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  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
    C+
  12. Commute
    A
New Orleans is a city in Louisiana with a population of 382,922. New Orleans is in Orleans Parish. Living in New Orleans offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In New Orleans there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in New Orleans and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in New Orleans are above average.
About New Orleans...
Population
382,922

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$929
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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New Orleans Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    608
    283
  • Murder
    40
    6
  • Rape
    145
    41
  • Robbery
    329
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    561
    500
  • Theft
    3,046
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    637
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,488
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

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New Orleans is a city with rich roots and traditions. The diversity and culture in New Orleans are unmatched. The hospitality of the people that reside in New Orleans is extremely welcoming and genuine. The food is amazing! I would not want to live anywhere else. New Orleans truly is a melting pot of cultures. Music is a big part of the city, the jazz bands are vivid and entertaining in the french quarter. You will never get bored in the city. It may be difficult to stay away from the nightlife since Bourbon street is so intriguing! I would like to see the safety improve in the city. The high amount of poor people in the city also is disheartning.
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New Orleans is a crazy city with very crazy history to go along with it. Originally belonging to the French people, New Orleans has a long history of diversity within it's culture. With it's diverse culture, it has resulted into many different and well known creations. The unique food, the French Quarter, slave museums, the many parishes and wards, all contribute to why someone would want to tour this beautiful place. I guess the result for our city being so beautiful is that it must suffer through frequent hurricanes, but we will always find a way to get back up immediately!
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."