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Where is New Orleans, LA?

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New Orleans is a city found in Louisiana, The United States Of America. It is located 29.95 latitude and -90.08 longitude and it is situated at elevation 18 meters above sea level.

New Orleans has a population of 343,829 making it the biggest city in Louisiana. It operates on the CDT time zone.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Louisiana
Population 343,829
Elevation 18 m over sea level
Time Zone CDT
Longitude -90.075070
Latitude 29.954650
Airports Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Lakefront Airport


New Orleans is the most celebrated city in the American South, the largest in the state of U.S., New Orleans retains its magic and seduction over residents and visitors alike. With mild winters and steamy summers, the city invites everyone to enjoy its lively French Quarter and Garden District, mysterious bayous, gracious plantations, spicy Creole food and the hedonistic Mardi Gras celebrations and classic Jazz Fests.

Did you know?

  • New Orleans is also known as "The Big Easy", a nickname that stems from the town's rich jazz tradition and the name of a local 1900's dance hall.
  • 80% of New Orleans flooded when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
  • The main culinary tradition in New Orleans is their famous Creole.

LARGE printable New Orleans (French Quarter) map


Take a look at our New Orleans map to spot these great things to do in New Orleans:

  • Louisiana vacation tour. Be sure not to miss the famous Lafayette Cemetery, resting place to some of the most illustrious (and notorious) citizens of New Orleans.
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New-orleans has a population of around 376738, of which 180183 (47%) are male and 196555 (52%) are female. The average age of the inhabitants of New-orleans is 37.15, meaning that the average person is above the national median age of 37. For every male, there are approximately 1.09 females, meaning that the population is relatively evenly distributed between males and female(s).

Of New-orleans's 376738 residents, around 371056 (98.50%) identify as having a single race. The majority of the population is black/African American, which consists of 59.50% of the population. Of the remaining population, 129195 are white (34.30%), 855 are native Americans (0.20%), 11388 are asians (3.00%), 102 are pacific islanders (0.00%), 5210 are other (1.40%).

The median income of households in New-orleans is $36792.00, meaning that most of the households are above the poverty threshold for families of three. Of the total population, 16.10% of households reported an annual income of less than $10,000.

New Orleans, LA Zipcodes

The city of New Orleans has 19 zipcodes recognized by the United States Census Bureau: 70112, 70113, 70114, 70115, 70116, 70117, 70118, 70119, 70122, 70124, 70125, 70126, 70127, 70128, 70129, 70130, 70131, 70139, 70163.

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.