New Orleans: Quick Facts New Orleans: Quick Facts

New Orleans: Quick Facts

August 9, 2010

Population  340,000
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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