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Louisiana Summary
Population: 4,464,238
Area: 37773.78 sq. miles
Land: 37,047.43 sq. miles (98.08 %)
Water: 726.35 sq. miles (1.92 %)
Population Density: 120.50 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 96.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Louisiana Details
Louisiana Area Codes
Louisiana cities with population over 500,000
New Orleans (525,393)
    
Louisiana cities with population over 100,000
Baton Rouge (356,875)
Lafayette (133,763)
Lake Charles (118,168)
Metairie (144,620)
Shreveport (224,275)
Louisiana cities with population over 50,000
Alexandria (57,383)
Bossier City (58,135)
Denham Springs (50,039)
Gretna (57,008)
Houma (75,283)
Kenner (72,162)
Marrero (57,638)
Monroe (86,476)
New Iberia (59,187)
Slidell (75,979)
West Monroe (51,047)

Louisiana Demographics

Louisiana Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentNational Avg.
Male2,160,51748.40 %49.04 %
Female2,303,72151.60 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.94-0.96
Total Population4,464,238100.00 %-
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Louisiana Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentNational Avg.
Under 5 years317,0367.10 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years336,4257.54 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years347,5517.79 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years365,5798.19 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years325,2697.29 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years600,59913.45 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years691,22215.48 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years585,62613.12 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years208,5014.67 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years170,0793.81 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years282,5596.33 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years175,1563.92 %4.38 %
85 years and over58,6361.31 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentNational Avg.
Median age (years)35.0-37.7
18 years and over3,245,75572.71 %74.27 %
Male
1,538,13134.45 %35.85 %
Female
1,707,62438.25 %38.42 %
21 years and over3,025,76467.78 %69.92 %
62 years and over614,69113.77 %14.65 %
65 years and over516,35111.57 %12.42 %
Male
208,0204.66 %5.12 %
Female
308,3316.91 %7.30 %
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Louisiana Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentNational Avg.
One race4,416,04098.92 %97.55 %
White
2,853,06563.91 %75.21 %
Black or African American
1,450,42532.49 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
25,4560.57 %0.87 %
Asian
54,7401.23 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
8,2800.19 %0.59 %
Chinese
7,4720.17 %0.85 %
Filipino
4,5010.10 %0.65 %
Japanese
1,5190.03 %0.28 %
Korean
2,8760.06 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
24,3450.55 %0.39 %
Other Asian
5,7470.13 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,2390.03 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
3730.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
3410.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
2530.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
2720.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
31,1150.70 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentNational Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)107,6942.41 %13.70 %
Mexican
32,2540.72 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
7,6670.17 %2.46 %
Cuban
8,4480.19 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
59,3251.33 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino4,356,54497.59 %86.30 %
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Louisiana Social Profile

Louisiana School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentNational Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school1,269,973100.00 %-
Nursery school, preschool
89,5067.05 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
69,1565.45 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
570,82544.95 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
282,59322.25 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
257,89320.31 %22.81 %
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Louisiana Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentNational Avg.
Population 25 years and over2,772,522100.00 %-
Less than 9th grade
257,3669.28 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
440,75715.90 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
898,14632.39 %28.63 %
High school or higher
2,074,39974.82 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
561,00420.23 %21.05 %
Associate degree
95,7043.45 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
339,53212.25 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
519,54518.74 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
180,0136.49 %8.86 %
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Louisiana Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total ancestries reported4,131,649100.00 %-
Arab13,5510.33 %0.42 %
Czech5,3460.13 %0.59 %
Danish4,2210.10 %0.50 %
Dutch25,0620.61 %1.58 %
English232,6465.63 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)545,05813.19 %2.90 %
French Canadian179,5864.35 %0.85 %
German315,2107.63 %14.93 %
Greek5,9290.14 %0.40 %
Hungarian4,6240.11 %0.49 %
Irish315,1957.63 %10.65 %
Italian195,4554.73 %5.47 %
Lithuanian1,5770.04 %0.23 %
Norwegian11,5180.28 %1.56 %
Polish19,1950.46 %3.12 %
Portuguese2,5500.06 %0.41 %
Russian6,8580.17 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish52,8421.28 %1.50 %
Scottish38,0650.92 %1.70 %
Slovak1,0690.03 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African31,9440.77 %0.62 %
Swedish11,4700.28 %1.39 %
Swiss3,2890.08 %0.32 %
Ukrainian1,7020.04 %0.31 %
United States or American448,79810.86 %7.18 %
Welsh9,9910.24 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5,6890.14 %0.65 %
Other ancestries1,643,20939.77 %31.89 %
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Louisiana Economy

Louisiana Employment

GroupNumberPercentNational Avg.
Population 16 years and over3,391,077100.00 %-
Males 16 years and over
1,610,25647.49 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
1,780,82152.51 %51.68 %
In labor force
2,014,14759.40 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
1,066,21652.94 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
947,93147.06 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
1,996,03858.86 %63.10 %
Employed
1,849,97954.55 %59.39 %
Unemployed
146,0594.31 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-7.25 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
18,1090.53 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
1,376,93040.60 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Private wage and salary workers1,409,86276.21 %78.40 %
Government workers322,40117.43 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business112,1456.06 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers5,5710.30 %0.31 %
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Louisiana Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentNational Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations553,18229.90 %33.60 %
Service occupations308,91916.70 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations495,05526.76 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations15,0450.81 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations216,51911.70 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations261,25914.12 %14.63 %
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Louisiana Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentNational Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining78,0574.22 %1.87 %
Construction145,7137.88 %6.80 %
Manufacturing187,14410.12 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade65,1893.52 %3.60 %
Retail trade220,19911.90 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities98,6605.33 %5.19 %
Information36,4071.97 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing105,2625.69 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services140,5037.59 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services401,72921.72 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services168,5179.11 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)96,1095.20 %4.88 %
Public administration106,4905.76 %4.83 %
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Louisiana Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Households1,655,384100.00 %106,788,273
Less than $10,000
257,80615.57 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
141,7978.57 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
248,18814.99 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
223,18013.48 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
260,32515.73 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
274,23516.57 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
126,6657.65 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
80,1744.84 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
19,5021.18 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
23,5121.42 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$30,459.91-$39,349.33
Average household size2.64-2.58
Average income per member of household$11,530.85-$15,252.86
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Louisiana Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Workers 16 years and over1,829,269100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,428,83878.11 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
249,29013.63 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
43,2442.36 %4.73 %
Walked
40,1602.20 %2.94 %
Other means
28,4311.55 %1.20 %
Worked at home
39,3062.15 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)29.5365 minutes-26.3 minutes
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Louisiana Housing

Louisiana Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total housing units1,843,746100.00 %117,282,697
Occupied housing units
1,654,30989.73 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
1,123,68860.95 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
530,62128.78 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
189,43710.27 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
38,1512.07 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.72 %-2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate9.00 %-7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.67-2.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.54-2.45
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Louisiana Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total housing units1,843,976100.00 %-
1-unit, detached
1,182,22164.11 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
70,8633.84 %5.68 %
2 units
74,4834.04 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
83,5224.53 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
56,9643.09 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
39,9212.16 %3.99 %
20 or more units
91,1394.94 %8.59 %
Mobile home
240,09713.02 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
4,7660.26 %0.22 %
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Louisiana Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total housing units1,843,976100.00 %-
1 room
23,2981.26 %2.21 %
2 rooms
75,1454.08 %4.88 %
3 rooms
175,6639.53 %10.06 %
4 rooms
331,35517.97 %15.95 %
5 rooms
468,00825.38 %20.92 %
6 rooms
361,02919.58 %18.39 %
7 rooms
206,45111.20 %11.98 %
8 rooms
112,1656.08 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
90,8624.93 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.1-5.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentNational Avg.
Occupied housing units1,654,305100.00 %-
1.00 or less
1,567,97594.78 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
57,2243.46 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
29,1061.76 %2.54 %
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Louisiana Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Utility gas775,87742.08 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas81,4034.41 %5.96 %
Electricity774,21541.99 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.2,4800.13 %8.06 %
Coal or coke890.00 %0.12 %
Wood12,5930.68 %1.51 %
Solar energy3060.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel1,8500.10 %0.35 %
No fuel used5,4920.30 %1.25 %
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Louisiana Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units864,052100.00 %-
Less than $50,000
168,94819.55 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
368,97142.70 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
173,88320.12 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
78,5899.10 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
47,5985.51 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
18,7732.17 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
5,9520.69 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
1,3380.15 %0.56 %
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Louisiana Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentNational Avg.
With a mortgage516,30959.75 %69.56 %
Less than $300
9,0441.05 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
59,9246.94 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
117,05713.55 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
163,65618.94 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
113,58513.15 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
31,7963.68 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
21,2472.46 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged347,74340.25 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Less than 15 percent394,63545.67 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent138,48616.03 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent94,87610.98 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent60,1486.96 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent38,4564.45 %6.01 %
35 percent or more122,93514.23 %15.91 %
Not computed14,5161.68 %0.85 %
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Louisiana Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentNational Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units525,434100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
42,7038.13 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
48,3459.20 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
180,88634.43 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
150,62928.67 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
36,7276.99 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
11,7522.24 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
3,6660.70 %2.89 %
No cash rent
50,7269.65 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)192,56836.65 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Less than 15 percent97,87418.63 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent65,74112.51 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent56,89110.83 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent45,0338.57 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent32,5066.19 %7.32 %
35 percent or more156,82029.85 %29.47 %
Not computed70,56913.43 %7.77 %

Louisiana Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentNational Avg.
None196,09410.63 %9.57 %
1612,76633.23 %31.22 %
2628,65834.09 %34.76 %
3 or more216,78711.76 %15.45 %
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