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New Orleans: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 1,303,800

1990: 1,285,262

2000: 1,337,726

Percent change, 1990–2000: 4.08%

U.S. rank in 1980: 27th

U.S. rank in 1990: 32nd

U.S. rank in 2000: 34th

City Residents

1980: 557,515

1990: 496,938

2000: 484,674

2003 estimate: 469,032

Percent change, 1990–2000: −2.46%

U.S. rank in 1980: 21st

U.S. rank in 1990: 24th (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 2000: 38th (State rank: 1st)

Density: 2,684.3 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 135,956

Black or African American: 325,947

American Indian and Alaska Native: 991

Asian: 10,972

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 109

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 14,826

Other: 7,240

Percent of residents born in state: 77.4% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population Under 5 years: 33,496

Population 5 to 9 years: 37,133

Population 10 to 14 years: 36,769

Population 15 to 19 years: 38,312

Population 20 to 24 years: 38,932

Population 25 to 34 years: 70,466

Poplation 35 to 44 years: 71,497

Poplation 45 to 54 years: 63,690

Poplation 55 to 59 years: 21,068

Poplation 60 to 64 years: 16,658

Poplation 65 to 74 years: 28,949

Poplation 75 to 84 years: 20,296

Population 85 years and over: 7,408

Median age: 33.1 years

Births (Orleans Parish, 2002)

Total number: 7,068

Deaths (Orleans Parish, 2002)

Total number: 5,656 (of which, 92 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $17,258

Median household income: $27,133

Total Number of households: 188,365 (2000)

Number of households with income of . . .

Less than $10,000: 39,617

$10,000 to $14,999: 17,991

$15,000 to $24,999: 29,760

$25,000 to $34,999: 25,460

$35,000 to $49,999: 26,399

$50,000 to $74,999: 23,724

$75,000 to $99,999: 10,802

$100,000 to $149,999: 7,920

$150,000 to $199,999: 2,620

$200,000 or more: 4,072

Percent of families below poverty level: 23.7% (of which, 61.4% were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 31,206


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