[StBernard] U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Louisiana's 2010 Census Population Totals

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Fri Feb 4 16:33:47 EST 2011

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Louisiana's 2010 Census Population Totals,
Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative

The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population
totals and demographic characteristics to state leaders in Louisiana. These
data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race,
Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010

The official 2010 Census Redistricting Data Summary File can be used to
redraw federal, state and local legislative districts under Public Law
94-171. The census data are used by state officials to realign congressional
and state legislative districts in their states, taking into account
population shifts since the 2000 Census.

Data for Louisiana show that the five most populous incorporated places and
their 2010 Census counts are New Orleans, 343,829; Baton Rouge, 229,493;
Shreveport, 199,311; Lafayette, 120,623; and Lake Charles, 71,993. New
Orleans decreased by 29.1 percent since the 2000 Census. Baton Rouge grew by
0.7 percent, Shreveport decreased by 0.4 percent, Lafayette grew by 9.4
percent and Lake Charles grew by 0.3 percent.

The largest parish is East Baton Rouge with a population of 440,171. Its
population grew by 6.6 percent since 2000. The other parishes in the top
five include Jefferson, with a population of 432,552 (decrease of 5.0
percent); Orleans, population of 343,829 (decrease of 29.1 percent); Caddo,
population of 254,969 (increase of 1.1 percent); and St. Tammany, population
of 233,740 (increase of 22.2 percent).

The redistricting file consists of five detailed tables: the first shows the
population by race, including six single race groups and 57 multiple race
groups (63 total race categories); the second shows the Hispanic or Latino
population as well as the non-Hispanic or Latino population cross-tabulated
by the 63 race categories. These tabulations are repeated in the third and
fourth tables for the population 18 years and over and are for the resident
population of the United States. The fifth table provides counts of housing
units and their occupancy status.

These five detailed tables are available to the public online via FTP
ww2.census.gov/census_2010/01-Redistricting_File--PL_94-171/> and will be
available within 24 hours in the *NEW* American Fact Finder site at
http://factfinder2.census.gov. (Special instructions for linking data
downloaded from FactFinder with the Census Bureau's geographic products can
be found at http://www.census.gov/rdo/tech_tips.)

Description of Five Custom Tables

In addition to the full set of detailed tables to be available on FactFinder
within 24 hours, five custom tables are provided by the U.S. Census Bureau:


* Table 1 shows the most populous parishes and incorporated places in
2010, their change since the 2000 Census, and their population rank for both
* Table 2 shows data for all ages and for those 18 and older for the
Hispanic or Latino population, as well as for people who reported one race
and those who reported two or more races. This table also shows the numeric
and percent change in the population by race and Hispanic origin between
2000 and 2010.
* Table 3 is similar to Table 2. However, it shows data for the six "race
alone or in combination" categories. The concept "race alone or in
combination" includes people who reported only a single race (e.g., Asian)
and people who reported that race in combination with one or more of the
other major race groups (i.e., white, black or African-American, American
Indian and Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and
some other race). The concept "race alone or in combination," represents the
maximum number of people who reported as that major race group, either alone
or in combination with another race(s). The sum of the six individual "race
alone or in combination" categories may add to more than the total
population because people who reported more than one race were tallied in
each race category. For people who reported two or more races, Table 4 shows
the population in each of the 15 combinations of two races (for example, the
number of people who reported being both white and black or
* Table 5 shows the population in the major race categories and of
Hispanic or Latino origin for Louisiana's most populous parishes and
incorporated places.

Description of Two Custom Maps

The U.S. Census Bureau also provided two custom maps showing the total
population by parish for Louisiana and the percent change in the population
by parish.

Percent Change in Population by Parish (2000 to 2010):

Census 2010 Total Population by Parish:

FTP Site for Advanced Data Users:

Press Kit:

Let the data mining begin,

Tai Istre, PhD
State Data Resource Officer
Division of Administration
Office of Information Technology<http://doa.louisiana.gov/oit/>
P: 225-219-5987 *NEW*
F: 225-219-4994

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