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Orleans County, Louisiana Facts

Facts
State Louisiana
Land area 169.4 square miles
Population Density 2,029.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 378,715
Population change 10.1%
Under 5 years of age 6.2%
Under 18 20.6%
65 and over 11.7%
Females 52%
White 35
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.5
Asian 3%
Two or more races 1.5%
Black or African American 60.1%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 85%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 33.7%
Veterans 19,685
Households and Housing
Households 148,398
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 81.7%
Median household income $37,146
The per capita income $26,500
Live below the poverty line. 27.3%
housing units 191,540
Multi-unit structures 41%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $183,700
Residents owning their homes. 47.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 27,165
Women-owned firms 30.4%
Asian-owned firms 5.2%
Hispanic-owned firms 4.1%
Black-owned firms 28.9%
Native American-owned firms 0.7%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,718,026
Retail sales per capita $9,434
Manufacturers shipments $3,088,945
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,938,441