New Orleans, LA Demographics

The total population of New Orleans is estimated to be 380,408 with 179,688 males (47.24%) and 200,720 females (52.76%). There are 21,032 more females than males in New Orleans.
The median household income in New Orleans was $49,283 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 266(0.54%) from $49,017 in 2020. This income is 66.06% 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, New Orleans sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $63,471. Overall, the median household income for the city of New Orleans stands at $52,322.
In New Orleans, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $35,452 for males and $27,990 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $59,342 for males and $50,089 for females.
In New Orleans, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, American Indian and Alaska Native households have the highest median household income at $105,461, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $34,552.
In 2022, the population of New Orleans was 369,749, a 1.94% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, New Orleans's population was 377,063, a decline of 1.61% compared to a population of 383,218 in 2020.
The median age in New Orleans, LA is 37.7, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 16.87% were under the age of 15, 19.67% aged 15 to 29, 48.30% aged 30 to 64, 13.48% aged 65 to 84, and 1.67% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of New Orleans population: 32.69% are White, 58.14% are Black or African American, 0.21% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.75% are Asian, 0.01% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 2.13% are some other race and 4.07% are multiracial.