Louisiana is a southeastern U.S. state on the Gulf of Mexico. Its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures is reflected in its Creole and Cajun cultures. The largest city, New Orleans, is known for its colonial-era French Quarter, raucous Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral and wartime exhibits at the huge National WWII Museum.
The state of Louisiana has a population of 4,453,700, and is formerly abbreviated as LA. Louisiana has 1,685,517 households in the state, with an average of 2.57 people living in each of them. Of the 4,453,700 people living in Louisiana, 48.54% are male, 51.46% are female, 55.14% are married and 44.86% are single. 61.79% of existing homes are owned by inhabitants, with a median home cost of $117,510 in the state.
Air quality in Louisiana is rated at 57.2/100, and water quality at 41/100. There are 208.1 physicians in Louisiana per 100,000 of the population. Unemployment rates average 7.10% in the state and the sales tax rate is 8.60%.
Average income per household in Louisiana is $42,290. 18.52% of households have income levels less than $15,000 per year. 17.91% of households have income levels between $50,000 and $75,000 annually, and 0.39% earn more than $500,000 per year.