Louisiana Demographics

The total population of Louisiana is estimated to be 4.64 million with 2.28 million males (49.03%) and 2.37 million females (50.97%). There are 89,848 more females than males in Louisiana.
The median household income in Louisiana was $57,906 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 342(0.59%) from $57,564 in 2020. This income is 77.62% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Louisiana sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $64,889. Overall, the median household income for the state of Louisiana stands at $55,416.
In Louisiana, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $39,792 for males and $24,922 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $59,105 for males and $43,414 for females.
In Louisiana, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, White households have the highest median household income at $67,422, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $36,166.
In 2022, the population of Louisiana was 4,590,241, a 0.80% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Louisiana's population was 4,627,098, a decline of 0.53% compared to a population of 4,651,664 in 2020.
The median age in Louisiana is 37.4, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.68% were under the age of 15, 19.99% aged 15 to 29, 44.82% aged 30 to 64, 13.82% aged 65 to 84, and 1.69% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Louisiana population: 60.25% are White, 31.91% are Black or African American, 0.55% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.73% are Asian, 0.05% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.71% are some other race and 3.81% are multiracial.