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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 (7/1/2013 estimates)

Metro Area

Population Estimates (as of July 1)

Change, 2012 to 2013

2012

2013

Number

Percent

Alexandria, LA Metro Area

154,332

154,753

421

0.3

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

814,896

820,159

5,263

0.6

Hammond, LA Metro Area

123,662

125,412

1,750

1.4

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metro Area

208,678

209,890

1,212

0.6

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

473,966

479,116

5,150

1.1

Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

201,005

202,040

1,035

0.5

Monroe, LA Metro Area

177,755

178,564

809

0.5

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

1,227,656

1,240,977

13,321

1.1

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area

448,118

446,471

-1,647

-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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