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New Orleans city, Louisiana

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New Orleans city, Louisiana
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,576
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 390,144
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 343,828
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 13.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 343,829
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 16,364
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 5.6%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 47.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $219,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,696
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $503
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $973
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 154,036
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 8.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 81.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 69.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 36.8%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 59.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,765,414
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,667,406
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,352,733
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,687,020
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,245,075
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,788
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,576
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $30,177
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 41,506
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,459
Women-owned firms, 2012 17,792
Minority-owned firms, 2012 20,400
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 19,511
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,008
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 35,655
Population per square mile, 2010 2,029.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 169.42
FIPS Code 2255000
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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