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Orleans Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2017: 393,292 (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: 2178 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Orleans Parish: 100.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.9%), Educational, health and social services (18.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Orleans Parish, LA (2017)
    • 229,96147.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 120,50524.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 22,3244.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 11,4472.4%Asian alone
    • 6,9291.4%Two or more races
    • 1,5490.3%Some other race alone
    • 5490.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 280.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years
Males: 186,954  (47.5%)
Females: 206,338  (52.5%)
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Average household size:
Orleans Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,999 ($27,133 in 1999)
This county:

$36,999
Louisiana:

$46,145

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $808 (lower quartile is $611, upper quartile is $1,082)
This county:

$808
State:

$678


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

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,634
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $478

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:

  • 1997: 346 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 1998: 324 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 1999: 369 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 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
  • 2015: 127 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2016: 280 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2017: 447 buildings, average cost: $225,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Orleans, LA residents
Average permit cost in Orleans, LA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,256 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,162 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Orleans, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Orleans, LA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Orleans, LA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.2%
Orleans Parish:

26.2%
Louisiana:

19.7%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 27.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.7% for American Indian residents, 39.4% for other race residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 36.7 years old
(Males: 36.1 years old, Females: 37.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.6 years old, Black residents: 35.6 years old, American Indian residents: 51.4 years old, Asian residents: 35.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.9 years old, Other race residents: 30.1 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

2018 air pollution in Orleans Parish:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). 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:

3.8%
Louisiana:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Orleans, LA
County total employment by year in Orleans, LA
County average yearly wages by year in Orleans, LA

Current college students: 39,625
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 20,661 (45.1% naturalized citizens)

Orleans Parish:

5.3%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6,6532010 or later
  • 5,6072000 to 2009
  • 3,1901990 to 1999
  • 5,3291980 to 1989
  • 4,6811970 to 1979
  • 3,686Before 1970

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: 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

Housing units in Orleans Parish 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

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

52.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Orleans Parish

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Orleans

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 161,440 (72.0%)
  • Carpooled: 20,540 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9,930 (4.4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,263 (0.6%)
  • Ferryboat: 240 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,961 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 4,720 (2.1%)
  • Walked: 11,081 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 11,112 (5.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Vietnam (17%)
  • Honduras (17%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Orleans Parish


  • African (6%)
  • American (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • English (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $66,302.

9.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.45%
Louisiana average:

6.26%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($193 average AGI)
Orleans Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

4.12% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($21,127 average AGI)
5.30% relocated from other states ($29,682 average AGI)
Orleans Parish:

5.30%
Louisiana average:

2.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson Parish, LA  2.34% ($46,291 average AGI)
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.38% ($73,503)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.37% ($41,258)
from Harris County, TX  0.30% ($73,284)
from St. Bernard Parish, LA  0.21% ($25,147)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.12% ($57,098)
from Travis County, TX  0.11% ($36,187)


9.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.50%
Louisiana average:

6.56%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($758 average AGI)
Orleans Parish:

0.08%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

4.49% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($22,012 average AGI)
4.93% relocated to other states ($27,694 average AGI)
Orleans Parish:

4.93%
Louisiana average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson Parish, LA  2.68% ($44,136 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.56% ($60,820)
to Harris County, TX  0.35% ($57,296)
to St. Bernard Parish, LA  0.31% ($29,363)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.27% ($61,788)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.13% ($55,406)
to Dallas County, TX  0.10% ($50,167)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Orleans Parish
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Orleans Parish
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Orleans Parish
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Orleans Parish
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 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 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).

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:

6.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.5

Year house built in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • Year house built in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • 1,7722014 or later
  • 3,8292010 to 2013
  • 12,4932000 to 2009
  • 6,3261990 to 1999
  • 11,6491980 to 1989
  • 27,1191970 to 1979
  • 25,6461960 to 1969
  • 23,3071950 to 1959
  • 14,1671940 to 1949
  • 65,3801939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Orleans Parish, 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 Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Orleans Parish, 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
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • 69no bedroom
  • 3,5501 bedroom
  • 17,0972 bedrooms
  • 32,8743 bedrooms
  • 15,6434 bedrooms
  • 3,6865+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • 3,010no bedroom
  • 25,2161 bedroom
  • 32,5182 bedrooms
  • 16,7303 bedrooms
  • 3,9264 bedrooms
  • 2415+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Orleans Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Orleans Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Orleans Parish 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 Orleans Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Orleans Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • 25,075no vehicle
  • 42,2121 vehicle
  • 12,4872 vehicles
  • 1,5953 vehicles
  • 1404 vehicles
  • 1325+ vehicles

86.1% of Orleans Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Louisiana.

Orleans Parish:

86.1%
State average:

87.1%

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
Year householders moved into unit in Orleans Parish, LA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Orleans Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 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
  • 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%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
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

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
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 in Orleans, LA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Orleans, LA - 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

Orleans Parish on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"