New Orleans, LA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    357,013
  • Population Density
    1,020 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    350 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    270 3.1
New Orleans is a large city in Louisiana with 357,013 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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Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 Little Woods 23,044
3.00 Mid-City 15,681
3.33 Audubon 15,221
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 7,559
3.00 Leonidas 6,702
2.66 Read Boulevard East 6,697
3.33 Marlyville/Fountainebleau 6,018
3.66 Uptown 5,918
2.00 St. Claude 5,913
2.66 Fairgrounds 5,533
2.00 St. Roch 5,521
4.00 Lakeview 5,340
4.00 Lower Garden District 5,249
3.00 Milan 5,128
3.00 Broadmoor 5,045
3.66 West Riverside 4,897
3.33 East Carrolton 4,550
2.33 Tremé/Lafitte 4,154
2.33 Dillard 4,134
3.00 New Aurora/English Turn 4,130
2.33 Gert Town 3,954
2.33 Read Boulevard West 3,923
3.00 Fillmore 3,824
2.33 Hollygrove 3,763
2.00 Plum Orchard 3,694
3.00 Bayou St. John 3,473
3.33 Touro 3,411
3.33 East Riverside 3,187
3.00 Bywater 2,997
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 2,609
2.66 Tulane/Gravier 2,556
3.00 French Quarter 2,529
3.00 Marigny 2,473
3.33 Navarre 2,233
4.00 East End 2,191
2.00 Holy Cross 2,169
3.33 Algiers Point 2,118
3.66 Garden District 2,068
2.33 McDonogh 2,063
2.66 Gentilly Woods 1,992
2.33 Lower Ninth Ward 1,885
3.33 St. Thomas Development 1,809
2.33 Freret 1,726
3.33 Downtown (Central Business District) 1,645
2.66 U.S. Naval Base 1,641
4.00 Lakeshore 1,516
1.66 Iberville 1,429
3.33 Lakewood 1,407
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 1,066
3.33 Black Pearl 937
2.33 Desire Area 936
3.66 Lake Vista 916
2.00 Florida Area 897
2.33 B.W. Cooper 784
2.33 Fischer Development 638
1.66 Desire Development 529
2.33 Viavant/Venetian Isles 528
2.33 Lake Catherine 391
City Park 100
Florida Development 43

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Meraux 6,203
2.33 Chalmette 18,019
2.66 Violet 5,966
2.33 Arabi 4,305
1.66 Poydras 2,205
3.33 Terrytown 24,218
2.66 Gretna 17,757
3.33 Belle Chasse 13,365
3.00 Harvey 20,586
2.66 Marrero 32,824
3.00 Jefferson 11,003
3.33 Metairie 139,279
2.00 Westwego 8,561
2.33 Bridge City 7,389

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Houston 2,134,707
2.66 Baton Rouge 229,400
2.33 Miami 407,526
2.00 Jackson 173,997
2.66 Mobile 195,116

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 70119 36,558
3.33 70115 34,633
3.33 70118 33,036
3.66 70131 29,374
2.66 70122 31,187
2.66 70114 25,161
2.33 70117 21,488
2.33 70126 23,327
2.33 70127 22,490
2.66 70128 17,911
3.00 70125 16,117
4.00 70124 18,546
4.00 70130 13,870
3.00 70116 12,069
2.66 70129 9,603
2.00 70113 8,154
3.00 70112 3,489
70163 0
70139 0

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.00 Orleans Parish Public Schools 20

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Benjamin Franklin High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 International School of Louisiana Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
4.00 Belle Chasse Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
4.33 Lusher Charter School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Audubon Charter School Public, Charter PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Edward Hynes Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
4.00 Alice M. Harte Elementary Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
Morris Jeff Community School Public, Charter PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Lake Forest Elementary Charter School Public, Charter, Magnet K-8 Elementary
3.66 Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics & Science School Public PK, K-7 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Einstein Charter School Public, Charter PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Mary Bethune Elementary School of Literature & Technology Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Robert Russa Moton Charter School Public, Charter PK, K-7 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 KIPP Central City Academy Public, Charter 4-8 Middle
3.66 Warren Easton Senior High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.66 KIPP Believe College Prep - Phillips Campus Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
3.33 Martin Behrman Elementary School Public, Charter PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Mahalia Jackson Elementary School Public PK, K-1 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Dr. King Charter School Public, Charter PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.33 Akili Academy of New Orleans Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
3.00 Edna Karr High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
2.66 John Dibert Community School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
2.66 Milestone SABIS Academy of New Orleans Public, Charter K-9 Elementary
2.66 Scitech Academy at Laurel Elementary School Public, Charter PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Esperanza Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Isidore Newman School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, 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, High
3.66 St. Martin's Episcopal School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, 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, 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 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, High
Ridgewood Preparatory School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
2.66 John Curtis Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, 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 Bishop McManus Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, 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 59.44% 12.23% 31.84% 34.19% 54.06% 23.05% 79.77% 16.96% 51.05%
White 30.53% 63.25% 60.03% 53.26% 37.19% 25.75% 17.65% 11.33% 43.75%
Hispanic 5.32% 16.62% 4.43% 7.95% 3.38% 43.62% 1.63% 70.33% 2.37%
Asian 2.93% 4.83% 1.59% 2.75% 3.53% 6.18% 0.27% 0.80% 1.41%
Multiracial 1.25% 2.05% 1.37% 1.25% 1.48% 1.07% 0.54% 0.36% 1.20%
Other 0.33% 0.19% 0.15% 0.25% 0.23% 0.13% 0.01% 0.16% 0.03%
Native American 0.17% 0.66% 0.55% 0.31% 0.13% 0.16% 0.11% 0.06% 0.19%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.16% 0.04% 0.04% 0.01% 0.03% 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% 8% 11%
18 to 24 years 12% 10% 10% 10% 19% 11% 12% 9% 11%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 14% 15% 16% 18% 15% 16% 14%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 12% 13% 10% 14% 12% 15% 11%
45 to 54 years 14% 14% 14% 15% 12% 13% 13% 14% 13%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 12% 13% 11% 10% 11% 11% 12%
65 and over 11% 13% 13% 13% 12% 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 15% 14% 17% 15% 15% 25% 16% 29% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 24% 28% 34% 30% 25% 22% 26% 29% 29%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 27% 28% 27% 24% 32% 18% 31%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 15% 17% 20% 18% 16% 15% 17%
Master's degree or higher 14% 11% 7% 10% 13% 11% 10% 9% 9%

Gender

New Orleans, LA United States Louisiana New Orleans Metro Area Baton Rouge, LA Houston, TX Jackson, MS Miami, FL Mobile, AL
Male 48.2% 49.2% 48.9% 48.6% 47.9% 50.1% 46.2% 49.9% 47.5%
Female 51.8% 50.8% 51.1% 51.4% 52.1% 49.9% 53.8% 50.1% 52.5%

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 52.7% 35.1% 33.0% 37.5% 49.1% 54.6% 47.5% 67.2% 42.8%
Own 47.3% 64.9% 67.0% 62.5% 50.9% 45.4% 52.5% 32.8% 57.2%

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 396.5 278.9 449.1 330.8 447.4 471.0 355.6 612.3 385.1
Murder 41.4 5.0 17.3 31.8 21.3 9.8 28.4 17.0 11.6
Rape 46.7 15.3 32.1 28.3 62.5 22.9 35.1
Robbery 301.8 159.8 217.1 241.6 423.1 453.6 480.0 529.6 183.2

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 849.6 573.5 1181.6 747.2 1417.8 1088.4 1912.1 954.4 1280.0
Larceny 2434.6 2079.6 3309.8 2538.9 3322.2 3374.8 3331.1 3590.2 3641.1
Motor vehicle theft 568.4 235.5 273.2 450.6 219.8 623.5 598.7 457.5 271.8

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 12 responses

  • 58% Yes
  • 33% Not sure
  • 8% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 10 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 16 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 18 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 19 responses

  • 5% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 53% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 37% 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 15 responses

  • 53% Very accepting.
  • 40% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 7% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 34 responses

  • 12% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 47% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 38% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 3% 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 6 responses

  • 17% I love everything about it.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 33% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.