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%

New Orleans Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    423
    0
  • Murder
    42
    0
  • Rape
    104
    41
  • Robbery
    380
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    737
    1
  • Theft
    2,498
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    640
    0

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%
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New Orleans Reviews

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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!
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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."
What I like about New Orleans is the beautiful culture and the music. Culturally, living in new Orleans is like living a small town but aspirations of a big town. There is a very artistic diversity in race, class, and gender everyone in new Orleans is free wants to have a good time with everybody. The city is like going back in time when you see horse carriages, old houses, listening to blues music. New Orleans has another name, which is the Big Easy! People call it the Big Easy after this popular club in the 1900s. My has a lot of history and it remains strong today!