Louisiana electricity rates in December 2018 averaged 9.01 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 28 percent less than the 12.47 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2018.
Louisiana natural gas rates in December 2018 averaged 9.85 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 2 percent more than the 9.63 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in December 2018.
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Louisiana has an estimated population of 4,533,372, which ranks 26th in the nation. 
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