New Orleans, Louisiana is a medium-sized city with just under 388,000 residents. Young professionals can expect to feel welcome, as they account for an above-average 19% of the community. Renters hold a slight majority over homeowners in New Orleans by a small 53%-47% margin despite paying roughly $127/month more in rent than the state average.
Compared to the Louisiana average, New Orleans has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 8% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 14% have a Bachelor's degree. New Orleans residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose. The four most common are entertainment, healthcare, education, and retail. Together, these industries account for 25% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of about $59,000, New Orleans workers bring in about the same as the average Louisiana resident. However, New Orleans compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.
New Orleans has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, selected by 35% of workers, while public transit is used by just 3% of the population. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.