Lower 9th Ward demographics profile

StatisticLower 9th WardNew OrleansLouisiana
Population density (sq mi)2,3002,26089
Median age43.535.536.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a38%52%
Speak Englishn/a91%92%
Speak Spanishn/a4%4%

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  • The population density in Lower 9th Ward is 2% higher than New Orleans.
  • The median age in Lower 9th Ward is 23% higher than New Orleans.
  • In Lower 9th Ward 5.82% of the population is White.
  • In Lower 9th Ward 92.28% of the population is African American.
  • In Lower 9th Ward 0.11% of the population is Asian.

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Lower 9th Ward population breakdown by race

RaceLower 9th WardNew OrleansLouisiana
African American92.28%59.84%32.16%
American Indian0.33%0.20%0.57%
Native Hawaiian0.17%0.03%0.03%
Mixed race0.14%1.63%1.83%
Other race1.16%1.34%1.09%
In Lower 9th Ward, 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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Lower 9th Ward age breakdown

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Source: The Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).