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Safest Cities In Louisiana 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Fort Polk South, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,219
87
  • Youngsville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,878
  • Would you like to experience one of the best areas in Louisiana? Well then come on to Youngsville, Louisiana. I have been living in Youngsville for 15 years and honestly life here, the people here, the…[read more]
79
  • Harahan, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,321
76
  • Eden Isle, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,373
85
  • Inniswold, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,660
81
  • Oak Hills Place, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,366
85
  • River Ridge, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,706
  • River Ridge, LA is such a gorgeous place to live. We're right along the Mississippi River, and so we have some absolutely stunning views. Especially around sunset. We have boating and fishing on the…[read more]
90
  • Mandeville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,244
  • I really enjoy living in Mandeville, LA. It is such a nice little suburb. It has been a really wonderful place to raise my family. The school system here is fantastic. They have all been rated blue…[read more]
89
  • Shenandoah, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,999
  • I liked living in Shenandoah Louisiana because of its multifaceted layout. Shenandoah is a part of East Baton Rouge Parish. It consists of a number of neighborhood subdivisions such as The Woods, The…[read more]
71
  • Village St. George, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,187
79
  • Destrehan, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,211
  • When you've been living in Destrehan, Louisiana as long as I have, you become an old hat at knowing what works for a community and what doesn't, and I'm here to tell you Destrehan is a pretty fine place…[read more]
72
  • DeRidder, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,918
  • If you're looking for one of the best areas in Louisiana to call home, I guess you could do worse than DeRidder. I myself have been living in DeRidder for 9 years now and I am very happy here. We're…[read more]
70
  • Westwego, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,545
82
  • Belle Chasse, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,709
  • If there's one thing I can say about Belle Chasse its that it is most defininitely NOT New Orleans; and that's a good thing. I'm a southern girl, I grew up in Atlanta and I can tell you that the best…[read more]
73
  • Rayne, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,051
88
  • Prien, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,903
75
  • Scott, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,687
76
  • Kenner, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,954
  • On Labor Day weekend of 2009, I found myself in Kenner, Louisiana for the first time in my life. I traveled to Kenner with my wife to visit my sister-in-law, who had recently moved to Kenner. The trip…[read more]
80
  • Prairieville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,732
  • Living in Prairieville, La, there is nice, tolerable weather throughout the year. The winter time doesn't fall below 22 degrees, averages about 55 degrees throughout. The summer averages 81 degrees…[read more]
73
  • Springhill, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,149
79
  • Old Jefferson, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,911
72
  • Slidell, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,697
  • Do not buy the house at 1024 Brandon Drive Slidell, LA 70461. The owners are misleading potential buyers about the foundation of the house. It is cracked and sinking in the northwest corner. When my…[read more]
81
  • Covington, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,725
74
  • Red Chute, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,677
84
  • Metairie, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 144,772
  • I visited Metairie in the summer of 2009 while on vacation in New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the unique things I found out while visiting the "city" was the fact that Metairie is not an actual city. It…[read more]
70
  • Carencro, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,420
84
  • Broussard, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,221
  • I have lived in Broussard, LA, a LaFayette parish about 15 minutes south of LaFayette, for 4 years now. I moved here from Atlanta, GA and I love it here. The schools have high ratings so if you have…[read more]
75
  • Luling, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,855
  • Lulling is a beautiful area in St. Charles Parish, and one of the best places to live if you want a taste of premium Southern living. The best areas in Lulling are along Highway 90. There's an amazing…[read more]
68
  • Baker, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,754
  • There are lots of fun things to do in Baker and the surrounding areas, so if you're planning a family vacation soon, here are some activities you and your loved ones will enjoy. The Baton Rouge Zoo is…[read more]
60
  • Tallulah, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,144
63
  • Chackbay, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,216
76
  • Monticello, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,062
82
  • Central, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,017
  • Living in Central, Louisiana is great. We are a two income family, and there are plenty of good jobs that pay well, many of them in the various manufacturing industries that have set up shop here. The…[read more]
67
  • Ruston, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,245
  • Overview: Living in Ruston is like living the nightmare that is high school all over again. 35-year old women act like they're 13. Relational bullying on an adult level is at its peak here. People…[read more]
77
  • Jefferson, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,532
  • Located right on the Mississippi River, I love living in Jefferson, Louisiana. The area itself is very basic. The neighbors here though more than make up for the lack of basic needs. Everyone knows…[read more]
58
  • Ville Platte, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,338
77
  • Meraux, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,787
66
  • Lacombe, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,930
66
  • Larose, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,409
77
  • Sulphur, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,198
  • Sulphur is fun for the entire family, and has lots of activities and attractions that will make a day in the city memorable. If you want to take the kids on a fun outing, the Star Aquatic Center is an…[read more]
70
  • Brownfields, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,025
77
  • Moss Bluff, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,654
  • I've been living in Moss Bluff Louisiana for 3 years and have enjoyed the small town culture and friendly neighborly people that have welcomed my family into this community with open arms and allowed us…[read more]
64
  • Cut Off, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,032
76
  • Zachary, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,154
  • The best thing about Zachary is that it has a country feel, but very close to other cities. We have some of the top-rated schools in Louisiana making it a great place for families. I really like how the…[read more]
70
  • Plaquemine, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,920
60
  • St. Rose, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,427
71
  • Galliano, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,395
67
  • Swartz, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,235
71
  • Carlyss, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,041
75
  • Claiborne, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,299
  • Claiborne, Louisiana may have a bit of an elevated crime rate, but in all honesty that's the only black mark on her record. This is a phenomenal place to live! I should know because I have been living in…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Louisiana. Finding the safest places to live in Louisiana can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Louisiana with a population over 5,000.

The Louisiana cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Louisiana? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

To narrow your search results even further, you can fully customize your list of the safest places to live in Louisiana. Simply adjust the filters to select cities or neighborhoods, population size and home/rent prices. You can also select any other categories (amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and weather) that are most important to you.