Opportunity Zones in Louisiana

Louisiana has 150 designated opportunity zones, including 145 low-income communities, plus 5 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

The majority of Louisiana’s opportunity zones are located in urban areas of the state — 77 percent urban vs. 23 percent rural, a composition not too different from the statewide totals. Many of the state’s opportunity zones are clustered in and around the major cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge; though there are few in Shreveport.

Urban vs. Rural in Louisiana's Opportunity Zones

Louisiana Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Louisiana’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 150 635 1,148
Low-income communities 145 452 597
Contiguous 5 183 188
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $30,469 $38,103 $45,727
Poverty rate 33.64% 25.63% 22.03%
Unemployment rate 12.24% 9.46% 8.61%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $111,607 $129,736 $150,346
Median rent/month $704 $761 $810
Homeownership 48.15% 59.53% 62.37%
Severe rent burden 27.14% 23.97% 23.05%
Vacancy rate 17.27% 16.72% 15.01%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 33.16% 49.65% 54.84%
Black alone 59.78% 41.71% 36.41%
Hispanic 4.33% 4.86% 4.90%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 1.02% 1.54% 1.69%
Younger than 18 23.42% 23.34% 23.00%
Older than 64 12.87% 14.12% 14.22%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 59.28% 55.45% 50.86%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 15.69% 18.52% 22.68%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 2.00% 3.31% 3.14%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 77.33% 77.95% 82.93%
In a micro area 14.67% 11.02% 9.15%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 8.00% 11.02% 7.93%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Louisiana Counties & Cities

List of counties in Louisiana: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll, West Feliciana, Winn

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Louisiana: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Louisiana

Website: Louisiana Economic Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Louisiana Acadia 22001960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Allen 22003950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Ascension 22005030900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Ascension 22005031000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Assumption 22007050100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Avoyelles 22009030600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Avoyelles 22009030900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Beauregard 22011960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Bienville 22013970100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Bienville 22013970200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Bossier 22015010601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Caddo 22017023400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Caddo 22017023800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Caddo 22017024303 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Caddo 22017024601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Caddo 22017024900 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Louisiana Caddo 22017025100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Caddo 22017025300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Calcasieu 22019000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Calcasieu 22019000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Calcasieu 22019000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Calcasieu 22019001500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Calcasieu 22019001600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Concordia 22029000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana De Soto 22031950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033000602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033001104 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033002200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033002400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033003000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033003101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033003103 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033003300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033003400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033004011 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033004201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033004203 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033005100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033005200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 22033005300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Carroll 22035000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana East Feliciana 22037951502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Evangeline 22039950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Evangeline 22039950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Iberia 22045030500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Iberia 22045030900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Iberia 22045031000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Iberia 22045031100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Iberville 22047953000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Jackson 22049970300 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Louisiana Jefferson 22051020201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Jefferson 22051020202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Jefferson 22051020600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Jefferson 22051024600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Jefferson 22051025900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Jefferson 22051026900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Jefferson 22051028200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Jefferson Davis 22053000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lafayette 22055000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lafayette 22055000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lafayette 22055000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lafayette 22055000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lafayette 22055001001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lafayette 22055001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lafayette 22055002200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lafourche 22057020400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lafourche 22057020702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lafourche 22057020900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lincoln 22061960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lincoln 22061960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Lincoln 22061960900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Livingston 22063040401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Livingston 22063040402 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Louisiana Livingston 22063040700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Morehouse 22067950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Morehouse 22067950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Morehouse 22067950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Natchitoches 22069000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Natchitoches 22069000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071000605 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071000904 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071001730 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071001736 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071001751 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071002700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071002900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071003307 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071003400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071004000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071004401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071004900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071006000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071006300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071007101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071007200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071007700 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071008400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071009400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071011100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071013400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071013700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071014000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Orleans 22071014300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Ouachita 22073000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Ouachita 22073001400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Ouachita 22073010603 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Ouachita 22073010900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Pointe Coupee 22077951900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Pointe Coupee 22077952300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Rapides 22079010500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Rapides 22079011300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Rapides 22079013900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Richland 22083970500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Bernard 22087030300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Bernard 22087030400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Bernard 22087030800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Charles 22089062700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Helena 22091951100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. James 22093040400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. James 22093040500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. John the Baptist 22095071100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Landry 22097961100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Landry 22097961300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Landry 22097961400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Landry 22097961600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Martin 22099020501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Mary 22101040300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Mary 22101040400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Mary 22101040500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Mary 22101041200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana St. Tammany 22103040704 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Tangipahoa 22105953600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Tangipahoa 22105953800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Terrebonne 22109000101 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Louisiana Terrebonne 22109000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Vermilion 22113950700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Vernon 22115950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Washington 22117950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Washington 22117951000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Webster 22119031200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana West Baton Rouge 22121020200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Louisiana Winn 22127960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015