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New Orleans, LA (Louisiana) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $227,800 (it was $88,100 in 2000)
New Orleans:

$227,800
Louisiana:

$162,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $145,200 - $400,100

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $312,074
Here:

$312,074
State:

$213,997

Townhouses or other attached units: $343,904
Here:

$343,904
State:

$215,095

In 2-unit structures: $318,173
Here:

$318,173
State:

$274,975

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $371,859
Here:

$371,859
State:

$203,979

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $316,068
Here:

$316,068
State:

$247,539

Mobile homes: $21,228
Here:

$21,228
State:

$72,432

New Orleans,LA index of house prices

Total population: 384,320 (All urban)

Houses: 191,688 (154,560 occupied: 72,919 owner occupied, 81,641 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

53%
State:

35%

Housing density: 1,062 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $319,486.

Median contract rent in 2017: $756 (lower quartile is $548, upper quartile is $998)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,043


Median gross rent in New Orleans, LA in 2017: $488

Housing units in New Orleans with a mortgage: 40,155 (1,117 second mortgage, 3,563 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 32,764

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $72,811

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $44,442

Median monthly housing costs: $969


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New Orleans, Louisiana Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1959

Median year apartment built: 1959

Household type by relationship:

Households: 393,292
  • In family households: 272,550 (28,256 male householders, 44,077 female householders)
    40,355 spouses, 113,898 children (108,831 natural, 2,173 adopted, 2,894 stepchildren), 13,864 grandchildren, 7,856 brothers or sisters, 7,882 parents, 8,736 other relatives, 7,626 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 106,561 (37,958 male householders (31,184 living alone)), 44,269 female householders (39,409 living alone)), 24,334 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,181

Size of family households: 35,806 2-persons, 17,519 3-persons, 12,177 4-persons, 4,555 5-persons, 1,694 6-persons, 582 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 70,593 1-person, 10,004 2-persons, 1,235 3-persons, 353 4-persons, 42 5-persons.

25,431 married couples with children.
39,999 single-parent households (3,895 men, 36,104 women).

91.4% of residents of New Orleans speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 20,661 (5.3%)
(45.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.1
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 69no bedroom
  • 3,5501 bedroom
  • 17,0972 bedrooms
  • 32,8743 bedrooms
  • 15,6434 bedrooms
  • 3,6865+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 3,010no bedroom
  • 25,2161 bedroom
  • 32,5182 bedrooms
  • 16,7303 bedrooms
  • 3,9264 bedrooms
  • 2415+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in New Orleans in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in New Orleans in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 4,801no vehicle
  • 29,3541 vehicle
  • 28,3912 vehicles
  • 7,6513 vehicles
  • 1,6134 vehicles
  • 1,1095+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in New Orleans in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in New Orleans in renter-occupied apartments
  • 25,075no vehicle
  • 42,2121 vehicle
  • 12,4872 vehicles
  • 1,5953 vehicles
  • 1404 vehicles
  • 1325+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 291 room
  • 3952 rooms
  • 2,3553 rooms
  • 6,5744 rooms
  • 14,3045 rooms
  • 15,0626 rooms
  • 12,6077 rooms
  • 9,9768 rooms
  • 11,6179+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2,7721 room
  • 5,2012 rooms
  • 17,9813 rooms
  • 24,4884 rooms
  • 16,9875 rooms
  • 8,3856 rooms
  • 3,5427 rooms
  • 1,3948 rooms
  • 8919+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in New Orleans, LA
  • New Orleans, LA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in New Orleans, LA in 2017
  • 23,262Less than $10,000
  • 24,601$10,000 to $19,999
  • 19,460$20,000 to $29,999
  • 12,722$30,000 to $39,999
  • 12,288$40,000 to $49,999
  • 8,518$50,000 to $59,999
  • 12,211$60,000 to $74,999
  • 13,803$75,000 to $99,999
  • 8,612$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5,118$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,111$150,000 to $199,999
  • 7,854$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in New Orleans, LA

  • Distribution of house value in New Orleans, LA in 2017
  • 943Less than $10,000
  • 189$10,000 to $14,999
  • 873$15,000 to $19,999
  • 261$20,000 to $24,999
  • 162$25,000 to $29,999
  • 81$30,000 to $34,999
  • 392$35,000 to $39,999
  • 290$40,000 to $49,999
  • 539$50,000 to $59,999
  • 532$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,199$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,882$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,502$90,000 to $99,999
  • 5,373$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,964$125,000 to $149,999
  • 8,183$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5,112$175,000 to $199,999
  • 7,151$200,000 to $249,999
  • 7,288$250,000 to $299,999
  • 7,766$300,000 to $399,999
  • 6,491$400,000 to $499,999
  • 6,889$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2,258$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1,733$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 301$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 565$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in New Orleans, LA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in New Orleans, LA in 2017
  • 1,372Less than $100
  • 1,941$100 to $149
  • 1,237$150 to $199
  • 2,675$200 to $249
  • 1,991$250 to $299
  • 1,101$300 to $349
  • 1,193$350 to $399
  • 1,561$400 to $449
  • 906$450 to $499
  • 2,178$500 to $549
  • 2,279$550 to $599
  • 5,203$600 to $649
  • 4,605$650 to $699
  • 4,215$700 to $749
  • 6,000$750 to $799
  • 9,362$800 to $899
  • 6,884$900 to $999
  • 12,478$1,000 to $1,249
  • 4,641$1,250 to $1,499
  • 4,620$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,241$2,000 to $2,499
  • 536$2,500 to $2,999
  • 68$3,000 to $3,499
  • 135$3,500 or more
  • 3,219No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.4%
Number of people working at home: 11,112 (6.3% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,715
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 14,378
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 23,003
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 33,999
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 30,664
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 11,612
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 24,993
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 3,674
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,679
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 5,670
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 7,847
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,534
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - New Orleans

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 161,440 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 20,540 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9,930 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,263 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 240 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3,961 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 4,720 (2%)
  • Walked: 11,081 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 11,112 (5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.4%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.4%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 2.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.4%Males
  • 5.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 6.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 8.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1.6%Males
  • 2.9%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 6,6532010 or later
  • 5,6072000 to 2009
  • 3,1901990 to 1999
  • 5,3291980 to 1989
  • 4,6811970 to 1979
  • 3,686Before 1970
Ancestries in New Orleans, LA

First ancestries reported:

  • African: 17,018 (6.3%)
  • American: 6,256 (2.3%)
  • Irish: 5,531 (2.1%)
  • French: 5,221 (1.9%)
  • German: 5,025 (1.9%)
  • Italian: 4,408 (1.6%)
  • English: 3,943 (1.5%)
  • European: 3,300 (1.2%)
  • Scottish: 1,057 (0.4%)
  • French Canadian: 916 (0.3%)
  • Polish: 905 (0.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 774 (0.3%)
  • Cajun: 734 (0.3%)
  • Eastern European: 713 (0.3%)
  • British: 646 (0.2%)
  • Russian: 486 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 333 (0.1%)
  • Norwegian: 332 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 329 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 298 (0.1%)
  • Dutch: 292 (0.1%)
  • Swedish: 283 (0.1%)
  • Brazilian: 267 (0.10%)
  • Scandinavian: 256 (0.10%)
  • Lebanese: 252 (0.09%)
  • Palestinian: 251 (0.09%)
  • Arab: 245 (0.09%)
  • Welsh: 225 (0.08%)
  • Lithuanian: 181 (0.07%)
  • Ethiopian: 177 (0.07%)
  • Portuguese: 171 (0.06%)
  • Hungarian: 146 (0.05%)
  • Romanian: 139 (0.05%)
  • Croatian: 128 (0.05%)
  • Iranian: 119 (0.04%)
  • Haitian: 115 (0.04%)
  • Czech: 113 (0.04%)
  • Turkish: 108 (0.04%)
  • Finnish: 91 (0.03%)
  • Swiss: 88 (0.03%)
  • Austrian: 88 (0.03%)
  • Ghanaian: 86 (0.03%)
  • West Indian: 78 (0.03%)
  • Northern European: 75 (0.03%)
  • Canadian: 72 (0.03%)
  • Bulgarian: 66 (0.02%)
  • South African: 63 (0.02%)
  • Danish: 62 (0.02%)
  • Ukrainian: 53 (0.02%)
  • Slovak: 51 (0.02%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 50 (0.02%)
  • Egyptian: 44 (0.02%)
  • Belizean: 44 (0.02%)
  • Yugoslavian: 43 (0.02%)
  • Iraqi: 39 (0.01%)
  • Guyanese: 35 (0.01%)
  • British West Indian: 35 (0.01%)
  • Israeli: 33 (0.01%)
  • Slovene: 31 (0.01%)
  • Serbian: 29 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 29 (0.01%)
  • Celtic: 24 (0.01%)
  • Albanian: 23 (0.01%)
  • Cypriot: 22 (0.01%)
  • Somali: 20 (0.01%)
  • Belgian: 20 (0.01%)
  • Afghan: 17 (0.01%)
  • Ugandan: 16 (0.01%)
  • Estonian: 16 (0.01%)
  • Australian: 14 (0.01%)
  • Moroccan: 14 (0.01%)

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

Vietnam
New Orleans:

17.4% (4,108)
Louisiana:

10.3% (19,954)

Honduras
New Orleans:

16.9% (3,977)
Louisiana:

14.8% (28,742)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
New Orleans:

4.5% (1,055)
Louisiana:

3.6% (7,058)

Mexico
New Orleans:

4.4% (1,044)
Louisiana:

17.0% (32,834)

El Salvador
New Orleans:

4.3% (1,023)
Louisiana:

3.1% (5,996)

India
New Orleans:

3.5% (828)
Louisiana:

4.0% (7,837)

Guatemala
New Orleans:

3.4% (795)
Louisiana:

3.3% (6,351)

Nicaragua
New Orleans:

2.6% (621)
Louisiana:

2.2% (4,336)

France
New Orleans:

2.5% (580)
Louisiana:

0.6% (1,251)

Canada
New Orleans:

2.2% (510)
Louisiana:

1.4% (2,799)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
New Orleans:

2.0% (465)
Louisiana:

0.8% (1,599)

Cuba
New Orleans:

1.7% (397)
Louisiana:

2.7% (5,303)

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

  • This state: 278,997
  • Other state: 89,736
  • Northeast: 16,669
  • Midwest: 14,972
  • South: 46,273
  • West: 11,822

86.1% of New Orleans residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38.5% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41.8% lived in Louisiana.


New Orleans:

86.1%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,747
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 286
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,045
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,569
  • 9th grade: 1,825
  • 10th grade: 2,180
  • 11th grade: 5,573
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,621
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 33,057
  • Less than 1 year of college: 6,382
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 19,295
  • Associate degree: 6,133
  • Bachelor's degree: 26,510
  • Master's degree: 10,025
  • Professional school degree: 7,587
  • Doctorate degree: 1,671
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,018
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 485
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,035
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,748
  • 9th grade: 2,224
  • 10th grade: 2,488
  • 11th grade: 5,316
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,350
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 33,585
  • Less than 1 year of college: 7,358
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 28,035
  • Associate degree: 7,996
  • Bachelor's degree: 29,205
  • Master's degree: 15,695
  • Professional school degree: 4,810
  • Doctorate degree: 2,775
Educational Attainment for Females
New Orleans marital status for males
New Orleans marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 83,239
  • One, attached: 16,645
  • Two: 36,051
  • 3 or 4: 14,999
  • 5 to 9: 9,514
  • 10 to 19: 7,785
  • 20 to 49: 8,049
  • 50 or more: 14,296
  • Mobile homes: 1,110

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,800

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 5.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 6.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in New Orleans
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Orleans, LA
  • 50.6%Utility gas
  • 47.6%Electricity
  • 0.8%Solar energy
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Orleans, LA
  • 73.6%Electricity
  • 24.9%Utility gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,016
Here:

16.6%
Louisiana:

18.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,108
Here:

20.6%
Louisiana:

18.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11,793
Here:

46.1%
Louisiana:

17.5%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability