Orleans Parish

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana

1300 Perdido St Rm 9-E-06
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-4000
Fax: (504) 658-8647
www.neworleans.com

In southeastern LA, southeast of Baton Rouge; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the city of France, former home of many early settlers

Area (sq mi):: 350.21 (land 180.56; water 169.66) Population per square mile: 2519.20
Population 2005: 454,863 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.20%; 1990-2000 -2.50% Population 2000: 484,674 (White 26.60%; Black or African American 67.30%; Hispanic or Latino 3.10%; Asian 2.30%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 4.20%. Median age: 33.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,258; median household $27,133; Population below poverty level: 27.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,523-$30,152
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 25.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • New Orleans County seat (462,269)

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