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* 434,060 360,686 23,586 39,515 52,385  21,780  45,066 236,813 1,213,891
Estimate 2012* 433,964 369,761 23,831  41,485 52,419 21,632  44,725 239,041 1,226,858
Estimate 2013* 434,296 378,623 23,515 43,434 52,614 21,608 43,576 241,941 1,239,607
Estimate 2014* 434,131 383,930 23,312 44,441 52,679 21,516  43,723 245,232 1,248,964
Estimate 2015* 435,275 389,791 23,443 45,425 52,583 21,480 43,542 248,913 1,260,452
Estimate 2016* 436,749 391,977 23,331 45,775 52,806 21,427 43,440 252,389 1,267,894
Estimate 2017* 436,296 391,538 23,367 46,108 52,673 21,324 43,339 255,820 1,270,465
Estimate 2018* 434,051 391,006 23,410 46,721 52,879 21,037 43,184 258,111 1,270,399

Source: The Data Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and Population Estimates 2018.

Note: The 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 population estimates have been revised with the release of the 2018 population estimates.

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