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1.38% growth
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Median Household Income
10.1% growth
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Number of Employees
6.99% growth
Median Property Value
12.9% growth

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The economy of Orleans Parish, LA employs 184,601 people. The economy of Orleans Parish, LA is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.77; 1.69; and 1.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Orleans Parish, LA are Accommodation & Food Service (25,389), Healthcare & Social Assistance (25,384), and Educational Services (20,983), 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 Orleans Parish, LA is $39,077. Males in Orleans Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.58 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,978. The income inequality of Orleans Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471 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 Orleans Parish, 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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Orleans Parish, LA is home to a population of 389,617 people, from which 97% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Orleans Parish, LA is composed of 227,343 Black residents (58.4%), 121,459 White residents (31.2%), 21,850 Hispanic residents (5.61%), 12,027 Asian residents (3.09%), and 5,220 Two+ residents (1.34%). The most common foreign languages in Orleans Parish, LA are Spanish (15,305 speakers), Vietnamese (6,304 speakers), and French (3,963 speakers), but compared to other places, Orleans Parish, 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 Orleans Parish, LA awarded 14,825 degrees. The student population of Orleans Parish, LA is skewed towards females, with 5,879 male students and 8,946 female students. Most students in Orleans Parish, LA are White (7,638 and 51.5%), followed by Black or African American (3,435 and 23.2%), Hispanic or Latino (1,024 and 6.91%), and Unknown (824 and 5.56%). The largest universities in Orleans Parish, LA by number of graduates are Tulane University of Louisiana (4,471 and 30.2%), Delgado Community College (3,513 and 23.7%), and University of New Orleans (1,910 and 12.9%). The most popular majors in Orleans Parish, LA are General Psychology (409 and 2.76%), General Biological Sciences (369 and 2.49%), and General Business Administration & Management (366 and 2.47%). The median tuition costs in Orleans Parish, LA are $36,214 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 Orleans Parish, LA is $216,800, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $192,000 to $216,800, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate of Orleans Parish, LA is 46.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Orleans Parish, LA have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orleans Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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