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New Orleans Quick Facts

LA statistics from the US Census Bureau, New Orleans statistics

Data New Orleans Louisiana USA
Population, 2003 484,674 (2000) 4.5 million (1.5% of US total) 291 million
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 26.3% (2004) 27.3% 25.7%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 11.3% (2004) 11.6% 12.4%
White persons, percent, 2000 28.0% 92004) 63.9% 75.1%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 67.9% (2004) 32.5% 12.3%
White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 Unknown 62.5% 69.1%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 3.2% (2004) 2.4% 12.5%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 82.9% (2004) 74.8% 80.4%
Homeownership rate, 2000 Unknown 67.9% 66.2%
Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 23.2% (2004) 19.6% 12.4%
Median household income, 1999 $31,369 (2004) $32,566 (77.5% of national average) $41,994
Federal funds and grants, 2002 ($1000) Unknown $29.99 billion
(1.6% of US total, $6,664 per capita)
$1.9 trillion
($6,529 per capita)
Persons per square mile, 2000 Unknown 102.6 79.6
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