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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 4,663,461 people in Louisiana as per 2018 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 Rouge2649,694
2New Orleans1749,755
3Shreveport1411,682
4Lafayette1125,356
5Monroe713,531
6Lake Charles611,261
7Houma5451
8Alexandria46,442
9Bossier City47,379
10Kenner3552
11Metairie31,147
12Slidell2232
13Pineville21,255
14Covington22,468
15Eunice23,091
16Ruston212,872
17Hammond214,508
18Saint Rose10
19Opelousas19
20Gretna123

Largest Louisiana Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abbeville12,350
Abita Springs2,487
Albany1,321
Amite4,342
Anacoco1,096
Angie263
Baker13,694
Baldwin2,233
Ball4,007
Basile1,739
Baton Rouge227,549
Bernice1,652
Berwick4,741
Bienville205
Blanchard3,012
Bonita205
Bossier City67,511
Boyce1,538
Breaux Bridge8,291
Broussard10,888

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,663,461
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+2,007,343
Age of the Population36.4

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,448
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,229
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,954

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,064
% Above Poverty Level80.4%
% Below Poverty Level19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$825
Median House Value$152,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.6%
French Except Basque12.2%
German7.3%
Irish7%
English5.3%
Italian4.7%
Canadian3%
African1.4%
Scottish1%
Polish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Arab0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, 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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