Population of Cities in Louisiana (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
4
100,000 to 1 Million
34
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 34 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Louisiana is New Orleans, with a population of 395,009 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.

395,009

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is Louisiana's state capital.

226,505

Lafayette

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

128,458

Lake Charles

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

78,482

Bossier City

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

68,651

Kenner

Kenner is the largest city in Jefferson Parish.

67,307

Monroe

The annual Miss Louisiana pageant is held in Monroe.

49,025

Alexandria

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

47,548

Houma

This city was named for the Native America Houma tribe.

33,468

Name 2018 Population
New Orleans395,009
Baton Rouge226,505
Shreveport 190,444
Lafayette128,458
Lake Charles78,482
Bossier City68,651
Kenner67,307
Monroe49,025
Alexandria47,548
Houma33,468
New Iberia29,756
Central29,067
Slidell28,181
Ruston22,466
Hammond20,871
Sulphur20,454
Natchitoches18,255
Gretna17,995
Zachary17,426
Opelousas16,465
Thibodaux14,708
Pineville14,584
Youngsville14,401
Baker13,526
Crowley12,878
West Monroe12,742
Mandeville12,592
Abbeville12,508
Minden12,317
Broussard 11,937
Bogalusa11,871
DeRidder 11,358
Morgan City 11,246
Gonzales11,152
Covington10,882
Denham Springs10,457
Bastrop10,274
Eunice 10,227
Jennings9,996
Harahan9,410
Carencro9,176
Scott8,623
Westwego8,543
Donaldsonville8,504
Breaux Bridge8,403
Rayne8,362
Oakdale7,726
Ponchatoula7,489
St. Gabriel7,425
Ville Platte7,184
Tallulah7,016
Franklin6,928
Walker6,584
Plaquemine6,576
Leesville6,214
St. Martinville6,051
Patterson5,969
Marksville5,502
Addis5,447
Jeanerette5,307
Grambling5,243
Port Allen5,048
Springhill4,938
Mansfield4,843
Westlake4,749
Winnsboro4,674
New Roads4,627
Kaplan4,607
Amite City4,545
Jonesboro4,535
Berwick4,529
Church Point4,439
Winnfield4,385
Bunkie4,070
Ball4,033
Vidalia3,912
Farmerville3,843
Jackson3,792
Franklinton3,777
Lake Providence3,665
Rayville3,572
Blanchard3,540
Richwood3,524
Vivian3,505
Jena3,459
Gramercy3,449
Iowa3,437
Vinton3,362
Lutcher3,356
Haughton3,297
Welsh3,242
Ferriday3,216
Mamou3,159
DeQuincy3,136
Greenwood3,091
Sunset2,992
Homer2,902
Arcadia2,867
Delhi2,835
Brusly2,812
Lake Arthur2,754
Many2,742
Sterlington2,632
Pearl River2,598
Abita Springs2,591
Lockport2,458
Kentwood2,451
Kinder2,440
New Llano2,415
Stonewall2,376
Baldwin2,242
Port Barre2,131
Simmesport2,126
Haynesville2,110
Erath2,105
Benton2,090
Jonesville2,054
Golden Meadow2,000
Jean Lafitte1,995
Livingston1,979
Cottonport1,958
Independence1,948
Zwolle1,916
Delcambre 1,892
Coushatta1,805
Basile 1,804
Henderson1,764
Oberlin1,757
White Castle1,739
Duson 1,716
Sorrento1,677
Bernice1,656
Rosepine1,637
St. Francisville1,631
Oak Grove1,580
Clinton1,579
Logansport1,567
Colfax1,506
Pine Prairie1,461
Iota1,457
Grand Isle1,454
Ringgold1,439
Mansura1,424
Olla1,401
Gueydan1,400
Livonia1,397
Killian1,374
Glenmora1,362
Urania1,323
Maurice1,313
Roseland1,262
French Settlement1,238
Krotz Springs1,202
Lecom1,178
Merryville1,158
Sibley1,156
Albany1,136
Elton1,132
Woodworth1,117
Leonville1,115
Cullen1,091
Arnaudville 1,071
Melville1,059
Cam1,050
Clarks1,020
Estherwood1,017
Maringouin1,014
Choudrant1,011
Boyce1,010
Newellton980
St. Joseph977
Oil City964
Slaughter961
Dubach958
Plain Dealing956
Washington949
Gibsland947
Cotton Valley945
Grand Coteau943
Wisner918
Moreauville910
Fordoche898
Madisonville881
Loreauville879
Tangipahoa847
Folsom846
Simsboro840
Sare838
Anacoco837
Epps813
Forest Hill803
Port Vincent796
Morse796
Hessmer785
Tickfaw783
Doyline778
Rosedale762
Mooringsport762
Marion758
Montgomery723