Caddo Parish, LA

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Population

242,922

1.48% decline

Poverty Rate

23.4%


Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$39,077

8.05% growth

Number of Employees

103,570

3.27% growth

Median Property Value

$143,300

3.83% decline

About

In 2018, Caddo Parish, LA had a population of 243k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $39,077. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Caddo Parish, LA declined from 246,581 to 242,922, a -1.48% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,165 to $39,077, a 8.05% increase.

The population of Caddo Parish, LA is 49.2% Black or African American Alone, 44.5% White Alone, and 2.88% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Caddo Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Caddo Parish, LA are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (982 degrees awarded in 2017), Southern University at Shreveport (319 degrees), and McCann School of Business & Technology (446880) (247 degrees).

The median property value in Caddo Parish, LA is $143,300, and the homeownership rate is 58.1%. Most people in Caddo Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Caddo Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Caddo Parish, LA employs 104k people. The largest industries in Caddo Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,481 people), Retail Trade (13,635 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,950 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($61,855), Utilities ($53,119), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,312).

Median household income in Caddo Parish, LA is $39,077. Males in Caddo Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.56 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,815. The income inequality in Caddo Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,077

2018 value

± $3,143

8.05%

1 Year Growth

± 9.4%

Households in Caddo Parish, LA have a median annual income of $39,077, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,165 in 2017, which represents a 8.05% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,054

Average Male Salary

± $1,713

$41,815

Average Female Salary

± $1,033

In 2018, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.56 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $54,325 ± $1,279

  2. Two or More Races

    $46,528 ± $8,199

  3. Asian

    $42,224 ± $6,418

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Caddo Parish, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2018 Wage GINI

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.46% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 240

  2. Census Tract 226

  3. Census Tract 231

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caddo Parish, LA was Census Tract 240 with a value of $113,066, followed by Census Tract 226 and Census Tract 231, with respective values of $107,375 and $105,179.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Caddo Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caddo Parish, LA (57.6k out of 246k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    41,162 ± 1,523

  2. White

    14,118 ± 942

  3. Hispanic

    1,764 ± 309

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Caddo Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

104k

2018 Value

± 6,323

3.27%

1 Year growth

± 8.31%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Caddo Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 100k employees to 104k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caddo Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,091 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,922 people), and Management Occupations (8,897 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caddo Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Caddo Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,091 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,922 people), and Management Occupations (8,897 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caddo Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.56 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.43 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Caddo Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,716), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,333), and Management Occupations ($61,521).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

104k

2018 Value

± 6,323

3.27%

1 Year growth

± 8.31%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Caddo Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 100k employees to 104k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caddo Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,481 people), Retail Trade (13,635 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,950 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Caddo Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Caddo Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Caddo Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,481 people), Retail Trade (13,635 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,950 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caddo Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.75 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.65 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Caddo Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($61,855), Utilities ($53,119), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,312).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $79.9B

  2. $78.1B

  3. $43.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $79.9B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($78.1B) and Basic chemicals ($43.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$395B

2020 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

20.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $395B. This is expected to increase 20.5% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $41.9B

  2. $38.6B

  3. $13.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $41.9B, followed by Mississippi with $38.6B and Florida and $13.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93% of the population of Caddo Parish, LA has health coverage, with 36.9% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 2.51% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Caddo Parish, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Caddo Parish, LA see 858 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.49% decrease from the previous year (871 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1324 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

858 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Caddo Parish, LA see an average of 858 patients per year. This represents a 1.49% decrease from the previous year (871 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Caddo Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.03%

Uninsured

36.9%

Employer Coverage

30.2%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

2.51%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caddo Parish, LA declined by 42.1% from 12.1% to 7.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Caddo Parish, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

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Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

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Diversity

Caddo Parish, LA is home to a population of 243k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.32% of Caddo Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (5.73k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Caddo Parish, LA is composed of 120k Black or African American Alone residents (49.2%), 108k White Alone residents (44.5%), 7.01k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.88%), 3.61k Two or More Races residents (1.49%), 3.19k Asian Alone residents (1.31%), 1.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.517%), 74 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0305%), and 60 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0247%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Caddo Parish, LA was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Caddo Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Caddo Parish, LA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.32%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.73k people

2.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.76k people

As of 2017, 2.32% of Caddo Parish, LA residents (5.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Caddo Parish, LA was 2.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    30,501 ± 4,274 people

  2. Honduras

    28,358 ± 4,122 people

  3. Vietnam

    18,763 ± 3,356 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 30,501 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 28,358 and Vietnam with 18,763.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2018 Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.9% of Caddo Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Caddo Parish, LA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    120k ± 1.38k

  2. White Alone

    108k ± 91

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.01k ± 1.46k

In 2018, there were 1.11 times more Black or African American Alone residents (120k people) in Caddo Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 108k White Alone and 7.01k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Caddo Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,409 ± 908

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,935 ± 1,135

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,831 ± 649

Caddo Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Caddo Parish, LA awarded 2,523 degrees. The student population of Caddo Parish, LA is skewed towards women, with 4,504 male students and 7,178 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Caddo Parish, LA are White (1,112 and 44.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,072 and 43.1%), Unknown (121 and 4.87%), and Hispanic or Latino (71 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Caddo Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (982 and 38.9%), Southern University at Shreveport (319 and 12.6%), and McCann School of Business & Technology (446880) (247 and 9.79%).

The most popular majors in Caddo Parish, LA are General Business Administration & Management (413 and 16.4%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (204 and 8.09%), and Health Care Administration & Management (139 and 5.51%).

The median tuition costs in Caddo Parish, LA are $25,994 for private four year colleges, and $7,324 and $12,760 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Caddo Parish, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 327 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Caddo Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 982 degrees awarded

  2. 319 degrees awarded

  3. 247 degrees awarded

$7,324

Median In-State Public

$25,994

Median Private

In 2017, the Caddo Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana State University-Shreveport with 982 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

934

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,589

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 934 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Caddo Parish, LA, which is 0.588 times less than the 1,589 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Caddo Parish, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,112 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,072 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    121 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Caddo Parish, LA were to White students. These 1,112 degrees mean that there were 1.04 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,072 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caddo Parish, LA was $143,300 in 2018, which is 0.624 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $149,000 to $143,300, a 3.83% decrease. The homeownership rate in Caddo Parish, LA is 58.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Caddo Parish, LA have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Caddo Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$143,300

2018 Median

± $5,862

$149,000

2017 Median

± $9,385

In 2018, the median property value in Caddo Parish, LA declined from to $143,300 from the previous year's value of $149,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Caddo Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Caddo Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$39,077

Median Household Income

± $3,143

94.8k

Number of Households

± 5,227

In 2018, the median household income of the 94.8k households in Caddo Parish, LA grew to $39,077 from the previous year's value of $36,165.

The following chart displays the households in Caddo Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $20k - $25k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Caddo Parish, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Caddo Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.1%

2018 Homeownership

57.1%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 58.1% of the housing units in Caddo Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Caddo Parish, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caddo Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.86% of the workforce in Caddo Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.49%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.73%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Caddo Parish, LA was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.49%) and those who Worked At Home (2.73%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Caddo Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Caddo Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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