100 Biggest Cities In Louisiana For 2021

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: 390,845
Population 2010: 295,285
Growth: 32.4%
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: 224,149
Population 2010: 229,158
Growth: -2.2%
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: 192,035
Population 2010: 198,477
Growth: -3.2%
More on Shreveport: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 142,135
Population 2010: 135,882
Growth: 4.6%
More on Metairie: Homes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 126,666
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: 77,283
Population 2010: 71,224
Growth: 8.5%
More on Lake Charles: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Bossier City, LA
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Population: 68,248
Population 2010: 60,402
Growth: 13.0%
More on Bossier City: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Kenner, LA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Population: 66,777
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: 48,241
Population 2010: 49,272
Growth: -2.1%
More on Monroe: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Alexandria, LA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 47,012
Population 2010: 47,568
Growth: -1.2%
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? Choudrant, 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 390,845 295,285 32.4%
2 Baton Rouge 224,149 229,158 -2.2%
3 Shreveport 192,035 198,477 -3.2%
4 Metairie 142,135 135,882 4.6%
5 Lafayette 126,666 118,803 6.6%
6 Lake Charles 77,283 71,224 8.5%
7 Bossier City 68,248 60,402 13.0%
8 Kenner 66,777 66,642 0.2%
9 Monroe 48,241 49,272 -2.1%
10 Alexandria 47,012 47,568 -1.2%
11 Houma 33,334 33,631 -0.9%
12 Prairieville 31,974 26,132 22.4%
13 Marrero 30,894 32,931 -6.2%
14 New Iberia 29,456 31,029 -5.1%
15 Laplace 29,108 31,325 -7.1%
16 Central 29,107 26,887 8.3%
17 Slidell 27,822 27,067 2.8%
18 Terrytown 24,953 22,625 10.3%
19 Chalmette 23,851 12,453 91.5%
20 Ruston 21,976 21,578 1.8%
21 Harvey 21,054 19,918 5.7%
22 Hammond 20,668 19,740 4.7%
23 Shenandoah 20,252 18,297 10.7%
24 Sulphur 20,113 20,218 -0.5%
25 Bayou Cane 20,093 19,869 1.1%
26 Estelle 17,968 16,936 6.1%
27 Natchitoches 17,898 18,083 -1.0%
28 Gretna 17,774 17,628 0.8%
29 Zachary 17,283 14,284 21.0%
30 Opelousas 16,234 17,778 -8.7%
31 Thibodaux 14,494 14,513 -0.1%
32 Pineville 14,237 14,462 -1.6%
33 Luling 14,049 12,828 9.5%
34 Belle Chasse 14,024 14,920 -6.0%
35 Baker 13,437 13,844 -2.9%
36 Youngsville 13,407 7,336 82.8%
37 River Ridge 13,337 13,412 -0.6%
38 Crowley 12,796 13,422 -4.7%
39 West Monroe 12,583 13,088 -3.9%
40 Mandeville 12,448 11,483 8.4%
41 Minden 12,274 13,112 -6.4%
42 Abbeville 12,236 12,227 0.1%
43 Broussard 11,913 7,761 53.5%
44 Bogalusa 11,673 12,417 -6.0%
45 Claiborne 11,602 11,610 -0.1%
46 Bayou Blue 11,401 11,186 1.9%
47 Destrehan 11,398 11,419 -0.2%
48 Gardere 11,394 10,515 8.4%
49 Morgan City 11,206 12,434 -9.9%
50 Moss Bluff 11,055 11,685 -5.4%
51 Deridder 10,861 10,379 4.6%
52 Gonzales 10,789 9,596 12.4%
53 Raceland 10,698 10,670 0.3%
54 Jefferson 10,501 12,047 -12.8%
55 Covington 10,372 8,941 16.0%
56 Bastrop 10,311 11,607 -11.2%
57 Woodmere 10,173 11,607 -12.4%
58 Eunice 10,140 10,351 -2.0%
59 Waggaman 10,017 9,979 0.4%
60 Jennings 9,980 10,462 -4.6%
61 Timberlane 9,950 9,644 3.2%
62 Denham Springs 9,937 10,222 -2.8%
63 Harahan 9,304 9,275 0.3%
64 Fort Polk South 9,048 9,454 -4.3%
65 Carencro 8,984 7,355 22.1%
66 Lacombe 8,960 7,762 15.4%
67 Merrydale 8,903 9,985 -10.8%
68 Scott 8,729 8,431 3.5%
69 Reserve 8,611 9,471 -9.1%
70 Westwego 8,438 8,821 -4.3%
71 Prien 8,437 7,148 18.0%
72 Oak Hills Place 8,326 7,993 4.2%
73 Breaux Bridge 8,262 8,064 2.5%
74 Donaldsonville 8,237 7,513 9.6%
75 Rayne 8,041 8,046 -0.1%
76 Old Jefferson 7,659 6,345 20.7%
77 Oakdale 7,607 7,890 -3.6%
78 Eden Isle 7,365 6,315 16.6%
79 St. Rose 7,352 8,365 -12.1%
80 Red Chute 7,335 6,097 20.3%
81 Village St. George 7,334 6,493 13.0%
82 St. Gabriel 7,282 6,508 11.9%
83 Ponchatoula 7,195 6,425 12.0%
84 Ville Platte 7,159 7,668 -6.6%
85 Larose 7,151 6,431 11.2%
86 Meraux 7,007 4,348 61.2%
87 Galliano 6,987 7,922 -11.8%
88 Franklin 6,960 7,780 -10.5%
89 Tallulah 6,851 7,587 -9.7%
90 Plaquemine 6,680 7,123 -6.2%
91 Bridge City 6,602 9,136 -27.7%
92 Schriever 6,500 6,867 -5.3%
93 Walker 6,261 5,990 4.5%
94 Cut Off 5,985 5,114 17.0%
95 Inniswold 5,963 6,340 -5.9%
96 Patterson 5,953 5,926 0.5%
97 St. Martinville 5,945 6,294 -5.5%
98 Gray 5,944 5,113 16.3%
99 Leesville 5,891 6,420 -8.2%
100 Brownfields 5,772 6,040 -4.4%
101 Violet 5,755 4,178 37.7%
102 Elmwood 5,698 5,028 13.3%
103 Marksville 5,432 5,669 -4.2%
104 Jeanerette 5,385 5,650 -4.7%
105 Chackbay 5,368 5,803 -7.5%
106 Avondale 5,321 5,132 3.7%
107 Addis 5,274 3,451 52.8%
108 Carlyss 5,248 4,775 9.9%
109 Grambling 5,185 4,911 5.6%
110 Jackson 5,041 3,804 32.5%
111 Port Allen 4,958 5,181 -4.3%
112 Springhill 4,943 5,290 -6.6%
113 Monticello 4,774 5,214 -8.4%
114 Mansfield 4,736 5,179 -8.6%
115 Westlake 4,727 4,538 4.2%
116 Winnsboro 4,640 4,952 -6.3%
117 Swartz 4,629 4,562 1.5%
118 Berwick 4,584 4,847 -5.4%
119 New Roads 4,570 4,867 -6.1%
120 Eastwood 4,548 4,400 3.4%
121 Jonesboro 4,529 4,550 -0.5%
122 Kaplan 4,522 4,714 -4.1%
123 Richwood 4,495 3,154 42.5%
124 Church Point 4,443 4,591 -3.2%
125 Winnfield 4,420 4,951 -10.7%
126 Amite City 4,401 4,189 5.1%
127 Arabi 4,387 2,595 69.1%
128 Bayou Vista 4,316 5,215 -17.2%
129 Ball 3,971 3,965 0.2%
130 Vidalia 3,968 4,290 -7.5%
131 Bunkie 3,943 4,277 -7.8%
132 Farmerville 3,787 3,851 -1.7%
133 Franklinton 3,782 3,816 -0.9%
134 Brownsville 3,756 3,740 0.4%
135 Vivian 3,563 3,710 -4.0%
136 Rayville 3,556 3,777 -5.9%
137 Jena 3,409 3,317 2.8%
138 South Vacherie 3,392 4,074 -16.7%
139 Haughton 3,340 3,364 -0.7%
140 Ferriday 3,312 3,519 -5.9%
141 Gramercy 3,306 3,533 -6.4%
142 Vinton 3,298 3,207 2.8%
143 Grand Point 3,275 2,315 41.5%
144 Hahnville 3,269 2,852 14.6%
145 Lutcher 3,262 3,615 -9.8%
146 Welsh 3,227 3,244 -0.5%
147 Iowa 3,225 2,908 10.9%
148 Greenwood 3,181 3,081 3.2%
149 Mamou 3,156 3,315 -4.8%
150 Dequincy 3,143 3,218 -2.3%
151 Stonewall 3,123 1,809 72.6%
152 Blanchard 3,112 2,770 12.3%
153 Boutte 3,030 2,809 7.9%
154 Sunset 2,920 2,802 4.2%
155 Homer 2,911 3,338 -12.8%
156 Natalbany 2,908 2,076 40.1%
157 Norco 2,850 3,375 -15.6%
158 Delhi 2,846 2,967 -4.1%
159 Poydras 2,790 1,892 47.5%
160 Lockport 2,784 2,603 7.0%
161 Arcadia 2,774 2,952 -6.0%
162 Westminster 2,760 3,088 -10.6%
163 Lake Providence 2,753 4,138 -33.5%
164 Kinder 2,751 2,660 3.4%
165 Lake Arthur 2,746 2,781 -1.3%
166 Brusly 2,741 2,478 10.6%
167 Many 2,729 2,878 -5.2%
168 Bawcomville 2,696 3,402 -20.8%
169 Sterlington 2,643 1,372 92.6%
170 Pearl River 2,579 2,457 5.0%
171 Haynesville 2,575 2,901 -11.2%
172 Mathews 2,551 2,291 11.3%
173 Abita Springs 2,532 2,563 -1.2%
174 Coushatta 2,525 2,379 6.1%
175 Colfax 2,492 1,861 33.9%
176 Bourg 2,479 2,337 6.1%
177 New Llano 2,439 2,390 2.1%
178 Chauvin 2,408 3,220 -25.2%
179 Belle Rose 2,338 1,670 40.0%
180 Erath 2,326 2,307 0.8%
181 Milton 2,299 2,658 -13.5%
182 Baldwin 2,272 2,473 -8.1%
183 Fort Polk North 2,263 2,594 -12.8%
184 Amelia 2,215 2,025 9.4%
185 Erwinville 2,180 2,119 2.9%
186 Pierre Part 2,179 3,757 -42.0%
187 Lakeshore 2,170 1,729 25.5%
188 Benton 2,165 1,860 16.4%
189 Garyville 2,155 2,687 -19.8%
190 Lafourche Crossing 2,142 2,084 2.8%
191 Montegut 2,133 1,079 97.7%
192 Kentwood 2,112 1,711 23.4%
193 Montz 2,111 1,551 36.1%
194 Delcambre 2,020 1,451 39.2%
195 Ossun 1,993 2,067 -3.6%
196 Henderson 1,990 1,673 18.9%
197 Basile 1,987 2,190 -9.3%
198 Zwolle 1,980 1,961 1.0%
199 Independence 1,971 2,114 -6.8%
200 Golden Meadow 1,964 2,587 -24.1%
201 St. Francisville 1,964 1,810 8.5%
202 Cecilia 1,917 2,137 -10.3%
203 Bayou L'ourse 1,892 1,908 -0.8%
204 North Vacherie 1,857 2,496 -25.6%
205 Logansport 1,854 1,806 2.7%
206 Rosepine 1,846 1,591 16.0%
207 Livingston 1,844 1,627 13.3%
208 White Castle 1,833 2,109 -13.1%
209 Iota 1,824 1,342 35.9%
210 Bayou Gauche 1,819 2,559 -28.9%
211 Jean Lafitte 1,818 2,093 -13.1%
212 Port Sulphur 1,789 1,408 27.1%
213 Edgard 1,785 2,117 -15.7%
214 Port Barre 1,780 2,140 -16.8%
215 Cottonport 1,760 2,350 -25.1%
216 Olla 1,754 1,350 29.9%
217 Duson 1,712 1,551 10.4%
218 Maurice 1,711 824 107.6%
219 Clinton 1,708 2,209 -22.7%
220 Labadieville 1,698 1,667 1.9%
221 Minorca 1,691 2,274 -25.6%
222 Jonesville 1,691 2,156 -21.6%
223 Des Allemands 1,690 2,098 -19.4%
224 Sorrento 1,681 1,357 23.9%
225 Cade 1,655 1,464 13.0%
226 Oak Grove 1,649 1,964 -16.0%
227 Ringgold 1,632 1,798 -9.2%
228 Simmesport 1,622 1,924 -15.7%
229 Lockport Heights 1,588 859 84.9%
230 Paradis 1,586 1,003 58.1%
231 Oberlin 1,577 1,924 -18.0%
232 Woodworth 1,557 1,689 -7.8%
233 Bernice 1,538 1,755 -12.4%
234 Charenton 1,500 1,461 2.7%
235 Mansura 1,477 1,404 5.2%
236 Presquille 1,424 1,340 6.3%
237 Livonia 1,398 1,494 -6.4%
238 Arnaudville 1,392 1,200 16.0%
239 New Sarpy 1,389 1,498 -7.3%
240 Hackberry 1,384 1,198 15.5%
241 Killian 1,350 1,222 10.5%
242 Pine Prairie 1,331 1,611 -17.4%
243 Sibley 1,323 1,211 9.2%
244 Urania 1,321 1,351 -2.2%
245 Deville 1,314 1,747 -24.8%
246 Lakeview 1,312 1,117 17.5%
247 Elton 1,309 1,100 19.0%
248 Glenmora 1,299 1,299 0.0%
249 Paulina 1,280 1,189 7.7%
250 Wallace 1,263 849 48.8%
251 Lawtell 1,252 1,047 19.6%
252 Watson 1,252 1,444 -13.3%
253 Gueydan 1,249 1,512 -17.4%
254 Vienna Bend 1,230 1,119 9.9%
255 Empire 1,222 671 82.1%
256 Paincourtville 1,205 1,498 -19.6%
257 Barataria 1,200 739 62.4%
258 Merryville 1,196 936 27.8%
259 Albany 1,194 941 26.9%
260 Newellton 1,190 1,683 -29.3%
261 Hayes 1,182 509 132.2%
262 Ama 1,172 1,591 -26.3%
263 Melville 1,164 1,101 5.7%
264 Midway 1,155 1,297 -10.9%
265 Dulac 1,154 1,152 0.2%
266 Bayou Country Club 1,146 1,236 -7.3%
267 Banks Springs 1,142 1,164 -1.9%
268 Cullen 1,131 767 47.5%
269 Lemannville 1,118 1,409 -20.7%
270 Roseland 1,099 1,494 -26.4%
271 Fordoche 1,074 850 26.4%
272 Start 1,067 852 25.2%
273 Lydia 1,061 896 18.4%
274 Cotton Valley 1,060 1,037 2.2%
275 Choctaw 1,060 1,113 -4.8%
276 Morse 1,059 704 50.4%
277 Catahoula 1,054 1,596 -34.0%
278 Campti 1,045 1,060 -1.4%
279 Boyce 1,041 839 24.1%
280 Leonville 1,029 1,174 -12.4%
281 Washington 1,020 824 23.8%
282 Anacoco 1,015 1,007 0.8%
283 Choudrant 1,001 724 38.3%

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