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New Orleans, LA (Louisiana) Houses and Residents

New Orleans,LA index of house prices

Total population: 384,320 (All urban)

Houses: 193,120 (154,355 occupied: 71,518 owner occupied, 82,837 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

54%
State:

36%

Housing density: 1,070 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $249,840.

Median contract rent in 2016: $756 (lower quartile is $548, upper quartile is $998)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $961


Median gross rent in New Orleans, LA in 2016: $488

Housing units in New Orleans with a mortgage: 40,834 (1,759 second mortgage, 3,316 home equity loan, 251 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 30,684

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $80,366

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $41,051

Median monthly housing costs: $974


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New Orleans, Louisiana Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $219,700 (it was $88,100 in 2000)
New Orleans:

$219,700
Louisiana:

$158,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $142,000 - $382,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $306,133
Here:

$306,133
State:

$210,583

Townhouses or other attached units: $293,229
Here:

$293,229
State:

$219,575

In 2-unit structures: $329,064
Here:

$329,064
State:

$308,068

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $340,410
Here:

$340,410
State:

$247,758

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $379,350
Here:

$379,350
State:

$255,460

Mobile homes: $102,254
Here:

$102,254
State:

$73,199

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $75,127
Here:

$75,127
State:

$164,562
Median year house/condo built: 1956

Median year apartment built: 1960

Household type by relationship:

Households: 391,495
  • In family households: 272,404 (28,953 male householders, 46,776 female householders)
    41,291 spouses, 113,512 children (109,370 natural, 1,273 adopted, 2,869 stepchildren), 15,244 grandchildren, 5,935 brothers or sisters, 4,525 parents, 8,943 other relatives, 7,225 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 102,444 (37,824 male householders (30,793 living alone)), 40,802 female householders (36,035 living alone)), 23,818 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16,647

Size of family households: 36,022 2-persons, 19,970 3-persons, 12,987 4-persons, 3,524 5-persons, 1,723 6-persons, 1,503 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 66,828 1-person, 9,576 2-persons, 1,557 3-persons, 484 4-persons, 181 5-persons.

31,493 married couples with children.
35,829 single-parent households (5,563 men, 30,266 women).

91.3% of residents of New Orleans speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 23,702 (6.1%)
(41.2% 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:

4.2
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in New Orleans, Louisiana:

  • 204no bedroom
  • 3,2381 bedroom
  • 17,2612 bedrooms
  • 32,7933 bedrooms
  • 14,3114 bedrooms
  • 3,7115+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to New Orleans population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Orleans, Louisiana:

  • 5,007no bedroom
  • 23,9351 bedroom
  • 31,5432 bedrooms
  • 18,0343 bedrooms
  • 3,8034 bedrooms
  • 5155+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to New Orleans population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in New Orleans in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 5,376no vehicle
  • 27,4021 vehicle
  • 28,0292 vehicles
  • 8,3283 vehicles
  • 2,0694 vehicles
  • 3145+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to New Orleans population

Cars and other vehicles available in New Orleans in renter-occupied apartments

  • 25,796no vehicle
  • 40,3561 vehicle
  • 14,1322 vehicles
  • 2,2613 vehicles
  • 2474 vehicles
  • 455+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to New Orleans population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in New Orleans, Louisiana:

  • 1531 room
  • 1502 rooms
  • 2,1913 rooms
  • 6,9314 rooms
  • 13,6125 rooms
  • 16,1736 rooms
  • 11,0527 rooms
  • 9,3248 rooms
  • 11,9329+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to New Orleans population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Orleans, Louisiana:

  • 4,7491 room
  • 5,0042 rooms
  • 16,5223 rooms
  • 22,4324 rooms
  • 18,2675 rooms
  • 8,9706 rooms
  • 4,3217 rooms
  • 1,4838 rooms
  • 1,0899+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to New Orleans population

Year house built

Median 2016 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 household income distribution

  • New Orleans, LA household income distribution
  • 21,730Less than $10,000
  • 13,519$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10,386$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9,181$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8,773$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8,171$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6,751$35,000 to $39,999
  • 6,813$40,000 to $44,999
  • 6,042$45,000 to $49,999
  • 9,626$50,000 to $59,999
  • 12,112$60,000 to $74,999
  • 12,855$75,000 to $99,999
  • 7,967$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5,778$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,357$150,000 to $199,999
  • 8,294$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in New Orleans, LA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in New Orleans, LA
  • 232Less than $10,000
  • 228$10,000 to $14,999
  • 305$15,000 to $19,999
  • 80$20,000 to $24,999
  • 252$25,000 to $29,999
  • 57$30,000 to $34,999
  • 121$35,000 to $39,999
  • 571$40,000 to $49,999
  • 611$50,000 to $59,999
  • 339$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,360$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,735$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,769$90,000 to $99,999
  • 6,036$100,000 to $124,999
  • 6,146$125,000 to $149,999
  • 8,579$150,000 to $174,999
  • 4,247$175,000 to $199,999
  • 7,829$200,000 to $249,999
  • 5,878$250,000 to $299,999
  • 8,769$300,000 to $399,999
  • 5,164$400,000 to $499,999
  • 6,623$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2,156$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1,215$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 485$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 731$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in New Orleans, LA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in New Orleans, LA
  • 1,169Less than $100
  • 2,342$100 to $149
  • 1,863$150 to $199
  • 2,561$200 to $249
  • 1,498$250 to $299
  • 1,612$300 to $349
  • 1,569$350 to $399
  • 1,516$400 to $449
  • 2,014$450 to $499
  • 2,907$500 to $549
  • 3,140$550 to $599
  • 7,239$600 to $649
  • 4,126$650 to $699
  • 4,776$700 to $749
  • 4,069$750 to $799
  • 9,405$800 to $899
  • 7,316$900 to $999
  • 8,417$1,000 to $1,249
  • 5,201$1,250 to $1,499
  • 4,359$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,823$2,000 to $2,499
  • 264$2,500 to $2,999
  • 275$3,000 to $3,499
  • 331$3,500 or more
  • 3,045No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 6,7422010 or later
  • 5,8392000 to 2009
  • 3,5041990 to 1999
  • 5,3291980 to 1989
  • 4,6811970 to 1979
  • 3,686Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to New Orleans population
New Orleans commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,929
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 12,773
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 24,446
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 30,753
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 32,648
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 13,171
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 24,832
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 3,767
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 4,732
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 8,037
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 6,579
  • 90 or more minutes: 3,461
New Orleans, LA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.8%
Number of people working at home: 10,162 (5.7% of all workers)

New Orleans mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 162,697 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 24,572 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11,403 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,470 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 34 (0%)
  • Taxi: 4,963 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 5,682 (2%)
  • Walked: 8,844 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 10,162 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 African: 21,664
 American: 6,359
 French (except Basque): 6,044
 Irish: 5,192
 German: 5,118
 Italian: 4,790
 English: 3,867
 European: 3,390
 Scottish: 1,145
 Polish: 886
 French Canadian: 801
 Eastern European: 715
 Scotch-Irish: 701
 Cajun: 632
 British: 515
 Nigerian: 429
 Russian: 381
 Lebanese: 318
 Welsh: 305
 Norwegian: 293
 Dutch: 286
 Arab: 274
 Ghanaian: 255
 Swedish: 253
 Hungarian: 228
 Greek: 226
 Jamaican: 225
 Brazilian: 219
 Portuguese: 216
 Scandinavian: 214
 Northern European: 160
 Slavic: 151
 Iranian: 149
 West Indian: 148
 Palestinian: 133
 Lithuanian: 123
 Czech: 108
 Swiss: 102
 Danish: 87
 Somali: 85
 Croatian: 78
 Austrian: 74
 Iraqi: 72
 Finnish: 70
 Ethiopian: 69
 Egyptian: 67
 Haitian: 60
 Estonian: 57
 Australian: 55
 Turkish: 52
 Ukrainian: 50
 Yugoslavian: 46
 Romanian: 45
 South African: 42
 Slovak: 41
 Bulgarian: 40
 Canadian: 39
 Czechoslovakian: 33
 British West Indian: 33
 Syrian: 33
 Icelander: 31
 Serbian: 30
 Belizean: 30
 Cypriot: 26
 Maltese: 21
 Armenian: 21
 Guyanese: 21
 Slovene: 21
 New Zealander: 20
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 16
 Albanian: 16
 Celtic: 14
 Belgian: 13
 Ugandan: 13
 Dutch West Indian: 11
 Latvian: 10
 Sierra Leonean: 8
 Afghan: 7
 Basque: 6
 Israeli: 5
 Kenyan: 5
 Bahamian: 5
 Barbadian: 5
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 4
 Moroccan: 3

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

  • 18%Vietnam
  • 18%Honduras
  • 5%Mexico
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%El Salvador
  • 4%India
  • 3%Guatemala

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

  • This state: 275,000
  • Other state: 90,130
  • Northeast: 14,693
  • Midwest: 17,198
  • South: 43,803
  • West: 14,436

84% of New Orleans residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Louisiana.

New Orleans:

84.3%
State average:

86.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,173
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 562
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,029
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,912
  • 9th grade: 2,031
  • 10th grade: 4,047
  • 11th grade: 4,867
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,510
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 30,475
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,378
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 20,569
  • Associate degree: 5,058
  • Bachelor's degree: 27,294
  • Master's degree: 10,289
  • Professional school degree: 6,841
  • Doctorate degree: 2,722

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,260
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 630
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,223
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,400
  • 9th grade: 2,001
  • 10th grade: 3,048
  • 11th grade: 5,238
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,427
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 29,440
  • Less than 1 year of college: 7,409
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 24,439
  • Associate degree: 7,548
  • Bachelor's degree: 33,956
  • Master's degree: 17,069
  • Professional school degree: 5,414
  • Doctorate degree: 2,206

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.3%Males
  • 4.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.1%Males
  • 11.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 2.4%Males
  • 5.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 15.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 9.8%Males
  • 14.0%Females
New Orleans marital status for males
New Orleans marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 86,138
  • One, attached: 16,517
  • Two: 35,087
  • 3 or 4: 17,360
  • 5 to 9: 9,747
  • 10 to 19: 7,967
  • 20 to 49: 6,419
  • 50 or more: 13,121
  • Mobile homes: 617
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 147

Median worth of mobile homes: $81,600

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 6.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 7.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in New Orleans:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in New Orleans
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.6%)
  • Electricity (47.1%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Electricity (75.2%)
  • Utility gas (23.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,130
Here:

19.9%
Louisiana:

17.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,275
Here:

26.1%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,777
Here:

41.3%
Louisiana:

17.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)