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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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
New Orleans is a city in Louisiana with a population of 388,182. New Orleans is in Orleans Parish. Living in New Orleans offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In New Orleans there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. 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
388,182

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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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
    608.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    39.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    144.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    329.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    560.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,046.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    636.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in New Orleans

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,721
National
$55,322
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I love living in New Orleans. I've lived here for almost a year now and there is always something fun going. There's the Audubon Aquarium of Americas, Audubon Zoo, the World War 2 Museum and so much more! There are plenty of restaurants to choose from depending on what you're craving that day. I'm a huge Italian food lover and my favourite restaurant would have to be Tommy's. There are places to drink galore. If you're a wine lover like me, there's so many options like the Tasting Room and Wino. Also, if you're a dog lover this is the perfect place to live. The area is dog friendly with a lot of parks to take your pooch. Not to mention, all your favourite places are in walking distance or a short Uber ride away.
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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.
New Orleans is a very interesting city when it comes to customs and architecture. The French Quarter is one of the most popular places among residents and tourists. The multitude of festivals and parades are fun and stress-relieving. Also, the parks in New Orleans are beautiful including City Park's Great Lawn and The Fly at Audubon. Transportation throughout the city is very connective, helping others effectively move from uptown to Algiers. Although New Orleans is a very lively city, it comes with its downfalls. The crime in New Orleans is immense. New Orleans has issued a citywide curfew for teenagers aged 16 or younger. Therefore, at least they are actively trying to keep residents safe during the mist of rising crime. Recently, New Orleans executives have been making the efforts to make New Orleans a more presentable place for everyone. The new attraction that will be on Convention Center Boulevard and the Four Seasons near Canal Street are both currently under construction.