Total population by parish for the New Orleans metro

Published: Mar 22, 2018

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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 (2017)

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* 434,034 360,661 23,588 39,505 52,376 21,784 45,052 236,780 1,213,780
Estimate 2012* 434,559 370,080 23,837 41,489 52,432 21,638 44,728 239,139 1,227,902
Estimate 2013* 435,197 379,125 23,524 43,435 52,646 21,615 43,578 242,074 1,241,194
Estimate 2014* 435,585 384,763 23,322 44,447 52,732 21,523 43,743 245,511 1,251,626
Estimate 2015* 436,888 390,711 23,450 45,439 52,647 21,486 43,585 249,320 1,263,526
Estimate 2016* 438,485 393,021 23,327 45,814 52,864 21,432 43,480 252,772 1,271,195
Estimate 2017 439,036 393,292 23,348 46,202 52,749 21,367 43,441 256,327 1,275,762

Source: The Data Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and Population Estimates 2017.

Note: The 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 population estimates have been revised with the release of the 2017 population estimates.

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