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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 4,645,670 people in Louisiana as per 2017 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Baton Rouge2950,943
2New Orleans1953,693
3Shreveport1510,670
4Lafayette1025,565
5Monroe713,058
6Lake Charles611,194
7Houma5510
8Alexandria45,726
9Bossier City47,200
10Kenner3601
11Metairie31,110
12West Monroe2112
13Slidell2282
14Pineville21,155
15Covington22,613
16Eunice22,950
17Ruston212,724
18Hammond214,689
19Saint Rose10
20St Amant10

Largest Louisiana Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abbeville12,408
Abita Springs2,477
Addis4,420
Albany1,429
Alexandria48,044
Amite4,321
Anacoco1,040
Angie327
Arcadia2,893
Arnaudville1,337
Ashland236
Athens276
Atlanta140
Baker13,754
Baldwin2,283
Ball4,014
Basile1,833
Baskin324
Bastrop10,851
Baton Rouge228,694

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

Demographics

People

Total Population4,645,670
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+1,997,621
Age of the Population36.2

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23%
Median Earnings25+$34,544
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,565
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,384

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,068
% Above Poverty Level80.3%
% Below Poverty Level19.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$800
Median House Value$148,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.1%
French Except Basque12.4%
German7.5%
Irish7.3%
English5.5%
Italian4.8%
Canadian3%
African1.2%
Scottish1%
Dutch0.5%
Polish0.5%
Arab0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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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

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