Total population by parish for the New Orleans metro

Published: Mar 30, 2020

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* 434,089 360,735 23,582 39,516 52,390 21,784 45,066 236,846 1,214,008
Estimate 2012* 433,954 369,787 23,826 41,483 52,420 21,634 44,719 239,064 1,226,887
Estimate 2013* 434,264 378,637 23,509 43,430 52,614 21,607 43,570 241,953 1,239,584
Estimate 2014* 434,078 383,940 23,304 44,439 52,678 21,515 43,714 245,237 1,248,905
Estimate 2015* 435,175 389,742 23,437 45,421 52,572 21,481 43,523 248,930 1,260,281
Estimate 2016* 436,572 391,843 23,323 45,777 52,796 21,433 43,401 252,468 1,267,613
Estimate 2017* 436,126 391,493 23,348 46,110 52,620 21,380 43,328 255,921 1,270,326
Estimate 2018* 433,884 391,004 23,385 46,780 52,775 21,151 43,119 258,035 1,270,133
Estimate 2019 432,493 390,144 23,197 47,244 53,100 21,096 42,837 260,419 1,270,530

Source: The Data Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and Population Estimates 2019.

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