New Orleans, Louisiana

The city of New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana. It is considered to be the state’s busiest city and its most populated. New Orleans has a rich culture and is known for its impact on American music, food and history. Landmarks such as the French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral, the Garden District and the historic French Market are visited by thousands of tourists each year.


History of New Orleans

New Orleans has a vibrant history with an influence of French, Spanish, Native American and Creole cultures. The city was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur d’Ibervillen, who served as the capital of La Louisiane. France relinquished its territory west of the Mississippi River to Spain during the French and Indian War. In 1801, France regained control of the Louisiana Territory and, in 1803, Napoleon Bonaparte sold this portion to the United States resulting in the Louisiana Purchase.


New Orleans has experienced the same perils many other industrial cities have faced throughout recent years. From economic hardships to devastating natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has reemerged from these hardships while maintaining its status as a top tourist destination.

Population Statistics

The current population in New Orleans is 388,182. While New Orleans experienced a sharp decline in its population following Hurricane Katrina, the population has grown by 31% since 2010. The median age in the city is 35.


Female Population: 52%

Male Population: 47%

Married: 33%

Not Married: 12%

Married with Children: 20%

Single with Children: 29%


Cost of Living

The cost of living in New Orleans is 7.5% higher than the national average. The median home price in the city is $186,000 and the average income is $36,964. The unemployment rate is 4.9%.

Statistical Information on Illnesses Mississippi Stem Cell Treats


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Annually, almost 5,000 people in America are diagnosed with ALS. Men are 20% more likely to develop ALS than women.



One in 59 children are diagnosed with autism. Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls.


Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Approximately one million people in the United States have MS. There are nearly 200 MS diagnoses each week in the United States.


Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

Due to the different kinds of MD, the data varies on who is affected by the disease. Below is statistical information on the types of MD.


Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) 

Affects 14 in 100,000 males under the age of 24.



About eight in 100,000 people of all ages.


Limb-Girdle (LGMD)  

Nearly two in 100,00 of all ages are affected.


Facioscapulohumeral (FSHD) 

Affects about four in 100,000 individuals of any age.


Congenital (CMD)  

Nearly one in 100,000. All ages.


Distal (DD) 

Affects fewer than one in 100,000 of the population.


Oculopharyngeal (OPMD) 

Less than one in 100,000 are affected.


Emery-Dreifuss (EDMD) 

Fewer than one in 100,000


Parkinson’s Disease

Nearly one million in America have Parkinson’s and roughly 60,000 are diagnosed every year.


Peripheral Neuropathy

An estimated 20 million Americans have a form of Peripheral Neuropathy.



An average of one in 13 Americans have asthma.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

An estimated 12 million people in the United States have COPD.


Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

Close to 5.8 million Americans have a form of heart failure.


Post Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Affects over one million people each year.


Crohn’s Disease

Affects nearly 1.6 million people in the United States.



In the United States, hepatitis C affects one in 100 people. Roughly 850,000 people are infected with hepatitis B.


Lichen Sclerosus

Unknown statistics but generally affects older women.



An estimated 1.5 million Americans have a form of lupus.


Myasthenia Gravis

One in 500,000 diagnoses annually.


Erectile Dysfunction

Affects 40% of men who are the age of 40 and almost 70% of men who are 70.


Interstitial Cystitis

More prevalent in women with nearly three to eight million affected.


Peyronie’s Disease

An estimated 0.5% in adult males have the condition.



An estimated 2 to 4% of the population has fibromyalgia with 90% of those being female.


Back Pain and Spine Disease

Nearly 80% of the population suffers from some type of back and spine disease.