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
2,384,420
51.1%
50.8
Male
2,286,300
48.9%
49.2
Total Population
4,670,720
 
 

Louisiana Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
304,845
6.5% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
325,163
7.0% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
299,797
6.4% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
311,822
6.7% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
333,842
7.1% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
670,600
14.4% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
578,072
12.4% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
597,756
12.8% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
312,351
6.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
282,868
6.1% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
383,313
8.2% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
194,195
4.2% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
76,100
1.6% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
3,554,540
76.1%
77.1
Female
1,843,090
51.9%
51.4%
Male
1,711,450
48.1%
48.6%
21 Years and over
3,361,020
72.0%
72.9
62 Years and over
816,397
17.5%
18.3
65 Years and over
653,608
14.0%
14.9
Female
369,351
56.5%
55.9%
Male
284,257
43.5%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
36

Louisiana Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
4,573,050
97.9% 
96.9
White
2,914,690
62.4% 
73.1
Black or African American
1,502,380
32.2% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
22,645
0.5% 
0.8
Asian
81,039
1.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
9,957
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
12,394
0.3% 
1.3
Filipino
5,338
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
1,243
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
3,332
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
39,136
0.8% 
0.5
Other Asian
9,639
0.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,146
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
437
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
264
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
263
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
182
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
51,153
1.1% 
4.8
Two or More Races
97,673
2.1% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
228,578
4.9% 
17.6
Mexican
90,826
1.9% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
15,976
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
12,210
0.3% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
109,566
2.3% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
4,442,150
95.1% 
82.4

Louisiana Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
159,933
5.2% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
316,837
10.2% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,056,530
34.1% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
654,211
21.1% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
189,683
6.1% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
470,739
15.2% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
247,319
8.0% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
476,770
15.4%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
2,618,482
84.5%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
718,058
23.2%
30.6

Louisiana Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,332,803
35.6%
33.5
Now Married
1,609,149
43.0%
47.5
Divorced
447,960
12.0%
11.0
Separated
94,758
2.5%
2.1
Widowed
256,249
6.8%
5.8

Louisiana Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
4,009,670
91.8%
78.5%
Languages other than english
356,206
8.2%
21.5%
Spanish
154,377
3.5%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
128,856
3.0%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
60,219
1.4%
3.5%
Other Languages
12,754
0.3%
1.0%

Louisiana Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
179,819
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
113,176
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
223,233
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
184,225
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
224,361
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
283,000
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
189,912
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
202,370
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
74,921
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
62,891
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
45,727
 
55,775
Per capita income
25,456
 
29,979

Louisiana Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
85,425
4.2%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
217,691
10.7%
9.8
Construction
161,184
7.9%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
481,542
23.6%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
105,664
5.2%
6.5
Information
32,702
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
159,504
7.8%
10.3
Other services except public administration
108,058
5.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
186,636
9.2%
11.3
Public administration
110,518
5.4%
4.6
Retail trade
233,825
11.5%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
103,968
5.1%
5.1
Wholesale trade
51,095
2.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
240,398
11.8%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
686,168
33.7%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
240,799
11.8%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
480,891
23.6%
23.6
Service occupations
389,556
19.1%
18.0

Louisiana Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
2,014,340
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,667,940
82.8%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
181,268
9.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
29,758
1.5%
5.2
Walked
41,099
2.0%
2.8
Other means
37,412
1.9%
1.8
Worked at home
56,858
2.8%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
25.0
 
26.0

Louisiana Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
151,655
8.7%
8.9
1 vehicles
645,317
37.1%
33.5
2 vehicles
652,916
37.6%
37.2
3 or more
288,020
16.6%
20.3

Louisiana Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,737,910
85.8%
87.7
Owner Occupied
1,122,290
64.6%
63.0
Renter Occupied
615,614
35.4%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
286,829
14.2%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
8
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Louisiana Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,024,740
1 room
30,591
1.5%
2.3
2 rooms
37,269
1.8%
2.5
3 rooms
153,962
7.6%
9.0
4 rooms
343,084
16.9%
16.6
5 rooms
524,144
25.9%
20.0
6 rooms
393,596
19.4%
17.9
7 rooms
238,582
11.8%
12.1
8 rooms
149,761
7.4%
8.5
9 rooms or more
153,748
7.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Louisiana Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,024,740
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
1,315,440
65.0%
61.4
1-unit, attached
53,299
2.6%
5.8
2-units
90,469
4.5%
3.7
3 or 4 units
83,602
4.1%
4.5
5 to 9 units
65,240
3.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
63,784
3.2%
4.6
20 or more units
87,460
4.3%
8.8
Mobile home
262,940
13.0%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
2,508
0.1%
0.1

Louisiana Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
138,478
6.8%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
91,721
4.5%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
201,431
9.9%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
265,026
13.1%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
369,255
18.2%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
292,869
14.5%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
264,037
13.0%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Louisiana Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
599,691
34.5%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
37,623
2.2%
4.7
Electricity
1,081,440
62.2%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
439
0.0%
5.1
Coal or coke
79
0.0%
0.1
Wood
11,443
0.7%
2.0
Solar energy
754
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
1,225
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
5,215
0.3%
1.2

Louisiana Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
587,929
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
17,962
3.1%
11.0%
$2,500 to $2,999
18,734
3.2%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
20,726
3.5%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
41,833
7.1%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
109,403
18.6%
$500 to $999
181,676
30.9%
42.7%
$1,000 to 1,499
197,595
33.6%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
294,667
50.4%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
84,020
14.4%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
53,613
9.2%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
36,257
6.2%
7.3%
35.0% or more
115,724
19.8%
22.3%
Not Computed
3,648
NR
NR

Louisiana Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
544,128 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
118,731
21.8%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
25,519
4.7%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
6,820
1.3%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,439
0.3%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
1,540
0.3%
1.5%
$500 to $999
300,649
55.3%
42.7%
Less than $500
89,430
16.4%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
71,486
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
800
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
68,275
13.0%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
64,648
12.3%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
58,700
11.2%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
48,839
9.3%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
47,511
9.1%
9.2%
35.0% or more
235,841
45.0%
41.4%
Not Computed
91,800
NR
NR

Louisiana Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,122,290
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
144,043
12.8%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
193,690
17.3%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
194,749
17.4%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
213,078
19.0%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
215,965
19.2%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
113,967
10.2%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
37,956
3.4%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
8,846
0.8%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
155,600
 
194,500
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