Richest Neighborhoods In New Orleans, LA For 2020


We used science and data to determine which New Orleans neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in New Orleans.
Richest Neighborhoods In New Orleans

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that New Orleans has to offer. Where houses go for over 3.14x the national median and household incomes are 2.49x the national median.

But where exactly in New Orleans do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Garden District where the median income is a cool $136,916.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in New Orleans out of 71 for 2020.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in New Orleans for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Garden District looks to be the richest New Orleans neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $975,002. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in New Orleans. Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more New Orleans reading, check out the best neighborhoods in New Orleans and the worst neighborhoods in New Orleans. Or, for living around New Orleans, out the best New Orleans suburbs and the worst New Orleans suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In New Orleans For 2020

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in New Orleans by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Garden District, was named the richest neighborhood in New Orleans.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Iberville.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in New Orleans ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In New Orleans For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Garden District $136,916
2 Lakewood $132,083
3 Lake Terrace And Oaks $116,810
4 Lake Shore-Lake Vista $115,905
5 Audubon $98,953
6 Lakeview $89,164
7 New Aurora-English Turn $76,446
8 Uptown $72,123
9 Marlyville-Fontainebleau $69,737
10 French Quarter $66,865
11 Lower Garden District $65,813
12 Navarre $65,049
13 Fillmore $62,306
14 Lake Catherine $61,250
15 West End $59,060
16 Central Business District $58,873
17 Read Blvd East $58,658
18 Algeirs Point $57,902
19 Old Aurora $57,192
20 Touro $56,858
21 East Carollton $56,848
22 East Riverside $53,862
23 Irish Channel $52,165
24 West Riverside $50,954
25 Tall Timbers-Brechtel $49,435
26 Broadmoor $47,766
27 City Park $46,964
28 Black Pearl $46,669
29 Fairgrounds $46,480
30 Marigny $45,730
31 Gentilly Terrace $43,834
32 Bywater $43,515
33 Milneburg $40,528
34 Bayou Saint John $40,102
35 Gentilly Woods $39,818
36 Freret $39,495
37 Pontchartrain Park $38,039
38 Milan $37,566
39 Village De L’est $37,209
40 Saint Anthony $36,796
41 Dillard $36,704
42 Us Naval Base $33,662
43 Leonidas $33,035
44 Mid-City $32,249
45 Read Blvd West $31,998
46 Holy Cross $31,850
47 Little Woods $29,104
48 Whitney $28,523
49 Behrman $28,509
50 Mcdonogh $27,985
51 West Lake Forest $26,270
52 Saint Claude $26,052
53 Lower 9th Ward $25,937
54 Saint Thomas $24,507
55 Holly Grove $24,190
56 Central City $24,007
57 Treme’ Lafitte $23,894
58 Saint Roch $23,281
59 Seventh Ward $21,520
60 Saint Bernard Area $21,394
61 Fischer Dev $21,098
62 Plum Orchard $20,764
63 Pines Village $20,048
64 Gert Town $19,409
65 Tulane-Gravier $19,298
66 Florida $17,125
67 Dixon $16,628
68 Desire $16,345
69 Viavant-Venetian Isles $14,722
70 Bw Cooper $14,560
71 Iberville $9,046

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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