10 Largest Cities in Louisiana

The largest city in Louisiana is New Orleans, with a population of 388,424. Triumph is the fastest growing city in Louisiana over the past 10 years, having grown 131.48% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²)
1New Orleans388,424347,77211.69%342
2Baton Rouge216,328229,374-5.69%373
3Shreveport182,616201,437-9.34%254
4Metairie142,135138,4812.64%911
5Lafayette125,813121,8363.26%338
6Lake Charles78,65672,5318.44%261
7Bossier City67,84562,1209.22%233
8Kenner65,85266,635-1.18%660
9Monroe46,26648,902-5.39%235
10Alexandria45,41247,965-5.32%238
11Houma32,14833,632-4.41%332
12Prairieville31,97426,89518.88%217
13Marrero30,89433,141-6.78%640
14Central29,55927,2638.42%71
15Laplace29,10829,872-2.56%208
16New Iberia27,43230,610-10.38%367
17Slidell27,35927,3150.16%266
18Terrytown24,95323,3197.01%1,014
19Chalmette23,85116,75142.39%495
20Hammond22,78319,99113.97%242
21Ruston21,50621,925-1.91%152
22Harvey21,05420,3483.47%484
23Shenandoah20,25218,39910.07%487
24Bayou Cane20,09319,3553.81%394
25Sulphur20,02120,394-1.83%266
26Zachary18,70515,20423.03%107
27Estelle17,96816,3779.71%577
28Gretna17,51517,741-1.27%647
29Natchitoches16,95318,518-8.45%111
30Youngsville16,0888,39091.75%199
31Opelousas15,54716,757-7.22%292
32Thibodaux14,17314,493-2.21%345
33Luling14,04912,11915.93%90
34Belle Chasse14,02412,67910.61%84
35Pineville14,01614,516-3.44%166
36Broussard13,4568,41359.94%114
37River Ridge13,33713,494-1.16%711
38Baker12,91813,860-6.80%229
39Mandeville12,50312,0813.49%262
40Crowley12,45813,268-6.10%317
41West Monroe11,87313,094-9.32%221
42Abbeville11,76012,225-3.80%290
43Claiborne11,60211,5070.83%174
44Bayou Blue11,40112,352-7.70%73
45Destrehan11,39811,535-1.19%285
46Gardere11,39410,5807.69%511
47Minden11,35413,072-13.14%113
48Gonzales11,2039,81314.16%183
49Bogalusa11,20212,222-8.35%176
50Moss Bluff11,05511,557-4.34%108
51Raceland10,69810,1934.95%74
52Covington10,5868,87419.29%195
53Jefferson10,50111,193-6.18%578
54Morgan City10,44812,367-15.52%260
55DeRidder10,37010,633-2.47%167
56Woodmere10,17312,080-15.79%415
57Waggaman10,01710,0150.02%271
58Carencro9,9557,69229.42%189
59Timberlane9,95010,243-2.86%986
60Bastrop9,71111,310-14.14%163
61Denham Springs9,64310,366-6.97%197
62Eunice9,59410,399-7.74%278
63Jennings9,56210,384-7.92%137
64Harahan9,1749,258-0.91%680
65Fort Polk South9,0489,0380.11%219
66Lacombe8,9608,6793.24%50
67Merrydale8,9039,772-8.89%313
68Donaldsonville8,6497,44116.23%340
69Scott8,6478,4921.83%111
70Reserve8,6119,766-11.83%88
71Prien8,4377,8108.03%230
72Oak Hills Place8,3268,1951.60%399
73Westwego8,2148,532-3.73%393
74Breaux Bridge8,0448,141-1.19%155
75Rayne7,9347,945-0.14%312
76Addis7,8053,637114.60%277
77Old Jefferson7,6596,9809.73%324
78St. Gabriel7,6386,67614.41%38
79Oakdale7,5497,768-2.82%217
80Ponchatoula7,4616,57213.53%235
81Eden Isle7,3657,0414.60%363
82St. Rose7,3528,122-9.48%173
83Red Chute7,3356,26117.15%119
84Village St. George7,3347,1043.24%489
85Larose7,1517,400-3.36%98
86Meraux7,0075,81620.48%252
87Galliano6,9877,676-8.98%93
88Ville Platte6,9157,419-6.79%257
89Bridge City6,6027,706-14.33%235
90Franklin6,5457,640-14.33%98
91Schriever6,5006,853-5.15%68
92Tallulah6,4047,335-12.69%343
93Plaquemine6,3657,110-10.48%325
94Walker6,2026,1141.44%140
95Cut Off5,9855,9760.15%61
96Inniswold5,9636,180-3.51%397
97Gray5,9445,5846.45%76
98Brownfields5,7725,4016.87%208
99Violet5,7554,97315.72%218
100Elmwood5,6984,63522.93%225
101St. Martinville5,6966,102-6.65%275
102Patterson5,6806,110-7.04%335
103Leesville5,3926,555-17.74%142
104Chackbay5,3685,1773.69%28
105Avondale5,3214,9547.41%143
106Carlyss5,2484,67012.38%71
107Marksville5,2405,700-8.07%162
108Grambling5,1245,0062.36%129
109Westlake5,0534,56310.74%204
110Jeanerette5,0405,529-8.84%325
111Monticello4,7745,172-7.70%298
112Swartz4,6294,5362.05%85
113Springhill4,5805,265-13.01%110
114Eastwood4,5484,09311.12%107
115Mansfield4,5224,975-9.11%185
116Winnsboro4,4484,915-9.50%166
117Amite City4,4324,1506.80%170
118New Roads4,3984,825-8.85%143
119Arabi4,3873,63520.69%373
120Jonesboro4,3714,710-7.20%134
121Port Allen4,3535,201-16.30%229
122Berwick4,3234,938-12.45%109
123Bayou Vista4,3164,652-7.22%357
124Church Point4,3034,590-6.25%222
125Kaplan4,2984,607-6.71%275
126Winnfield4,0844,834-15.52%167
127Ball3,8993,994-2.38%73
128Bunkie3,7844,174-9.34%187
129Brownsville3,7564,317-13.00%161
130Jackson3,7103,829-3.11%124
131Franklinton3,6773,847-4.42%125
132Farmerville3,6773,929-6.41%95
133Vidalia3,6314,296-15.48%209
134Vivian3,4103,685-7.46%92
135Rayville3,4023,698-8.00%220
136Jena3,4013,4010.00%92
137South Vacherie3,3923,642-6.86%99
138Richwood3,3613,364-0.09%199
139Sterlington3,3211,617105.38%175
140Grand Point3,2752,47332.43%114
141Gramercy3,2733,479-5.92%242
142Lake Providence3,2693,959-17.43%136
143Hahnville3,2693,344-2.24%88
144Haughton3,2403,467-6.55%84
145Welsh3,2033,231-0.87%76
146Vinton3,1483,402-7.47%92
147Blanchard3,1182,9097.18%116
148Lutcher3,1173,545-12.07%138
149Iowa3,0782,9972.70%144
150Mamou3,0763,271-5.96%325
151Greenwood3,0663,229-5.05%51
152Ferriday3,0643,518-12.91%280
153Boutte3,0303,075-1.46%33
154DeQuincy3,0123,231-6.78%140
155Natalbany2,9082,984-2.55%98
156Norco2,8503,074-7.29%123
157Poydras2,7902,35118.67%106
158Sunset2,7892,895-3.66%134
159Westminster2,7603,008-8.24%367
160Delhi2,7452,940-6.63%142
161Lake Arthur2,7282,742-0.51%219
162Homer2,7223,229-15.70%87
163Bawcomville2,6963,588-24.86%127
164Abita Springs2,6742,36912.87%87
165Stonewall2,6691,84944.35%47
166Many2,6622,848-6.53%114
167Pearl River2,6482,4219.38%107
168Arcadia2,6482,980-11.14%108
169Mathews2,5512,20915.48%95
170Bourg2,4792,579-3.88%65
171Kentwood2,4442,20610.79%51
172Chauvin2,4082,912-17.31%75
173Brusly2,3772,605-8.75%160
174Kinder2,3542,470-4.70%63
175Lockport2,3402,579-9.27%547
176Belle Rose2,3381,90222.92%65
177Milton2,2993,030-24.13%74
178Fort Polk North2,2632,864-20.98%40
179Amelia2,2152,459-9.92%131
180Baldwin2,1892,430-9.92%101
181Erwinville2,1802,192-0.55%41
182Pierre Part2,1793,169-31.24%106
183Lakeshore2,1701,93012.44%379
184Garyville2,1552,811-23.34%23
185Lafourche Crossing2,1422,0026.99%76
186Montegut2,1331,54038.51%76
187New Llano2,1242,622-18.99%118
188Montz2,1111,91810.06%146
189Port Barre2,0872,097-0.48%289
190Benton2,0871,9646.26%144
191Simmesport2,0362,161-5.78%139
192Livingston2,0061,78012.70%93
193Jean Lafitte2,0021,9065.04%51
194Ossun1,9932,144-7.04%88
195Erath1,9832,114-6.20%168
196Jonesville1,9422,255-13.88%151
197Haynesville1,9392,319-16.39%60
198Zwolle1,9331,983-2.52%63
199Cecilia1,9171,980-3.18%135
200Golden Meadow1,9082,110-9.57%116
201Bayou L'Ourse1,8921,978-4.35%104
202Independence1,8911,7607.44%117
203Cottonport1,8682,012-7.16%139
204North Vacherie1,8572,346-20.84%49
205Maurice1,8431,10367.09%99
206Bayou Gauche1,8192,071-12.17%21
207Delcambre1,8151,862-2.52%231
208Henderson1,7991,6936.26%101
209Port Sulphur1,7891,7601.65%49
210Edgard1,7852,441-26.87%23
211Basile1,7711,818-2.59%227
212Duson1,7621,7431.09%88
213Sorrento1,7541,42922.74%72
214Coushatta1,7431,963-11.21%78
215Oberlin1,7261,765-2.21%59
216Labadieville1,6981,854-8.41%65
217Minorca1,6912,317-27.02%56
218Des Allemands1,6902,505-32.53%25
219Cade1,6551,723-3.95%37
220White Castle1,6331,878-13.05%332
221St. Francisville1,6151,760-8.24%132
222Lockport Heights1,5881,28623.48%181
223Paradis1,5861,29822.19%37
224Bernice1,5621,693-7.74%72
225Logansport1,5211,549-1.81%67
226Charenton1,5001,903-21.18%45
227Rosepine1,4971,704-12.15%92
228Oak Grove1,4971,721-13.02%130
229Clinton1,4661,640-10.61%80
230Grand Isle1,4501,30211.37%34
231Pine Prairie1,4421,475-2.24%133
232Colfax1,4381,551-7.29%144
233Presquille1,4241,807-21.20%271
234Iota1,4211,502-5.39%167
235New Sarpy1,3891,464-5.12%182
236Livonia1,3841,452-4.68%109
237Hackberry1,3841,2619.75%7
238Olla1,3791,391-0.86%52
239Killian1,3481,20811.59%18
240Ringgold1,3461,490-9.66%87
241Mansura1,3261,459-9.12%69
242Deville1,3141,764-25.51%15
243Lakeview1,31294838.40%232
244Gueydan1,3101,400-6.43%214
245Urania1,2971,313-1.22%141
246Glenmora1,2901,345-4.09%111
247Paulina1,2801,1788.66%41
248Roseland1,2681,12712.51%91
249Wallace1,26367188.23%29
250Watson1,2521,04719.58%195
251Lawtell1,2521,1984.51%45
252Vienna Bend1,2301,251-1.68%85
253Empire1,22299323.06%35
254French Settlement1,2181,1119.63%67
255Paincourtville1,20591132.27%103
256Barataria1,2001,1098.21%42
257Hayes1,18278051.54%63
258Ama1,1721,316-10.94%50
259Albany1,1591,1332.29%134
260Midway1,1551,291-10.53%57
261Woodworth1,1541,1312.03%19
262Dulac1,1541,463-21.12%11
263Krotz Springs1,1521,200-4.00%99
264Estherwood1,15289428.86%92
265Sibley1,1501,220-5.74%44
266Lecom1,1481,226-6.36%161
267Bayou Country Club1,1461,396-17.91%206
268Banks Springs1,1421,192-4.19%54
269Elton1,1331,1300.27%103
270Lemannville1,11886030.00%165
271Merryville1,0921,108-1.44%17
272Leonville1,0901,0880.18%60
273Start1,06790517.90%45
274Lydia1,06195211.45%93
275Choctaw1,06087920.59%25
276Catahoula1,0541,094-3.66%51
277Cullen1,0461,161-9.91%135
278Arnaudville1,0301,046-1.53%221
279Cam1,0251,055-2.84%147
280Melville1,0151,041-2.50%120
281Clarks9921,020-2.75%154
282Choudrant98586114.40%35
283Boyce9661,006-3.98%313
284Maringouin9601,100-12.73%194
285Oil City9541,010-5.54%80
286Wallace Ridge93671031.83%20
287Plain Dealing9241,018-9.23%87
288Cotton Valley9241,009-8.42%52
289St. Joseph9151,171-21.86%153
290Fordoche907929-2.37%56
291Newellton8991,182-23.94%176
292Washington896960-6.67%161
293Reddell89573322.10%35
294Folsom89271924.06%80
295Grand Coteau889928-4.20%55
296Welcome88480010.50%29
297Slaughter884991-10.80%24
298Dubach883957-7.73%72
299Wisner882965-8.60%165
300Crescent878959-8.45%79
301Madisonville86675215.16%51
302Ventress864890-2.92%64
303Tangipahoa86175913.44%128
304Gibsland858975-12.00%49
305Forest Hill8498183.79%39
306Supreme8391,052-20.25%37
307Moreauville839928-9.59%41
308Simsboro819844-2.96%35
309Lafitte816972-16.05%25
310Killona8167932.90%153
311Loreauville812885-8.25%272
312Fifth Ward8098001.12%23
313Morse800814-1.72%85
314Epps799852-6.22%123
315Sare794900-11.78%72
316Buras789945-16.51%51
317Doyline774819-5.49%35
318Port Vincent7737335.46%68
319Kraemer767934-17.88%22
320Tickfaw7646959.93%71
321Anacoco759875-13.26%37
322Hessmer738796-7.29%133
323Mooringsport736800-8.00%94
324St. James734828-11.35%13
325Montgomery7347221.66%53
326Marion724768-5.73%34
327Rosedale721790-8.73%14
328Parks6976674.50%123
329Pleasant Hill682722-5.54%63
330Greensburg642721-10.96%38
331Mermentau621661-6.05%43
332Mangham621670-7.31%86
333Egan616631-2.38%19
334Grosse Tete615650-5.38%62
335Clayton614706-13.03%58
336Provencal599612-2.12%36
337Boothville594854-30.44%41
338Natchez593595-0.34%86
339Florien593626-5.27%40
340Pitkin5885762.08%14
341Ridgecrest581680-14.56%202
342Simpson572644-11.18%14
343Cheneyville572627-8.77%84
344Gillis569657-13.39%51
345Napoleonville566656-13.72%501
346Morganza565611-7.53%70
347Wilson559593-5.73%31
348Martin546596-8.39%7
349Gilbert545577-5.55%77
350Junction City542585-7.35%66
351Chatham540560-3.57%81
352Springfield53848012.08%57
353Elizabeth5355320.56%48
354Siracusaville53242226.07%99
355Bayou Goula531612-13.24%32
356Mer Rouge529619-14.54%67
357Richmond526577-8.84%47
358Waterproof519679-23.56%111
359Union518892-41.93%8
360Grayson507530-4.34%59
361Sorrel504766-34.20%35
362Cankton5034863.50%37
363Triumph500216131.48%27
364Center Point486492-1.22%15
365Sun4854654.30%17
366Monterey4814399.57%25
367Clarence476498-4.42%45
368Pollock475482-1.45%9
369Turkey Creek4684425.88%28
370Sicily Island451521-13.44%117
371Point Place44640011.50%68
372Convent446711-37.27%17
373Roanoke440546-19.41%153
374Dry Prong434442-1.81%47
375Converse431439-1.82%29
376Hodge426471-9.55%66
377Hornbeck425483-12.01%55
378Prospect417476-12.39%42
379Goldonna417431-3.25%6
380Fort Jesup413509-18.86%14
381Tullos3893851.04%37
382Calhoun385679-43.30%24
383Bordelonville377525-28.19%13
384Kilbourne375415-9.64%40
385St. Maurice36832313.93%8
386North Hodge368389-5.40%81
387Vienna364385-5.45%16
388Columbia362390-7.18%71
389Spokane360442-18.55%23
390South Mansfield3593492.87%79
391Chataignier358363-1.38%85
392Fenton349383-8.88%126
393Forest331354-6.50%30
394Varnado329335-1.79%58
395Hester327498-34.34%14
396Gloster32138
397Georgetown318327-2.75%36
398Singer3142879.41%7
399Harrisonburg311347-10.37%48
400Oretta306418-26.79%21
401Keachi3052895.54%9
402Belmont304361-15.79%5
403Starks303664-54.37%13
404Hosston295316-6.65%16
405Dodson288333-13.51%19
406Pleasure Bend28725014.80%10
407Norwood283319-11.29%10
408Evergreen282310-9.03%41
409Hall Summit281300-6.33%25
410Saline2792780.36%35
411Lacassine278480-42.08%24
412East Hodge267289-7.61%170
413Longville261635-58.90%7
414Glencoe26121123.70%59
415Dixie Inn261283-7.77%80
416Athens259304-14.80%11
417Dubberly255271-5.90%10
418Ashland255268-4.85%1
419Rodessa253270-6.30%31
420Lucky252271-7.01%5
421Angie2492480.40%24
422Reeves2482317.36%15
423Noble244251-2.79%35
424Castor242257-5.84%30
425Belcher242264-8.33%23
426Grand Cane240242-0.83%32
427Montpelier239265-9.81%19
428Collinston239284-15.85%32
429Delta238284-16.20%8
430Baskin238250-4.80%27
431Bonita236281-16.01%26
432Venice23220214.85%34
433Branch231388-40.46%5
434Creola2292137.51%83
435Plaucheville223248-10.08%22
436Fisher219229-4.37%53
437Heflin217240-9.58%17
438McNary2102071.45%17
439Calvin209238-12.18%14
440Frierson20514343.36%55
441Cameron203406-50.00%3
442Ida202220-8.18%21
443Sugartown19615
444Bienville194217-10.60%3
445Edgefield186218-14.68%112
446Quitman168181-7.18%27
447Shongaloo164182-9.89%3
448Longstreet1621573.18%12
449Lisbon161184-12.50%2
450Robeline160174-8.05%20
451Palmetto160164-2.44%27
452Moonshine160194-17.53%66
453Eros149155-3.87%22
454Gilliam148164-9.76%11
455Pioneer141155-9.03%19
456Atlanta140163-14.11%19
457Romeville1391306.92%6
458Joyce138384-64.06%7
459Rock Hill134274-51.09%5
460Pointe a la Hache134187-28.34%11
461Downsville126141-10.64%25
462Spearsville125137-8.76%9
463Jamestown124138-10.14%11
464Powhatan122135-9.63%34
465Lillie1221183.39%9
466Sikes119120-0.83%11
467Oak Ridge119143-16.78%18
468Stanley1101072.80%8
469Bryceland97105-7.62%6
470Mount Lebanon6680-17.50%2
471Jordan Hill65211-69.19%1
472Taft592
473Bayou Corne4117
474Mound1619-15.79%5

Top 474 Cities in Louisiana by Population

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.

Map of Cities in Louisiana

Louisiana Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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