New Orleans, LA Population

By | June 17, 2019

Population: 484,674. Estimated population in July 2020: 454,863 (-6.2% change)
Males: 227,094 (46.9%), Females: 257,580 (53.1%)

The city of New Orleans is located in Orleans County, Louisiana. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Louisiana, including top 10 cities by population and area of Louisiana.

Zip codes: 70112, 70113, 70114, 70115, 70116, 70117, 70118, 70119, 70121, 70122, 70123, 70124, 70125, 70126, 70127, 70128, 70129, 70130, 70131, 70163.

Median resident age: 33.1 years
Median household income: $27,133
Median house value: $87,300

Races in New Orleans:

  • Black (67.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (26.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • Vietnamese (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: French (5.6%), German (5.4%), Irish (4.7%), English (3.4%), Italian (3.2%), United States (2.0%).

Elevation: 11 feet

Land area: 180.6 square miles

Map of New Orleans, LA

Population

For population 25 years and over in New Orleans

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Orleans city

  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

4.2% Foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -10,406 (-2.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in New Orleans:

  • CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (200 HENRY CLAY AVE)
  • COMMUNITY CARE HOSPITAL (1421 GENERAL TAYLOR)
  • GENESIS SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (301 NORTH JEFFERSON DAVIS PARKWAY 4TH FLOOR)
  • KENDRED HOSPITAL NEW ORLEANS (3601 COLISEUM STREET)
  • LAKELAND MEDICAL CENTER (6000 BULLARD AVE)
  • LIFE CARE HOSPITAL OF NEW ORLEANS LLC (2700 NAPOLEAN AVENUE)
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF LOUISIANA AT N O (1532 TULANE AVE)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (2700 NAPOLEON AVENUE)
  • NEW ORLEANS ADOLESCENT HOSPITAL (210 STATE STREET)
  • OASIS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (1601 PERDIDO STREET 10TH FLOOR)
  • OCHSNER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (1516 JEFFERSON HWY)
  • PENDLETON MEMORIAL METHODIST HOSPITAL (5620 READ BOULEVARD)
  • SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF NEW ORLEANS (1401 FOUCHER STREET)
  • ST CHARLES GENERAL HOSPITAL (3700 ST CHARLES AVE)
  • ST CLAUDE MEDICAL CENTER (3419 ST CLAUDE AVENUE)
  • TOURO INFIRMARY (1401 FOUCHER STREET)
  • TOURO REHABILITATION CENTER (1401 FOUCHER STREET)
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (1415 TULANE AVE)
  • UNITED MEDICAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (5650 READ BLVD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to New Orleans:

  • LAKEFRONT (about 6 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Abbreviation: NEW)
  • LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTL (about 14 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Abbreviation: MSY)
  • STENNIS INTL (about 51 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; Abbreviation: HSA)

Other public-use airports nearest to New Orleans:

  • NEW ORLEANS DOWNTOWN (about 2 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Abbreviation: 7N0)
  • NEW ORLEANS NAS JRB/ALVIN CALLENDER FIELD/ (about 11 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Abbreviation: NBG)
  • SLIDELL (about 30 miles; SLIDELL, LA; Abbreviation: ASD)
Amtrak station:
NEW ORLEANS (1001 LOYOLA AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in New Orleans:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (Full-time enrollment: 12,442; Location: LAKE FRONT; Public; Website: www.uno.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (Full-time enrollment: 10,230; Location: 6823 ST CHARLES AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.tulane.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 8,193; Location: 501 CITY PARK AVE; Public; Website: WWW.DCC.EDU)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS (Full-time enrollment: 4,399; Location: 6363 ST CHARLES AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.loyno.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (Full-time enrollment: 3,659; Location: One Drexel Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.xula.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS (Full-time enrollment: 3,217; Location: 6400 PRESS DR; Public; Website: SUNO.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 2,496; Location: 433 BOLIVAR ST; Public; Website: www.lsuhsc.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • DILLARD UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,828; Location: 2601 GENTILLY BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dillard.edu)
  • NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 1,792; Location: 3939 GENTILLY BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: [email protected]; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • BRYMAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 902; Location: 2322 CANAL ST; Private, for-profit)
  • OUR LADY OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 872; Location: 4123 WOODLAND DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.olhcc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-SIDNEY N COLLIER (Full-time enrollment: 497; Location: 3727 LOUISA ST; Public)
  • CULINARY INSTITUTE OF NEW ORLEANS LLC (Full-time enrollment: 245; Location: 2100 ST CHARLES AVE STE 1; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ci-no.com)
  • TOURO INFIRMARY DIETETIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (Full-time enrollment: 238; Location: 1401 FOUCHER ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MOLER BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 193; Location: 4301 CHEF MENTUER HWY; Private, for-profit)
  • CAMERON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 170; Location: 2740 CANAL ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.yp.bellsouth.com/cameroncollege)
  • HERZING COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 163; Location: 201 EVANS RD STE 400; Private, for-profit; Website: www.herzing.edu)
  • NOTRE DAME SEMINARY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 158; Location: 2901 S CARROLLTON AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.notredameseminary.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • STEVENSONS ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 147; Location: 2039 LAPEYROUSE ST; Private, for-profit)
  • CRESCENT CITY BARTENDING SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 140; Location: 209 N BROAD ST; Private, for-profit; Website: crescentschools.com)

Biggest public high schools in New Orleans:

  • MARION ABRAMSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,589; Location: 5552 READ BOULEVARD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,470; Location: 5700 WISNER BOULEVARD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • WARREN EASTON FUNDAMENTAL SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,362; Location: 3019 CANAL STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MCMAIN MAGNET SECONDARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,259; Location: 5712 SOUTH CLAIBORNE AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • JOHN MCDONOGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,247; Location: 2426 ESPLANADE AVENUE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • SARAH TOWLES REED SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,180; Location: 5316 MICHOUD BOULEVARD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • EDNA KARR MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 1,086; Location: 3332 HUNTLEE DRIVE; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • ALCEE FORTIER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,078; Location: 5624 FRERET STREET; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • MCDONOGH #35 SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,018; Location: 1331 KERLEREC STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • O. P. WALKER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,007; Location: 2832 GENERAL MEYER AVENUE; Grades: 08 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in New Orleans:

  • BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,466; Location: 4401 ELYSIAN FIELDS AVE; Grades: 8 – 12; Boys only)
  • JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,395; Location: 4133 BANKS ST.; Grades: 8 – 12; Boys only)
  • ISIDORE NEWMAN SCHOOL (Students: 1,151; Location: 1903 JEFFERSON AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY (Students: 1,055; Location: 7027 MILNE BLVD; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • ST MARYS DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,015; Location: 7701 WALMSLEY AVENUE; Grades: 8 – 12; Girls only)
  • HOLY CROSS SCHOOL (Students: 849; Location: 4950 DAUPHINE ST; Grades: 5 – 12; Boys only)
  • ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART (Students: 849; Location: 4521 ST CHARLES AVE; Grades: PK – 12; Girls only)
  • ST AUGUSTINE JR HIGH SCH BOYS (Students: 803; Location: 2600 AP TUREAUD AVENUE; Grades: 8 – 12; Boys only)
  • ST MARYS ACADEMY (Students: 550; Location: 6905 CHEF MENTEUR HIGHWAY; Grades: 7 – 12; Girls only)
  • MC GEHEE SCHOOL (Students: 438; Location: 2343 PRYTANIA STREET; Grades: PK – 12; Girls only)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in New Orleans:

  • LUSHER ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,105; Location: 7315 WILLOW STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • FANNIE C. WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,085; Location: 11755 DWYER BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • F.W. GREGORY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 920; Location: 1700 PRATT DRIVE; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • FRANCES GAUDET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 907; Location: 12000 HAYNE BOULEVARD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • THOMAS ALVA EDISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 880; Location: 1339 FORSTALL STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • LIVINGSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 865; Location: 7301 DWYER ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • VALENA C. JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 854; Location: 1901 NORTH GALVEZ STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • BELLE CHASSE ACADEMY (Students: 842; Location: 100 FIFTH AVENUE, N O NAS/JRB; Grades: KG – 08)
  • LITTLE WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 837; Location: 10200 CURRAN BOULEVARD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MILDRED OSBORNE SCHOOL (Students: 834; Location: 6701 CURRAN ROAD; Grades: KG – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in New Orleans:

  • ST ANDREW THE APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 779; Location: 3131 ETON STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST DOMINIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 6326 MEMPHIS STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • HOLY NAME OF JESUS (Students: 534; Location: 6325 CROMWELL PLACE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST. PIUS X ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 467; Location: 6600 SPANISH FORT BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANTHONY OF PADUA SCHOOL (Students: 409; Location: 4601 CLEVELAND AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 1315 JACKSON AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI ELEMENTARY SCHO (Students: 384; Location: 2022 ST BERNARD AVE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • MARIAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC MIDDLE (Students: 377; Location: 2221 MENDEZ STREET; Grades: 6 – 8)
  • ST LEO THE GREAT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 375; Location: 1501 ABUNDANCE STREET; Grades: PK – 5)
  • URSULINE ACADEMY ELEMENTARY (Students: 367; Location: 2635 STATE STREET; Grades: PK – 8; Girls only)

Libraries

Library in New Orleans:

  • NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,572,077; Location: 219 LOYOLA AVENUE; 744,019 books; 24,444 audio materials; 15,474 video materials; 1,841 serial subscriptions)