New Orleans demographics profile

StatisticNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Population382,9224,645,670318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,2608991
Median age35.536.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%52%55%
Speak English91%92%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%
New Orleans, LA has a population of 382,922 and is the 51st largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,260 per sq mi which is 2448% higher than the Louisiana average and 2395% higher than the national average. The median age in New Orleans is 36 which is approximately 2% lower than the Louisiana average of 36. In New Orleans, 38% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 71% of New Orleans residents were born in Louisiana, 22% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in New Orleans is 2448% 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 African American.
  • In New Orleans 2.93% of the population is Asian.

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New Orleans population breakdown by race

RaceNew OrleansLouisianaNational
White34.03%62.62%73.35%
African American59.84%32.16%12.63%
Asian2.93%1.69%5.22%
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.

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