StatisticLower 9th WardNew OrleansLouisiana
Population density (sq mi)2,3002,260108
Median age43.535.536.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a38%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1836%42%43%
Speak Englishn/a91%92%
Speak Spanishn/a4%4%

Key findings

  • 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 Black
  • In Lower 9th Ward 0.11% of the population is Asian

Compare New Orleans, LA Demographics


      Lower 9th Ward population breakdown by race

      RaceLower 9th WardNew OrleansLouisiana
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Lower 9th Ward age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      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).