Louisiana is generalized as a "poor state". We all know what kind of turmoil our state budget is in these days.

However, there are still some parts of the state that are enjoying relative success in terms of financial wealth.

Below are the 10 richest zip codes in Louisiana. The numbers are from 2015 IRS tax returns, the most recent year for complete data.

You will notice in the maps of each area a red shading. That represents the zip code, not the entire area.

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70130 - Garden District/French Quarter/CBD - New Orleans (Orleans Parish)

  • $139,383: Average 2015 reported total income
  • 16%: Percent of returns with no tax liability
  • 11%: Percent of returns with refundable Earned Income Credit
  • 22%: Returns reporting over $100,000 in income
  • 7,410: Number of tax returns
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70124 - Lakeview/City Park - New Orleans (Orleans Parish)

  • $127,957: Average 2015 reported total income
  • 13%: Percent of returns with no tax liability
  • 5%: Percent of returns with refundable Earned Income Credit
  • 36%: Returns reporting over $100,000 in income
  • 9,830: Number of tax returns
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70112 - French Quarter/CBC - New Orleans (Orleans Parish)

  • $123,981: Average 2015 reported total income
  • 23%: Percent of returns with no tax liability
  • 17%: Percent of returns with refundable Earned Income Credit
  • 17%: Returns reporting over $100,000 in income
  • 1,910: Number of tax returns
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70005 - Bonnabel Place, Metairie (Jefferson Parish) 

  • $121,222: Average 2015 reported total income
  • 17%: Percent of returns with no tax liability
  • 8%: Percent of returns with refundable Earned Income Credit
  • 25%: Returns reporting over $100,000 in income
  • 12,300: Number of tax returns
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70810 - South Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge Parish)

  • $115,114: Average 2015 reported total income
  • 20%: Percent of returns with no tax liability
  • 13%: Percent of returns with refundable Earned Income Credit
  • 28%: Returns reporting over $100,000 in income
  • 18,530: Number of tax returns
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71106: Cedar Grove - Shreveport (Caddo Parish)

  • $114,358: Average 2015 reported total income
  • 30%: Percent of returns with no tax liability
  • 26%: Percent of returns with refundable Earned Income Credit
  • 24%: Returns reporting over $100,000 in income
  • 14,860: Number of tax returns
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70471: Mandeville (St. Tammany Parish)

  • $111,315: Average 2015 reported total income
  • 18%: Percent of returns with no tax liability
  • 8%: Percent of returns with refundable Earned Income Credit
  • 33%: Returns reporting over $100,000 in income
  • 9,950: Number of tax returns
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70447: Madisonville - St. Tammany Parish

  • $108,337: Average 2015 reported total income
  • 17%: Percent of returns with no tax liability
  • 8%: Percent of returns with refundable Earned Income Credit
  • 33%: Returns reporting over $100,000 in income
  • 5,870: Number of tax returns
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70808: Southdowns/LSU Lakes - Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge Parish)

  • $107,946: Average 2015 reported total income
  • 19%: Percent of returns with no tax liability
  • 10%: Percent of returns with refundable Earned Income Credit
  • 29%: Returns reporting over $100,000 in income
  • 14,070: Number of tax returns
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70809: Westminster/Inniswold - Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge Parish)

  • $105,780: Average 2015 reported total income
  • 16%: Percent of returns with no tax liability
  • 10%: Percent of returns with refundable Earned Income Credit
  • 26%: Returns reporting over $100,000 in income
  • 11,890: Number of tax returns

 

In case you were wondering, the richest zip codes in Acadiana come in at #12 and #13 on the list.

The Broadmoor area in Lafayette (70503) was the former at an average income of $100,678. The latter was the 70508 zip code which is comprised of River Ranch, Pilette, Milton and Walroy. That area's average reported total income was $99,230.