Economy of Louisiana State

June 29, 2010US State Economiesby EconomyWatch

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Louisiana Economy - Social Indicators

Louisiana is a state in the S central of United States. The state is bordered by Mississippi, with the Mississippi R. forming about half of the border, the gulf Mexico, Texas and Arkansas.

The state has a total geographical area of 51,840 sq mi; with a total land area of 43,562 sq mi; and total acres forested 13.8 mil.

The total population of the state as of July 2004 was 4,515,770 in comparison to 4,496,334 in July 2003. The net change in the population of the state 2002-03 was 0.4%.

The density of the population of the state is 103.2 per sq mi.

With regards to the Racial Distribution (2000): 63.9% white; 32.5% black; 1.2% Asian; 0.6% Native American.

Business and Economy of Louisiana
The Gross State Product in the year 2003 for Louisiana was US$140 billion with a per capita personal income of US$26,312.

The Chief Industries of the state are Wholesale and retail trade, tourism, manufacturing, construction, transportation, communication, public utilities, finance, insurance, real estate and mining.

Important Manufacturing goods of the state are chemical products, foods, transportation equipment, electronic equipment, petroleum products, lumber, wood and paper.

Major Crops of the state are Soybeans, sugarcane, rice, corn, cotton, sweet potatoes, sorghum, and aquaculture. The climate of the state and rich alluvial soil make the state one of the nation's leading producer of the sweet potatoes, rice and sugarcane.

Livestock of the state (Jan 2004): 850,000 cattle/calves; (Jan 2003): 20,000 hogs/pigs; 2.6 mil. Chickens.

Apart from this the state has also great mineral wealth. The state is a leading producer of the salt and sulfur.

Energy Productions In Louisiana
The electricity production of the state (est. 2003 kwh by source): Coal: 11.2 bil; Petroleum: 1.0 bil; Gas: 13.5 bil; Nuclear: 16.1 bil.

Tourist Attraction Of Louisiana
Tourism is a major area of concern and increasingly important to the economy. The following list gives a clear picture of the tourist places of Louisiana.

  • Mardi Gras,
  • French Quarter,
  • Aquarium of Americas,
  • Audubon Zoo and Gardens;
  • Battle of New Orleans site;
  • Longfellow-Evangeline Memorial Park, St. Martinville;
  • Kent House Museum, Alexandria;
  • Hodges Gardens,
  • Baton Rouge.

Colleges, Schools and Universities In Louisiana

  • American College of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Dillard University
  • Louisiana State University at Alexandria
  • Louisiana State University-Health Sciences Center
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Nicholls State University
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Our Lady of Holy Cross College
  • Saint Joseph Seminary College
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Southern University and A & M College
  • Southern University at New Orleans
  • Southern University Law Center
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • University of New Orleans
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

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