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New Orleans Apartments
Last updated February 29 2024 at 2:15 AM

New Orleans, LA
544 Apartments for Rent

New Orleans Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 390,144
Population Density: 2,302.6 people/sq mile
Median Age: 38
Percentage of Family Households: 47%
Median Annual Income: $46,942 / year
Median Rent: $1,082 / month

What locals are saying

If ever a city rose from its ashes, that city is New Orleans. Chances are you’re proud to live in NOLA. This guide aims to help extend your pride to how you live in NOLA. Are you a gracious, Southern hostess, throwing large dinner parties in your plantation-era home? Or are you a low-impact sustainability guru, living simply out of your quaint shotgun? Perhaps you don’t know who you are—or, should I say, who you’d like to be. That’s why apartment hunting is thrilling: the possibilities, my dear, are endless…

OK, the hurricane didn’t change everything, but it did lend a few challenges to the housing market in the years following 2005

New Orleans Demographics


How diverse is New Orleans?

The representation of ethnic minorities in New Orleans is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of New Orleans are Black Or African American (56.9%), White (30.7%), Hispanic Or Latino (5.7%), Two Or More (3.3%), Asian (2.7%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for New Orleans residents?

The median age in New Orleans is 38 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is New Orleans?

The representation of ethnic minorities in New Orleans is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of New Orleans are Black Or African American (56.9%), White (30.7%), Hispanic Or Latino (5.7%), Two Or More (3.3%), Asian (2.7%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for New Orleans residents?

The median age in New Orleans is 38 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

New Orleans Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in New Orleans is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

High
The level of violent crime in New Orleans is high compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in New Orleans is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in New Orleans


Elementary Schools

10 /10
Lake Forest Elementary Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
629 Students
13 Reviews
629
Students
13 Reviews
10 /10
Lusher Charter School
Charter
K-12
Charter
K-12
1,761 Students
23 Reviews
1,761
Students
23 Reviews
9 /10
Edward Hynes Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
675 Students
12 Reviews
675
Students
12 Reviews

Middle Schools

10 /10
Lusher Charter School
Charter
K-12
Charter
K-12
1,761 Students
23 Reviews
1,761
Students
23 Reviews
10 /10
Lake Forest Elementary Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
629 Students
13 Reviews
629
Students
13 Reviews
9 /10
Edward Hynes Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
675 Students
12 Reviews
675
Students
12 Reviews

High Schools

10 /10
Lusher Charter School
Charter
K-12
Charter
K-12
1,761 Students
23 Reviews
1,761
Students
23 Reviews
10 /10
Benjamin Franklin High School
Charter
9-12
Charter
9-12
970 Students
20 Reviews
970
Students
20 Reviews
10 /10
New Orleans Center For Creative Arts
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
228 Students
4 Reviews
228
Students
4 Reviews

What Renters Say about New Orleans


Apartment List has released the results for New Orleans from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"New Orleans renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love New Orleans, some aspects can be better."
71%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
68%
Social Life
60%
Pet Friendliness
56%
Public Transit
55%
Commute Time
48%
Weather
36%
Dating
35%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
33%
Affordability
29%
Quality of Schools
22%
Safety and Crime Rate
22%
State and Local Taxes
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Average rent in New Orleans, Louisiana

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in New Orleans is $1,759, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,432. Rent rates updated 7 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in New Orleans, LA


Searching for an apartment for rent in New Orleans, LA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 544 available rental units listed on Apartment List in New Orleans. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in New Orleans is $1,965 for a studio, $1,759 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,432 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of New Orleans apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next New Orleans, LA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in New Orleans?

In New Orleans, the average rent is $1,965 for a studio, $1,759 for a 1-bedroom, $2,432 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,405 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in New Orleans, check out our monthly New Orleans Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in New Orleans?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in New Orleans by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in New Orleans?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find New Orleans apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in New Orleans?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in New Orleans.

How can I find off-campus housing in New Orleans?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around New Orleans. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Delgado Community College, Tulane University of Louisiana, and Loyola University New Orleans.