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Louisiana Population 2024

Louisiana People
Louisiana (U.S. state abbreviation is 'LA') is the south eastern state of United States, bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, Texas to the west, Gulf of Mexico to the south. Louisiana was inhabited by Native people before the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, the first european explorers are led by Spanish expedition. Louisiana was named King Louis XIV of France. Its state capital city is Baton Rouge, other top cities are New Orleans, Shreveport, Metairie and Lafayette. Louisiana population in 2024 is estimated 4.56 million, ranks 24th populous state, its area is 52,069 sq miles (135,382 sq km) and area rank is 31st largest in the United States. Louisiana is losing population and is decreased by 33,508 people since from the last census of 2020. Louisiana is the only state in the US which follows the legal system established by Napoleon code and other states follow English common law. Alexandria, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Monroe, Opelousas, Bossier City are the most dangerous cities in Louisiana.

The population of Louisiana state in 2019 is 4.6 million with the change of -0.11% compared to -0.23% in 2018. The LA state population starts declining from 2016 onwards with 0.29% in 2015 to -0.16% in 2016. According to U.S. 2020 Census Results, LA population in 2020 is 4,657,757. Louisiana population in 2023 is estimated 4.55 million, population in 2022 is estimated 4.59 million, and in 2021 is estimated 4.62 million.
YearPopulation% Change
20204,657,757census updated
July 1, 2020
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018, last census by July 1, 2020

Louisiana Population by Race

According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Louisiana by race are:

White Population

White population in Louisiana are 2,909,599, percentage wise 62.39 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).

Black Population

Black population in Louisiana are 1,500,648, percentage wise 32.18 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Louisiana, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Louisiana are 80,980, percentage wise 1.74 percent are asians, out of these 11,679 are Asian Indians, 12,011 are Chinese, 7,721 are Filipinos, 1,517 are Japanese, 3,917 are Korean, 33,261 are Vietnamese and 10,874 are other Asian nationals. Other Asians include 1,07 are Thai, 2,118 are Pakistani, 684 are Nepalese, 86 are Malaysian, 1,825 are Laotian, 693 are Indonesian, 134 are Hmong, 535 are Cambodians, 321 are Burmese and 241 are Bangladesh's.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Louisiana are 231,708. Percentage wise 4.97 percent are hispanics, out of these 93,625 are Mexican people, 14,932 are Puerto Ricans, 11,530 are Cubans, and 111,621 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.

AIAN are 27,094, 2719 are Cherokee tribals, 58 are Chippewa tribal, 314 are Navajo tribals and 153 are Sioux tribal groups. Total Native Hawaiians are 406, Guamanian/Chamorro are 547 and Samoan are 88 inhabitants.

Total Population4,663,461Percent
Black or African American1,500,64832.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native27,0940.581%
Cherokee tribal grouping2,7190.058%
Chippewa tribal grouping580.001%
Navajo tribal grouping3140.007%
Sioux tribal grouping1530.003%
Asian Population80,9801.74%
Asian Indian11,6790.25%
Other Asian Population10,874
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,4010.03%
Native Hawaiian4060.009%
Guamanian or Chamorro5470.012%
Other Pacific Islander360
Some other race56,216
Hispanic or Latino231,7084.97%
Puerto Rican14,9320.32%
Other Hispanic or Latino111,621

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Louisiana

1New Orleans391,006
2Baton Rouge221,599
5Lake Charles78,001

Population Pyramid

Source: 2021 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Louisiana Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Louisiana by age is 4,663,461, out of these 2,281,239 are male, 2,382,222 are female, The sex ratio of Louisiana is 958. The Louisiana population by age are, under 15 years is 928,659, 15 years and over is 3,734,802, 30 years and over is 2,748,867, 65 years and over is 655,848 and 85 years and over is 74,672. 48.92 percent are male, 51.08 percent are female, 19.91 percent are under 15 years old, 80.09 percent are 15 years and over, 58.94 percent are 30 years and over, 14.06 percent are 65 years and over, 1.60 percent are 85 years and over.

Languages spoken in LA

In LA state, English is the official language, the population who speaks native language at home only English is 91.7%, followed by 3.71 speak Spanish, 2.98% European languages, 1.27% Asian Languages.
Asian Indian speakers include 568 speak Punjabi, 527 Bengali, 2,278 Nepali/Marathi, 999 Telugu, 776 Tamil, 466 Malayalam/Kannada, 2,750 Hindi, 1,189 Gujarati and 1,694 Urdu.
People from mid asia and east asia speak, 9,266 Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 1,461 Japanese, 2,938 Korean, 72 Hmong, 29,008 Vietnamese, 716 Khmer, 2,770 Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai and 4,594 speak Tagalog language of Phillipines.
1,205 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages 9,426 Arabic, 471 Hebrew, 817 Persian.
People from African origin, 691 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 1,264 Yoruba/Twi/Igbo or other Western Africa languages, 1,242 speak Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa.
European language speakers include 95,648 speak French include Cajun, 1,914 Italian, 2,897 Portuguese, 4,947 German, 753 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 938 Greek, 1,281 Russian, 505 Polish, 973 Serbo-Croatian, 830 Ukranian or other Slavic languages and 136 Armenian.
Speak only English3,991,87391.70
Spanish Language161,3843.71
European Language129,8352.98
Asian Languages55,1631.27
Other Languages14,7750.34
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)

Louisiana Education

Education level statistics of Louisiana state as per table below:

Population 18 to 24 years458,659234,232224,427
Less than high school graduate81,74549,56232,183
High school graduate (includes equivalency)150,30482,53267,772
Some college or associates degree192,29587,841104,454
Bachelors degree or higher34,31514,29720,018
Population 25 years and over3,092,0691,479,9201,612,149
Less than 9th grade166,32092,91973,401
9th to 12th grade, no diploma319,765169,033150,732
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1,046,025516,164529,861
Some college, no degree657,791305,381352,410
Associates degree178,71671,175107,541
Bachelors degree473,914212,819261,095
Graduate or professional degree249,538112,429137,109
High school graduate or higher1,715,516818,847896,669
Bachelors degree or higher533,267251,945281,322
Black or African911,966415,070496,896
High school graduate or higher714,267310,166404,101
Bachelors degree or higher134,74046,16288,578
American Indian or Alaska Native alone17,9008,9318,969
High school graduate or higher12,2625,8456,417
Bachelors degree or higher2,1609431,217
High school graduate or higher42,07520,62521,450
Bachelors degree or higher22,23111,62310,608
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander820294526
High school graduate or higher611242369
Bachelors degree or higher1133281
Hispanic or Latino Origin136,55775,68660,871
High school graduate or higher97,83651,91845,918
Bachelors degree or higher23,43311,28112,152
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Disable population statistics of Louisiana state as below.

Total civilian non-institutionalized population680,623
Black or African American224,168
American Indian and Alaska Native alone5,639
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander168
Some other race3,908
With a hearing difficulty176,720
With a vision difficulty142,953
With a cognitive difficulty267,205
With an ambulatory difficulty360,532
With a self-care difficulty138,441
With an independent living difficulty236,449

Counties of Louisiana

Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes. The City of Ponchatoula is the oldest incorporated city in Tangipahoa Parish. The name 'Ponchatoula' derives from the Choctaw Indian language meaning 'hair to hang' because of the abundance of Spanish moss on the trees surrounding the area. Louisiana state is formed with 64 Parishes, East Baton Rouge and Jefferson is the most populous parish with 440,956 and 434,051 inhabitants, followed by Orleans Parish with 931,006 and St. Tammany Parish with 258,111.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Acadia Parish62,51462,190-0.51818
Allen Parish25,63125,605-0.13837
Ascension Parish123,028124,6721.31313
Assumption Parish22,58022,300-1.24143
Avoyelles Parish40,87140,462-12828
Beauregard Parish36,84737,2531.13131
Bienville Parish13,63913,308-2.45555
Bossier Parish127,058127,1850.11212
Caddo Parish246,034242,922-1.355
Calcasieu Parish202,330203,1120.477
Caldwell Parish9,9479,9600.15959
Cameron Parish6,9266,9680.66363
Catahoula Parish9,8339,608-2.36060
Claiborne Parish16,00215,944-0.45050
Concordia Parish19,84919,572-1.44848
De Soto Parish27,26527,4360.63535
East Baton Rouge Parish443,607440,956-0.611
East Carroll Parish7,1337,037-1.36262
East Feliciana Parish19,40819,305-0.54949
Evangeline Parish33,62533,443-0.53232
Franklin Parish20,26120,156-0.54747
Grant Parish22,32222,4820.74341
Iberia Parish72,00170,941-1.51717
Iberville Parish32,92032,721-0.63333
Jackson Parish15,89315,9020.15151
Jefferson Parish436,296434,051-0.522
Jefferson Davis Parish31,49131,5820.33434
Lafayette Parish241,534242,7820.566
Lafourche Parish98,20298,115-0.11515
LaSalle Parish14,92914,917-0.15353
Lincoln Parish47,46547,196-0.62424
Livingston Parish138,038139,5671.199
Madison Parish11,34311,161-1.65656
Morehouse Parish25,68725,398-1.13738
Natchitoches Parish39,03838,659-13030
Orleans Parish391,538391,006-0.133
Ouachita Parish155,757154,475-0.888
Plaquemines Parish23,36723,4100.24040
Pointe Coupee Parish22,21221,940-1.24444
Rapides Parish131,282130,562-0.51111
Red River Parish8,5198,477-0.56161
Richland Parish20,41520,192-1.14646
Sabine Parish24,00924,0320.13939
St. Bernard Parish46,10846,7211.32625
St. Charles Parish52,67352,8790.42121
St. Helena Parish10,38510,262-1.25858
St. James Parish21,32421,037-1.34545
St. John the Baptist Parish43,33943,184-0.42727
St. Landry Parish83,44782,764-0.81616
St. Martin Parish54,12153,621-0.92020
St. Mary Parish50,67249,774-1.82222
St. Tammany Parish255,820258,1110.944
Tangipahoa Parish132,322133,7771.11010
Tensas Parish4,5834,462-2.66464
Terrebonne Parish111,691111,021-0.61414
Union Parish22,45422,330-0.64242
Vermilion Parish59,93759,830-0.21919
Vernon Parish50,51948,860-3.32323
Washington Parish46,60946,582-0.12526
Webster Parish39,27438,798-1.22929
West Baton Rouge Parish26,20726,4270.83636
West Carroll Parish10,97510,9820.15757
West Feliciana Parish15,37715,4600.55252
Winn Parish14,33514,134-1.45454


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