Total population by parish for the New Orleans metro

Published: Aug 12, 2021

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 1980-2020

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
Census 2020 440,781 383,997 23,515 43,764 52,549  20,192 42,477 264,570  1,271,845 

Source: The Data Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census.