Louisiana
Demographic Data






Louisiana POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Louisiana Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Louisiana is:
4,648,794

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.6%
5 - 17:
17.1%
18 - 24:
9.3%
25 - 34:
14.3%
35 - 54:
24.8%
55 - 64:
12.9%
Over 65 Years:
15.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
85.2%
85.2%
College Graduated
24.1%
24.1%
Attending College
4.9%
4.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Louisiana
$27,923
$27,923
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Louisiana
$49,469
$49,469
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
19.2%

Employment Industries in LA

Healthcare
14.5%
14.5%
Retail
11.5%
11.5%
Education
9.5%
9.5%
Accommodation
8.2%
8.2%
Construction
8.2%
8.2%
Manufacturing
7.7%
7.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.5%
5.5%
Public Service
5.3%
5.3%
Other
5.0%
5.0%
Transportation
4.5%
4.5%
Administration
3.7%
3.7%
Finance
3.4%
3.4%
Mining
2.8%
2.8%
Wholesale
2.5%
2.5%
Arts
2.5%
2.5%
Real Estate
1.8%
1.8%
Information Technology
1.5%
1.5%
Agriculture
1.0%
1.0%
Utilities
1.0%
1.0%
Management
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
58.7%
58.7%
Black Or African American
32.0%
32.0%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.5%
0.5%
Asian
1.7%
1.7%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.0%
2.0%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.1%
5.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
18.5%
18.5%
French
11.3%
11.3%
German
6.8%
6.8%
Irish
6.5%
6.5%
English
4.9%
4.9%
Italian
4.5%
4.5%
French Canadian
3.0%
3.0%
African
1.4%
1.4%
Acadian/Cajun
1.3%
1.3%
Scottish
1.0%
1.0%
European
0.9%
0.9%
Scots-Irish
0.7%
0.7%
Polish
0.5%
0.5%
Dutch
0.4%
0.4%
British
0.4%
0.4%
Swedish
0.3%
0.3%
Welsh
0.3%
0.3%
Norwegian
0.3%
0.3%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Greek
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
92.0%
92.0%
Spanish
3.8%
3.8%
French
2.0%
2.0%
Vietnamese
0.6%
0.6%
Arabic
0.2%
0.2%
Chinese
0.2%
0.2%
French Creole
0.2%
0.2%
Indic languages
0.2%
0.2%
German
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Hindi
0.0%
0.0%
Urdu
0.0%
0.0%
Slavic languages
0.0%
0.0%
African languages
0.0%
0.0%
Russian
0.0%
0.0%
Laotian
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born LA Residents
4.2%