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Biggest Cities in Louisiana

Can you name the 20 most populous cities in Louisiana?
2022 U.S. Census estimates
Not including unincorporated places such as Metarie
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Last updated: May 20, 2023
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First submittedAugust 8, 2012
Times taken16,326
Average score40.0%
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Population
City
369,749
New Orleans
221,453
Baton Rouge
180,153
Shreveport
121,389
Lafayette
79,113
Lake Charles
64,007
Kenner
62,635
Bossier City
Population
City
46,820
Monroe
44,004
Alexandria
31,775
Houma
29,735
Central
28,649
Slidell
27,473
New Iberia
22,295
Ruston
Population
City
21,588
Hammond
20,342
Sulphur
19,916
Zachary
17,440
Natchitoches
17,361
Youngsville
17,195
Gretna
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Level 19
Sep 2, 2012
8/20 I wouldn't get that much in any other quizzes b/c Louisiana is one of Texas' neighboring states!!! :)
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Level 59
Apr 10, 2014
I have lived in Louisiana all my life and have never heard of Central. And I am amazed that it is larger than Natchitoches.
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Level 71
Dec 21, 2015
Surprised Metairie isn't on here...
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Level 65
Dec 26, 2015
Saved me from typing that!
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Level 89
May 30, 2019
Technically, Metairie is an unincorporated bunch of county land with no city authority.
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Level 87
Jan 12, 2016
Very flawed. This quiz seems to only apply incorporated cities into the list. There are quite a few unincorporated "cities" that would ordinarily make this list.
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Level 48
Aug 30, 2016
Unicorporated; therefore, not a city.
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Level 87
May 23, 2023
Only took several years...but NOW I know :)
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Level 21
Mar 6, 2019
I know all of these cities. I Live I

Metairie Louisiana

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Level 43
Jun 2, 2019
Not sure why I came here thinking I'd get more than NOLA, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport
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Level 65
Jun 13, 2019
I'm in your boat homie
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Level 70
Jun 13, 2019
i kept trying opelisas oplusas opalouses i frickin cannot spell Opelousas
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Level 66
Jun 13, 2019
when you from nz so you only get 2
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Level 84
Feb 2, 2020
Got 3 points despite getting only 7 cities. I'll take that and run!

All the ones I knew, other than NOLA, were due to following college football:

LSU - Baton Rouge

Louisiana Tech - Ruston

McNeese St. - Lake Charles

Southwestern Louisiana (later, LA-Lafayette)

Northeast Louisiana (later, LA-Monroe)

Independence Bowl - Shreveport

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Level 45
Jun 6, 2020
Nicholls State is in Thibadaux (same metro area as Houma)

SE Louisiana is in Hammond

Northwestern St is in Natchitoches

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Level 68
Jun 25, 2020
12/20 from NY
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Level 51
Oct 20, 2020
Any chance that the people from Bossier City are...well... bossier?
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Level 58
Feb 11, 2024
Actually the opposite
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Level 51
Dec 22, 2020
Got New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Lafayette.
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Level 58
Mar 9, 2021
20/20 second try slidell
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Level 37
Dec 16, 2021
20/20 first try and also prairieville and metaire should be on here though both are unincorporated.
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Level 48
May 17, 2022
20/20, I've been living in NOLA for almost 9 years
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Level 19
Jan 3, 2023
Great Quiz!!

13/20

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Level 77
Feb 4, 2023
Oh Central lol. The only reason that Central has the population it does is because it incorporated a massive amount of land so that it could pull in more people for tax revenue. Central's city limits are over 62 square miles; meanwhile other suburbs of Baton Rouge like Zachary (26 sq mi) and Denham Springs (7+ sq mi) have much larger population densities.
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Level 78
May 20, 2023
According to both Wikipedia and Google Maps, Youngville is Youngsville. The City of Youngsville also agrees that there it is not Youngville and is in fact Youngsville.
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Level ∞
May 20, 2023
Fixed. Thank you.
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Level 77
May 20, 2023
Yeah I live right outside of Youngsville and could not figure out why it wouldn't accept that for the answer. Kind of frustrating to have that as the only one I missed.
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Level 24
Jul 23, 2023
1/20 got, lol, and this is on the frontpage, cities of a subdivision of a country, what a joke.