New Orleans, LA Population by Gender

The total population of New Orleans is estimated to be 383,974 with 182,332 males (47.49%) and 201,642 females (52.51%). There are 19,310 more females than males in New Orleans.
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Updated Sep 15, 2023

New Orleans, LA population by gender

The table below shows New Orleans's population by gender

Gender Population % of Total Population
Female 201,642 52.51%
Male 182,332 47.49%
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New Orleans, LA population by gender, in percentage

The female percentage in the USA is 50.50% while the male percentage is 49.50%, compared to 52.51% females and 47.49% males in New Orleans, LA.

The above comparison shows there are more females than males in the New Orleans city as compared to the nation.

The pie chart shows New Orleans, LA population by gender with male and female population as a percentage of total population. The female population is shown in pink color and male population is shown in blue color.
New Orleans, LA population by gender. There is a slight majority of female population, with 52.51% of total population being female. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

New Orleans, LA gender ratio

Gender Ratio:
90.4
Men
100
Women

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

In New Orleans, LA, there are less men than women. The New Orleans, LA gender ratio is 90.4:100 i.e. 90.4 men to 100 women (0.904).

This ratio is lower than the national average of 98:100 i.e 98 men to 100 women (0.980).

New Orleans, LA gender ratio by age

In New Orleans, LA, the sex ratio for children under 18 years is 102.5 boys per 100 girls (102.5:100).Having said that, for seniors aged 80 and older, there are 61.4 males per 100 females (61.4:100).

On the national level, the sex ratio (male per 100 females) for under 18 age group is 104.8:100, and 64.5:100 for the senior population 80 years and older.

The table below lists the male and female population in each age group along with the gender ratio for New Orleans, LA.

Age Group Population (Male) Population (Female) Gender Ratio
Under 5 years 11,286 10,738 1.05
5 to 9 years 11,004 9,714 1.13
10 to 14 years 10,535 11,504 0.92
15 to 19 years 10,576 10,925 0.97
20 to 24 years 10,915 11,952 0.91
25 to 29 years 14,580 16,591 0.88
30 to 34 years 16,060 18,326 0.88
35 to 39 years 15,583 15,891 0.98
40 to 44 years 10,611 12,625 0.84
45 to 49 years 10,817 11,554 0.94
50 to 54 years 11,145 12,088 0.92
55 to 59 years 12,237 12,999 0.94
60 to 64 years 11,698 13,818 0.85
65 to 69 years 9,656 11,530 0.84
70 to 74 years 7,307 8,561 0.85
75 to 79 years 3,656 5,232 0.70
80 to 84 years 2,346 3,490 0.67
85 years and over 2,320 4,104 0.57
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Interesting observation from the above table:

  • The sex ratio at birth is 1.051 i.e. 105.1 boys per 100 girls.
  • For the 60-64 years, the sex ratio is 0.847 i.e. 15.3 less men per 100 women.
  • While for senior most population of 85+ age group, the sex ratio is 0.565 i.e. 56.5 senior men per 100 senior women.

New Orleans, LA population by gender & age

For male population, the largest age group is 30-34 years with a population of 16,060. Whereas, for the female population, the largest age group is 30-34 years with a population of 18,326.

As you can note from the above numbers, the largest age group for men and women are same. The above comparison also shows that there are 2,266 more females than males, in the age group 30-34 years (The largest age group for both of the genders).

The grouped bar chart shows New Orleans, LA population by age and gender across 18 age groups, defined between the age of 0 and 85 and above. The female population is shown in pink color bar and male population is shown in blue color bar. Age group is plotted on x axis and population on y axis.
California population by gender and age. Largest age group (population): Male # 30-34 years (16,060) | Female # 30-34 years (18,326). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Under the age of 5, there are 11,286 boys and 10,738 girls in New Orleans, LA. Thus there are 548 more boys than girls under the age of 5.

Between the age group of 60-64 years, there are 11,698 males and 13,818 females in New Orleans, LA. Thus there are 2,120 less males than females between the age of 60 and 64 years.

For the senior most age group of 85+ years, there are 2,320 males and 4,104 females.

Things to know

What percent of New Orleans, LA is female?

According to the ACS survey, of the total New Orleans, LA population of 383,974, 52.51% percent are females.

What percentage of New Orleans, LA is male?

According to the ACS survey, of the total New Orleans, LA population of 383,974, 47.49% percent are males.

What is the male to female ratio in New Orleans, LA?

In New Orleans, LA, the male to female ratio is 90.4:100 i.e. 90.4 men to 100 women (0.904).

References

Datasets

New Orleans, LA Population Breakdown by Gender
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the population of New Orleans by gender, including both male and female populations. This dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of New Orleans across both sexes and to determine which sex constitutes the majority.

Key observations

There is a slight majority of female population, with 52.51% of total population being female. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

New Orleans population by gender

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Scope of gender :

Please note that American Community Survey asks a question about the respondents current sex, but not about gender, sexual orientation, or sex at birth. The question is intended to capture data for biological sex, not gender. Respondents are supposed to respond with the answer as either of Male or Female. Our research and this dataset mirrors the data reported as Male and Female for gender distribution analysis. No further analysis is done on the data reported from the Census Bureau.

Variables / Data Columns

  • Gender: This column displays the Gender (Male / Female)
  • Population: The population of the gender in the New Orleans is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the percentage distribution of each gender as a proportion of New Orleans total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for New Orleans Population by Gender. You can refer the same here

New Orleans, LA Population Breakdown by Gender and Age
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the population of New Orleans by gender across 18 age groups. It lists the male and female population in each age group along with the gender ratio for New Orleans. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of New Orleans by gender and age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group for both Men and Women in New Orleans. Additionally, it can be used to see how the gender ratio changes from birth to senior most age group and male to female ratio across each age group for New Orleans.

Key observations

Largest age group (population): Male # 30-34 years (16,060) | Female # 30-34 years (18,326). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

New Orleans population by gender and age

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Scope of gender :

Please note that American Community Survey asks a question about the respondents current sex, but not about gender, sexual orientation, or sex at birth. The question is intended to capture data for biological sex, not gender. Respondents are supposed to respond with the answer as either of Male or Female. Our research and this dataset mirrors the data reported as Male and Female for gender distribution analysis.

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the New Orleans population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the New Orleans is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the New Orleans is shown in the following column.
  • Gender Ratio: Also known as the sex ratio, this column displays the number of males per 100 females in New Orleans for each age group.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for New Orleans Population by Gender. You can refer the same here

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