Moving to Louisiana

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

Home to New Orleans and the famous Mardi Gras festival, Louisiana is part of the southern Gulf Coast and is rich with French, Spanish and African heritages. From fine Cajun and Creole cuisine to vibrant jazz, from the moss-covered swamplands and Barrier Islands to the great Mississippi River, Louisiana is a vibrant state full of culture, history and diverse landscapes.

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Louisiana Compared to USA Averages
USA Louisiana
Population: 311,591,917 4,523,628
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 68.20%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 81%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 26.90%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.62
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 104.9
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 23.3
Average Home Price: $188,400 $130,000
Median Household Income: $51,914 $38,446
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 18.10%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 15/30/25

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About Louisiana
State Capital: Baton Rouge
Top 5 Cities: "New Orleans
Baton Rouge
Shreveport
Lafayette
Lake Charles
"
Major Newspapers: "Advocate (Baton Rouge)
Alexandria Daily Town Talk
American Press (Lake Charles)
Ascension Citizen (Gonzales)
Banner-Tribune (Franklin) "
Major Sports Teams: "NFL: New Orleans Saints
NBA: New Orleans Hornets "

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