East New Orleans by the Numbers
If treated like an independent city in Louisiana, East New Orleans would be the 6th largest in the state. Here’s why:
East New Orleans makes up more than 20 percent of Greater New Orleans’ population according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Total population of New Orleans (est. 2015)
Population of East New Orleans (est. 2010).
58 percent of the population in East New Orleans are homeowners, a figure comparable to other major Louisiana cities.
The East New Orleans area is poised for an estimated 20 percent population increase by 2020.
East New Orleans comprises 66 percent of the city’s land mass, providing distinct opportunities for industrial and other major commercial developments.
Nearly one-fifth of East New Orleans households have an annual income above $75,000.
100,000 vehicles travel through East New Orleans via the I-10 corridor every day.
There has been over $3.2 billion in public and private investments to the East since 2005.
Over $2.5 billion has been spent to protect East New Orleans from storm surge and flooding.
East New Orleans boasts nearly 14,000 jobs; 50 percent are considered “high paying” in accordance with the US Census’ Local Employment
The Michoud Assembly Facility
• Created more than 5,240 jobs in Louisiana.
• Is responsible for more than for $308 million in labor income.
• $819 million in economic output.
• More than $19 million in Louisiana state and local taxes each year.
• NASA allocated nearly $222 million in Michoud-related expenditures in 2013 where approximately $216 million went to Louisiana vendors.
• Located on 832 acres with 3.8 million square feet of total infrastructure, including nearby Interstate Highway and railway access and a port that accesses the Mississippi River-Gulf of Mexico.
The Folgers coffee plant
• A major customer of the Port of New Orleans.
• Roasters, including Folgers, import an average 250,000 to 300,000 tons of coffee beans annually through the port.