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The U.S. Census Bureau produces official population estimates, as of July 1, for each year after the decennial census by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin for the U.S., states,  and counties/parishes; population totals for all places and minor civil divisions and metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas are also produced. The Population Estimate Program page provides an estimates release schedule, methodology, how to submit a challenge, and other details regarding the production of population estimates. Select information for Louisiana is provided below.
Most Current Population Estimates for Louisiana:

Major Metropolitan Statistical Area Populations (7/1/2016 estimates)

Metro Area

Population Estimates (as of July 1)

Change, 2015 to 2016

2015

2016

Number

Percent

Alexandria, LA Metro Area

154,662

154,789

127
0.1

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

829,741

835,175

5,434
0.7

Hammond, LA Metro Area

128,756

130,710

1,954
1.5

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metro Area

212,187

211,525

-662
-0.3

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

489,865

491,528

1,663
0.3

Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

205,495

207,483

1,988
1.0

Monroe, LA Metro Area

179,463

179,470

7
0.0

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

1,262,071

1,268,883

6,812
0.5

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area

444,132

441,767

-2,365
-0.5
Older Population Estimates for Louisiana:
  • Estimates of the Resident Population for Parishes of Louisiana: July 1, 2000 to July 1, 2010: Louisiana; Parishes
  • Historical Estimates: U.S. Census Bureau archive of population estimates beginning in the1970's for states and counties

If you are seeking information on the projected future population of Louisiana, visit this page for population projections through 2030 for Louisiana and individual parishes. Still need help? Search the U.S. Census Bureau's Frequently Asked Questions, email the Louisiana State Census Data Center, or contact a local State Data Center Affiliate.
 
 
 
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