Population of Cities in Louisiana (2019)

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 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

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
New Orleans396,766
Baton Rouge225,900
Shreveport 188,206
Lafayette128,874
Lake Charles79,299
Bossier City68,734
Kenner67,416
Monroe48,889
Alexandria47,406
Houma33,190
New Iberia29,441
Central29,336
Slidell28,265
Ruston22,514
Hammond21,002
Sulphur20,545
Natchitoches18,223
Gretna18,044
Zachary17,759
Opelousas16,427
Youngsville15,247
Thibodaux14,757
Pineville14,636
Baker13,475
Crowley12,787
Mandeville12,676
West Monroe12,652
Abbeville12,536
Minden12,187
Broussard 12,152
Bogalusa11,850
DeRidder 11,513
Gonzales11,312
Covington11,168
Morgan City 11,046
Denham Springs10,518
Eunice 10,201
Bastrop10,122
Jennings9,935
Harahan9,435
Carencro9,388
Donaldsonville8,647
Scott8,568
Westwego8,548
Rayne8,476
Breaux Bridge8,401
Oakdale7,737
Ponchatoula7,629
St. Gabriel7,535
Ville Platte7,141
Tallulah7,014
Franklin6,801
Walker6,674
Plaquemine6,474
Leesville6,178
St. Martinville6,029
Patterson5,923
Addis5,734
Marksville5,494
Grambling5,256
Jeanerette5,237
Port Allen5,021
Springhill4,883
Mansfield4,808
Westlake4,794
Winnsboro4,645
New Roads4,604
Amite City4,603
Kaplan4,601
Jonesboro4,517
Berwick4,449
Church Point4,411
Winnfield4,330
Bunkie4,073
Ball4,045
Vidalia3,841
Farmerville3,838
Jackson3,795
Franklinton3,775
Blanchard3,738
Lake Providence3,651
Richwood3,563
Rayville3,541
Iowa3,510
Jena3,471
Vivian3,465
Gramercy3,449
Vinton3,365
Lutcher3,353
Haughton3,283
Welsh3,247
Ferriday3,159
Mamou3,145
DeQuincy3,128
Greenwood3,058
Sunset3,001
Homer2,871
Arcadia2,863
Brusly2,821
Delhi2,813
Lake Arthur2,758
Many2,718
Sterlington2,683
Abita Springs2,622
Pearl River2,621
Kentwood2,488
Stonewall2,470
Kinder2,442
Lockport2,435
New Llano2,399
Baldwin2,207
Port Barre2,137
Simmesport2,129
Benton2,105
Erath2,103
Haynesville2,091
Jonesville2,017
Jean Lafitte2,004
Livingston2,000
Golden Meadow1,981
Independence1,978
Cottonport1,960
Zwolle1,899
Delcambre 1,894
Basile 1,800
Coushatta1,787
Henderson1,771
Oberlin1,761
White Castle1,709
Sorrento1,708
Duson 1,697
Bernice1,657
Rosepine1,635
St. Francisville1,609
Clinton1,578
Logansport1,568
Oak Grove1,553
Colfax1,500
Grand Isle1,473
Pine Prairie1,459
Iota1,449
Ringgold1,438
Mansura1,425
Olla1,405
Gueydan1,398
Killian1,398
Livonia1,393
Glenmora1,366
Maurice1,328
Urania1,325
Roseland1,283
French Settlement1,261
Krotz Springs1,201
Lecom1,174
Merryville1,172
Albany1,147
Sibley1,146
Elton1,133
Woodworth1,121
Leonville1,120
Cullen1,079
Arnaudville 1,072
Melville1,062
Cam1,052
Estherwood1,037
Choudrant1,030
Clarks1,024
Boyce1,011
Maringouin998
Slaughter961
Dubach954
Oil City953
St. Joseph951
Plain Dealing951
Newellton950
Washington947
Gibsland947
Grand Coteau945
Cotton Valley935
Wisner914
Moreauville912
Madisonville904
Fordoche896
Loreauville872
Folsom864
Tangipahoa860
Simsboro837
Anacoco835
Sare829
Port Vincent810
Epps805
Forest Hill803
Tickfaw796
Morse791
Hessmer787
Doyline772
Marion760
Rosedale756
Mooringsport754
Montgomery723