Louisiana: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 48,523 sq mi (125,675 sq km). Pop. (2020) 4,648,754, a 2.5% increase since the 2010 census. As of the 2020 census, the state's population was: White alone, 62.8%; Black alone, 32.8%; Hispanic or Latino, 5.3%; American Indian and Alaska native alone, 0.8%; Asian alone, 1.8%; Two or More Races, 1.8%. Capital, Baton Rouge. Largest city, New Orleans. Statehood, Apr. 30, 1812 (18th state). Highest pt., Driskill Mt., 535 ft (163 m); lowest pt., New Orleans, 5 ft (2 m) below sea level. Nickname, Pelican State. Motto, Union, Justice and Confidence. State bird, Eastern brown pelican. State flower, magnolia. State tree, cypress. Abbr., La.; LA

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