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Shocking! New Orleans is NOT the most sinful city in Louisiana

With the amount of debauchery going on during Mardi Gras alone in New Orleans, you’d think NOLA would easily qualify as the most sinful city in Louisiana, but it doesn’t!

According to, Baton Rouge, LA is the most sinful city in Louisiana, beating New Orleans, Shreveport, Lafayette, Monroe and Lake Charles.

In fact, Baton Rouge was ranked as the 9th most sinful city in the country in 2022. So where is the rest of our cities and towns in Louisiana?

Wallet Hub took the time to cross-reference several key indices for 2022 including Crime, Cheating, Smoking, Laziness, Vanity, Lust, Greed, Excesses & Vices, Jealousy, Anger & Hatred etc’ Las Vegas came in at number one , Louisiana had three cities that made their report’s top 50.

Louisiana had three cities that made it into the top 50 most sinful places for 2022.

I’m not sure what happened in Baton Rouge, but last year it was ranked 16th nationally and now they’re in the top 10?!?!? New Orleans came in 12th, up from 18th in 2021, which was a big surprise to me considering how much crime and partying there is. So where did Shreveport end up in the study? Shreveport actually fell down the rankings, ranking 44th in the country, down from 36th in 2021.

Why is Shreveport classified as a “Sin City” nationally?

Shreveport seems to have a church on every corner, but we also have our fair share of bars, gambling, crime, etc. So where do we stand on “sinfulness”? Let’s take a look!

Shreveport ranked 47th for Anger and Hate, 21st for Jealousy, 19th for Excess and Vice, and 163rd for Greed. At least we’re not greedy, are we? The study didn’t stop there, however. Shreveport ranks 72nd in lust. Those are some scary stats. Especially when you consider that Shreveport was ranked 63rd overall on the 2018 list of sinful cities.

At least New Orleans and Baton Rouge have something to offer. They perform much better than 2018. The two cities took 6th and 11th place respectively.

So what’s up? Gambling and drinking weigh heavily against us. Of course, that’s no surprise in a state that’s shutting down for Mardi Gras! I also can’t imagine that our increase in crime will help us. Just remember to go to church on Sunday after leaving the good times on Saturday night!

[Wallet Hub]

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