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  •   State: 
    28° 56′ N to 33° 01′ N | 88° 49′ W to 94° 03′ W
      Area total: 
    52,378 sq mi (134,659 km²) [35,494,826.240 acres]
      Area land: 
    43,601 sq mi (112,927 km²) [29,433,178.880 acres]
      Area water: 
    15% = 8,283 sq mi (21,455 km²) [6,061,647.360 acres]
    535 ft (163 m) Driskill Mountain
    April 30, 1812 (18nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 

    Baton Rouge

  • Louisiana, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    106.9/sq mi (41.3/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $281,429 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 1.12% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 1.13% from 2021.  8.4% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  22,858. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  2.4%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $61,313 respectively per capita 2023 = $63,031.
      Housing units: 
    2,113,216 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 1.9% increase compared to 2020, specifically 40,018 more housing units.

Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans. Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibis and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape, and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants. Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, and four that have not received recognition.

As shown in the Louisiana location map that Louisiana is located in the southern part of United States. It bordered by the Texas in the west, Arkansas in the north, and in the eastern side Mississippi makes boundary with it. However, in the south Mexico Gulf makes coastline with it. Louisiana is the only state of the US that has political subdivisions known as parishes. Parishes have local government that tantamount to the counties.

Interestingly, some of the Louisiana urban cultures have multicultural and multilingual heritage. In fact, it has been highly influenced with an admixture of 18th century Spanish, French, and African cultures. These cultures are very significant in the US because of uniqueness. Actually, the reason behind these cultures is – initially, the region was the French and Spanish colony.

As you can see on the given map of Louisiana that it is a coastal state so it has subtropical humid climate (especially in the southern side) with some special feature of hurricane. Hurricane is tropical cyclone and typical feature in the coastal region of Louisiana; sometimes it very fatal for coastal lives.

What's the boisterous horn you keep hearing in New Orleans? It can only belong to one thing: the Steamboat Natchez. Hop aboard for dinner, music and history as you make your way across the mighty Mississippi. The Louisiana US is also known for the tourism; Louisiana map US shows some of the important cities that have many tourists’ attractions. Some of the important cities are Baton Rouge (capital city), Bossier City, Lafayette, Alexandria, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe.

The US State Louisiana occupies 111,903 m², about 1,22 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Louisiana with 4,684,333 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 4,82 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 478,433 fewer people. The capital Baton Rouge alone has 225,901 inhabitants.

The capital of Louisiana moved around quite a bit. New Orleans had the title twice before the title settled on Baton Rouge in 1879. New Orleans has a population of more than 384,000 residents.

Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Haitian, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures that they are considered to be exceptional in the US. Louisiana is bordered to the west by Texas; to the north by Arkansas; to the east by Mississippi; and to the south by the Gulf of Mexico. The state may properly be divided into two parts, the uplands of the north, and the alluvial along the coast. Louisiana is often affected by tropical cyclones and is very vulnerable to strikes by major hurricanes, particularly the lowlands around and in the New Orleans area. The unique geography of the region, with the many bayous, marshes and inlets, can result in water damage across a wide area from major hurricanes. The area is also prone to frequent thunderstorms, especially in the summer. The entire state averages over 60 days of thunderstorms a year, more than any other state except Florida. Louisiana averages 27 tornadoes annually. The entire state is vulnerable to a tornado strike, with the extreme southern portion of the state slightly less so than the rest of the state. Tornadoes are more common from January to March in the southern part of the state, and from February through March in the northern part of the state.

Louisiana is known under different nicknames; aka Bayou State (previously used on license plates), or Creole State, or Pelican State, or Sportsman's Paradise (used on license plates) and detailed official information about Louisiana can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Louisiana, LA about 878,477 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 19.5% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Louisiana are about 868,911 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $52,090 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $51,348, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $52,832 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Louisiana = 57.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 41. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 82. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Louisiana = 5.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Louisiana = 59.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 100. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 216. 92.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 39.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 23, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 4,657,757 individuals with a median age of 35.9 age the population dropped by -0.41% in Louisiana population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 106.9/sq mi (41.3/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.33 people per household in the 1,685,517 households with an average household income of $49,973 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.10% of the available work force and has dropped -5.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.76%. The number of physicians in Louisiana per 100,000 population = 208.1.

The percentage of housing units in Louisiana which are owned by the occupant = 61.79%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 32 years with median home cost = $117,510 and home appreciation of -0.84%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $2.34 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $5,249 per student. There are 14.8 students for each teacher in the school, 562 students for each Librarian and 298 students for each Counselor. 3.47% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.50% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.53% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Louisiana's population of 726,915 residents in 1870 has increased 3,37-fold to 4,657,757 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.46% female residents and 48.54% male residents live in Louisiana, USA.

    As of 2020, 55.14% in Louisiana are married and the remaining 44.86% are single population.

  • 27.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Louisiana require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.02% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.27% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.87% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.18% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Louisiana, 61.79% are owner-occupied homes, another 11.31% are rented apartments, and the remaining 26.90% are vacant.

  • 57.99% of the population in Louisiana who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 58.560%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 39.930%) of those eligible to vote in Louisiana.

Skyline of Louisiana

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