Total population by parish for the New Orleans metro

Published: Mar 23, 2017

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What is Orleans Parish?

Orleans Parish is the city of New Orleans. New Orleans and Orleans Parish are interchangeable. Their boundaries are the same, and they contain the same population.

Total population by parish for the New Orleans metro

Decennial counts (1980-2010) and the latest estimates (2016)

Jefferson Orleans Plaquemines St. Bernard St. Charles St. James St. John St. Tammany Metro Area total
Census 1980 454,592 557,515 26,049 64,097 37,259 21,495 31,924 110,869 1,303,800
Census 1990 448,306 496,938 25,575 66,631 42,437 20,879 39,996 144,508 1,285,270
Census 2000 455,466 484,674 26,757 67,229 48,072 21,216 43,044 191,268 1,337,726
Census 2010 432,552 343,829 23,042 35,897 52,780 22,102 45,924 233,740 1,189,866
Estimate 2011* 433,983 360,840 23,629 39,504 52,424 21,818 45,056 236,832 1,214,086
Estimate 2012* 434,312 370,138 23,893 41,519 52,484 21,665 44,760 239,323 1,228,094
Estimate 2013* 434,770 378,886 23,597 43,409 52,650 21,610 43,615 242,427 1,240,964
Estimate 2014* 434,858 384,355 23,397 44,455 52,779 21,554 43,797 246,026 1,251,221
Estimate 2015* 435,555 389,738 23,568 45,384 52,702 21,517 43,639 249,968 1,262,071
Estimate 2016 436,523 391,495 23,464 45,688 52,923 21,557 43,631 253,602 1,268,883

Source: The Data Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and Population Estimates 2016.

Note: The 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 population estimates have been revised with the release of the 2016 population estimates.

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