Cities and Towns

State of Louisiana

Louisiana, abbreviated "LA", is in the West South Central region of the U.S. Its capital is Baton Rouge. There were 4,601,049 people in Louisiana as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on April 30, 1812.

Please explore the cities and towns of Louisiana, below.

Top Louisiana College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS - 2015).

1 Baton Rouge 28 55,014
2 New Orleans 18 57,269
3 Shreveport 15 10,224
4 Lafayette 8 24,751
5 Lake Charles 6 12,092
6 Monroe 6 12,333
7 Houma 4 363
8 Alexandria 4 5,113
9 Kenner 3 501
10 Metairie 3 1,158
11 Bossier City 3 9,066
12 West Monroe 2 148
13 Slidell 2 281
14 Pineville 2 1,331
15 Covington 2 1,773
16 Eunice 2 2,776
17 Ruston 2 11,260
18 Hammond 2 14,653
19 Opelousas 1 16
20 Gretna 1 35

Largest Louisiana Cities and Towns

If you don't find the city or town you want in the list here, you can find ALL cities and towns by navigating through these alphabetical links:

A-D    E-H    I-L    M-P    Q-U    V-Z   

Abbeville 12,341
Abita Springs 2,512
Addis 4,004
Albany 1,545
Alexandria 47,983
Amite 4,234
Anacoco 1,077
Angie 251
Arcadia 2,939
Arnaudville 1,238
Ashland 279
Athens 280
Atlanta 118
Baker 13,838
Baldwin 2,087
Ball 4,005
Basile 1,965
Baskin 291
Bastrop 11,075
Baton Rouge 229,353

If you don't find the city or town you want in the list here, you can find ALL cities and towns by navigating through these alphabetical links:

A-D    E-H    I-L    M-P    Q-U    V-Z   


Total Population 4,601,049
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,002,410
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.1%
Median Earnings25+ $33,812
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,807
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,123


Median Family Income $56,755
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $786
Median House Value $140,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.9%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 7.6%

Notable Places

Cane River (Heritage Area)
P. O. Box 1201
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71458

Cane River Creole (Historic Site)
400 Rapides Dr.
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457

Jean Lafitte (Historic Site)
419 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-1035

New Orleans Jazz (Historic Site)
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Poverty Point (Monument/Memorial)
Poverty Point State Historic Site
Epps, Louisiana 71237

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
Results:  7
Matching School Ads
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • About Brightwood College

    Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

camnpus icon
Request Info
  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

    * Programs vary by location

    * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

    Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

camnpus icon
Baton Rouge
Request Info
  • Flexible MBA
  • Flexible MBA - Information Systems
  • Flexible MBA - Interdisciplinary Business
  • Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School has brought the philosophy of business with humanity in mind to a part time format.

camnpus icon
Request Info
  • Diesel Technology
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

camnpus icon
Request Info
  • Surgical Technology - Associate in Occupational Studies
  • Cosmetology - Diploma
  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Occupational Studies
camnpus icon
Request Info
  • Massage Therapy - Diploma
  • Clinical Medical Assisting - Diploma
  • Dialysis Technician - Diploma
  • Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected and innovative Massage Therapy training centers in the nation.

camnpus icon
Request Info
  • Diploma in Pastry Arts
  • AAS Degree in Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • You can fire up a new career with help from  Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts. We offer two programs for careers in the culinary industry, including culinary arts and pastry arts.

camnpus icon
Request Info

Louisiana flag
Louisiana State Flag

Louisiana seal
Louisiana State Seal

Louisiana quarter
Louisiana State Quarter

Louisiana plate
Louisiana State Plate

Info for Louisiana Government Officials

Are you an official in the Louisiana government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

QuickSchools™ in Louisiana

(Colleges and career schools with rapid info, for which we've written profiles [more])

Back to Top