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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 (7/1/2017 estimates)

Metro Area

Population Estimates (as of July 1)

Change, 2016 to 2017

2016

2017

Number

Percent

Alexandria, LA Metro Area

154,394

153,984

-410
-0.3

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

835,596

834,159

-1,437
-0.2

Hammond, LA Metro Area

130,623

132,497

1,874
1.4

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metro Area

211,740

210,512

-1,228
-0.6

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

491,646

491,558

-88
0.0

Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

207,518

209,357

1,839
0.9

Monroe, LA Metro Area

179,546

178,445

-1,101
-0.6

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

1,271,195

1,275,762

4,567
0.4

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area

442,403

440,933

-1,470
-0.3
Older Population Estimates for Louisiana:
  • 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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