New Orleans, LA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    368,471
  • Population Density
    1,020 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    350 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    411 3.1
New Orleans is a large city in Louisiana with 368,471 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.1 from 411 reviews
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    • 2
    Crime & Safety at Pines Village: I believe the area could be a little more safer. The police should be around more and the street lights could be much brighter throughout the neighborhood.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Pines Village: The area is okay. Some things can be fixed by the city.
    • 2
    Housing at Mid-City: to expensive rentals are way to high 850 to 1400 a month.s the wages don't support the rental market expenses and cost of living of the area
    • 3
    Community at Mid-City: neighbors are milenials do I need to say any more than that
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Mid-City: need more police. They are there response time is down because of high levels of calls . police are overworked they are visible

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Little Woods 35,509
Tall Timbers - Brechtel 19,452
Audubon 18,580
Old Aurora 16,792
Mid-City 14,097
Central City 13,864
Seventh Ward 11,906
Behrman 10,346
Read Blvd East 9,532
Gentilly Terrace 9,528
Village De Lest 8,928
Leonidas 8,097
Lakeview 7,818
Broadmoor 7,507
Lower Garden District 7,070
Marlyville - Fontainbleau 6,722
Uptown 6,518
Read Blvd West 6,453
St. Roch 6,383
St. Claude 6,209
New Aurora - English Turn 5,895
Fillmore 5,848
Fairgrounds 5,612
Treme - Lafitte 5,369
Hollygrove 5,347
Milan 5,276
West Riverside 5,112
Plum Orchard 5,012
West End 4,859
Dillard 4,644
Irish Channel 4,478
Milneburg 4,386
Holy Cross 4,173
East Carrollton 4,104
West Lake Forest 4,041
Gert Town 3,986
St. Anthony 3,784
Bayou St. John 3,660
Lakeshore - Lake Vista 3,604
U.S. Naval Base 3,599
Whitney 3,579
Mcdonogh 3,438
Lower Ninth Ward 3,368
Pines Village 3,365
French Quarter 3,328
Tulane - Gravier 3,286
Bywater 3,279
East Riverside 3,260
Navarre 3,137
Touro 3,080
Gentilly Woods 2,982
Pontchartrain Park 2,972
City Park 2,897
Marigny 2,753
Algiers Point 2,670
Fischer Dev 2,496
Viavant - Venetian Isles 2,318
Central Business District 2,294
Desire Area 2,281
Lake Terrace & Oaks 2,182
St. Thomas Dev 2,119
St. Bernard Area 2,021
Garden District 1,959
Lakewood 1,758
Black Pearl 1,522
Freret 1,484
Dixon 1,475
Florida Area 1,248
Iberville 1,050
Lake Catherine 835
B. W. Cooper 797

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Meraux 6,627
3.66 Chalmette 19,375
3.00 Violet 6,102
3.33 Arabi 4,521
3.33 Poydras 2,309
3.66 Terrytown 23,900
3.33 Gretna 17,801
3.33 Belle Chasse 13,171
3.66 Harvey 21,247
3.00 Marrero 33,263
3.66 Jefferson 11,068
4.00 Metairie 140,074
2.66 Westwego 8,531
3.00 Bridge City 7,163

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Houston 2,167,988
4.00 Baton Rouge 229,353
3.33 Miami 416,432
2.66 Jackson 173,631
3.66 Mobile 194,942

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 70119 36,654
4.00 70115 34,429
4.00 70118 34,939
3.66 70131 29,662
3.00 70122 32,966
3.00 70114 24,996
3.33 70117 22,639
2.33 70126 25,224
2.33 70127 24,436
2.66 70128 19,109
3.66 70125 16,597
4.00 70124 19,614
4.33 70130 14,271
3.66 70116 11,936
3.33 70129 9,934
2.66 70113 8,011
4.00 70112 3,054

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.00 Orleans Parish Public Schools 21

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Benjamin Franklin High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.00 International School of Louisiana Public, Charter, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Belle Chasse Academy Public, Charter, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Lusher Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Audubon Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Edward Hynes Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Alice M. Harte Elementary Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Morris Jeff Community School Public, Charter PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Lake Forest Elementary Charter School Public, Charter, Magnet, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics & Science School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Einstein Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Mary Bethune Elementary School of Literature & Technology Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Robert Russa Moton Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative PK, K-7 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 KIPP Central City Academy Public, Charter, Alternative 4-8 Middle
3.66 Warren Easton Senior High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.00 KIPP Believe College Prep - Phillips Campus Public, Charter, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Martin Behrman Elementary School Public, Charter, Alternative PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Mahalia Jackson Elementary School Public PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Dr. King Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Akili Academy of New Orleans Public, Charter, Alternative K-6 Elementary
3.33 Edna Karr High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.33 John Dibert Community School Public, Charter PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.33 Milestone SABIS Academy of New Orleans Public, Charter, Alternative K-10 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Scitech Academy at Laurel Elementary School Public, Charter PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Esperanza Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Isidore Newman School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Knights Academy & High School Private, Alternative, Religious 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Metairie Park Country Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 St. Martin's Episcopal School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Crescent City Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Louise S. McGehee School Private, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Mount Carmel Academy Private, Religious, All-Girls 8-12 Middle, High
4.00 Jesuit High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 8-12 Middle, High
Heritage Academy Private 7-12 Middle, High
2.33 Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 Brother Martin High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 7-12 Middle, High
3.00 De La Salle High School Private, Religious 8-12 Middle, High
3.33 Ecole Classique Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Ridgewood Preparatory School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 John Curtis Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 St. Mary's Dominican High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 8-12 Middle, High
3.00 Cabrini High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 8-12 Middle, High
2.33 Bishop McManus Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Archbishop Chapelle High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 8-12 Middle, High
3.33 Pope John Paul II Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 Academy of Our Lady Private, Religious, All-Girls 8-12 Middle, High
2.66 First Baptist Christian School Private, Religious 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Tulane University
Loyola University New Orleans
University of New Orleans
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Dillard University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Southern University at New Orleans
Delgado Community College
Aveda Institute - Covington
Nunez Community College
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
University of Phoenix - New Orleans
Crescent City Bartending School
Delta College - Louisiana
Blue Cliff College - Metairie
ITT Technical Institute - Saint Rose
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Eastern College of Health Vocations - New Orleans
Herzing University - New Orleans
Cameron College
Vanguard College of Cosmetology - Metairie
Vanguard College of Cosmetology - Slidell
Saint Joseph Seminary College
John Jay Kenner Academy
Stevensons Academy of Hair Design

Around New Orleans

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

New Orleans, LA United States Louisiana New Orleans Metro Area Baton Rouge, LA Houston, TX Jackson, MS Miami, FL Mobile, AL
African American 59.16% 12.23% 31.91% 34.19% 54.67% 22.83% 79.71% 16.66% 50.84%
White 30.70% 63.25% 59.74% 53.26% 36.57% 25.52% 17.63% 11.14% 43.84%
Hispanic 5.40% 16.62% 4.58% 7.95% 3.32% 43.89% 1.56% 70.73% 2.68%
Asian 2.91% 4.83% 1.63% 2.75% 3.47% 6.25% 0.31% 0.82% 1.22%
Multiracial 1.36% 2.05% 1.40% 1.25% 1.59% 1.16% 0.61% 0.44% 1.18%
Other 0.29% 0.19% 0.16% 0.25% 0.21% 0.15% 0.01% 0.14% 0.04%
Native American 0.15% 0.66% 0.55% 0.31% 0.17% 0.17% 0.14% 0.07% 0.19%
Pacific Islander 0.03% 0.16% 0.03% 0.04% 0% 0.04% 0.02% 0.01% 0.01%

Age

New Orleans, LA United States Louisiana New Orleans Metro Area Baton Rouge, LA Houston, TX Jackson, MS Miami, FL Mobile, AL
9 years and under 12% 13% 14% 13% 12% 15% 15% 11% 13%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 11% 10% 9% 10% 12% 7% 10%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 10% 10% 19% 11% 12% 9% 11%
25 to 34 years 18% 13% 14% 15% 16% 18% 15% 17% 14%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 12% 13% 10% 14% 12% 15% 12%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14% 15% 12% 13% 12% 14% 13%
55 to 64 years 13% 12% 12% 13% 11% 10% 11% 11% 12%
65 and over 11% 13% 13% 13% 12% 9% 11% 16% 14%

Education Levels

New Orleans, LA United States Louisiana New Orleans Metro Area Baton Rouge, LA Houston, TX Jackson, MS Miami, FL Mobile, AL
Less than a high school diploma 15% 14% 17% 15% 14% 24% 16% 28% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 24% 28% 34% 30% 26% 22% 25% 30% 29%
Some college or associate degree 26% 29% 27% 28% 27% 24% 33% 19% 32%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 15% 17% 19% 18% 16% 15% 17%
Master's degree or higher 15% 11% 7% 10% 13% 12% 10% 9% 10%

Gender

New Orleans, LA United States Louisiana New Orleans Metro Area Baton Rouge, LA Houston, TX Jackson, MS Miami, FL Mobile, AL
Female 52.0% 50.8% 51.1% 51.4% 52.3% 49.9% 54.0% 50.3% 52.4%
Male 48.0% 49.2% 48.9% 48.6% 47.7% 50.1% 46.0% 49.7% 47.6%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

New Orleans, LA United States Louisiana New Orleans Metro Area Baton Rouge, LA Houston, TX Jackson, MS Miami, FL Mobile, AL
Own 46.9% 64.9% 66.3% 62.5% 50.1% 44.5% 52.4% 31.6% 57.1%
Rent 53.1% 35.1% 33.7% 37.5% 49.9% 55.5% 47.6% 68.4% 42.9%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

New Orleans, LA United States Louisiana New Orleans Metro Area Baton Rouge, LA Houston, TX Jackson, MS Miami, FL Mobile, AL
Assault 492.4 264.1 461.1 330.8 497.8 485.1 356.2 590.5 356.3
Murder 38.7 5.2 16.9 31.8 23.1 10.9 35.4 19.2 12.4
Rape 63.0 36.8 41.9 31.8 36.6 67.9 26.1 54.3
Robbery 379.7 135.0 232.2 241.6 371.4 458.8 464.7 424.2 170.8

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

New Orleans, LA United States Louisiana New Orleans Metro Area Baton Rouge, LA Houston, TX Jackson, MS Miami, FL Mobile, AL
Burglary 893.3 575.0 1065.0 747.2 1208.4 974.3 1712.5 867.1 1135.8
Larceny 2663.0 2114.0 3371.9 2538.9 3045.5 3068.8 3656.5 3439.4 3281.4
Motor vehicle theft 675.5 257.3 307.5 450.6 223.2 650.6 653.8 526.3 211.8

Income

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 79 responses

  • 49% Yes
  • 23% Not sure
  • 28% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 114 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 99 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 84 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 86 responses

  • 16% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 50% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 29% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 5% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 36 responses

  • 53% Very accepting.
  • 39% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 6% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 3% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 111 responses

  • 7% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 52% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 29% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 12% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 35 responses

  • 20% I love everything about it.
  • 46% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 31% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 3% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 43 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments