Cities & States

New Orleans
Population: 376,738
Baton Rouge
Population: 229,186
Population: 200,015
Population: 142,715
Population: 124,982
Lake Charles
Population: 74,190
Population: 66,993
Bossier City
Population: 66,093
Population: 49,529
Population: 47,985

East Baton Rouge Parish
Population: 441,901
Jefferson Parish
Population: 433,477
Orleans Parish
Population: 357,013
Caddo Parish
Population: 255,551
St. Tammany Parish
Population: 236,832
Lafayette Parish
Population: 224,719
Calcasieu Parish
Population: 193,528
Ouachita Parish
Population: 154,641
Rapides Parish
Population: 132,034
Livingston Parish
Population: 130,192


Louisiana Employment Profile

Located in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Southwest region, Louisiana’s economy has historically depended on natural resource extraction and processing, with an emphasis on oil and gas extraction and refining industries. While these industries continue as a significant share of the state’s economy, Louisiana is focused on attracting additional capacity for extraction and processing, new manufacturing plants, and professional and technical employers, thereby diversifying the labor market and adding high-wage and skilled workers. (Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission)

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; accommodation and food services; and construction, respectively.

The largest employers in the state (as of June 2014) include the State of Louisiana, Louisiana State University System, Ochsner Health System, University of Louisiana System, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Willis Knighton Health System, Hilton-New Orleans Riverside, Lafayette Medical Center, Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, and Tulane University. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
3.38% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

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