New Orleans: Quick Facts New Orleans: Quick Facts
New Orleans: Quick Facts
GOOD's Guide to NOLA Basics originally appeared in GOOD Magazine's New Orleans Issue. Read more from the magazine here.
Area 350 square miles
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Democrat
Major Industries Tourism, oil and gas, maritime activities
Median Income $37,000
Home Ownership 67% (U.S. average: 67%)
Nicknames The Crescent City, the Big Easy, the City that Care Forgot, NOLA
Racial Breakdown 55% white, 37% black, 4% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 2% other
Professional Sports Teams Saints (football), Hornets (basketball)
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