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Louisiana parishes classified as part of a Metropolitan Statistical Area from 1950 to the present.

The U.S. state of Louisiana has a total of eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Twenty-nine (29) of Louisiana's sixty-four (64) parishes are classified as metropolitan. As of the 2000 census, these counties had a combined population of 3,340,667 (74.8% of the state's population). Based on a July 1, 2007 population estimate, that figure had declined to 3,159,652 (73.6% of the state's population).[1]

The following table lists Louisiana's metropolitan areas, ranked by population as of July 1, 2007.

Louisiana
rank
U.S.
rank
Metropolitan Area Parishes Population
1 51 New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner (7); Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany 1,030,363
(see note)
2 67 Baton Rouge (9); Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana 770,037
3 127 Shreveport–Bossier City (3); Bossier, Caddo, De Soto 387,583
4 173 Lafayette (2); Lafayette, St. Martin 256,494
5 203 Houma–Bayou Cane–Thibodaux (2); Lafourche, Terrebonne 201,137
6 216 Lake Charles (2); Calcasieu, Cameron 193,568
7 232 Monroe (2); Ouachita, Union 172,275
8 265 Alexandria (2); Grant, Rapides 149,837
Note: The New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner was significantly impacted by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 which resulted in a significant loss of population.

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The U.S. state of Louisiana has a total of eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Twenty-nine (29) of Louisiana's sixty-four (64) parishes are classified as metropolitan. As of the 2000 census, these counties had a combined population of 3,340,667 (74.8% of the state's population). Based on a July 1, 2009 population estimate, that figure had increased to 3,356,913 (74.7% of the state's population).[1]

The following table lists Louisiana's metropolitan areas, ranked by population as of July 1, 2009.

Louisiana
rank
U.S.
rank
Metropolitan Area Parishes Population
1 46 New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner (7); Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany 1,189,981
(see note)
2 66 Baton Rouge (9); Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana 786,947
3 130 Shreveport–Bossier City (3); Bossier, Caddo, De Soto 391,516
4 172 Lafayette (2); Lafayette, St. Martin 263,171
5 204 Houma–Bayou Cane–Thibodaux (2); Lafourche, Terrebonne 202,973
6 217 Lake Charles (2); Calcasieu, Cameron 194,138
7 229 Monroe (2); Ouachita, Union 174,086
8 255 Alexandria (2); Grant, Rapides 154,101
Note: The New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner was significantly impacted by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 which resulted in a significant loss of population.

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