Map of Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes, Louisiana

Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes, Louisiana

Population: 461,137 (tri-parish area)


The Orleans–St. Bernard–Plaquemines tri-parish area encompasses New Orleans as well as several wildlife management areas and many small islands. Approximately 40 percent of the population lives at or below the poverty level. In 2018, opioid-related deaths exceeded homicides in New Orleans for the first time ever, with more than 190 opioid-related deaths in the region and more than 1,200 opioid-related emergency room visits. The parishes plan to begin evidence-based treatment, including MAT, when individuals are arrested.