Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population 2020

Orleans Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 391,538 with a growth rate of -0.11% 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
2018391,006-532-0.14%
2017391,538-439-0.11%
2016391,9772,1860.56%
2015389,7915,8611.53%
2014383,9305,3071.40%
2013378,6238,8622.40%
2012369,7619,0752.52%
2011360,68612,9163.71%
2010347,770-149,168-30.02%
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%

How Many People Live in Orleans Parish, Louisiana?

391,538

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American232,78959.74%
White132,42333.99%
Asian11,2942.90%
Two or More Races7,1151.83%
Some Other Race5,2971.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native6320.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander980.03%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2020

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Median Age

36.3


Total

35.5


Male

37.1


Female

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 310,908 adults, (52,536 of whom are seniors) in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

50.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

204,271

52.42%

Male

185,377

47.58%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.5%23.5%
All47.4%52.6%
Male45.4%54.6%
Female36.9%63.1%
Non Family36.1%63.9%

47.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All154,0362.4447.4
Non Family80,5931.2936.1
Married41,2453.2976.5
Female26,2834.2436.9
Male5,9154.0945.4

3.6

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,1234.05%
9th to 12th Grade26,9079.80%
High School Graduate63,01522.94%
Some College59,52221.67%
Associates Degree12,9764.72%
Bachelors Degree57,94421.10%
Graduate Degree43,17615.72%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black153,318123,47228,806
White95,72292,66962,336
Hispanic14,33711,3874,899
Asian8,1396,0573,188
Multiple Races3,9963,7011,908
Other Race3,5032,620906
Native American532447142
Islander725445

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 65.12%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,491$40,146$31,015
Less Than High School$18,009$21,480$14,683
High School Grad$23,856$27,023$20,906
Some College$29,045$33,825$25,816
Bachelors Degree$44,319$51,428$40,591
Graduate Degree$60,476$77,615$51,743

$34,491

Average Earnings

$40,146

Average Male

$31,015

Average Female

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language

91.62% of Orleans Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 8.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.17% of the population.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black225,42672,56032.19%
White114,60812,72311.10%
Hispanic20,7194,43621.41%
Asian10,8121,93117.86%
Other5,1831,38826.78%
Multiple6,8191,33219.53%
Native63216526.11%

24.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.98%

Male Poverty Rate

26.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 32.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana is White, with 11.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.79%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.92%
High School29.35%
Some College19.43%
Bachelors or Greater7.27%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.12%
Male Unemployed38.61%
Female Employed12.63%
Male Employed8.27%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Income

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,576$69,101
Families$57,506$93,550
Married Families$90,483$132,132
Non Families$27,240$45,283

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

29.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.6%

Male Marriage Rate

27.2%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans

16,364

Number of Veterans

14,689

Male Veterans

1,675

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,881
First Gulf War3,247
Second Gulf War2,711
Korea992
World War II851

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black9,7775.54%
White6,0825.30%
Hispanic4072.51%
2 or More3657.60%
Asian720.76%
Other320.79%
Indian295.14%
Hawaiian77.14%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

12.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.09%

Born in Louisiana

94.41%

Native Born

5.59%

Foreign Born

3.08%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.41% of Orleans Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 71.09% having been born in Louisiana. 3.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

  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