Louisiana PopulationLouisiana (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 2023 is estimated 4.58 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 population decreased by 67,508 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.
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- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Louisiana
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Louisiana
July 1, 2020
Louisiana Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Louisiana by race are:
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 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 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 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.
|Black or African American||1,500,648||32.18%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||27,094||0.581%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||2,719||0.058%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||58||0.001%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||314||0.007%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||153||0.003%|
|Other Asian Population||10,874|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||1,401||0.03%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||547||0.012%|
|Other Pacific Islander||360|
|Some other race||56,216|
|Hispanic or Latino||231,708||4.97%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||111,621|
Top Cities of Louisiana
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
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 English||3,991,873||91.70|
Education level statistics of Louisiana state as per table below:
|Population 18 to 24 years||458,659||234,232||224,427|
|Less than high school graduate||81,745||49,562||32,183|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||150,304||82,532||67,772|
|Some college or associates degree||192,295||87,841||104,454|
|Bachelors degree or higher||34,315||14,297||20,018|
|Population 25 years and over||3,092,069||1,479,920||1,612,149|
|Less than 9th grade||166,320||92,919||73,401|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||319,765||169,033||150,732|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||1,046,025||516,164||529,861|
|Some college, no degree||657,791||305,381||352,410|
|Graduate or professional degree||249,538||112,429||137,109|
|High school graduate or higher||1,715,516||818,847||896,669|
|Bachelors degree or higher||533,267||251,945||281,322|
|Black or African||911,966||415,070||496,896|
|High school graduate or higher||714,267||310,166||404,101|
|Bachelors degree or higher||134,740||46,162||88,578|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||17,900||8,931||8,969|
|High school graduate or higher||12,262||5,845||6,417|
|Bachelors degree or higher||2,160||943||1,217|
|High school graduate or higher||42,075||20,625||21,450|
|Bachelors degree or higher||22,231||11,623||10,608|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||820||294||526|
|High school graduate or higher||611||242||369|
|Bachelors degree or higher||113||32||81|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||136,557||75,686||60,871|
|High school graduate or higher||97,836||51,918||45,918|
|Bachelors degree or higher||23,433||11,281||12,152|
Disable population statistics of Louisiana state as below.
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||680,623|
|Black or African American||224,168|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||5,639|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||168|
|Some other race||3,908|
|With a hearing difficulty||176,720|
|With a vision difficulty||142,953|
|With a cognitive difficulty||267,205|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||360,532|
|With a self-care difficulty||138,441|
|With an independent living difficulty||236,449|
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.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|De Soto Parish||27,265||27,436||0.6||35||35|
|East Baton Rouge Parish||443,607||440,956||-0.6||1||1|
|East Carroll Parish||7,133||7,037||-1.3||62||62|
|East Feliciana Parish||19,408||19,305||-0.5||49||49|
|Jefferson Davis Parish||31,491||31,582||0.3||34||34|
|Pointe Coupee Parish||22,212||21,940||-1.2||44||44|
|Red River Parish||8,519||8,477||-0.5||61||61|
|St. Bernard Parish||46,108||46,721||1.3||26||25|
|St. Charles Parish||52,673||52,879||0.4||21||21|
|St. Helena Parish||10,385||10,262||-1.2||58||58|
|St. James Parish||21,324||21,037||-1.3||45||45|
|St. John the Baptist Parish||43,339||43,184||-0.4||27||27|
|St. Landry Parish||83,447||82,764||-0.8||16||16|
|St. Martin Parish||54,121||53,621||-0.9||20||20|
|St. Mary Parish||50,672||49,774||-1.8||22||22|
|St. Tammany Parish||255,820||258,111||0.9||4||4|
|West Baton Rouge Parish||26,207||26,427||0.8||36||36|
|West Carroll Parish||10,975||10,982||0.1||57||57|
|West Feliciana Parish||15,377||15,460||0.5||52||52|
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