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Orleans Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2014: 384,320 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 484,674 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 41,369
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 26,634
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 87,535
Renter-occupied apartments: 74,155 (it was 100,716 in 2000)
% of renters here:

54%
State:

33%

Land area: 181 sq. mi.

Water area: 169.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 2129 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Orleans Parish: 100.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (37.1%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.8%), Educational, health and social services (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Orleans Parish, Louisiana:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (59.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (30.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 185,826  (48.4%)
Females: 198,494  (51.6%)

Orleans Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Orleans Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $39,077 ($27,133 in 1999)

This county:

$39,077
Louisiana:

$45,727

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $791 (lower quartile is $599, upper quartile is $1,046)
This county:

$791
State:

$647


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $216,800 (it was $88,100 in 2000)
Orleans:

$216,800
Louisiana:

$155,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $147,500 - $378,200

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $296,486
Here:

$296,486
State:

$205,765

Townhouses or other attached units: $249,467
Here:

$249,467
State:

$201,436

In 2-unit structures: $618,191
Here:

$618,191
State:

$491,450

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $436,129
Here:

$436,129
State:

$265,999

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $329,612
Here:

$329,612
State:

$199,779

Mobile homes: $75,758
Here:

$75,758
State:

$59,334

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,912
Here:

$25,912
State:

$23,026
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,611
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $485

Institutionalized population: 5,509
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Health of residents in Orleans Parish based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
70.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
74.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
65.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 170 pounds. This is more than average.
20.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 348 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2001: 455 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2002: 438 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2003: 530 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2004: 552 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2005: 413 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2006: 468 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2007: 1026 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2008: 882 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2009: 947 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2010: 820 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2011: 717 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2012: 690 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2013: 736 buildings, average cost: $197,600
  • 2014: 574 buildings, average cost: $228,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,928 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,286 (0.7%)

Orleans Parish household income distribution in 2009 Orleans Parish home values distribution Orleans Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.4%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 21.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.1% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 25.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.4%
Orleans Parish:

23.4%
Louisiana:

19.6%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 21.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.1% for American Indian residents, 24.7% for other race residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 35 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orleans Parish is $804 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $940 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1207 a month.

Cities in this county include: New Orleans.

Orleans Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Orleans Parish:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Columbia County, Florida , Duval County, Florida , Jackson County, Mississippi , Vermilion Parish , Guadalupe County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 39,625
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 20,581 (50% naturalized citizens)

Orleans Parish:

4.2%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 4,078
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,807
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,976
  • 1980 to 1984: 3,353
  • 1975 to 1979: 3,304
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,377
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,091
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,595
Note: State values scaled to Orleans Parish population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.2%

Orleans Parish marital status for males Orleans Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 90,125
  • One, attached: 32,185
  • Two: 29,430
  • 3 or 4: 20,704
  • 5 to 9: 12,139
  • 10 to 19: 9,106
  • 20 or more: 20,559
  • Mobile homes: 738
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 105

Housing units in Orleans Parish with a mortgage: 49,885 (5,836 second mortgage, 3,298 home equity loan, 165 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 24,522

Here:

67.0% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Orleans Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic106,08853
Evangelical Protestant33,089102
Black Protestant22,30180
Mainline Protestant17,05561
Other12,00632
Orthodox1,0493
None152,241-
Orleans Parish Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 137
Orleans Parish:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 43
This county:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
Orleans Parish:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 335
This county:

11.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Orleans Parish:

11.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Orleans Parish:

27.5%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Orleans Parish:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $5,063
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,948
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.00%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $15,540
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 62.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years

Earthquake activity:

Orleans Parish-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.6 miles away from Orleans Parish center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 331.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.1 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 134.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 142.8 miles away from Orleans Parish center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 289.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Louisiana Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3347: August 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 3347, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Louisiana Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 10, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4080: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4080, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to November 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1792: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1792, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 01, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1786: September 02, 2008, FEMA Id: 1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3289: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3289, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 13, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1685: February 23, 2007, FEMA Id: 1685, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1607: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3260: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1603: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1603, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3212: August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: 3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Orleans Parish (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Tropical Storms: 4, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Vietnam (23%)
  • Honduras (14%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Nicaragua (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Guatemala (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Orleans Parish (%):

  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • United States or American (2%)
  • African (1%)

Orleans Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 113,752 (60%)
  • Carpooled: 30,459 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23,456 (12%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,069 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 44 (0%)
  • Railroad: 31 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 353 (0%)
  • Taxi: 850 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 239 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2,187 (1%)
  • Walked: 9,822 (5%)
  • Other means: 1,413 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,028 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Orleans Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 6,078 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4,731 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,976 people in nursing homes
  • 1,027 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 664 people in religious group quarters
  • 467 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 356 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 253 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 198 people in other group homes
  • 198 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 176 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 166 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 142 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 109 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 99 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 90 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 82 people in halfway houses
  • 48 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 47 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 35 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 23 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 21 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in military ships

People in group quarters in Orleans Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 5,366 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,238 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,509 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 984 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 745 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 406 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 246 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 199 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 146 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 105 people in state prisons
  • 86 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 77 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 29 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in maritime/merchant vessels
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,096.

11.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.57%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($251 average AGI)
Orleans Parish:

0.07%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

5.76% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($17,890 average AGI)
5.74% relocated from other states ($19,123 average AGI)
Orleans Parish:

5.74%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson Parish, LA  3.31% ($36,426 average AGI)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.69% ($32,962)
from Harris County, TX  0.47% ($32,137)
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.43% ($47,445)
from St. Bernard Parish, LA  0.16% ($26,384)
from Dallas County, TX  0.14% ($31,142)
from Cook County, IL  0.14% ($47,947)


8.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.72%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($445 average AGI)
Orleans Parish:

0.09%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

4.67% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($18,128 average AGI)
3.95% relocated to other states ($17,793 average AGI)
Orleans Parish:

3.95%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson Parish, LA  2.94% ($33,272 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.39% ($41,782)
to Harris County, TX  0.37% ($46,286)
to St. Bernard Parish, LA  0.34% ($24,643)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.32% ($31,509)
to Dallas County, TX  0.13% ($33,510)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.09% ($32,730)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Orleans Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Orleans Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Orleans Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Orleans Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Orleans Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 34,356 (27,151 aged, 7,205 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 12,525 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Orleans Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,523)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,971)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,582)
  • Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge (2,543)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (2,025)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,881)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (1,814)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,518)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,395)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,357)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.16
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,127
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 599
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 103,579

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,555
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,418
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 489.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 434.5
  • Cut/Pierce - 22.8
  • Other - 31.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 64.4
  • Suffocation - 15.5
  • Poisoning - 8.6
  • Other - 10.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 330,664
  • In family households: 246,191 (36,753 male householders, 39,890 female householders)
    39,078 spouses, 89,960 children (85,205 natural, 1,650 adopted, 3,105 stepchildren), 13,427 grandchildren, 5,809 brothers or sisters, 3,603 parents, 7,094 other relatives, 9,066 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 84,473 (33,269 male householders (25,106 living alone)), 32,246 female householders (25,901 living alone)), 18,958 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 13,165 (5,509 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 30,831 2-persons, 20,082 3-persons, 13,582 4-persons, 7,060 5-persons, 2,907 6-persons, 2,181 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 51,007 1-person, 11,630 2-persons, 1,868 3-persons, 690 4-persons, 192 5-persons, 77 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

46,251 married couples with children.
56,608 single-parent households (5,991 men, 50,617 women).

91.7% of residents of Orleans Parish speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $6,308,943,000 ($13,648 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,765,613,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,156,422,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,085,103,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $37,779,000
Federal grants: $1,396,452,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,837,042,000 ($1,398,064,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $796,145,000 ($225,480,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $29,019,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $189,100,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,686,603,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 39,322
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 26,375
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,994
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -44,951
Here -99 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Orleans Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 155.16 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 489
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,721
  • 2000 to 2009: 15,323
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,763
  • 1980 to 1989: 13,298
  • 1970 to 1979: 24,156
  • 1960 to 1969: 20,813
  • 1950 to 1959: 22,937
  • 1940 to 1949: 18,416
  • 1939 or earlier: 67,125
Note: State values scaled to Orleans population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Orleans Parish population
  • 1 room: 136
  • 2 rooms: 1,019
  • 3 rooms: 3,655
  • 4 rooms: 9,002
  • 5 rooms: 18,496
  • 6 rooms: 20,342
  • 7 rooms: 13,532
  • 8 rooms: 9,833
  • 9+ rooms: 11,520
  • 1 room: 4,327
  • 2 rooms: 11,679
  • 3 rooms: 22,413
  • 4 rooms: 29,327
  • 5 rooms: 20,112
  • 6 rooms: 7,936
  • 7 rooms: 2,787
  • 8 rooms: 1,271
  • 9+ rooms: 864
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Orleans Parish population
  • no bedroom: 255
  • 1 bedroom: 4,860
  • 2 bedrooms: 23,069
  • 3 bedrooms: 38,923
  • 4 bedrooms: 15,839
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,589
  • no bedroom: 4,861
  • 1 bedroom: 35,953
  • 2 bedrooms: 40,839
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,556
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,969
  • 5+ bedrooms: 538
Cars and other vehicles available in Orleans Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Orleans Parish population
  • no vehicle: 10,314
  • 1 vehicle: 34,945
  • 2 vehicles: 32,694
  • 3 vehicles: 7,622
  • 4 vehicles: 1,571
  • 5+ vehicles: 389
  • no vehicle: 41,121
  • 1 vehicle: 44,605
  • 2 vehicles: 12,848
  • 3 vehicles: 1,558
  • 4 vehicles: 302
  • 5+ vehicles: 282

58% of Orleans Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Louisiana.

Orleans Parish:

57.6%
State average:

59.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 375,107
  • Northeast: 12,725
  • Midwest: 14,624
  • South: 49,253
  • West: 9,416

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Orleans Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (71.1%)
  • Electricity (27.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (54.9%)
  • Electricity (42.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11,460
Here:

18.4%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,343
Here:

17.3%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13,123
Here:

43.4%
Louisiana:

16.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 9,916
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,019
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 8,897
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,933
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,000
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,983
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,141
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 4,745
Orleans Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Orleans Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 178 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,028$154,3891,484$224,2484,185$206,206545$87,72581$815,2471,316$168,9366$67,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED62$161,403152$208,250468$179,22086$60,0584$143,250115$141,4438$110,875
APPLICATIONS DENIED234$149,359378$171,7042,075$167,874798$50,55511$306,909533$128,68318$115,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN150$151,447250$223,596961$196,11973$105,9327$1,958,000184$170,6631$81,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS33$141,33391$188,648337$169,80751$89,2352$1,000,00075$148,1332$59,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 125 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED170$240,35984$246,3818$212,375
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED85$235,63552$242,9629$235,111
APPLICATIONS DENIED45$227,06735$275,7143$219,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$263,26113$257,3856$221,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$228,7783$188,3332$102,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Orleans Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph4,16472.4 years
John4,13272.3 years
Mary3,87878.5 years
James2,83370.7 years
William2,65672.8 years
Charles2,46371.0 years
George2,31172.5 years
Robert2,04368.3 years
Edward1,83971.8 years
Henry1,77773.7 years
Most common last names in Orleans Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2,79769.5 years
Johnson2,32470.9 years
Smith2,18571.0 years
Jones1,60969.8 years
Brown1,55171.0 years
Jackson1,22669.4 years
Davis1,09269.9 years
Thomas90769.9 years
Lewis85870.7 years
Wilson76871.5 years
Businesses in Orleans Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Jones New York3
AT&T3KFC4
Ace Hardware5Kincaid2
Advance Auto Parts3La Quinta2
Aerosoles2Lane Furniture3
Ann Taylor2Loews1
Applebee's1Lowe's2
Arby's1Marriott9
AutoZone8MasterBrand Cabinets5
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1McDonald's16
Banana Republic1Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins2New Balance11
Best Western4Nike13
Blockbuster3Nissan1
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot1
Brookstone1Panda Express2
Budget Car Rental1Papa John's Pizza3
Burger King11Payless3
CVS4Penske2
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Chico's3Pizza Hut2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Popeyes7
Church's Chicken4Quality3
Circle K4Quiznos5
Clarion2RadioShack4
Clarks1Ramada1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid7
Comfort Inn1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Curves4Sheraton1
DHL3Sprint Nextel1
Days Inn1Starbucks8
Decora Cabinetry2Studio 61
Domino's Pizza5Subway37
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx61T-Mobile6
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Taco Bell2
Foot Locker2The Athlete's Foot4
GNC7Tire Kingdom2
GameStop4Toyota1
Gap1True Value2
Goodwill1U-Haul5
H&R Block9UPS36
Haagen-Dazs3Urban Outfitters1
Hilton9Vans2
Holiday Inn8Waffle House1
Home Depot4Walgreens18
Honda1Walmart2
Hyatt2Wendy's7
IHOP2Westin1
J.Crew1Whole Foods Market1
Jamba Juice1YMCA8
JoS. A. Bank1

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  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
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  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"