StatisticCentral CityNew OrleansLouisiana
Population density (sq mi)9,4332,260108
Median age36.235.536.2
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a38%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%42%43%
Speak Englishn/a91%92%
Speak Spanishn/a4%4%

Key findings

  • The population density in Central City is 317% higher than New Orleans
  • The median age in Central City is 2% higher than New Orleans
  • In Central City 21.74% of the population is White
  • In Central City 73.79% of the population is Black
  • In Central City 2.59% of the population is Asian

Compare New Orleans, LA Demographics


      Central City population breakdown by race

      RaceCentral CityNew OrleansLouisiana
      American Indian0.09%0.20%0.57%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.03%
      Mixed race1.10%1.63%1.83%
      Other race0.69%1.34%1.09%
      In Central City, 5.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Central City age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Central City, New Orleans, LA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).