StatisticNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,26010891
Median age35.536.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%43%43%
Speak English91%92%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in New Orleans is 1993% higher than Louisiana
  • The median age in New Orleans is 2% lower than Louisiana
  • In New Orleans 34.03% of the population is White
  • In New Orleans 59.84% of the population is Black
  • In New Orleans 2.93% of the population is Asian

Compare New Orleans, LA Demographics


      New Orleans population breakdown by race

      RaceNew OrleansLouisianaNational
      American Indian0.20%0.57%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.03%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race1.63%1.83%3.06%
      Other race1.34%1.09%4.75%
      In New Orleans, 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

      New Orleans age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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