Louisiana Overview

Population Demographics

  • 49.2% of the state's population is married. The other 50.8% are single.
  • The state's residents are 49.0% men and 51.0% women.
  • 3.6% of the state's population was not born in the United States. The other 96.4% was born in the United States.
  • The majority (62.6%) of the Louisiana population is White.
  • Louisiana has a population of 4,533,372 people. That is the 25th largest state population
  • The state's population is 19.4% college educated and 81.0% have a high school diploma or a GED.

» More about the Louisiana Population including race, age and gender data.


  • The Louisiana unemployment rate was 7.7%, as of the last census. This is lower than the national average of 7.9%.
  • In Louisiana, the median worker income is $26,415. This is lower than the national average of $29,701.
  • Typical commute times differ throughout the state. However, overall 62.3% of works commute under 25 mins daily, 23.3% commute 25-45 mins, and 14.3% have a commute greater than 45 minutes.
  • Louisiana has a poverty rate of 15.7%.
  • Typically, people work 40/hrs per week in Louisiana.

» More about the Louisiana economy including unemployment and income trends.


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