Best Places to Live in Louisiana

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What you need to know about Louisiana

Residents living in Louisiana enjoy a subtropical climate characterized by hot, humid summers and mild winters. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana provides a variety of outdoor recreation options from beaches and swamps to golf courses, hiking trails and bike paths. New Orleans, Lafayette, Kenner and Shreveport are routinely ranked among the best places to live in Louisiana. Top industries in Louisiana include petroleum and natural gas production, tourism, filmmaking and seafood, especially crawfish.

Population

4,601,049
Up by 4%
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Housing

Homes Owned 66%
66% Complete
Homes Rented 34%
34% Complete

Median Home Price

$140,400
Higher than the national average
Cajun Culture in Lafayette Louisiana
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This southwestern Louisiana town is a hub of rich history and spicy food

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Median Household Income

$44,991
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 22%
22% Complete
Graduated High School 83%
83% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

Louisiana Top 100 City Rankings

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The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.

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Support for those who served is strong in these cities

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Get your little black dresses and plastic crowns ready: It's wedding season!

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Big parties bring excitement to autumn football weekends

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Best Places to Live in Louisiana