Louisiana is a southern region state of the USA and has a population of 4,649,676. Area wise Louisiana is ranked 31st and 25th most populous of the 50 states. Baton Rouge (the second largest city in the state.) is the capital, while New Orleans is the largest city of Louisiana.
With the implementations of high level schools, Louisiana has made some improvement in the education level in last 10-12 years. But even more attention is necessary and more improvements need to be done.
Ranked 24th in the country, the total GSP of the state was $213.6 billion in 2010. Louisiana is one of the most small-business friendly states. The per capita income of Louisiana is $30,952 which ranks the state in the 41st position in the USA.
Tourism plays an important part in the economy of Louisiana and almost $5.2 billion are added to the state’s economy yearly. The reason behind the attraction of tourists in Louisiana is the New Orleans area.
Louisiana is rich in minerals and an asset for natural gas and petroleum. According to the analysis, Louisiana is ranked 4th in the list of top petroleum production states. It is responsible for 2% of the county’s petroleum production and 5% of the natural gas production.
Due to the climate and soil of Louisiana, it is one of the largest producer of sweet potatoes, sugarcane and rice. In agriculture Louisiana has an eminent position, as it is the sole producer of perique tobacco and Tabasco pepper in the country.
Another factor which greatly affects the economy of Louisiana is fishing. Louisiana fishing industry is responsible of the 25% seafood landed in the United States. Louisiana’s fishery is considered as one of the most diversified in the country.