New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
1.27M
0.0103% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
39
0.515% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
17.3%
1.23% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$55,710
10.8% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$211,900
3.97% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
605,541
3.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, New Orleans-Metairie, LA had a population of 1.27M people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $55,710. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of New Orleans-Metairie, LA grew from 1.27M to 1.27M, a 0.0103% increase and its median household income grew from $50,301 to $55,710, a 10.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Orleans-Metairie, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (51%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.8%), White (Hispanic) (6.38%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.91%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.71%). 0% of the households in New Orleans-Metairie, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 95.9% of the residents in New Orleans-Metairie, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Orleans-Metairie, LA are Tulane University of Louisiana (4,778 degrees awarded in 2019), Delgado Community College (3,192 degrees), and Northshore Technical Community College (1,936 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in New Orleans-Metairie, LA was $211,900, and the homeownership rate was 63.4%. Most people in New Orleans-Metairie, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in New Orleans-Metairie, LA was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Diversity

New Orleans-Metairie, LA is home to a population of 1.27M people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 20.6% of New Orleans-Metairie, LA residents were born outside of the country (262k people).

In 2019, there were 1.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (648k people) in New Orleans-Metairie, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 442k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 81k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Orleans-Metairie, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    648k ± 2.13k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    442k ± 3.88k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    81k ± 6.03k
9.03%
Hispanic Population
115k people

In 2019, there were 1.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (648k people) in New Orleans-Metairie, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 442k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 81k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.03% of the people in New Orleans-Metairie, LA are hispanic (115k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in New Orleans-Metairie, LA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
262k people
7.52%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
95.5k people

As of 2019, 20.6% of New Orleans-Metairie, LA residents (262k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Orleans-Metairie, LA was 7.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in New Orleans-Metairie, LA was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in New Orleans-Metairie, LA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all New Orleans-Metairie, LA residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,641 ± 4,681 people
  2. Mexico
    26,524 ± 3,987 people
  3. Vietnam
    21,986 ± 3,632 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,641 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 26,524 and Vietnam with 21,986.

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Citizenship

95.9%
2019 Citizenship
95.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.9% of New Orleans-Metairie, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in New Orleans-Metairie, LA was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    21,852 ± 1,886
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,948 ± 2,115
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,134 ± 1,416

New Orleans-Metairie, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in New Orleans-Metairie, LA is $55,710. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in New Orleans-Metairie, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $85,425, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and Livingston Parish, LA, with respective values of $69,076 and $62,187.

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,948. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of New Orleans-Metairie, LA employs 606k people. The largest industries in New Orleans-Metairie, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (83,881 people), Educational Services (63,881 people), and Retail Trade (63,767 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,604), Utilities ($72,524), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,550).

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,710
2019 value
± $1,231
10.8%
1 Year Growth
± 2.92%

Households in New Orleans-Metairie, LA have a median annual income of $55,710, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,301 in 2018, which represents a 10.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,353
Average Male Salary in Louisiana
± $1,612
$43,948
Average Female Salary in Louisiana
± $1,134

In 2019, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.49 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Louisiana
  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $59,113 ± $31,409
  2. Asian
    $58,218 ± $9,931
  3. White
    $54,419 ± $1,244

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Louisiana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Orleans-Metairie, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.466
2018 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2019, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0926% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Orleans-Metairie, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $85,425, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and Livingston Parish, LA, with respective values of $69,076 and $62,187.

The following map shows all of the counties in New Orleans-Metairie, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Orleans-Metairie, LA (216k out of 1.25M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    120,676 ± 2,438
  2. White
    76,496 ± 2,102
  3. Hispanic
    23,561 ± 1,175

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Orleans-Metairie, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

606k
2019 Value
± 14,321
3.35%
1 Year growth
± 3.18%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in New Orleans-Metairie, LA grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 586k employees to 606k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Orleans-Metairie, LA, are Management Occupations (63,962 people), Sales & Related Occupations (63,795 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (61,580 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Orleans-Metairie, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Orleans-Metairie, LA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (63,962 people), Sales & Related Occupations (63,795 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (61,580 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, New Orleans-Metairie, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.69 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.35 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Orleans-Metairie, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($95,831), Legal Occupations ($76,517), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,462).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

606k
2019 Value
± 14,321
3.35%
1 Year growth
± 3.18%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in New Orleans-Metairie, LA grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 586k employees to 606k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Orleans-Metairie, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (83,881 people), Educational Services (63,881 people), and Retail Trade (63,767 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Orleans-Metairie, LA, though some of these residents may live in New Orleans-Metairie, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in New Orleans-Metairie, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (83,881 people), Educational Services (63,881 people), and Retail Trade (63,767 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, New Orleans-Metairie, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.21 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.39 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Orleans-Metairie, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,604), Utilities ($72,524), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,550).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $105B
  2. $70.3B
  3. $67.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $105B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($70.3B) and Fuel oils ($67.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$490B
2018 Value in Louisiana
$814B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
66% growth

In 2018, total outbound Louisiana trade was $490B. This is expected to increase 66% to $814B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $43.7B
  2. $34.6B
  3. $17.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.7B, followed by Mississippi with $34.6B and Florida and $17.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). The most partisan county was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
58.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Louisiana colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in New Orleans-Metairie, LA awarded 19,656 degrees. The student population of New Orleans-Metairie, LA is skewed towards women, with 23,432 male students and 41,585 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Orleans-Metairie, LA are White (9,457 and 50.9%), followed by Black or African American (5,417 and 29.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1,499 and 8.06%), and Asian (813 and 4.37%).

The largest universities in New Orleans-Metairie, LA by number of degrees awarded are Tulane University of Louisiana (4,778 and 24.3%), Delgado Community College (3,192 and 16.2%), and Northshore Technical Community College (1,936 and 9.85%).

The most popular majors in New Orleans-Metairie, LA are General Studies (1,716 and 8.73%), General Cosmetology (1,171 and 5.96%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (1,001 and 5.09%).

The median tuition costs in New Orleans-Metairie, LA are $17,155 for private four year colleges, and $6,090 and $13,384 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 367 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 334 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 383 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New Orleans-Metairie, LA was General Biological Sciences with 367 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New Orleans-Metairie, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,778 degrees awarded
  2. 3,192 degrees awarded
  3. 1,936 degrees awarded
$6,090
Median In-State Public
$17,155
Median Private

In 2019, the New Orleans-Metairie, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tulane University of Louisiana with 4,778 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6,875
Degrees Awarded to Men
12,781
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 6,875 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Orleans-Metairie, LA, which is 0.538 times less than the 12,781 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in New Orleans-Metairie, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,457 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    5,417 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,499 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in New Orleans-Metairie, LA was White students. These 9,457 degrees mean that there were 1.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5,417 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Orleans-Metairie, LA was $211,900 in 2019, which is 0.881 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $203,800 to $211,900, a 3.97% increase. The homeownership rate in New Orleans-Metairie, LA is 63.4%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in New Orleans-Metairie, LA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Orleans-Metairie, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$211,900
2019 Median
± $4,785
$203,800
2018 Median
± $4,123

In 2019, the median property value in New Orleans-Metairie, LA grew to to $211,900 from the previous year's value of $203,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Orleans-Metairie, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Orleans-Metairie, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,710
Median Household Income
± $1,231
485k
Number of Households
± 11,638

In 2019, the median household income of the 485k households in New Orleans-Metairie, LA grew to $55,710 from the previous year's value of $50,301.

The following chart displays the households in New Orleans-Metairie, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in New Orleans-Metairie, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Orleans-Metairie, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.4%
2019 Homeownership
62.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 63.4% of the housing units in New Orleans-Metairie, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Orleans-Metairie, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Orleans-Metairie, LA have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 2.61% of the workforce in New Orleans-Metairie, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (76.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.41%)

In 2019, 76.9% of workers in New Orleans-Metairie, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (5.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Orleans-Metairie, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Orleans-Metairie, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

90.8% of the population of New Orleans-Metairie, LA has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Louisiana was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.4%). Additionally, Sabine Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (50.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.
1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.
$7,815
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Louisiana
$4,420
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,281
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,811
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.24%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
24.3%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Orleans-Metairie, LA grew by 2.74% from 8.99% to 9.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Orleans-Metairie, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 25.4% prevalence
  2. 22.6% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 25.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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