B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$924
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      423
      273
    • Murder
      42
      6
    • Rape
      104
      41
    • Robbery
      380
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      737
      525
    • Theft
      2,498
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      640
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $36,792
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    17%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      15%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      20%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      27%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      23%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      15%
      13%

    New Orleans Reviews

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    They don't call it the "friendly south" for no reason here in New Orleans. In my experience I have found that the locals in New Orleans are quick to help confused or lost tourists, and eager to make friendly conversation. In addition, the food in this city is some of the best a person can ever have in their lifetime! From cajun to creole, this bustling city has it all. The population is comprised of a diverse and progressive demographic, who are confident to make a positive impact in the United States, even by just making changes at the local level. Furthermore, I do think the city would benefit from more public planning and funds invested into the potholes that plague the driving roads. They can be quite dangerous, especially during less than desirable weather. Besides that, anyone who is considering visiting or moving to New Orleans should come down and join the community that is commonly referred to as the "friendly south."
    Review New Orleans
    New Orleans has wonderful history and culture, but is primarily becoming a tourist destination. Service industry jobs are the biggest employment. On the whole, New Orleans is a nice place to live, with friendly locals and a very laid back attitude. We aren't called the big easy for nothing! Education is getting better, as public schools focus on a full score of enrichment in both arts and sciences. Even our public transportation company, the Regional Transport Authority, are trying to do more and be more. Temperate weather - aside from hurricane season - makes New Orleans a wonderful place to reside.
    My family visited New Orleans the year before Hurricane Katrina hit. New Orleans is a beautiful place! The Garden District, and all of the ornate architecture found therein: Perfection. New Orleans is home to many people who still practice Voodoo; most of which visit the tomb of Marie Laveau and pray to the deceased Voodoo practitioner. Seeing New Orleans, though beautiful, wouldn't be considered the safest place at night, unless you stay on the world famous Bourbon Street. Bourbon Street; located in the French Quarter, is home to many of the local bars and restaurants. The food is amazing, and so are the signature drinks that could be found at each bar! All together I would definitely recommend this area to anyone that asked me.