These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Louisiana For 2019

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Louisiana. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 281 cities and places in Louisiana.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Pelican State has to offer. You know the places like New Orleans and Baton Rouge which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Louisiana that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Louisiana with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Louisiana, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Louisiana, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Louisiana

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Pelican State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Louisiana from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be New Orleans.

The smallest? Clarks, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

New Orleans, LA
Overall SnackAbility
5
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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 388,182
Population 2010: 295,285
Growth: 31.5%
More on New Orleans: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Orleans ) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

Review Of New Orleans by HomeSnacks User

Visit the French Quarter and then the St. Louis Cathedral. Visit the Bon Ton Cafe for dinner. I also recommend visiting the Natchez river boat and take a dinner cruise. Make sure to get a grenade in the french quarter. Also visit the famous cafe du Monde and get a beignet. If you are interested take in a s*x show or other nighttime activities in the old french quarter. A haunted walk or visit to an old cemetery is also recommended. The old french market is another fun place to see for gift and souvenirs.

The friendliness and the wonderful accents of all the people. The cajun food is awesome so please get some gumbo. Also enjoy the wonderful drinks. Take in the wonderful music that you'll find anywhere. This is America's coolest city.


Baton Rouge, LA
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Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 227,549
Population 2010: 229,158
Growth: -0.7%
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Baton Rouge ) is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. It forms the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish and is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River.

Review Of Baton Rouge by HomeSnacks User

This is probably one of the worst cities I've ever been too. The traffic is awful and almost as bad as Los Angeles, which has something like 5 times the population. Most of the areas outside of the central business district live in poverty, the schools are way below the national average, and the food pales in comparison to New Orleans. I wouldn't recommend that anyone visit or move here.

The best part of Baton Rouge is that it is located pretty close to New Orleans, and is Louisiana's state capital. The thing that stood out the most is the horrid traffic and degrading infrastructure.


Shreveport, LA
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4
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 196,217
Population 2010: 198,477
Growth: -1.1%
More on Shreveport: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 122nd-largest city in the United States. It is the seat of Caddo Parish and extends along the Red River into neighboring Bossier Parish. Bossier City is separated from Shreveport by the Red River. The population of Shreveport was 199,311 in 2010, and the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area population exceeds 441,000. The Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 111th in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau.

Review Of Shreveport by Pam BB

I live in Shreveport,Louisiana. The past few years Shreveport has attained the nickname, The Ratchet City. I'm sorry to say that ratchet pretty much says it all. But I love Louisiana. It's really a great state. The people here are down to earth good folks. They will welcome a stranger and feed you the best food you've ever had! It's hard to find better food anywhere than Louisiana. If you love jazz, like I do, New Orleans is the place to be. But yes, Shreveport is not the city I grew up in. I've been here 61 years and it is sad to see how things have changed. It's really strange how even through the ugliness the hearts of the people are still filled with love.


Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 144,822
Population 2010: 135,882
Growth: 6.6%
More on Metairie: Homes For Sale | Data

Metairie is a census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States and is a major part of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. Metairie is the largest community in Jefferson Parish and the fifth-largest CDP in the United States. It is an unincorporated area that would be Louisiana's fourth-largest city if it were incorporated. The zip codes that serve the community are 70001-70006.

Lafayette, LA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 126,476
Population 2010: 118,803
Growth: 6.5%
More on Lafayette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. The city of Lafayette is the fourth-largest in the state, with a population of 127,657 according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. It is the principal city of the Lafayette, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a 2015 estimated population of 490,488. The larger trade area or Combined Statistical Area of Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City CSA was 627,146 in 2015. Lafayette is the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Its nickname is The Hub City.

Lake Charles, LA
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 75,194
Population 2010: 71,224
Growth: 5.6%
More on Lake Charles: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Founded in 1861 in Calcasieu Parish, it is a major industrial, cultural, and educational center in the southwest region of the state.

Bossier City, LA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Population: 67,511
Population 2010: 60,402
Growth: 11.8%
More on Bossier City: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Kenner, LA
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Population: 67,253
Population 2010: 66,642
Growth: 0.9%
More on Kenner: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kenner is the sixth-largest city in the U.S. State of Louisiana. It is the largest city in Jefferson Parish, United States, Louisiana's second-most populous parish, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 66,702 at the 2010 census.

Monroe, LA
Overall SnackAbility
3
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 48,938
Population 2010: 49,272
Growth: -0.7%
More on Monroe: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Monroe is the eighth-largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish. In the official 2010 census, Monroe had a population of 48,815. The municipal population declined by 8.1 percent over the past decade; it was 53,107 in the 2000 census. After a recheck in 2012, the Census Bureau changed the 2010 population from 48,815 to 49,147. Mayor Jamie Mayo, however, maintains that the Monroe population is more than 50,000 and indicated that he will pursue a continued challenge to the count.

Review Of Monroe by HomeSnacks User

I left Monroe 4 years ago because I could see the townhill spiral then. The city is poor, crime is rising, increase in drugs, and businesses are leaving and none coming in. My sister who lives there does not feel comfortable herself. The largest employer, Century Link, has executives in Denver running the Company, because no one wants to move to Monroe. In 2020, the Company willl be allowed to leave and will. This is sad but true.

The encroachment of crime is now in North Monroe in the nicest neighborhoods. Property value is down. Residents are moving out.


Alexandria, LA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 47,954
Population 2010: 47,568
Growth: 0.8%
More on Alexandria: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Alexandria is the ninth-largest city in the state of Louisiana and is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state. It is the principal city of the Alexandria metropolitan area which encompasses all of Rapides and Grant parishes. Its neighboring city is Pineville. In 2010, the population was 47,723, an increase of 3 percent from the 2000 census.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Louisiana

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Louisiana.

Have fun snacking around in the Pelican State!

For more reading on Louisiana, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Louisiana

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 New Orleans 388,182 295,285 31.5%
2 Baton Rouge 227,549 229,158 -0.7%
3 Shreveport 196,217 198,477 -1.1%
4 Metairie 144,822 135,882 6.6%
5 Lafayette 126,476 118,803 6.5%
6 Lake Charles 75,194 71,224 5.6%
7 Bossier City 67,511 60,402 11.8%
8 Kenner 67,253 66,642 0.9%
9 Monroe 48,938 49,272 -0.7%
10 Alexandria 47,954 47,568 0.8%
11 Houma 33,784 33,631 0.5%
12 Marrero 31,425 32,931 -4.6%
13 Prairieville 30,536 26,132 16.9%
14 New Iberia 30,292 31,029 -2.4%
15 Central 28,462 26,887 5.9%
16 Laplace 28,218 31,325 -9.9%
17 Slidell 27,755 27,067 2.5%
18 Terrytown 24,216 22,625 7.0%
19 Chalmette 22,907 12,453 83.9%
20 Ruston 22,154 21,578 2.7%
21 Bayou Cane 21,173 19,869 6.6%
22 Shenandoah 20,481 18,297 11.9%
23 Hammond 20,325 19,740 3.0%
24 Harvey 20,311 19,918 2.0%
25 Sulphur 20,237 20,218 0.1%
26 Natchitoches 18,176 18,083 0.5%
27 Gretna 17,888 17,628 1.5%
28 Zachary 16,879 14,284 18.2%
29 Estelle 16,791 16,936 -0.9%
30 Opelousas 16,480 17,778 -7.3%
31 Thibodaux 14,488 14,513 -0.2%
32 Pineville 14,381 14,462 -0.6%
33 River Ridge 13,809 13,412 3.0%
34 Baker 13,694 13,844 -1.1%
35 Belle Chasse 13,585 14,920 -8.9%
36 Luling 13,088 12,828 2.0%
37 Crowley 13,047 13,422 -2.8%
38 West Monroe 12,874 13,088 -1.6%
39 Minden 12,614 13,112 -3.8%
40 Moss Bluff 12,491 11,685 6.9%
41 Bayou Blue 12,434 11,186 11.2%
42 Abbeville 12,350 12,227 1.0%
43 Mandeville 12,215 11,483 6.4%
44 Youngsville 11,950 7,336 62.9%
45 Bogalusa 11,852 12,417 -4.6%
46 Morgan City 11,685 12,434 -6.0%
47 Claiborne 11,555 11,610 -0.5%
48 Gardere 11,229 10,515 6.8%
49 Woodmere 11,114 11,607 -4.2%
50 Deridder 10,995 10,379 5.9%
51 Destrehan 10,906 11,419 -4.5%
52 Broussard 10,888 7,761 40.3%
53 Timberlane 10,655 9,644 10.5%
54 Bastrop 10,643 11,607 -8.3%
55 Gonzales 10,558 9,596 10.0%
56 Jefferson 10,469 12,047 -13.1%
57 Raceland 10,322 10,670 -3.3%
58 Eunice 10,305 10,351 -0.4%
59 Jennings 10,084 10,462 -3.6%
60 Denham Springs 10,066 10,222 -1.5%
61 Reserve 9,995 9,471 5.5%
62 Covington 9,925 8,941 11.0%
63 Waggaman 9,712 9,979 -2.7%
64 Harahan 9,367 9,275 1.0%
65 Fort Polk South 9,293 9,454 -1.7%
66 Merrydale 9,001 9,985 -9.9%
67 Oak Hills Place 8,980 7,993 12.3%
68 Scott 8,784 8,431 4.2%
69 Carencro 8,620 7,355 17.2%
70 Westwego 8,557 8,821 -3.0%
71 Lacombe 8,519 7,762 9.8%
72 Breaux Bridge 8,291 8,064 2.8%
73 Old Jefferson 8,283 6,345 30.5%
74 St. Rose 8,123 8,365 -2.9%
75 Rayne 8,079 8,046 0.4%
76 Donaldsonville 7,975 7,513 6.1%
77 Prien 7,864 7,148 10.0%
78 Larose 7,732 6,431 20.2%
79 Oakdale 7,669 7,890 -2.8%
80 Galliano 7,650 7,922 -3.4%
81 Eden Isle 7,631 6,315 20.8%
82 Ville Platte 7,259 7,668 -5.3%
83 Franklin 7,244 7,780 -6.9%
84 St. Gabriel 7,094 6,508 9.0%
85 Meraux 7,073 4,348 62.7%
86 Ponchatoula 7,015 6,425 9.2%
87 Tallulah 7,013 7,587 -7.6%
88 Bridge City 6,957 9,136 -23.9%
89 Plaquemine 6,812 7,123 -4.4%
90 Village St. George 6,802 6,493 4.8%
91 Inniswold 6,772 6,340 6.8%
92 Schriever 6,385 6,867 -7.0%
93 Leesville 6,335 6,420 -1.3%
94 Walker 6,266 5,990 4.6%
95 Red Chute 6,260 6,097 2.7%
96 Patterson 6,067 5,926 2.4%
97 St. Martinville 6,058 6,294 -3.7%
98 Violet 5,705 4,178 36.5%
99 Gray 5,692 5,113 11.3%
100 Chackbay 5,647 5,803 -2.7%
101 Marksville 5,519 5,669 -2.6%
102 Cut Off 5,503 5,114 7.6%
103 Jeanerette 5,465 5,650 -3.3%
104 Richwood 5,332 3,154 69.1%
105 Avondale 5,226 5,132 1.8%
106 Grambling 5,184 4,911 5.6%
107 Bayou Vista 5,160 5,215 -1.1%
108 Brownfields 5,089 6,040 -15.7%
109 Port Allen 5,086 5,181 -1.8%
110 Carlyss 5,075 4,775 6.3%
111 Springhill 5,054 5,290 -4.5%
112 Elmwood 5,037 5,028 0.2%
113 Jackson 4,984 3,804 31.0%
114 Mansfield 4,885 5,179 -5.7%
115 Swartz 4,839 4,562 6.1%
116 Berwick 4,741 4,847 -2.2%
117 Winnsboro 4,730 4,952 -4.5%
118 Monticello 4,721 5,214 -9.5%
119 Addis 4,691 3,451 35.9%
120 New Roads 4,668 4,867 -4.1%
121 Westlake 4,592 4,538 1.2%
122 Jonesboro 4,586 4,550 0.8%
123 Kaplan 4,575 4,714 -2.9%
124 Winnfield 4,557 4,951 -8.0%
125 Eastwood 4,547 4,400 3.3%
126 Church Point 4,501 4,591 -2.0%
127 Amite City 4,342 4,189 3.7%
128 Arabi 4,319 2,595 66.4%
129 Brownsville 4,179 3,740 11.7%
130 Vidalia 4,088 4,290 -4.7%
131 Bunkie 4,034 4,277 -5.7%
132 Ball 4,007 3,965 1.1%
133 Farmerville 3,847 3,851 -0.1%
134 Franklinton 3,777 3,816 -1.0%
135 Lake Providence 3,724 4,138 -10.0%
136 Rayville 3,651 3,777 -3.3%
137 Vivian 3,636 3,710 -2.0%
138 South Vacherie 3,554 4,074 -12.8%
139 Gramercy 3,450 3,533 -2.3%
140 Hahnville 3,442 2,852 20.7%
141 Haughton 3,436 3,364 2.1%
142 Jena 3,391 3,317 2.2%
143 Vinton 3,372 3,207 5.1%
144 Ferriday 3,368 3,519 -4.3%
145 Lutcher 3,345 3,615 -7.5%
146 Welsh 3,225 3,244 -0.6%
147 Greenwood 3,222 3,081 4.6%
148 Iowa 3,218 2,908 10.7%
149 Mamou 3,193 3,315 -3.7%
150 Dequincy 3,145 3,218 -2.3%
151 Norco 3,144 3,375 -6.8%
152 Bawcomville 3,123 3,402 -8.2%
153 Grand Point 3,077 2,315 32.9%
154 Westminster 3,063 3,088 -0.8%
155 Blanchard 3,012 2,770 8.7%
156 Kinder 3,011 2,660 13.2%
157 Homer 2,974 3,338 -10.9%
158 Sunset 2,955 2,802 5.5%
159 Delhi 2,910 2,967 -1.9%
160 Bourg 2,866 2,337 22.6%
161 Arcadia 2,841 2,952 -3.8%
162 Natalbany 2,816 2,076 35.6%
163 Many 2,771 2,878 -3.7%
164 Lake Arthur 2,738 2,781 -1.5%
165 Brusly 2,721 2,478 9.8%
166 Poydras 2,695 1,892 42.4%
167 Boutte 2,695 2,809 -4.1%
168 Chauvin 2,682 3,220 -16.7%
169 Lockport 2,678 2,603 2.9%
170 Bayou Gauche 2,557 2,559 -0.1%
171 Mathews 2,556 2,291 11.6%
172 Pearl River 2,543 2,457 3.5%
173 Haynesville 2,543 2,901 -12.3%
174 New Llano 2,542 2,390 6.4%
175 Abita Springs 2,487 2,563 -3.0%
176 Milton 2,460 2,658 -7.4%
177 Fort Polk North 2,432 2,594 -6.2%
178 Erwinville 2,427 2,119 14.5%
179 Coushatta 2,414 2,379 1.5%
180 Pierre Part 2,376 3,757 -36.8%
181 Stonewall 2,359 1,809 30.4%
182 Sterlington 2,331 1,372 69.9%
183 Edgard 2,315 2,117 9.4%
184 St. Francisville 2,311 1,810 27.7%
185 Rosepine 2,235 1,591 40.5%
186 Baldwin 2,233 2,473 -9.7%
187 Garyville 2,225 2,687 -17.2%
188 White Castle 2,182 2,109 3.5%
189 Colfax 2,151 1,861 15.6%
190 Montz 2,140 1,551 38.0%
191 North Vacherie 2,135 2,496 -14.5%
192 Kentwood 2,122 1,711 24.0%
193 Labadieville 2,092 1,667 25.5%
194 Erath 2,034 2,307 -11.8%
195 Delcambre 2,022 1,451 39.4%
196 Lafourche Crossing 2,007 2,084 -3.7%
197 Benton 2,005 1,860 7.8%
198 Montegut 1,992 1,079 84.6%
199 Zwolle 1,977 1,961 0.8%
200 Lawtell 1,951 1,047 86.3%
201 Livingston 1,942 1,627 19.4%
202 Port Sulphur 1,934 1,408 37.4%
203 Lakeshore 1,912 1,729 10.6%
204 Golden Meadow 1,912 2,587 -26.1%
205 Simmesport 1,908 1,924 -0.8%
206 Jonesville 1,906 2,156 -11.6%
207 Cecilia 1,902 2,137 -11.0%
208 Cottonport 1,901 2,350 -19.1%
209 Minorca 1,897 2,274 -16.6%
210 Sorrento 1,885 1,357 38.9%
211 Henderson 1,885 1,673 12.7%
212 Amelia 1,876 2,025 -7.4%
213 Port Barre 1,871 2,140 -12.6%
214 Duson 1,854 1,551 19.5%
215 Jean Lafitte 1,839 2,093 -12.1%
216 Belle Rose 1,837 1,670 10.0%
217 Mansura 1,817 1,404 29.4%
218 Charenton 1,789 1,461 22.5%
219 Iota 1,780 1,342 32.6%
220 Deville 1,766 1,747 1.1%
221 Basile 1,739 2,190 -20.6%
222 Cade 1,712 1,464 16.9%
223 Oak Grove 1,654 1,964 -15.8%
224 Bernice 1,652 1,755 -5.9%
225 Independence 1,646 2,114 -22.1%
226 Paradis 1,616 1,003 61.1%
227 Ossun 1,611 2,067 -22.1%
228 Oberlin 1,609 1,924 -16.4%
229 Olla 1,570 1,350 16.3%
230 Logansport 1,566 1,806 -13.3%
231 Ringgold 1,561 1,798 -13.2%
232 Bayou L'ourse 1,549 1,908 -18.8%
233 Boyce 1,538 839 83.3%
234 Midway 1,523 1,297 17.4%
235 Maurice 1,501 824 82.2%
236 Arnaudville 1,482 1,200 23.5%
237 Lockport Heights 1,481 859 72.4%
238 Des Allemands 1,462 2,098 -30.3%
239 Presquille 1,453 1,340 8.4%
240 Gueydan 1,436 1,512 -5.0%
241 Banks Springs 1,431 1,164 22.9%
242 Livonia 1,428 1,494 -4.4%
243 Sibley 1,421 1,211 17.3%
244 Lakeview 1,414 1,117 26.6%
245 Elton 1,413 1,100 28.5%
246 French Settlement 1,400 1,298 7.9%
247 Clinton 1,383 2,209 -37.4%
248 Bayou Country Club 1,366 1,236 10.5%
249 Ama 1,361 1,591 -14.5%
250 Vienna Bend 1,324 1,119 18.3%
251 Albany 1,321 941 40.4%
252 Newellton 1,318 1,683 -21.7%
253 Urania 1,309 1,351 -3.1%
254 Hackberry 1,298 1,198 8.3%
255 Dulac 1,292 1,152 12.2%
256 Choudrant 1,281 724 76.9%
257 Merryville 1,259 936 34.5%
258 Glenmora 1,257 1,299 -3.2%
259 Cotton Valley 1,250 1,037 20.5%
260 Killian 1,209 1,222 -1.1%
261 New Sarpy 1,203 1,498 -19.7%
262 Pine Prairie 1,202 1,611 -25.4%
263 Woodworth 1,168 1,689 -30.8%
264 Melville 1,162 1,101 5.5%
265 Paulina 1,157 1,189 -2.7%
266 Cullen 1,133 767 47.7%
267 Start 1,101 852 29.2%
268 Watson 1,100 1,444 -23.8%
269 Anacoco 1,096 1,007 8.8%
270 Simsboro 1,094 1,041 5.1%
271 Dubach 1,091 689 58.3%
272 Barataria 1,090 739 47.5%
273 Paincourtville 1,070 1,498 -28.6%
274 Slaughter 1,068 1,172 -8.9%
275 Reddell 1,060 617 71.8%
276 Empire 1,054 671 57.1%
277 Oil City 1,048 691 51.7%
278 Leonville 1,042 1,174 -11.2%
279 Lemannville 1,018 1,409 -27.8%
280 Epps 1,015 1,590 -36.2%
281 Clarks 1,001 745 34.4%

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