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Welcome to New Orleans ...

The coastal city of New Orleans is primarily located in Orleans Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Orleans Parish. A portion of New Orleans extends into Jefferson Parish.



New Orleans was established in 1718.

When the people of New Orleans refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like New Orleanian or Orleanian.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Orleans has a population of 391,172 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of New Orleans is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: New Orleans lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for New Orleans: (504)

The ZIP codes for New Orleans: 70112-70119, 70121-70131, 70139-70143, 70145-70146, 70148-70154, 70156-70167, 70170, 70172, 70174-70179, 70181-70187, 70189-70190, 70195<5>

Websites for New Orleans ...

Official Website:   www.cityofno.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.neworleanschamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlno.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Orleans had an population of 391,172 people. This is an increase of 13.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Orleans had a population of 343,829 people (which is 100% of the total population of Orleans Parish). This makes New Orleans the parish's most populous community.

The population of New Orleans represents 7.58% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 343,829 people, the population of New Orleans decreased 29.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 484,674 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Orleans.

Communities near New Orleans ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Orleans.

  • Kenner
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenner have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenner
    • Kenner is located in Jefferson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,288 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenner <7>
  • Harahan
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harahan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harahan
    • Harahan is located in Jefferson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,244 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harahan <7>
  • Jean Lafitte
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jean Lafitte have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jean Lafitte
    • Jean Lafitte is located in Jefferson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,996 people
  • Arabi
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Jefferson
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
    • Jefferson is located in Jefferson Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson <7>
  • Metairie
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Terrytown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrytown
    • Terrytown is located in Jefferson Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terrytown <7>
  • Westwego
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwego have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwego
    • Westwego is located in Jefferson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,297 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westwego <7>
  • Bridge City
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridge City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridge City
    • Bridge City is located in Jefferson Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridge City <7>
  • Milneburg
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milneburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milneburg
    • Milneburg is located in Orleans Parish

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Orleans. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Orleans.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Orleans. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Orleans.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Orleans. Our list includes 533 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New Orleans.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Orleans ...

Looking for more information about New Orleans? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for New Orleans, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Orleans.

Adding New Orleans to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of New Orleans in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for New Orleans was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found New Orleans on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for New Orleans.

The official website for New Orleans: www.cityofno.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Orleans, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of New Orleans refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of New Orleans may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Orleans.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Orleans - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as New Orleans). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Orleans or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for New Orleans includes: 70112, 70113, 70114, 70115, 70116, 70117, 70118, 70121, 70122, 70123, 70124, 70125, 70126, 70127, 70128, 70129, 70130, 70139, 70140, 70141, 70142, 70145, 70148, 70149, 70150, 70151, 70152, 70153, 70156, 70157, 70158, 70159, 70160, 70161, 70162, 70163, 70164, 70165, 70166, 70170, 70172, 70174, 70175, 70176, 70177, 70178, 70181, 70182, 70183, 70184, 70185, 70186, 70189 & 70190.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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