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New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area


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2022 population: 1,246,176   ( 56,310 from 2010)
Land area: 3203.4 square miles
Population density: 389.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:633,718 50.85% 0.9%
Black:429,31534.45% 6.3%
Indian:4,6810.38% 7.7%
Asian:37,8693.04% 18.8%
2+ races:20,1731.62% 30.2%
Hispanic:120,4209.66% 30.6%
Total non-White:612,45849.15% 11.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:32,876 12.9
Deaths:32,16112.6
Net Migration: -31,967-12.6
Net Immigration: 5,1632.0
Change in White population:-5,638 -0.5
Change in Non-White pop.:61,948 5.2




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
1,189,866
639,35653.73%
403,73133.93%
4,3470.37%
31,8842.68%
15,4941.30%
92,1787.75%
550,51046.27%

2000
1,337,726
731,51454.68%
498,56937.27%
4,5440.34%
28,6282.14%
13,8011.03%
58,5454.38%
606,21245.32%

1990
1,285,270
762,69759.34%
443,97134.54%
3,9590.31%
22,0801.72%
n/a
52,5634.09%
522,57340.66%

1980
1,303,800
814,65262.48%
419,70832.19%
2,4620.19%
14,4831.11%
n/a
51,2033.93%
489,14837.52%

1970
1,144,130
749,85965.54%
343,70330.04%
1,1440.10%
2,3560.21%
n/a
45,7504.00%
394,271 34.46%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
159,341 11.9
107,6408.0
-302,922-22.6
14,7301.1
-92,158 -6.9
-55,702 -4.2
1990's
NumberRate
205,450 16.0
119,9989.3
-82,169-6.4
15,5731.2
-31,183 -2.4
83,639 6.5
1980's
NumberRate
238,593 18.3
114,190 8.8
-132,140 -10.1
n/a
-51,955 -4.0
33,425 2.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
26,471 2.3
n/a
64,793 5.7
94,877 8.3

Age, Family & Household Data for New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
39.1
278,411 22.3%
967,765 77.7%
211,363 17.0%
498,271
2.49
299,093 60.0%
197,409 66.0%
39,795 13.3%
199,178 40.0%

2010
NumberPercent
37.1
278,519 23.4%
911,347 76.6%
144,932 12.2%
462,863
2.53
300,195 64.9%
192,497 64.1%
41,324 13.8%
162,668 35.1%

2000
NumberPercent
34.8
357,397 26.7%
980,329 73.3%
152,218 11.4%
505,778
2.59
343,201 67.9%
230,194 67.1%
52,320 15.2%
162,577 32.1%

1990
NumberPercent
31.7
360,735 28.1%
924,535 71.9%
140,327 10.9%
469,103
2.69
330,495 70.5%
232,309 70.3%
47,345 14.3%
138,608 29.5%

1980
NumberPercent
28.3
398,781 30.6%
905,019 69.4%
117,847 9.0%
453,945
2.83
330,553 72.8%
253,018 76.5%
39,323 11.9%
123,392 27.2%

2022 Housing Data for New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units572,691 
Median Value$251,472 
Occupied498,27187.0%
Vacant74,42013.0%
Owned317,84463.8%
Rented180,42736.2%
Median Rent$1,160 
Single-Family Units389,14968.0%
    Detached356,50662.3%
    Attached32,6435.7%
Buldings with 5+ Units87,98315.4%
Mobile Homes21,5613.8%

2022 Income & Employment Data for New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00036,3087.3%
$10,000 to $14,99927,0425.4%
$15,000 to $19,99920,8454.2%
$20,000 to $24,99923,5714.7%
$25,000 to $29,99922,0634.4%
$30,000 to $34,99920,8134.2%
$35,000 to $39,99917,9613.6%
$40,000 to $44,99919,0773.8%
$45,000 to $49,99918,9133.8%
$50,000 to $59,99933,8596.8%
$60,000 to $74,99945,8489.2%
$75,000 to $99,99959,06711.9%
$100,000 to $124,99943,6168.8%
$125,000 to $149,99930,6436.1%
$150,000 to $199,99937,5127.5%
$200,000 or more41,1338.3%
Median Household Income62,892 
Per Capita Income36,745 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.88 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI32,9666.6%
Public Assistance9,8712.0%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps74,66315.0%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed489,86666.9%
Unemployed37,3525.1%
In Armed Forces4,1310.6%
Total Labor Force531,34972.5%
Not in Labor Force201,21427.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 32.6%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector202,406181,08352.8%
Non-Profit17,65536,22332.8%
Self-Employed41,44326,55161.0%
Local Government15,34523,75239.2%
State Government8,71414,38137.7%
Federal Government9,4908,78951.9%
Total Private + Self243,849207,63454.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.51,20483,14538.1%
Total295,053290,77950.4%
Pct. Govt.13.7%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts90,90015.5%
Sales and Office Occupations119,87320.4%
Professional, Technical150,94925.7%
Service Occupations109,80318.7%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,8010.3%
All others115,32219.7%
White Collar 61.6%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance85,47369.2%
Retail trade60,04148.6%
Educational services59,32948.0%
Accommodation and food services53,06543.0%
Construction45,71237.0%
Professional, scientific, technical42,64334.5%
Manufacturing34,25227.7%
Transportation and warehousing31,51725.5%
Other services31,06325.2%
Public administration30,00624.3%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.24,88920.2%
Finance and insurance21,84717.7%
Wholesale trade16,59313.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation15,33612.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing11,3909.2%
Information9,1847.4%
Utilities5,8544.7%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction5,5134.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,6202.1%
Management5200.4%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican21,0211.66%
Puerto Rican6,0690.48%
Cuban7,8730.62%
Dominican5,2850.42%
Total Central American53,9714.27%
Costa Rican8050.06%
Guatemalan4,9160.39%
Honduran35,8362.83%
Nicaraguan5,8810.47%
Panamanian6330.05%
Salvadoran3,8340.30%
Other Central American2,0660.16%
Total South American5,4480.43%
Argentinean3860.03%
Bolivian3460.03%
Chilean1600.01%
Colombian1,6070.13%
Ecuadorian1,1940.09%
Paraguayan560.00%
Peruvian8870.07%
Uruguayan940.01%
Venezuelan6270.05%
Other South American910.01%
Other Hispanic17,5621.39%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Vietnamese16,5571.31%
Chinese6,0820.48%
Indian3,5490.28%
Filipino3,0570.24%
Korean8580.07%
Japanese6640.05%
Cambodian4310.03%
Thai2930.02%
Taiwanese2710.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English1,055,64488.7%
Spanish78,4186.6%
Vietnamese13,3731.1%
French, Haitian, Cajun10,7670.9%
Other Indo-European8,4960.7%
Arabic6,4600.5%
Chinese4,8320.4%
Other2,9930.3%
Other Asian2,7970.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
French133,96710.6%
German120,9079.6%
Irish99,5707.9%
Italian94,4797.5%
English75,9506.0%
American62,0104.9%
African23,5891.9%
European14,3851.1%
Scottish12,8621.0%
French Canadian12,5161.0%
Polish8,8370.7%
Scotch-Irish7,5860.6%
Cajun5,8240.5%
British5,6360.4%
Dutch4,8450.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen1,211,26495.8%
Not a citizen53,0934.2%
Native1,167,30692.3%
Foreign-born97,0517.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
35,877 4.1%66,142 7.5%231,429 26.3%255,414 29.0%179,980 20.4%112,547 12.8%
  Average years of education: 13.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 35,877 4.1%
9-12 Years 66,142 7.5%
H.S. Grad or GED 231,429 26.3%
Some College 255,414 29.0%
Bach. Degree 179,980 20.4%
Grad Degree 112,547 12.8%
Average years of education: 13.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 1,180,020 1,104,146 75,874 6.4%
1991 1,205,124 1,116,144 88,980 7.4%
1992 1,203,124 1,094,298 108,826 9.0%
1993 1,208,878 1,099,390 109,488 9.1%
1994 1,233,932 1,127,506 106,426 8.6%
1995 1,239,946 1,144,072 95,874 7.7%
1996 1,255,262 1,166,946 88,316 7.0%
1997 1,265,270 1,191,922 73,348 5.8%
1998 1,277,502 1,208,932 68,570 5.4%
1999 1,271,364 1,210,218 61,146 4.8%
2000 1,266,124 1,203,760 62,364 4.9%
2001 1,252,816 1,187,586 65,230 5.2%
2002 1,236,726 1,167,740 68,986 5.6%
2003 1,234,916 1,166,296 68,620 5.6%
2004 1,236,406 1,173,262 63,144 5.1%
2005 18,120 16,202 1,918 10.6%
2006 16,902 15,854 1,048 6.2%
2007 1,041,620 1,001,872 39,748 3.8%
2008 1,077,330 1,027,578 49,752 4.6%
2009 1,090,296 1,017,328 72,968 6.7%
2010 1,140,678 1,057,344 83,334 7.3%
2011 1,142,854 1,059,556 83,298 7.3%
2012 1,149,996 1,072,510 77,486 6.7%
2013 1,163,246 1,089,040 74,206 6.4%
2014 1,189,320 1,115,262 74,058 6.2%
2015 1,204,710 1,132,528 72,182 6.0%
2016 1,198,756 1,132,618 66,138 5.5%
2017 1,191,048 1,134,138 56,910 4.8%
2018 1,194,052 1,139,394 54,658 4.6%
2019 1,206,980 1,154,730 52,250 4.3%
2020 1,185,486 1,070,796 114,690 9.7%
2021 1,174,098 1,099,386 74,712 6.4%
2022 1,179,544 1,135,034 44,510 3.8%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com