Washington Parish, LA

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Population
46,457
0.0172% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
39.5

Poverty Rate
26.8%

Median Household Income
$34,985
6.14% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$88,500
4.61% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
16,678
2.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Washington Parish, LA had a population of 46.5k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $34,985. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Washington Parish, LA grew from 46,449 to 46,457, a 0.0172% increase and its median household income grew from $32,962 to $34,985, a 6.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.69%), White (Hispanic) (1.43%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.644%). NaNk% of the people in Washington Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington Parish, LA are Northshore Technical Community College (1,202 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Washington Parish, LA is $88,500, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Washington Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 67.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (30.6%), followed by Other (2.04%). The most partisan county was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington Parish, LA is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
67.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Louisiana colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington Parish, LA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Washington Parish, LA is home to a population of 46.5k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.45% of Washington Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (675 people).

In 2018, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.5k people) in Washington Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 786 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.5k ± 23
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 269
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    786 ± 283
2.2%
Hispanic Population
1.02k people

In 2018, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.5k people) in Washington Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 786 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.2% of the people in Washington Parish, LA are hispanic (1.02k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Washington Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.45%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
675 people
1.82%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
846 people

As of 2018, 1.45% of Washington Parish, LA residents (675 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington Parish, LA was 1.82%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Washington Parish, LA was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Washington Parish, LA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Washington Parish, LA residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    31,305 ± 4,329 people
  2. Honduras
    26,985 ± 4,021 people
  3. Vietnam
    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

99%
2018 Citizenship
98.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99% of Washington Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Washington Parish, LA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,136 ± 215
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    730 ± 242
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    469 ± 176

Washington Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Washington Parish, LA is $34,985. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington Parish, LA was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $47,220, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $46,073 and $44,466.

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Washington Parish, LA employs 16.7k people. The largest industries in Washington Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,413 people), Retail Trade (1,947 people), and Educational Services (1,641 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,119), Utilities ($64,954), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,208).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,985
2018 value
± $2,963
6.14%
1 Year Growth
± 11.9%

Households in Washington Parish, LA have a median annual income of $34,985, 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 $32,962 in 2017, which represents a 6.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488
Average Male Salary in Louisiana
± $1,557
$40,269
Average Female Salary in Louisiana
± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 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 in Louisiana
  1. Asian
    $54,337 ± $8,658
  2. White
    $51,901 ± $1,178
  3. American Indian
    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Louisiana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2017 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.465
2016 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9506
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington Parish, LA was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $47,220, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $46,073 and $44,466.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington 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

26.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington Parish, LA (11.9k out of 44.5k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. White
    6,506 ± 619
  2. Black
    4,935 ± 522
  3. Two Or More
    387 ± 191

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington Parish, LA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

16.7k
2018 Value
± 1,036
2.58%
1 Year growth
± 8.56%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Washington Parish, LA grew at a rate of 2.58%, from 16.3k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,911 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,802 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,524 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,911 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,802 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,524 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.88 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.34 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($67,596), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,661), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.7k
2018 Value
± 1,036
2.58%
1 Year growth
± 8.56%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Washington Parish, LA grew at a rate of 2.58%, from 16.3k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,413 people), Retail Trade (1,947 people), and Educational Services (1,641 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,413 people), Retail Trade (1,947 people), and Educational Services (1,641 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.18 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.58 times), and Public Administration (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,119), Utilities ($64,954), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,208).

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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. $81.6B
  2. $69.1B
  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

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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$365B
2015 Value in Louisiana
$476B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% 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. $38.9B
  2. $36B
  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Washington Parish, LA awarded 1,202 degrees. The student population of Washington Parish, LA is skewed towards women, with 2,183 male students and 2,812 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington Parish, LA are White (686 and 57.1%), followed by Black or African American (367 and 30.5%), Unknown (84 and 6.99%), and Hispanic or Latino (28 and 2.33%).

The largest universities in Washington Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Northshore Technical Community College (1,202 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington Parish, LA are Health Aide (184 and 15.3%), Welding Technology (164 and 13.6%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (126 and 10.5%).

The median tuition costs in Washington Parish, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 174 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 121 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 79 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Washington Parish, LA was Health Aide with 174 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Washington Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,202 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Washington Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northshore Technical Community College with 1,202 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

624
Degrees Awarded to Men
578
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 624 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington Parish, LA, which is 1.08 times more than the 578 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    686 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    367 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    84 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington Parish, LA were to White students. These 686 degrees mean that there were 1.87 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 367 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington Parish, LA was $88,500 in 2018, which is 0.385 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $84,600 to $88,500, a 4.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington Parish, LA is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington Parish, LA have an average commute time of 31.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$88,500
2018 Median
± $5,548
$84,600
2017 Median
± $3,846

In 2018, the median property value in Washington Parish, LA grew to to $88,500 from the previous year's value of $84,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$34,985
Median Household Income
± $2,963
17.3k
Number of Households
± 991

In 2018, the median household income of the 17.3k households in Washington Parish, LA grew to $34,985 from the previous year's value of $32,962.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.2%
2018 Homeownership
71.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.2% of the housing units in Washington Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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

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Commute Time

31.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington Parish, LA have a longer commute time (31.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 8.35% of the workforce in Washington Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    81%
  2. Carpooled
    12.9%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.26%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington Parish, LA was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.9%) and those who Worked At Home (2.26%).

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

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Health

86.3% of the population of Washington Parish, LA has health coverage, with 29.4% on employee plans, 32.7% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 2.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington Parish, LA see 2108 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.36% decrease from the previous year (2204 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3562 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1007 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

2,108 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Washington Parish, LA see an average of 2,108 patients per year. This represents a 4.36% decrease from the previous year (2,204 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
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

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Louisiana
$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

13.7%
Uninsured
29.4%
Employer Coverage
32.7%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
2.09%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington Parish, LA declined by 11.2% from 15.4% to 13.7%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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