This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, New Orleans has a very low population density. New Orleans is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about New Orleans, LA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in New Orleans, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. New Orleans has a population density of 1,746, with 315,283 current residents.
Out of the 315,283 current residents, 46% are male and 53% are female. 39% of the residents are married and 60% are single.
- 59% Sun
- 59% Rain
- 0% Snow
69°F average temperature
- 56 years Median home age
- $124,440 Median home price
- 1.47% Home appreciation rate
- 2.28% Annual property tax
As for living in New Orleans, the air quality is 31% and the weather, on average, is 59% sunny, 59% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 69°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in New Orleans, you should know that 41.8% of homes are owned while 48.8% of homes are rented, and 9.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $124,440, the median age of homes is 56 years, the annual home appreciation is 1.47% and the annual property tax is 2.28%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)10
When looking at the community of New Orleans, it’s important to determine the crime rate. New Orleans’s crime rate is 10 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in New Orleans is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 79.42% Democratic, 19.08% Republican, and 1.50% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:18
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
76%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
12%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at New Orleans, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.80% of residents are unemployed in New Orleans (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed New Orleans residents: 11.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 25.43% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.7% are in the customer service field, 25.2% are in the sales field, 0.17% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 9.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 76.09%, 3.64% of residents have an associate’s degree, 16.35% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 12.17% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in New Orleans, you should be aware that the average commute time is 27 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of New Orleans have a few different options. 60% of commuters use their own cars, 16% of commuters carpool, 13% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.