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Lake Charles city, Louisiana; Lafayette city, Louisiana; Shreveport city, Louisiana; Baton Rouge city, Louisiana; New Orleans city, Louisiana; Louisiana

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Lake Charles city, Louisiana
Lafayette city, Louisiana
Shreveport city, Louisiana
Baton Rouge city, Louisiana
New Orleans city, Louisiana
Louisiana
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 78,396 126,185 187,112 220,236 390,144 4,648,794
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 78,396 126,185 187,112 220,236 390,144 4,648,794
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 72,398 121,667 200,976 229,423 343,828 4,533,487
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8.3% 3.7% -6.9% -4.0% 13.5% 2.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 71,993 120,623 199,311 229,493 343,829 4,533,372
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.1%
5.7%
7.1%
6.8%
6.0%
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.0%
21.0%
24.5%
21.7%
20.2%
23.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.5%
13.9%
15.2%
13.5%
13.5%
15.9%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
51.2%
53.0%
52.4%
52.4%
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
45.9%
64.5%
38.0%
38.7%
34.0%
62.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
48.5%
30.8%
57.1%
55.0%
59.7%
32.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.2%
0.4%
0.2%
0.2%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.9%
1.8%
1.7%
3.2%
2.9%
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
2.0%
1.8%
1.4%
1.8%
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.7%
4.1%
2.5%
3.7%
5.5%
5.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
42.9%
61.2%
37.0%
36.6%
30.6%
58.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 5,063 6,290 12,496 9,852 16,364 250,497
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.5% 4.6% 2.6% 5.2% 5.6% 4.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X X X X X 2,089,777
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 50.8% 55.8% 52.3% 49.1% 47.4% 65.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $149,700 $190,800 $144,800 $169,200 $219,600 $157,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,137 $1,401 $1,178 $1,313 $1,696 $1,267
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $318 $425 $364 $373 $503 $338
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $803 $874 $810 $860 $973 $850
Building permits, 2019 X X X X X 15,793
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 32,012 50,416 75,842 85,263 154,036 1,736,021
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.29 2.42 2.49 2.54 2.44 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 80.9% 80.3% 87.1% 81.7% 85.4% 87.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 8.0% 10.5% 3.7% 8.0% 8.4% 8.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 82.9% 88.4% 81.8% 85.0% 81.8% 83.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 71.5% 81.8% 68.2% 75.7% 69.6% 72.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.0% 88.2% 86.7% 88.0% 86.2% 84.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 27.2% 36.8% 24.5% 33.1% 36.8% 23.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.1% 8.9% 10.3% 12.4% 10.6% 11.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.4%
12.0%
12.4%
12.5%
12.3%
10.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.4% 64.8% 58.7% 64.2% 61.1% 59.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 59.3% 61.0% 56.3% 61.1% 59.4% 55.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 579,219 689,870 750,236 881,253 2,765,414 11,697,949
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,017,004 2,300,194 D 2,832,961 2,667,406 27,951,792
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,251,544 1,042,700 3,670,144 D 4,352,733 271,191,050
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 764,588 1,815,750 D 2,296,225 2,687,020 68,012,838
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,812,816 3,434,696 3,645,913 4,262,511 3,245,075 61,396,364
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $24,673 $27,979 $18,061 $18,528 $8,788 $13,342
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 16.5 21.6 19.2 21.3 24.1 25.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $41,538 $50,182 $38,279 $41,761 $39,576 $47,942
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $27,137 $32,224 $25,022 $27,329 $30,177 $27,027
Persons in poverty, percent
23.3%
19.4%
25.4%
25.2%
24.6%
19.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X X X X X 106,359
Total employment, 2018 X X X X X 1,691,552
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X X X X X 78,758,017
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X X X X X 0.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X X X X X 385,074
All firms, 2012 6,575 17,238 19,683 25,952 41,506 414,291
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,339 8,816 9,109 12,896 19,459 215,111
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,257 5,987 8,035 10,518 17,792 151,114
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,073 3,692 7,228 12,354 20,400 126,100
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 4,046 12,768 11,425 12,582 19,511 277,676
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 618 1,807 1,837 2,777 4,008 42,211
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,381 14,284 16,511 21,833 35,655 354,460
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,711.8 2,450.1 1,891.4 2,982.5 2,029.4 104.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 42.06 49.23 105.38 76.95 169.42 43,203.90
FIPS Code 2241155 2240735 2270000 2205000 2255000 22
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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