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0.48% growth
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Median Household Income
1.01% decline
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Number of Employees
1.44% decline
Median Property Value
1.34% growth

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The economy of New Orleans, LA employs 181,946 people. The economy of New Orleans, LA is specialized in Utilities; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.6; 1.59; and 1.51 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in New Orleans, LA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (24,824), Educational Services (24,752), and Accommodation & Food Service (23,543), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($77,382), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($54,343), and Utilities ($42,461).

Median household income in New Orleans, LA is $38,681. Males in New Orleans, LA have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,003. The income inequality of New Orleans, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for New Orleans, LA. In Orleans Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 85 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,702. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of New Orleans, LA is from the county of Orleans Parish, LA.

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New Orleans, LA is home to a population of 391,495 people, from which 96.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of New Orleans, LA is composed of 230,062 Black residents (58.8%), 120,417 White residents (30.8%), 21,930 Hispanic residents (5.6%), 11,690 Asian residents (2.99%), and 5,711 Two+ residents (1.46%). The most common foreign languages in New Orleans, LA are Spanish (15,305 speakers), Vietnamese (6,304 speakers), and French (3,963 speakers), but compared to other places, New Orleans, LA has a relative high number of Vietnamese (6,304 speakers), French (3,963 speakers), and Greek (230 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in New Orleans, LA awarded 14,855 degrees. The student population of New Orleans, LA is skewed towards females, with 5,891 male students and 8,964 female students. Most students in New Orleans, LA are White (7,658 and 51.6%), followed by Black or African American (3,438 and 23.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1,027 and 6.91%), and Unknown (826 and 5.56%). The largest universities in New Orleans, LA by number of graduates are Tulane University of Louisiana (4,471 and 30.1%), Delgado Community College (3,513 and 23.6%), and University of New Orleans (1,910 and 12.9%). The most popular majors in New Orleans, LA are General Psychology (411 and 2.77%), General Biological Sciences (370 and 2.49%), and General Business Administration & Management (366 and 2.46%). The median tuition costs in New Orleans, LA are $36,938 for private four year colleges, and $7,150 and $20,967 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Orleans, LA is $219,700, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $216,800 to $219,700, a 1.34% increase. The homeownership rate of New Orleans, LA is 46.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in New Orleans, LA have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Orleans, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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