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New Orleans (/nju rlinz, -rlinz, -rlnz/, or /nrlnz/; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvlle] ( listen)) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
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I love New Orleans. It's a city rich in history, culture, great food and wonderful, warm, friendly people.

Be careful of crime in New Orleans, especially at night. However, the native people of New Orleans are some of the friendliest I've ever met.


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 sex 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.


Becoming difficult for locals to find affordable rentals.

Beautiful city, always something new to learn, like a secret lover.


It was my first time visiting. Very few parts of New Orleans are nice looking. The city is pretty run down; abandon buildings, a lot of homeless peoples, pan handlers..

The smell of Bourbon street is just awful. The whole street smells like a dumpster. If someone asked you for money and you didn't have it, or didn't give it, they were quick to use profanity towards you.


I did not have any run-ins with crime, but I made sure to stay in well populated areas. I had a wonderful time in New Orleans, and there was always something to do! The food was probably my favorite part of the trip. I also loved the down-home southern charm that many of the locals exuded.

My favorite place to visit in New Orleans was on Bourbon Street in the evening. The evening hours were not too cold or too hot, the temperature was perfectly comfortable. The city is immersed in a unique culture that in my opinion cannot be found anywhere else in the world!


New Orleans, Louisiana is like no other place on earth. It is a melting pot of different cultures, architectures, music, and cuisine. While it is not a very safe city and I wouldn't want to live there, I love to visit it frequently. The best time to go is in the fall or spring when the weather is not too hot and wet. I have traveled to many places around the world and i find that by far, New Orleans has the best food anywhere. Once one has eaten in this city, one will be forever spoiled to the flavorful spices used. All other food will seem extremely bland in comparison.

There are lots of fun things to do in New Orleans besides just eat, although I would be perfectly happy to just do that there! I love to meander through the French Quarter while having a few drinks. This is one of the few places in America where one can drink and stroll! Pat O'Brian's bar is famous for their Hurricanes which are very good as well as most of their other drinks. While walking in the French Quarter, it's fun to people-watch. I've never been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras as it is crazy enough during a regular weekend! Going to Jackson Square on a Sunday morning is a real treat. I love to go to Cafe du Monde to eat the infamous french donut - the beignet. These are replicated in other places, but no one makes them like Cafe du Monde! I always enjoy walking through the park at Jackson Square where you can watch all the artists and musicians. There used to also be fortune tellers back in the day, but apparently these have been outlawed. If you look hard enough in the city, you can find voodoo shops and vampires! But if not, the clothing shopping is great. There is a fabulous hat shop in the French Quarter called Fleur de Paris. They custom make hats for the Kentucky Derby, but also have hats for sale off the rack. Their hats are the best quality and they fit them to the purchaser's head.


My experience was wonderful! Southern hospitality stood out in this city! We partied on burbon street and drank the famous hand grenades. We attended several Mardi Gras parades even though it wasn't Mardi Gras season they still find any reason to have a parade.

The culture in New Orleans is unbeatable. The soul food made from recipes passed down generation to generation is like nothing you have ever tasted before. The historic buildings are beautiful sights. The night life is one giant party till the sun comes up.


New Orleans is divine for art, music, food, history, architecture and more.

Avoid the tourist areas and you'll be just fine.

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Map Of New Orleans, LA

Population over time in New Orleans

Year Population % Change
2017 388,182 1.4%
2016 382,922 1.6%
2015 376,738 2.2%
2014 368,471 3.2%
2013 357,013 4.6%
2012 341,407 6.2%
2011 321,409 8.8%
2010 295,285 -

Crime in New Orleans Per 100k

Crime New Orleans LA USA
Violent Crime 1121.4 557.0 382.9
Murder 39.5 12.4 5.3
Robbery 329.1 114.4 98.0
Aggravated Assault 608.1 390.3 248.9
Property Crime 4243.8 3366.8 2362.0
Burglary 560.8 731.5 430.4
Larceny 3046.2 2401.3 1694.0
Car Theft 636.8 234.0 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in New Orleans

30.6% (118,660)
African American
59.1% (229,389)
American Indian
0.1% (463)
2.9% (11,428)
0.0% (91)
0.3% (1,119)
Two Or More
1.4% (5,584)
5.5% (21,448)
Race New Orleans LA USA
White 30.6% 59.0% 61.5%
African American 59.1% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 2.9% 1.7% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 1.6% 2.3%
Hispanic 5.5% 5.0% 17.6%

Household Income For New Orleans, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
14.8% (5,745,093)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.1% (3,144,274)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.0% (5,046,366)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.7% (4,153,547)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.3% (4,774,638)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.7% (5,318,093)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.8% (3,416,001)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.2% (3,571,274)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.0% (1,552,728)
$200,000 or more
5.5% (2,135,001)
Income New Orleans LA USA
Less than $10,000 14.8% 10.0% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.1% 6.4% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.0% 12.4% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.7% 10.6% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.3% 13.2% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.7% 16.3% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.8% 10.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.2% 12.0% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.0% 4.4% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 5.5% 4.0% 6.3%

Gender in New Orleans

52.3% (203,119)
47.7% (185,062)
Gender New Orleans LA USA
Female 52.3% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 47.7% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in New Orleans for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.3% (16,523)
9-12th Grade
9.9% (38,343)
High School / GED
23.0% (89,327)
Some College
21.7% (84,288)
Associate's Degree
4.7% (18,087)
Bachelor's Degree
20.7% (80,415)
Master's Degree
9.5% (36,699)
Professional Degree
4.3% (16,762)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (7,733)
Education New Orleans LA USA
< 9th Grade 4.3% 5.4% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 9.9% 10.3% 7.2%
High School / GED 23.0% 33.8% 27.3%
Some College 21.7% 21.3% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 4.7% 5.8% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 20.7% 15.3% 19.1%
Master's Degree 9.5% 5.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 4.3% 1.7% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.4%

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