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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 (7/1/2014 estimates)

Metro Area

Population Estimates (as of July 1)

Change, 2013 to 2014

2013

2014

Number

Percent

Alexandria, LA Metro Area

154,903

154,872

-31

0

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

820,409

825,478

5,069

0.6

Hammond, LA Metro Area

125,508

127,049

1,541

1.2

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metro Area

209,963

211,049

1,385

0.7

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

479,763

484,974

5,211

1.1

Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

202,461

203,883

1,422

0.7

Monroe, LA Metro Area

178,618

178,864

246

0.1

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

1,241,949

1,251,849

9,900

1.8

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area

446,825

445,142

-1,683

-0.4

Older Population Estimates for Louisiana:
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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