
Washington953
Gibsland947
Grand Coteau939
Wisner926
Moreauville906
Fordoche902
Loreauville893
Simsboro846
Anacoco841
Madisonville835
Epps829
Tangipahoa821
Folsom810
Morse806
Forest Hill803
Doyline790
Hessmer781
Mooringsport778
Rosedale774
Tickfaw757
Marion754
Montgomery723
Pleasant Hill712
Greensburg681
Clayton679
Mermentau651
Mangham645
Napoleonville633
Grosse Tete625
Florien618
Simpson615
Provencal610
Cheneyville607
Natchez594
Waterproof591
Morganza591
Mer Rouge584
Wilson574
Gilbert565