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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 4,625,253 people in Louisiana as per 2016 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) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Baton Rouge 28 53,328
2 New Orleans 20 55,762
3 Shreveport 15 10,662
4 Lafayette 10 25,830
5 Monroe 7 11,585
6 Lake Charles 6 12,271
7 Houma 4 419
8 Metairie 4 1,136
9 Alexandria 4 6,130
10 Bossier City 4 8,213
11 Kenner 3 604
12 West Monroe 2 138
13 Slidell 2 272
14 Pineville 2 1,180
15 Covington 2 2,260
16 Eunice 2 2,549
17 Ruston 2 12,428
18 Hammond 2 14,811
19 Vidalia 1 0
20 Opelousas 1 6

Largest Louisiana Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Abbeville 12,381
Abita Springs 2,529
Addis 4,194
Albany 1,481
Alexandria 47,985
Amite 4,283
Anacoco 1,046
Angie 252
Arcadia 2,897
Arnaudville 1,267
Ashland 245
Athens 298
Atlanta 99
Baker 13,800
Baldwin 2,236
Ball 4,000
Basile 1,852
Baskin 310
Bastrop 10,949
Baton Rouge 229,186

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

People

Total Population 4,625,253
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,986,355
Age of the Population 36.1

Families

% of people married 43.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.5%
Median Earnings25+ $33,939
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,234
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,300

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,144
% Above Poverty Level 80.2%
% Below Poverty Level 19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $788
Median House Value $144,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Cane River (Heritage Area)
P. O. Box 1201
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71458
318-356-5555

Cane River Creole (Historic Site)
400 Rapides Dr.
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457
318-352-0383

Jean Lafitte (Historic Site)
419 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-1035
504-589-3882

New Orleans Jazz (Historic Site)
Headquarters
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504-589-4806

Poverty Point (Monument/Memorial)
Poverty Point State Historic Site
Epps, Louisiana 71237
1-888-926-5492

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

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