Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population 2019

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%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American232,127
White132,202
Asian11,567
Two or More Races6,801
Some Other Race4,764
American Indian and Alaska Native602
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander119

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2019

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Median Age

35.9


Total

35.2


Male

36.7


Female

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 309,300 adults, (50,009 of whom are seniors) in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

49.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

203,119

52.33%

Male

185,063

47.67%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All47.1%52.9%
Male45.8%54.2%
Female37%63%
Non Family35.8%64.2%

47.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All154,8952.4247.1
Non Family78,9711.2935.8
Married41,8753.2775.2
Female27,7214.0237
Male6,3283.9345.8

3.51

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,5604.26%
9th to 12th Grade26,8259.88%
High School Graduate62,49323.01%
Some College58,96821.71%
Associates Degree12,6544.66%
Bachelors Degree56,25820.72%
Graduate Degree42,81215.76%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black151,337121,28227,735
White94,82091,76461,753
Hispanic14,42111,3274,788
Asian8,3396,1053,213
Multiple Races3,8343,4421,686
Other Race3,0352,358734
Native American494439127
Islander958054

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 65.13%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,014$38,602$30,006
Less Than High School$17,076$20,382$13,758
High School Grad$23,097$26,781$19,874
Some College$28,541$34,167$25,051
Bachelors Degree$42,907$50,034$39,922
Graduate Degree$59,061$75,766$50,480

$33,014

Average Earnings

$38,602

Average Male

$30,006

Average Female

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language

91.28% of Orleans Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 8.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group 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
Black225,90474,96733.19%
White113,95313,04411.45%
Hispanic20,7904,68422.53%
Asian11,1381,86216.72%
Other4,6431,43730.95%
Multiple6,4151,33020.73%
Native60219131.73%

25.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.21%

Male Poverty Rate

27.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 33.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana is White, with 11.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.01%
High School29.22%
Some College19.91%
Bachelors or Greater7.13%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.82%
Male Unemployed38.80%
Female Employed13.69%
Male Employed8.50%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Income

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,721$67,224
Families$54,339$88,843
Married Families$86,792$126,959
Non Families$26,927$44,815

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

29.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.2%

Male Marriage Rate

27.6%

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

16,793

Number of Veterans

15,147

Male Veterans

1,646

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,995
First Gulf War3,171
Second Gulf War2,826
Korea1,146
World War II927

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black9,8335.60%
White6,4675.65%
Hispanic5133.13%
2 or More3517.50%
Asian650.67%
Indian376.81%
Other351.00%
Hawaiian54.20%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

12.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
New Orleans3438293914954766613.86%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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