Census Bureau: More women than men in New Orleans in 2017


Of the 388,182 people living in New Orleans in 2017, 52.3 percent (203,119) were women and 47.7 percent (185,063) were men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Louisiana Business Daily.

Females 18 and over outnumbered males in the same age group by a ratio of 135,373-to-123,918. In the 65 years and over age range, there were 28,777 females and 21,232 males.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau's American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

New Orleans' population by sex

Sex and age range
Estimated number
Percent of total
Males 18 and over
123,918
31.9
Females 18 and over
135,373
34.9
Males 65 and over
21,232
5.5
Females 65 and over
28,777
7.4

Source: US Census Bureau

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