100 Biggest Cities In Louisiana For 2022

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Louisiana. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 283 cities and places in Louisiana.

We all love the biggest cities that the Pelican State has to offer. You know the places like New Orleans and Baton Rouge which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Louisiana that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Louisiana with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Louisiana, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Louisiana, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In Louisiana

New Orleans, LA
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 391,249
Population 2010: 295,285
Growth: 32.5%
More on New Orleans: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Baton Rouge, LA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 222,191
Population 2010: 229,158
Growth: -3.0%
More on Baton Rouge: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Shreveport, LA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 189,890
Population 2010: 198,477
Growth: -4.3%
More on Shreveport: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 138,511
Population 2010: 135,882
Growth: 1.9%
More on Metairie: Homes For Sale | Data

Lafayette, LA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 126,674
Population 2010: 118,803
Growth: 6.6%
More on Lafayette: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Lake Charles, LA
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 77,832
Population 2010: 71,224
Growth: 9.3%
More on Lake Charles: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Bossier City, LA
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Population: 68,286
Population 2010: 60,402
Growth: 13.1%
More on Bossier City: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Kenner, LA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Population: 66,759
Population 2010: 66,642
Growth: 0.2%
More on Kenner: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Monroe, LA
Overall SnackAbility
3
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 47,906
Population 2010: 49,272
Growth: -2.8%
More on Monroe: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Alexandria, LA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 46,545
Population 2010: 47,568
Growth: -2.2%
More on Alexandria: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Louisiana

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Pelican State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Louisiana from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be New Orleans.

The smallest? Egan, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Louisiana

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Louisiana.

Have fun snacking around in the Pelican State!

For more reading on Louisiana, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Louisiana

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 New Orleans 391,249 295,285 32.5%
2 Baton Rouge 222,191 229,158 -3.0%
3 Shreveport 189,890 198,477 -4.3%
4 Metairie 138,511 135,882 1.9%
5 Lafayette 126,674 118,803 6.6%
6 Lake Charles 77,832 71,224 9.3%
7 Bossier City 68,286 60,402 13.1%
8 Kenner 66,759 66,642 0.2%
9 Monroe 47,906 49,272 -2.8%
10 Alexandria 46,545 47,568 -2.2%
11 Prairieville 33,228 26,132 27.2%
12 Houma 33,053 33,631 -1.7%
13 Marrero 31,751 32,931 -3.6%
14 Central 29,235 26,887 8.7%
15 Laplace 29,232 31,325 -6.7%
16 New Iberia 28,965 31,029 -6.7%
17 Slidell 27,782 27,067 2.6%
18 Terrytown 26,044 22,625 15.1%
19 Chalmette 23,111 12,453 85.6%
20 Ruston 21,987 21,578 1.9%
21 Shenandoah 21,045 18,297 15.0%
22 Harvey 20,992 19,918 5.4%
23 Hammond 20,557 19,740 4.1%
24 Bayou Cane 20,307 19,869 2.2%
25 Sulphur 20,122 20,218 -0.5%
26 Gretna 17,746 17,628 0.7%
27 Natchitoches 17,711 18,083 -2.1%
28 Zachary 17,699 14,284 23.9%
29 Estelle 17,330 16,936 2.3%
30 Opelousas 16,687 17,778 -6.1%
31 Thibodaux 14,565 14,513 0.4%
32 Luling 14,522 12,828 13.2%
33 Pineville 14,179 14,462 -2.0%
34 Youngsville 14,118 7,336 92.4%
35 Bayou Blue 13,997 11,186 25.1%
36 River Ridge 13,690 13,412 2.1%
37 Baker 13,233 13,844 -4.4%
38 Crowley 12,689 13,422 -5.5%
39 Mandeville 12,567 11,483 9.4%
40 West Monroe 12,431 13,088 -5.0%
41 Broussard 12,248 7,761 57.8%
42 Abbeville 12,167 12,227 -0.5%
43 Minden 12,035 13,112 -8.2%
44 Claiborne 11,904 11,610 2.5%
45 Bogalusa 11,658 12,417 -6.1%
46 Destrehan 11,658 11,419 2.1%
47 Morgan City 10,963 12,434 -11.8%
48 Deridder 10,955 10,379 5.5%
49 Gonzales 10,932 9,596 13.9%
50 Waggaman 10,917 9,979 9.4%
51 Woodmere 10,908 11,607 -6.0%
52 Raceland 10,835 10,670 1.5%
53 Gardere 10,629 10,515 1.1%
54 Timberlane 10,498 9,644 8.9%
55 Covington 10,471 8,941 17.1%
56 Moss Bluff 10,352 11,685 -11.4%
57 Jefferson 10,286 12,047 -14.6%
58 Belle Chasse 10,241 14,920 -31.4%
59 Bastrop 10,060 11,607 -13.3%
60 Denham Springs 9,908 10,222 -3.1%
61 Jennings 9,874 10,462 -5.6%
62 Eunice 9,754 10,351 -5.8%
63 Merrydale 9,523 9,985 -4.6%
64 Carencro 9,346 7,355 27.1%
65 Harahan 9,293 9,275 0.2%
66 Fort Polk South 8,823 9,454 -6.7%
67 Scott 8,815 8,431 4.6%
68 Reserve 8,506 9,471 -10.2%
69 Oak Hills Place 8,472 7,993 6.0%
70 Prien 8,469 7,148 18.5%
71 Donaldsonville 8,424 7,513 12.1%
72 Westwego 8,411 8,821 -4.6%
73 Breaux Bridge 8,213 8,064 1.8%
74 Meraux 8,187 4,348 88.3%
75 Eden Isle 8,103 6,315 28.3%
76 Rayne 8,062 8,046 0.2%
77 Village St. George 7,688 6,493 18.4%
78 Oakdale 7,571 7,890 -4.0%
79 Galliano 7,514 7,922 -5.2%
80 St. Gabriel 7,374 6,508 13.3%
81 Old Jefferson 7,321 6,345 15.4%
82 Ponchatoula 7,311 6,425 13.8%
83 Lacombe 7,294 7,762 -6.0%
84 Ville Platte 7,117 7,668 -7.2%
85 Franklin 6,844 7,780 -12.0%
86 St. Rose 6,770 8,365 -19.1%
87 Inniswold 6,760 6,340 6.6%
88 Tallulah 6,722 7,587 -11.4%
89 Red Chute 6,619 6,097 8.6%
90 Plaquemine 6,589 7,123 -7.5%
91 Larose 6,463 6,431 0.5%
92 Bridge City 6,409 9,136 -29.8%
93 Gray 6,366 5,113 24.5%
94 Walker 6,278 5,990 4.8%
95 Elmwood 6,099 5,028 21.3%
96 Violet 6,086 4,178 45.7%
97 Brownfields 5,936 6,040 -1.7%
98 St. Martinville 5,844 6,294 -7.1%
99 Patterson 5,844 5,926 -1.4%
100 Leesville 5,773 6,420 -10.1%
101 Schriever 5,734 6,867 -16.5%
102 Addis 5,635 3,451 63.3%
103 Marksville 5,376 5,669 -5.2%
104 Cut Off 5,362 5,114 4.8%
105 Jeanerette 5,321 5,650 -5.8%
106 Carlyss 5,185 4,775 8.6%
107 Swartz 5,176 4,562 13.5%
108 Grambling 5,168 4,911 5.2%
109 Chackbay 5,108 5,803 -12.0%
110 Jackson 4,941 3,804 29.9%
111 Monticello 4,926 5,214 -5.5%
112 Avondale 4,889 5,132 -4.7%
113 Port Allen 4,883 5,181 -5.8%
114 Springhill 4,851 5,290 -8.3%
115 Westlake 4,788 4,538 5.5%
116 Richwood 4,778 3,154 51.5%
117 Mansfield 4,652 5,179 -10.2%
118 Winnsboro 4,597 4,952 -7.2%
119 Jonesboro 4,503 4,550 -1.0%
120 New Roads 4,500 4,867 -7.5%
121 Berwick 4,478 4,847 -7.6%
122 Kaplan 4,463 4,714 -5.3%
123 Amite City 4,459 4,189 6.4%
124 Church Point 4,429 4,591 -3.5%
125 Winnfield 4,418 4,951 -10.8%
126 Bayou Vista 4,346 5,215 -16.7%
127 Arabi 4,207 2,595 62.1%
128 Ball 3,972 3,965 0.2%
129 Bunkie 3,903 4,277 -8.7%
130 Eastwood 3,866 4,400 -12.1%
131 Vidalia 3,854 4,290 -10.2%
132 Brownsville 3,718 3,740 -0.6%
133 Franklinton 3,709 3,816 -2.8%
134 Farmerville 3,679 3,851 -4.5%
135 Hahnville 3,609 2,852 26.5%
136 Vivian 3,531 3,710 -4.8%
137 Rayville 3,515 3,777 -6.9%
138 Jena 3,400 3,317 2.5%
139 Vinton 3,296 3,207 2.8%
140 Haughton 3,292 3,364 -2.1%
141 Lockport 3,252 2,603 24.9%
142 Gramercy 3,249 3,533 -8.0%
143 Ferriday 3,247 3,519 -7.7%
144 South Vacherie 3,240 4,074 -20.5%
145 Lutcher 3,229 3,615 -10.7%
146 Welsh 3,209 3,244 -1.1%
147 Iowa 3,209 2,908 10.4%
148 Greenwood 3,155 3,081 2.4%
149 Blanchard 3,137 2,770 13.2%
150 Mamou 3,137 3,315 -5.4%
151 Dequincy 3,087 3,218 -4.1%
152 Haynesville 3,049 2,901 5.1%
153 Norco 2,993 3,375 -11.3%
154 Boutte 2,944 2,809 4.8%
155 Sunset 2,923 2,802 4.3%
156 Homer 2,875 3,338 -13.9%
157 Natalbany 2,847 2,076 37.1%
158 Erwinville 2,815 2,119 32.8%
159 Delhi 2,809 2,967 -5.3%
160 Lakeshore 2,800 1,729 61.9%
161 Grand Point 2,798 2,315 20.9%
162 New Llano 2,777 2,390 16.2%
163 Chauvin 2,771 3,220 -13.9%
164 Sterlington 2,753 1,372 100.7%
165 Lake Arthur 2,742 2,781 -1.4%
166 Arcadia 2,738 2,952 -7.2%
167 Westminster 2,713 3,088 -12.1%
168 Many 2,703 2,878 -6.1%
169 Brusly 2,690 2,478 8.6%
170 Pearl River 2,618 2,457 6.6%
171 Kinder 2,609 2,660 -1.9%
172 Lake Providence 2,586 4,138 -37.5%
173 Independence 2,578 2,114 21.9%
174 Abita Springs 2,571 2,563 0.3%
175 Bourg 2,535 2,337 8.5%
176 Poydras 2,506 1,892 32.5%
177 Fort Polk North 2,400 2,594 -7.5%
178 Stonewall 2,376 1,809 31.3%
179 Jean Lafitte 2,329 2,093 11.3%
180 Zwolle 2,312 1,961 17.9%
181 Erath 2,286 2,307 -0.9%
182 Colfax 2,261 1,861 21.5%
183 Henderson 2,261 1,673 35.1%
184 White Castle 2,260 2,109 7.2%
185 Coushatta 2,246 2,379 -5.6%
186 Ossun 2,238 2,067 8.3%
187 Amelia 2,236 2,025 10.4%
188 Bayou L'ourse 2,231 1,908 16.9%
189 Maurice 2,186 824 165.3%
190 Port Sulphur 2,174 1,408 54.4%
191 Bawcomville 2,150 3,402 -36.8%
192 Basile 2,132 2,190 -2.6%
193 Leonville 2,127 1,174 81.2%
194 Benton 2,124 1,860 14.2%
195 Kentwood 2,102 1,711 22.9%
196 Ringgold 2,080 1,798 15.7%
197 Delcambre 2,079 1,451 43.3%
198 Milton 2,068 2,658 -22.2%
199 Cade 2,053 1,464 40.2%
200 Belle Rose 2,052 1,670 22.9%
201 Montz 2,037 1,551 31.3%
202 Woodworth 2,019 1,689 19.5%
203 Presquille 2,015 1,340 50.4%
204 Lafourche Crossing 1,982 2,084 -4.9%
205 Des Allemands 1,976 2,098 -5.8%
206 Garyville 1,966 2,687 -26.8%
207 Golden Meadow 1,918 2,587 -25.9%
208 Olla 1,912 1,350 41.6%
209 St. Francisville 1,891 1,810 4.5%
210 Livingston 1,880 1,627 15.6%
211 Logansport 1,878 1,806 4.0%
212 Baldwin 1,876 2,473 -24.1%
213 Killian 1,852 1,222 51.6%
214 Mathews 1,830 2,291 -20.1%
215 Pierre Part 1,815 3,757 -51.7%
216 Montegut 1,809 1,079 67.7%
217 Cottonport 1,792 2,350 -23.7%
218 Edgard 1,788 2,117 -15.5%
219 Oberlin 1,778 1,924 -7.6%
220 Rosepine 1,776 1,591 11.6%
221 Paulina 1,761 1,189 48.1%
222 Iota 1,752 1,342 30.6%
223 Oak Grove 1,733 1,964 -11.8%
224 Minorca 1,727 2,274 -24.1%
225 Lockport Heights 1,706 859 98.6%
226 Bayou Gauche 1,703 2,559 -33.5%
227 Duson 1,695 1,551 9.3%
228 Bernice 1,686 1,755 -3.9%
229 Clinton 1,663 2,209 -24.7%
230 North Vacherie 1,641 2,496 -34.3%
231 Port Barre 1,619 2,140 -24.3%
232 Arnaudville 1,614 1,200 34.5%
233 Pine Prairie 1,589 1,611 -1.4%
234 Sorrento 1,567 1,357 15.5%
235 Charenton 1,560 1,461 6.8%
236 Mansura 1,529 1,404 8.9%
237 Sibley 1,521 1,211 25.6%
238 Paradis 1,508 1,003 50.3%
239 Urania 1,471 1,351 8.9%
240 Choudrant 1,458 724 101.4%
241 Paincourtville 1,446 1,498 -3.5%
242 Glenmora 1,413 1,299 8.8%
243 Simmesport 1,395 1,924 -27.5%
244 Jonesville 1,377 2,156 -36.1%
245 Bayou Country Club 1,363 1,236 10.3%
246 Lydia 1,326 896 48.0%
247 Cecilia 1,323 2,137 -38.1%
248 Elton 1,322 1,100 20.2%
249 Hackberry 1,315 1,198 9.8%
250 Livonia 1,304 1,494 -12.7%
251 Labadieville 1,302 1,667 -21.9%
252 Vienna Bend 1,285 1,119 14.8%
253 Center Point 1,274 502 153.8%
254 New Sarpy 1,265 1,498 -15.6%
255 Madisonville 1,263 824 53.3%
256 Deville 1,248 1,747 -28.6%
257 Wallace 1,240 849 46.1%
258 Morse 1,239 704 76.0%
259 Boyce 1,236 839 47.3%
260 Rosedale 1,225 885 38.4%
261 Watson 1,225 1,444 -15.2%
262 Campti 1,217 1,060 14.8%
263 Merryville 1,214 936 29.7%
264 Lakeview 1,196 1,117 7.1%
265 Albany 1,194 941 26.9%
266 Roseland 1,186 1,494 -20.6%
267 Banks Springs 1,185 1,164 1.8%
268 Gueydan 1,184 1,512 -21.7%
269 Catahoula 1,170 1,596 -26.7%
270 Cullen 1,166 767 52.0%
271 Forest Hill 1,143 621 84.1%
272 Moreauville 1,130 1,056 7.0%
273 Empire 1,124 671 67.5%
274 Fifth Ward 1,069 705 51.6%
275 Ama 1,052 1,591 -33.9%
276 Newellton 1,047 1,683 -37.8%
277 Kraemer 1,041 1,146 -9.2%
278 Grand Coteau 1,038 526 97.3%
279 Barataria 1,027 739 39.0%
280 Greensburg 1,018 564 80.5%
281 Dubach 1,014 689 47.2%
282 Plain Dealing 1,003 1,260 -20.4%
283 Egan 1,002 456 119.7%

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