Louisiana Demographic Data

Louisiana Demographic Summary

  • Population: 4,601,893
  • Area: 51,988.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 43,199.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 8,789.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 88.51 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 51.18 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Louisiana Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
2,389,790
51.0%
50.8
Male
2,291,880
49.0%
49.2
Total Population
4,681,670
 
 

Louisiana Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
306,963
6.6% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
305,789
6.5% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
317,199
6.8% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
315,906
6.7% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
320,789
6.9% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
671,108
14.3% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
583,366
12.5% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
587,387
12.5% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
314,579
6.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
284,401
6.1% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
403,859
8.6% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
193,434
4.1% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
76,886
1.6% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
3,564,380
76.1%
77.2
Female
1,845,240
51.8%
51.3%
Male
1,719,140
48.2%
48.7%
21 Years and over
3,365,040
71.9%
73.1
62 Years and over
834,371
17.8%
18.8
65 Years and over
674,179
14.4%
15.2
Female
379,711
56.3%
55.8%
Male
294,468
43.7%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
37
0.0%
0.0

Louisiana Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
4,588,920
98.0% 
96.8
White
2,901,500
62.0% 
72.6
Black or African American
1,514,760
32.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
25,508
0.5% 
0.8
Asian
77,921
1.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
9,329
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
13,751
0.3% 
1.3
Filipino
7,813
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
2,749
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
2,616
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
29,507
0.6% 
0.6
Other Asian
12,156
0.3% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,030
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
426
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
336
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
0
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
268
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
68,208
1.5% 
5.1
Two or More Races
92,749
2.0% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
231,168
4.9% 
17.8
Mexican
94,345
2.0% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
14,868
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
9,558
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
112,397
2.4% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
4,450,500
95.1% 
82.2

Louisiana Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
160,929
5.2% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
325,509
10.4% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,059,270
34.0% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
654,115
21.0% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
187,288
6.0% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
473,299
15.2% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
254,607
8.2% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
486,438
15.6%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
2,628,579
84.4%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
727,906
23.4%
31.2

Louisiana Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,367,215
36.4%
33.7
Now Married
1,594,563
42.5%
47.5
Divorced
462,491
12.3%
11.0
Separated
96,632
2.6%
2.0
Widowed
230,814
6.2%
5.8

Louisiana Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
4,021,720
91.9%
78.4%
Languages other than english
352,978
8.1%
21.6%
Spanish
167,160
3.8%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
117,727
2.7%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
52,514
1.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
15,577
0.4%
1.1%

Louisiana Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
177,657
10.3%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
111,597
6.5%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
222,096
12.9%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
181,306
10.5%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
235,029
13.7%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
279,858
16.3%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
178,891
10.4%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
193,969
11.3%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
75,391
4.4%
5.8
$200,000 or more
65,007
3.8%
6.4
Median household income
45,146
 
57,617
Per capita income
25,664
 
31,128

Louisiana Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
77,378
3.8%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
222,500
11.0%
9.8
Construction
164,907
8.2%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
487,210
24.1%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
103,585
5.1%
6.6
Information
33,464
1.7%
2.1
Manufacturing
150,237
7.4%
10.1
Other services except public administration
101,768
5.0%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
181,743
9.0%
11.4
Public administration
103,830
5.1%
4.6
Retail trade
233,596
11.6%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
107,268
5.3%
5.2
Wholesale trade
53,465
2.6%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
229,500
11.4%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
674,295
33.4%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
242,316
12.0%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
480,637
23.8%
23.3
Service occupations
394,203
19.5%
18.1

Louisiana Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,999,700
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,657,170
82.9%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
185,059
9.3%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
25,489
1.3%
5.1
Walked
33,167
1.7%
2.7
Other means
37,006
1.9%
1.8
Worked at home
61,808
3.1%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
25.0
 
26.6

Louisiana Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
147,348
8.6%
8.7
1 vehicles
645,795
37.5%
33.2
2 vehicles
635,773
36.9%
37.1
3 or more
291,885
17.0%
21.0

Louisiana Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,720,800
84.5%
87.6
Owner Occupied
1,105,710
64.3%
63.1
Renter Occupied
615,091
35.7%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
316,266
15.5%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
8
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.7
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.5

Louisiana Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,037,070
1 room
29,789
1.5%
2.4
2 rooms
42,632
2.1%
2.7
3 rooms
158,894
7.8%
9.1
4 rooms
350,880
17.2%
16.5
5 rooms
526,761
25.9%
19.8
6 rooms
396,657
19.5%
17.8
7 rooms
230,037
11.3%
12.0
8 rooms
152,474
7.5%
8.6
9 rooms or more
148,943
7.3%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Louisiana Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,037,070
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
1,328,830
65.2%
61.5
1-unit, attached
51,785
2.5%
5.9
2-units
86,281
4.2%
3.6
3 or 4 units
89,970
4.4%
4.4
5 to 9 units
67,743
3.3%
4.8
10 to 19 units
58,150
2.9%
4.4
20 or more units
87,736
4.3%
9.0
Mobile home
263,349
12.9%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
3,220
0.2%
0.1

Louisiana Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
143,707
7.1%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
83,050
4.1%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
199,596
9.8%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
261,041
12.8%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
377,020
18.5%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
304,360
14.9%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
254,342
12.5%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Louisiana Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
574,827
33.4%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
36,189
2.1%
4.7
Electricity
1,091,270
63.4%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
920
0.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
61
0.0%
0.1
Wood
8,878
0.5%
1.9
Solar energy
1,275
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
1,698
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
5,684
0.3%
1.1

Louisiana Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
579,291
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
14,852
2.6%
10.7%
$2,500 to $2,999
20,114
3.5%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
22,670
3.9%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
44,055
7.6%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
102,126
17.6%
11.9%
$500 to $999
179,874
31.1%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
195,600
33.8%
28.3%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
292,360
50.8%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
76,783
13.3%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
53,164
9.2%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
34,707
6.0%
7.0%
35.0% or more
118,910
20.6%
21.3%
Not Computed
3,367
0.0%
0.0%

Louisiana Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
554,521 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
122,496
22.1%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
27,598
5.0%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
6,771
1.2%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,775
0.3%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
1,472
0.3%
1.8%
$500 to $999
306,961
55.4%
41.0%
Less than $500
87,448
15.8%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
60,570
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
808
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
65,743
12.3%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
63,351
11.8%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
57,822
10.8%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
56,359
10.5%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
46,540
8.7%
9.0%
35.0% or more
245,298
45.8%
40.7%
Not Computed
79,978
0.0%
0.0%

Louisiana Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,105,710
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
133,875
12.1%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
183,198
16.6%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
193,882
17.5%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
208,705
18.9%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
215,855
19.5%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
117,835
10.7%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
41,612
3.8%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
10,748
1.0%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
158,000
 
205,000
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