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.

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)