Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population 2018

Orleans Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 393,292 with a growth rate of 2.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Orleans Parish, Louisiana is the 3rd largest county in Louisiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017393,29210,3702.71%
2016382,922-10,099-2.57%
2016393,0212,3100.59%
2015390,7115,9481.55%
2014384,7635,6381.49%
2013379,1259,0452.44%
2012370,0809,4192.61%
2011360,66112,8373.69%
2010347,824-149,114-30.01%
1990496,938-60,577-10.87%
1980557,515-35,956-6.06%
1970593,471-34,054-5.43%
1960627,52557,08010.01%
1950570,44575,90815.35%
1940494,53735,7757.80%
1930458,76271,54318.48%
1920387,21948,14414.20%
1910339,07551,97118.10%
1900287,10445,06518.62%
1890242,03925,94912.01%
1880216,09024,67212.89%
1870191,41816,9279.70%
1860174,49155,03146.07%
1850119,46017,26716.90%
1840102,19352,367105.10%
183049,8268,47520.50%
182041,35116,79968.42%
181024,5520.00%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American229,143
White130,323
Asian11,208
Two or More Races6,232
Some Other Race5,144
American Indian and Alaska Native776
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander96

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Median Age

35.5


Total

34.8


Male

36.3


Female

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 304,040 adults, (46,716 of which are seniors) in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

48.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

199,963

52.22%

Male

182,959

47.78%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.9%25.1%
All46.4%53.6%
Male44.3%55.7%
Female36.5%63.5%
Non Family35%65%

46.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All154,8442.3946.4
Non Family78,0681.2835
Married41,5063.2674.9
Female28,5583.8336.5
Male6,7123.744.3

3.42

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Households

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Education

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,4564.32%
9th to 12th Grade26,54810.01%
High School Graduate60,82622.94%
Some College58,32221.99%
Associates Degree12,0844.56%
Bachelors Degree54,90720.71%
Graduate Degree41,02315.47%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black147,443118,04326,665
White93,07290,25460,265
Hispanic14,13710,6304,647
Asian7,9375,6963,030
Multiple Races3,4983,0791,492
Other Race3,2112,373833
Native American670485140
Islander725932

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.97%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 64.75%.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,229$37,083$29,843
Less Than High School$16,362$19,328$13,074
High School Grad$22,391$26,100$19,462
Some College$28,435$33,362$24,727
Bachelors Degree$42,160$49,993$38,215
Graduate Degree$57,437$72,423$50,138

$32,229

Average Earnings

$37,083

Average Male

$29,843

Average Female

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language

91.13% of Orleans Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 8.87% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.20% of the population.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black223,03975,87934.02%
White112,63413,24011.75%
Hispanic20,3695,13225.20%
Asian10,8211,82016.82%
Other5,0561,71533.92%
Multiple5,8601,54326.33%
Native76221027.56%

26.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.98%

Male Poverty Rate

28.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 34.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana is White, with 11.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.42%.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.33%
High School28.71%
Some College20.77%
Bachelors or Greater7.77%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.04%
Male Unemployed39.85%
Female Employed14.01%
Male Employed8.72%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Income

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,488$65,386
Families$51,289$84,059
Married Families$83,823$121,905
Non Families$26,619$45,434

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

29.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.2%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

17,894

Number of Veterans

15,958

Male Veterans

1,936

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,312
First Gulf War3,466
Second Gulf War3,078
Korea1,261
World War II1,096

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 544,399
65 to 744,210
55 to 644,020
75+3,474
18 to 341,791

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black10,1875.91%
White7,1456.33%
Hispanic5553.43%
2 or More3367.76%
Other872.39%
Asian800.87%
Indian537.27%
Hawaiian66.25%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

13.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
New Orleans3438293914954766613.86%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990