The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In New Orleans, LA For 2024

The richest New Orleans neighborhoods are Lakewood and Lake Shore-Lake Vista for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Richest Neighborhoods In New Orleans
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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they aren’t made of ticky-tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that New Orleans has to offer. Where houses go for over 3.52x the national median and household incomes are 3.23x the national median.

But where exactly in New Orleans do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Lakewood where the median income is a cool $177,607.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in New Orleans out of 71 for 2024.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in New Orleans for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Lakewood looks to be the richest New Orleans neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,077,666. And that, my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in New Orleans.

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Richst Neighborhoods In New Orleans For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Lakewood $177,607
2 Lake Shore-Lake Vista $120,649
3 Lake Terrace And Oaks $118,576
4 Lakeview $115,696
5 Audubon $105,976
6 Uptown $100,032
7 East Riverside $92,052
8 Lower Garden District $83,093
9 Marlyville-Fontainebleau $82,700
10 Touro $81,285
11 Irish Channel $80,785
12 Black Pearl $79,701
13 West Riverside $79,431
14 City Park $78,471
15 East Carollton $77,204
16 West End $69,364
17 Navarre $68,593
18 Algeirs Point $65,622
19 Garden District $63,148
20 French Quarter $62,944
21 Fillmore $62,644
22 Old Aurora $62,243
23 Marigny $61,848
24 Lake Catherine $61,250
25 Central Business District $60,982
26 Broadmoor $59,622
27 Freret $59,532
28 Read Blvd East $58,658
29 Gentilly Terrace $58,412
30 Tall Timbers-Brechtel $58,312
31 Fairgrounds $57,860
32 Mid-City $55,538
33 Bywater $54,952
34 Milan $52,421
35 Leonidas $46,720
36 Us Naval Base $45,752
37 Milneburg $42,978
38 Village De L’est $42,923
39 Whitney $41,928
40 Bayou Saint John $40,102
41 Holy Cross $39,040
42 Gentilly Woods $37,011
43 Saint Anthony $36,796
44 New Aurora-English Turn $36,480
45 Little Woods $36,047
46 Pontchartrain Park $35,575
47 Central City $32,318
48 Read Blvd West $31,998
49 Mcdonogh $31,159
50 Seventh Ward $30,859
51 Treme’ Lafitte $29,668
52 Lower 9th Ward $28,535
53 Behrman $28,384
54 Holly Grove $28,373
55 Saint Claude $26,052
56 Plum Orchard $25,744
57 Gert Town $25,182
58 Saint Thomas $24,507
59 West Lake Forest $24,114
60 Iberville $23,610
61 Saint Roch $23,281
62 Dillard $23,199
63 Tulane-Gravier $22,516
64 Pines Village $22,383
65 Saint Bernard Area $21,394
66 Dixon $21,085
67 Florida $20,465
68 Fischer Dev $16,999
69 Bw Cooper $14,560
70 Desire $14,134
71 Viavant-Venetian Isles $11,128

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In New Orleans For 2024

Every city has its best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in New Orleans.

We ranked every neighborhood in New Orleans by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Lakewood, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in New Orleans.

The richest neighborhoods in New Orleans are Lakewood, Lake Shore-Lake Vista, Lake Terrace And Oaks, Lakeview, Audubon, Uptown, East Riverside, Lower Garden District, Marlyville-Fontainebleau, and Touro.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Viavant-Venetian Isles.

The poorest neighborhoods in New Orleans are Viavant-Venetian Isles, Desire, BW Cooper, Fischer Dev, and Florida.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in New Orleans.

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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