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Orleans Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana.

The parish is in the New Orleans metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 462,269. This was a decrease of  -4.62% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$27,133
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Orleans Parish demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Orleans Parish was $29,100. This was an increase of 26.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 94% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: New Orleans
Census 2000 highlights: Largest county in the state (by population)

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Orleans Parish residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orleans Parish ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Orleans Parish include Ahavas Sholem Cemetery, Brown Memorial Park, Carrollton Cemetery, Charity Hospital Cemetery, Firemens Cemetery, Firemens Cemetery, Girod Cemetery (historical), Greenwood Cemetery, Hebrew Rest Cemetery, Holt Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Orleans Parish include Algiers, Algiers Point, Audubon, Bayou Saint John, Behrman, Black Pearl, Broadmoor, Bywater, Carrollton, Central Business District ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Orleans Parish include Delgado Community College, Dillard University, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Louisiana Technical College - Sidney N. Collier Campus, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Southern University - New Orleans, Tulane University ... View colleges

School districts in Orleans Parish include Orleans Parish Schools Board ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Orleans Parish include Algiers Point Branch, Algiers Regional Branch, Alvar Branch, Children's Resource Center (Napoleon Branch), East New Orleans Regional Branch, Keller Branch, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, Milton H. Latter Branch, New Orleans Public Library, Nix Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Orleans Parish include New Orleans Times-Picayune ... View newspapers

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Politics

Orleans Parish supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orleans Parish political report.

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Travel

Airports in Orleans Parish include New Orleans International/Moisant Field

Hotels in Orleans Parish include A Creole House, A Maison Dupuy Hotel, Ambassador Hotel New Orleans, American Creole House B&B, AmeriHost Inn & Suites, Andrew Jackson Hotel, Avenue Garden Hotel, Avenue Plaza Resort & Spa, Baronne Plaza Travelodge Hotel, Best Western ... More hotels

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