Total population by parish for the New Orleans metro

Published: May 18, 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 (1980-2010) and the latest estimates (2019)

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*  434,133  360,822  23,588  39,520  52,394  21,787  45,065  236,900  1,214,209 
Estimate 2012*  434,049  369,947  23,836  41,495  52,429  21,638  44,716  239,154  1,227,264 
Estimate 2013*  434,394  378,863  23,520  43,446  52,623  21,609  43,565  242,074  1,240,094 
Estimate 2014*  434,235  384,228  23,323  44,451  52,690  21,518  43,712  245,390  1,249,547 
Estimate 2015*  435,358  390,094  23,462  45,436  52,587  21,483  43,527  249,116  1,261,063 
Estimate 2016*  436,865  392,265  23,360  45,789  52,809  21,428  43,441  252,676  1,268,633 
Estimate 2017*  436,571  391,819  23,376  46,120  52,629  21,377  43,356  256,212  1,271,460 
Estimate 2018*  434,637  391,506  23,411  46,724  52,774  21,131  43,140  258,598  1,271,921 
Estimate 2019*  434,096  391,172  23,264  47,192  53,083  21,045  42,824  261,303  1,273,979 
Estimate 2020*  432,346  389,476  23,113  47,647  52,987  20,727  42,516  263,446  1,272,258 

Source: The Data Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and Population Estimates 2021.

Note: The 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,  2018, 2019, and 2020 population estimates have been revised with the release of the 2021 population estimates.