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New Orleans: Quick Facts New Orleans: Quick Facts

New Orleans: Quick Facts

August 8, 2010

GOOD's Guide to NOLA Basics originally appeared in GOOD Magazine's New Orleans Issue. Read more from the magazine here.


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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