New Orleans, LA (Vieux Carre)


Vieux Carre

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About New Orleans, LA (Vieux Carre)

Real Estate Prices and Overview

Vieux Carre median real estate price is $697,826, which is more expensive than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in Louisiana and 88.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Vieux Carre is currently $1,601, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in Louisiana.

Vieux Carre is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Vieux Carre real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Vieux Carre neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Vieux Carre. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 53.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (33.0%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in New Orleans, the Vieux Carre neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is that an astounding 7.8% of the households are same sex couples. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of same sex households than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the Vieux Carre neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to consider.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 53.1% of the residential real estate vacant, the Vieux Carre neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

In addition, the Vieux Carre neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 85.3% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Furthermore, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Vieux Carre neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 38.7% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also of note, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 94.9% of the residential real estate in the Vieux Carre neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Vieux Carre neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 29.6% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 98.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the Vieux Carre neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 6.9% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Finally, in the Vieux Carre neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 12.6% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Vieux Carre neighborhood has more French and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.4% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 1.1% have Romanian ancestry.

Vieux Carre is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Vieux Carre neighborhood buck this trend. 35.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Vieux Carre neighborhood in New Orleans are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 67.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 50.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 91.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Vieux Carre neighborhood, 62.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (8.8%), and 5.2% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Vieux Carre neighborhood in New Orleans, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.6%), and residents who report French roots (13.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.3%), among others. In addition, 10.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Vieux Carre neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian, French and German.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Vieux Carre neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (50.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (29.6%) and 6.9% of residents also bicycle for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.




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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data


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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Vieux Carre 0.101011101001110
New Orleans 0.101011101001110
Louisiana 5.66

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Vieux Carre 0.101011101001110
New Orleans 0.101011101001110
Louisiana 32.98

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Crimes Per Square Mile

Vieux Carre 0.101011101001110
New Orleans 0.101011101001110
Louisiana 34

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information


School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Better than of LA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.



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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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