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 4,663,616 people in Louisiana as per 2019 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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Baton Rouge2550,532
2New Orleans1752,923
3Shreveport1411,990
4Lafayette1024,796
5Lake Charles711,295
6Monroe713,837
7Houma5533
8Alexandria46,387
9Bossier City46,708
10Kenner3591
11Metairie31,047
12West Monroe2128
13Slidell2177
14Pineville21,312
15Covington22,416
16Eunice23,268
17Ruston211,909
18Hammond214,524
19Morgan City10
20Destrehan10

Largest Louisiana Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Anacoco1,161
Arcadia2,804
Baker13,557
Bastrop10,521
Blanchard3,042
Bogalusa11,793
Bonita241
Castor332
Choudrant1,252
Church Point4,511
Colfax2,456
Collinston293
Cullen1,049
Delhi2,872
Denham Springs9,991
Downsville92
Eunice10,407
Evergreen302
Fenton310
Ferriday3,326

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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,663,616
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+2,007,599
Age of the Population36.6

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,202
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,618
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,464

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,785
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$850
Median House Value$157,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.7%
French Except Basque11.9%
German7%
Irish6.8%
English5.1%
Italian4.6%
Canadian3.1%
African1.6%
Scottish1%
Polish0.5%
Arab0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://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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