New Orleans employment information

IndexNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Income per capita$27,255$24,775$28,555
Median household income$36,964$44,991$53,482
Median income owner occupied$57,892$57,681$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,525$26,583$33,219
Median earnings male$32,272$37,322$36,116
Median earnings female$24,115$22,260$25,692
Unemployment rate7.2%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level27.7%19.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in New Orleans is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in New Orleans is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in New Orleans is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in New Orleans is 78% higher than the national average.

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New Orleans median earnings by income bracket

New Orleans employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.1%1.2%
Manufacturing sector6.2%0.6%
Financial & insurance services2.6%3.3%
Wholesale & retail services10.3%11.6%
Public administration5.6%4.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.2%2.7%
Education, health & social services15.5%37.4%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lafourche Crossing, LA2,301$74,15239%
Meraux, LA6,627$65,13322%
Belle Chasse, LA13,171$63,23818%
Harahan, LA9,324$62,58217%
River Ridge, LA13,835$60,54313%
New Orleans, LA368,471$36,96431%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Arlington, TX375,305$53,0551%
Bakersfield, CA358,700$56,8426%
Wichita, KS385,518$45,90714%
Tampa, FL348,934$43,74018%
Honolulu, HI345,130$60,54813%
New Orleans, LA368,471$36,96431%
Source: The New Orleans, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.