The 10 Snobbiest Places In Louisiana For 2023

The Snobbiest places in Louisiana are Mandeville and Zachary for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There are all types when it comes to being a snob in Louisiana. You’ve got your Wine Snobs, Book Snobs, and, of course, Clothes Snobs. Then there are the Technology Snobs, Car Snobs, and yes, even City Snobsas in, I’m better than you because I live in (insert snooty city here).

How can we tell which Louisiana cities are the snobbiest? By measuring snobby things, that’s how.

We used Saturday Night Science to look at things like expensive homes, high incomes, and overly educated populations by city in Louisiana. These are the criteria you’d argue with a friend over a foodie dinner about who’s snobbier.

After analyzing 58 of the state’s most populous areas over 5,000 people, we came up with this ranking of the ten snobbiest places in the state of Louisiana.

The Louisianian in these places aren’t snobby, they just know they’re better than you.

Don’t freak out.

What’s the snobbiest place in Louisiana? The snobbiest place in Louisiana is Mandeville based on the data. If we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

The most laid back? That would be Bastrop.

We’re not so full of ourselves as to make this ranking up from nowhere. So here’s a look at the top ten and more on how we did it. And if you’re curious, Louisiana is the 42nd snobbiest in the United States.

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Snobbiest Places In Louisiana For 2023

Mandeville, LA

Source: Wikipedia User Infrogmation of New Orleans | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 12,985
% Highly Educated: 55.0%
Median Income: $79,149
Median Home Price: $323,200
More on Mandeville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Zachary, LA

Source: Wikipedia User Jim Plylar | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 19,278
% Highly Educated: 40.0%
Median Income: $85,949
Median Home Price: $226,500
More on Zachary:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Youngsville, LA

Source: Flickr User Cajun Byrd | CC BY 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 15,167
% Highly Educated: 37.0%
Median Income: $101,455
Median Home Price: $227,400
More on Youngsville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Covington, LA

Source: Wikipedia User Frankbp | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 11,155
% Highly Educated: 39.0%
Median Income: $70,511
Median Home Price: $258,600
More on Covington:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Broussard, LA

Source: Wikipedia User Chris Litherland | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 12,960
% Highly Educated: 34.0%
Median Income: $85,055
Median Home Price: $236,500
More on Broussard:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Central, LA

Source: Flickr User [email protected] | CC BY 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 29,746
% Highly Educated: 31.0%
Median Income: $83,947
Median Home Price: $247,900
More on Central:  Cost Of Living

Harahan, LA

Source: Wikipedia User Infrogmation of New Orleans | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,137
% Highly Educated: 35.0%
Median Income: $68,846
Median Home Price: $256,700
More on Harahan:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,503
% Highly Educated: 30.0%
Median Income: $81,681
Median Home Price: $209,700
More on Addis:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Lafayette, LA

Source: Wikipedia User Infrogmation of New Orleans | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 122,469
% Highly Educated: 40.0%
Median Income: $55,329
Median Home Price: $209,100
More on Lafayette:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

New Orleans, LA

Source: Flickr User szeke | CC BY-SA 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 383,974
% Highly Educated: 39.0%
Median Income: $45,594
Median Home Price: $255,500
More on New Orleans:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Methodology: How we determined the snobbiest cities in the Pelican State

Do you think wed just come up with this list willy-nilly? Not a chance – we only use Saturday Night Science around here.

We gathered up all of the places in Louisiana with populations of 5,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 58 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria (And no, its not a word. English snob.):

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)

Turned out this simple criteria was much better at sniffing out the snobby places then more snobby criteria like:

  • Libaries per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Museums per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 58 places in each category with scores from one to 58. We then averaged each places ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Louisiana. So lets all flip a table in honor of Mandeville (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Before you get upset and ruin your blowout or something drastic here, lets remember that this is all in good fun. Would we live in one of these 10 places if we had the chance? Of course, we would.

And it’s not like your real estate agent would ever point out how snobby the town you’re moving to is. We’re here to keep you grounded, even if you’re wearing a monocle.

There You Have It – Now That You’re On Your High Horse

When it comes to snobbery, these places in Louisiana are heading ever upward. Residents in these communities are well educated, well paid, and appear to have all the sophisticated culture and entertainment of an Ernst Lubitsch film right at their fingertips.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

If you’re also curious enough, here are the most laid back places in Louisiana, according to science:

  1. Bastrop
  2. Ville Platte
  3. Marksville

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Table: The Snobbiest Cities In Louisiana For 2023

Rank City Population
1 Mandeville, LA 12,985
2 Zachary, LA 19,278
3 Youngsville, LA 15,167
4 Covington, LA 11,155
5 Broussard, LA 12,960
6 Central, LA 29,746
7 Harahan, LA 9,137
8 Addis, LA 6,503
9 Lafayette, LA 122,469
10 New Orleans, LA 383,974
11 Kenner, LA 66,411
12 Baton Rouge, LA 225,539
13 Slidell, LA 28,537
14 Walker, LA 6,322
15 Thibodaux, LA 15,242
16 Denham Springs, LA 9,389
17 Gonzales, LA 12,080
18 Ruston, LA 22,286
19 Lake Charles, LA 83,444
20 Gretna, LA 17,836
21 Hammond, LA 19,374
22 Plaquemine, LA 6,187
23 Houma, LA 33,461
24 Carencro, LA 9,531
25 St. Gabriel, LA 7,046
26 Scott, LA 8,200
27 Pineville, LA 14,653
28 Shreveport, LA 189,374
29 Alexandria, LA 45,736
30 Deridder, LA 10,060
31 Baker, LA 12,736
32 Monroe, LA 48,105
33 West Monroe, LA 13,103
34 Breaux Bridge, LA 7,711
35 Sulphur, LA 21,490
36 Natchitoches, LA 18,105
37 Grambling, LA 5,127
38 Ponchatoula, LA 7,729
39 Jennings, LA 9,836
40 New Iberia, LA 28,844
41 Crowley, LA 11,916
42 Patterson, LA 5,928
43 Rayne, LA 7,332
44 Leesville, LA 5,666
45 Eunice, LA 9,589
46 Minden, LA 12,145
47 Abbeville, LA 11,313
48 Westwego, LA 8,538
49 Oakdale, LA 7,092
50 Opelousas, LA 15,884
51 Bogalusa, LA 10,921
52 Donaldsonville, LA 6,834
53 St. Martinville, LA 5,602
54 Tallulah, LA 6,357
55 Franklin, LA 6,811
56 Marksville, LA 5,118
57 Ville Platte, LA 6,488
58 Bastrop, LA 9,879
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

8 thoughts on “The 10 Snobbiest Places In Louisiana For 2023

  1. This article is total crap. I don’t think Covington is the snobbier city in LA. Do we have a few art galleries? Yes, we are cultured. But to hold that against us is not right. I’ve met some of the nicest people I’ve ever known since living in Covington. I’m calling bs!

  2. This is completely wrong and very offensive also have you even been to Broussard…?

    Just because people from these areas are successful and can send their children to private school, as well as live in an area where art is prominent (For God’s Sake we live in Louisiana) does not under any circumstance mean they’re snobby. This article is awful. The communities in each of these areas are amazing and welcoming much more than this says. Shame on you.

  3. I’m from New orleans, lived in Covington for 25 years, and lived in Baton Rouge several years. I don’t know what to make of this. All three are very cultured and lots of social activity. Perhaps I would say that Baton Rouge would be the snobbiest. I currently live in New Orleans after 35 years of being away. Growing up here I would say is pretty snobby if you’re not from here. It helps if your parents are from N.O.

  4. I can say without reservation that after moving (after Katrina) to Bogalusa, that Bogausa is one of the least snobbiest places in the country.

  5. Read the last part: “So sure, we may call you guys a little ‘snobby’. But it’s only because we’re jealous.”

  6. I just read your report account you don’t get around the state because you haven’t going to Shreveport Monroe Alexandria Broussard I’m in Youngsville and other places so where do you get your data that does the snobbiest want you back it up

  7. Funny it seems half the list is from St. Tammany Parish and the other half is either a big city or somewhere up north. So it seems that if you’re educated and doing well financially, then you’re considered snobby. Considering these places are (for the most part) for the more affluent, who can actually afford to live in these places and want to live somewhere nice (lets face it; Louisiana doesn’t have many options).

  8. You can add the “Prien” section of Southwest Lake Charles, LA. There are a ton of jobs here.

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