Louisiana Population, Area, and Density
The population of Louisiana is 4,649,676 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Louisiana is ranked number 25 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 19.3% below the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Louisiana is 52,378.2 square miles. There state is 82.5% land and 17.5% water. The population density in Louisiana is 107.6 people per square mile (29th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 4,649,676 people ÷ 43,204.0 sq mi
Population Density = 107.6 people per sq mile
|Population||4,649,676 (25th out of 56)||4,533,372 (25th out of 56)||4,468,976 (22nd out of 56)|
|Difference||19.3% below avg||18.9% below avg||12.4% below avg|
|Total Area||52,378.2 mi2||135,659 km2||33,522,017 acres||(31st out of 56)|
|Land Area||43,204.0 mi2||111,898 km2||27,650,555 acres||(82.5%)|
|Water Area||9,174.2 mi2||23,761 km2||5,871,462 acres||(17.5%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||107.6 (29th out of 56)||104.9 (29th out of 56)||103.4 (28th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||75.3% below avg||74.8% below avg||74.0% below avg|