Overall
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Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    321,409
  • Population Density
    919 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    350 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    192 3.1
New Orleans is a large city in Louisiana with 321,409 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
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    • 3
    Local Businesses at Marlyville/Fountainebleau: It seems that mom and pop type businesses have no place in my local community which is disappointing because I like to support local families and small businesses. Often bigger companies are too expensive for my budget, so I cannot shop in my local boutiques and high end designer stores. As far as groceries and other necessities, I am fairly pleased with the variety of affordable offerings, as well as availability of higher end food stores if it's a special occasion.
    • 3
    Community at West Lake Forest: I can't speak for others but I'm a more isolated person so I dont really connect with my neighbors.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at West Lake Forest: There is a lot of crime but you could never live in a place without crime. I believe with if the police get more officers the police will respond quicker.
    • 3
    Weather at West Lake Forest: Flooding constantly happens around my area. If a hurricane was to occur my area would be damaged serveraly.
    • 3
    Food & Drink at West Lake Forest: There is not that many restuarants but they have a few clubs near by.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 Little Woods 23,044
3.00 Mid-City 15,681
3.33 Audubon 15,222
3.00 Old Aurora 13,889
2.33 Central City 11,093
2.33 Seventh Ward 10,997
3.00 Tall Timbers/Brechtel 10,078
2.33 Behrman 9,437
2.66 Gentilly Terrace 8,069
2.33 Village de L'Est 7,560
3.00 Leonidas 6,703
2.66 Read Boulevard East 6,697
3.33 Marlyville/Fountainebleau 6,018
3.66 Uptown 5,919
2.00 St. Claude 5,913
2.66 Fairgrounds 5,534
2.00 St. Roch 5,522
4.00 Lakeview 5,340
4.00 Lower Garden District 5,250
3.00 Milan 5,128
3.00 Broadmoor 5,046
3.66 West Riverside 4,898
3.33 East Carrolton 4,550
2.33 Tremé/Lafitte 4,154
2.33 Dillard 4,135
3.00 New Aurora/English Turn 4,131
2.33 Gert Town 3,954
2.33 Read Boulevard West 3,923
3.00 Fillmore 3,824
2.33 Hollygrove 3,764
2.00 Plum Orchard 3,695
3.00 Bayou St. John 3,474
3.33 Touro 3,412
3.33 East Riverside 3,188
3.00 Bywater 2,998
3.66 Irish Channel 2,920
2.33 West Lake Forest 2,880
2.33 Milneburg 2,848
2.33 Pines Village 2,764
2.66 St. Anthony 2,610
2.66 Tulane/Gravier 2,556
3.00 French Quarter 2,530
3.00 Marigny 2,474
3.33 Navarre 2,234
4.00 East End 2,192
2.00 Holy Cross 2,169
3.33 Algiers Point 2,119
3.66 Garden District 2,069
2.33 McDonogh 2,063
2.66 Gentilly Woods 1,993
2.33 Lower Ninth Ward 1,885
3.33 St. Thomas Development 1,810
2.33 Freret 1,727
3.33 Downtown (Central Business District) 1,646
2.66 U.S. Naval Base 1,641
4.00 Lakeshore 1,516
1.66 Iberville 1,430
3.33 Lakewood 1,408
3.66 Lake Terrace and Oaks 1,287
2.33 Whitney 1,261
2.00 St. Bernard Area 1,251
2.33 Dixon 1,151
2.33 Pontchartrain Park 1,067
3.33 Black Pearl 938
2.33 Desire Area 937
3.66 Lake Vista 917
2.00 Florida Area 898
2.33 B.W. Cooper 785
2.33 Fischer Development 638
1.66 Desire Development 530
2.33 Viavant/Venetian Isles 529
2.33 Lake Catherine 392
City Park 100
Florida Development 43

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Meraux 5,156
2.33 Chalmette 14,514
2.66 Violet 5,023
2.33 Arabi 3,372
1.66 Poydras 1,986
3.33 Terrytown 22,621
2.66 Gretna 17,689
3.33 Belle Chasse 13,926
3.00 Harvey 19,698
2.66 Marrero 33,445
3.00 Jefferson 11,194
3.33 Metairie 137,918
2.00 Westwego 8,717
2.33 Bridge City 8,795

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Houston 2,089,090
2.66 Baton Rouge 229,169
2.33 Miami 396,069
2.00 Jackson 174,774
2.66 Mobile 195,457

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 70119 33,827
3.33 70115 32,501
3.33 70118 32,036
3.66 70131 27,994
2.66 70122 25,598
2.66 70114 24,162
2.33 70117 20,716
2.33 70126 18,600
2.33 70127 18,159
2.66 70128 15,506
3.00 70125 15,267
4.00 70124 14,709
4.00 70130 12,287
3.00 70116 11,524
2.66 70129 8,314
2.00 70113 6,911
3.00 70112 3,298
70163 0
70139 0

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.00 Orleans Parish Public Schools 19
3.00 Plaquemines Parish Public Schools 8
3.00 St. Tammany Parish Public Schools 55
3.00 St. Bernard Parish Public Schools 10
2.66 Jefferson Parish Public Schools 90

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Benjamin Franklin High School Public, Charter, Alternative 9-12 High
4.33 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, Magnet, Alternative K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Audubon Charter School Public, Charter, Magnet, Alternative PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Edward Hynes Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Alice Harte Elementary Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
Morris Jeff Community School Public, Charter, Alternative PK, K-3 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Lake Forest Elementary Charter School Public, Charter, Magnet, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics & Science School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Einstein Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Mary Bethune Elementary School of Literature & Technology Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Robert Russa Moton Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative PK, K-7 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 KIPP Central City Academy Public, Charter, Alternative 4-8 Middle
3.66 Bonne Ecole Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Folsom Junior High School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Mandeville High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
3.66 Tchefuncte Middle School Public 4-6 Elementary
3.66 Mandeville Junior High School Public 7-8 Middle
3.66 Warren Easton Senior High School Public, Charter, Alternative 9-12 High
3.66 KIPP Believe College Prep - Phillips Campus Public, Charter, Alternative 4-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Madisonville Junior High School Public 5-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 L.P. Monteleone Junior High School Public 7-8 Middle
3.66 Clearwood Junior High School Public 4-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Folsom Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Isidore Newman School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Knights Academy & High School Private, Alternative, Religious 3-12 Elementary, High
4.00 Metairie Park Country Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 St. Martin's Episcopal School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Crescent City Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Louise S. McGehee School Private, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Mount Carmel Academy Private, Religious, All-Girls 8-12 High
3.33 Jesuit High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 8-12 High
Heritage Academy Private 7-12 High
3.00 Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Academy of the Sacred Heart Private, Religious, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Brother Martin High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 7-12 High
2.66 De La Salle High School Private, Religious 8-12 High
2.66 Ecole Classique Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Ridgewood Preparatory School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 John Curtis Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 St. Mary's Dominican High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 8-12 High
2.66 Cabrini High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 8-12 High
2.66 Holy Cross High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 5-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Holy Rosary High School Private, Religious 8-12 Middle, High
2.66 Bishop McManus Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Archbishop Chapelle High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 8-12 High
2.33 Pope John Paul II Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.33 Academy of Our Lady Private, Religious, All-Girls 8-12 High
2.33 First Baptist Christian School Private, Religious 1-12 Elementary, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.00 Tulane University
3.33 Loyola University New Orleans
3.00 University of New Orleans
3.00 Our Lady of Holy Cross College
2.33 Dillard University
2.33 Xavier University of Louisiana
1.66 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 59.61% 12.21% 31.69% 33.20% 53.46% 23.37% 78.87% 17.44% 50.10%
White 30.56% 64.16% 60.71% 54.63% 38.20% 26.33% 18.56% 10.51% 44.57%
Hispanic 5.16% 16.05% 4.09% 7.61% 3.57% 43.14% 1.70% 70.64% 2.28%
Asian 2.92% 4.67% 1.53% 2.73% 3.27% 5.97% 0.28% 0.79% 1.55%
Multiracial 1.17% 1.85% 1.22% 1.24% 1.20% 0.78% 0.35% 0.29% 1.15%
Other 0.30% 0.21% 0.14% 0.18% 0.17% 0.19% 0.02% 0.24% 0.11%
Native American 0.19% 0.66% 0.56% 0.36% 0.08% 0.14% 0.10% 0.03% 0.20%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.15% 0.03% 0.03% 0% 0.04% 0.07% 0.02% 0%

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% 13% 15% 16% 11% 13%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 11% 11% 10% 11% 12% 8% 11%
18 to 24 years 12% 10% 11% 10% 19% 11% 12% 9% 11%
25 to 34 years 16% 13% 14% 14% 15% 18% 15% 16% 13%
35 to 44 years 13% 14% 13% 13% 10% 14% 12% 15% 12%
45 to 54 years 15% 15% 14% 15% 12% 13% 13% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 12% 12% 10% 9% 10% 11% 11%
65 and over 11% 13% 12% 12% 11% 9% 10% 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 16% 15% 18% 16% 16% 26% 18% 32% 14%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 29% 35% 30% 25% 23% 26% 28% 30%
Some college or associate degree 26% 29% 26% 28% 27% 23% 30% 18% 30%
Bachelor's degree 18% 18% 14% 17% 19% 18% 16% 14% 17%
Master's degree or higher 14% 10% 7% 9% 13% 11% 11% 8% 9%

Gender

New Orleans, LA United States Louisiana New Orleans Metro Area Baton Rouge, LA Houston, TX Jackson, MS Miami, FL Mobile, AL
Male 48.5% 49.2% 48.9% 48.7% 47.7% 50.0% 46.2% 49.4% 46.6%
Female 51.5% 50.8% 51.1% 51.3% 52.3% 50.0% 53.8% 50.6% 53.4%

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
Rent 51.7% 33.9% 32.1% 36.2% 48.3% 53.4% 46.5% 65.3% 41.2%
Own 48.3% 66.1% 67.9% 63.8% 51.7% 46.6% 53.5% 34.7% 58.8%

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 431.0 280.9 492.2 431.0 580.6 521.0 381.4 633.8 308.9
Murder 53.2 5.6 19.7 53.2 28.5 10.0 35.8 16.7 12.7
Rape 37.5 29.2 30.4 37.5 27.6 30.5 76.7 15.7 17.9
Robbery 293.5 150.7 214.5 293.5 446.2 431.0 454.1 505.9 182.9

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 943.3 718.3 1159.3 943.3 1652.7 1223.1 2344.0 1027.0 1111.7
Larceny 2218.7 2276.2 3233.1 2218.7 3348.2 3122.2 3585.3 3693.9 3480.9
Motor vehicle theft 610.4 275.5 257.9 610.4 208.2 600.3 645.7 654.3 219.5

Income

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