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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 (7/1/2015 estimates)

Metro Area

Population Estimates (as of July 1)

Change, 2014 to 2015

2014

2015

Number

Percent

Alexandria, LA Metro Area

154,798

154,484

-314
-0.2

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

825,499

830,480

4,981
0.6

Hammond, LA Metro Area

126,948

128,755

1,807
1.4

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metro Area

211,454

212,297

843
0.4

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

485,411

490,488

5,077
1.0

Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

203,544

205,605

2,061
1.0

Monroe, LA Metro Area

178,622

179,238

616
0.3

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

1,251,962

1,262,888

10,926
0.9

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area

444,758

443,708

-1,050
-0.2
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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