Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population 2021

Orleans Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 388,424 with a growth rate of -0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Orleans Parish, Louisiana is the 4th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 Population was 347,772 and has seen a growth of 11.69% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021388,424-860-0.22%
2020389,284-860-0.22%
2019390,144-860-0.22%
2018391,004-489-0.12%
2017391,493-350-0.09%
2016391,8432,1010.54%
2015389,7425,8021.51%
2014383,9405,3031.40%
2013378,6378,8502.39%
2012369,7879,0522.51%
2011360,73512,9633.73%
2010347,772-149,166-30.02%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.22%
County Website
Founded
1718
County Seat
2010 Population
347,772
Growth Since 2010
11.69%
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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American232,66059.53%
White132,64333.94%
Asian11,3612.91%
Two or More Races7,5001.92%
Some Other Race5,8561.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native7630.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander620.02%
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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Median Age

36.8


Total

35.9


Male

37.6


Female

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 312,340 adults, (55,281 of whom are seniors) in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

52

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

205,332

52.54%

Male

185,513

47.46%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.8%22.2%
All48.3%51.7%
Male44.4%55.6%
Female37.8%62.2%
Non Family36.8%63.2%

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All153,8192.4548.3
Non Family81,5721.2836.8
Married41,4123.3177.8
Female25,2104.3837.8
Male5,6254.3344.4

3.66

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,3853.74%
9th to 12th Grade26,9649.72%
High School Graduate63,28722.81%
Some College59,52521.45%
Associates Degree13,0664.71%
Bachelors Degree58,95421.25%
Graduate Degree45,30316.33%
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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black155,221125,67830,539
White96,26493,21563,236
Hispanic14,30611,5805,142
Asian8,2726,2713,345
2+ Races4,1803,9081,962
Other Race3,7412,853907
Native American629544162
Islander543122

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 65.69%.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,555$40,566$31,646
Less Than 9th Grade$18,878$21,367$16,932
High School Graduate$24,022$27,757$20,934
Some College$29,389$32,311$26,422
Bachelors Degree$44,910$51,151$41,275
Graduate Degree$62,079$80,076$52,941

$35,555

Average Earnings

$40,566

Average Male

$31,646

Average Female

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language

91.66% of Orleans Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 8.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.07% of the population.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Language

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black225,29070,09831.11%
White115,48412,13910.51%
Hispanic20,7034,46821.58%
Asian10,7871,77316.44%
Other5,7101,58927.83%
Multiple7,2621,30017.90%
Native76321428.05%

23.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.17%

Male Poverty Rate

24.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 31.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orleans Parish, Louisiana is White, with 10.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.80%.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.47%
High School29.56%
Some College18.60%
Bachelors or Greater7.02%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.84%
Male Unemployed36.00%
Female Employed11.86%
Male Employed8.24%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,604$71,938
Families$61,310$98,864
Married Families$97,118$138,453
Non Families$27,939$46,397
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Income by Household Type

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.5%

Male Marriage Rate

27.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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16,075

Number of Veterans

14,363

Male Veterans

1,712

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,610
First Gulf War3,485
Second Gulf War2,894
Korea960
World War II630

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,279
35 to 544,075
55 to 643,554
75+3,077
18 to 341,090

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black9,5635.39%
White6,0355.26%
Hispanic4372.72%
2+ Races3667.50%
Asian450.47%
Other Race340.79%
Native American274.15%
Islander58.06%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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11.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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62%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.04%

Born in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

94.47%

Native Born

5.53%

Foreign Born

2.93%

Non Citizen

2.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.47% of Orleans Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 71.04% having been born in Louisiana. 2.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

  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

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