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Louisiana Black Population

According to the 2017 Census Bureau the state of Louisiana has the 12th largest Black population in the United States with 1,572,573 African Americans making up 34% of the state total.

State DataBlackTotal State
Median household income$28,222$46,145
Bachelor’s degree or higher14.6%23.8%
Family poverty rate28.5%14.7%
Percentage households Married-couple families25.3%42.8%
Homeowner rate46.6%65.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates


Metropolitan AreaBlack Population
New Orleans, LA441,391
Shreveport 173,216
Lafayette119,947
Monroe64,360
Lake Charles49,309
Alexandria45,699
Houma-Thibodaux, LA34,618


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