Franklin Parish, LA

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Population

20,388

0.371% decline

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$34,722

7.03% growth

Poverty Rate

28.8%


Number of Employees

7,285

3.16% growth

Median Property Value

$83,200

1.34% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin Parish, LA had a population of 20.4k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $34,722. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin Parish, LA declined from 20,464 to 20,388, a -0.371% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,440 to $34,722, a 7.03% increase.

The population of Franklin Parish, LA is 65.3% White Alone, 33.4% Black or African American Alone, and 1.07% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Franklin Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Franklin Parish, LA is $83,200, and the homeownership rate is 68%. Most people in Franklin Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Franklin Parish, LA employs 7.29k people. The largest industries in Franklin Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,130 people), Retail Trade (1,001 people), and Construction (742 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,000), Construction ($43,438), and Wholesale Trade ($41,761).

Median household income in Franklin Parish, LA is $34,722. Males in Franklin Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Franklin Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,722

2017 value

± $2,998

7.03%

1 Year Growth

± 12.1%

Households in Franklin Parish, LA have a median annual income of $34,722, 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 $32,440 in 2016, which represents a 7.03% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  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.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

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 2017 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9505

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin Parish, LA was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $50,827, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $45,076 and $42,650.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin Parish, LA (5.48k out of 19k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    2,993 ± 308

  2. White

    2,323 ± 294

  3. Two Or More

    165 ± 136

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

7.29k

2017 Value

± 549

3.16%

1 Year growth

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.16%, from 7.06k employees to 7.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,110 people), Sales & Related Occupations (968 people), and Management Occupations (785 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,110 people), Sales & Related Occupations (968 people), and Management Occupations (785 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.41 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.94 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,179), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($53,542), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.29k

2017 Value

± 549

3.16%

1 Year growth

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.16%, from 7.06k employees to 7.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,130 people), Retail Trade (1,001 people), and Construction (742 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Franklin 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 Franklin Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,130 people), Retail Trade (1,001 people), and Construction (742 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.43 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.74 times), and Construction (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,000), Construction ($43,438), and Wholesale Trade ($41,761).

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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

83.1% of the population of Franklin Parish, LA has health coverage, with 30.5% on employee plans, 28.8% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.892% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Franklin Parish, LA see 3402 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.5% increase from the previous year (2920 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5082 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 726 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

3,402 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin Parish, LA see an average of 3,402 patients per year. This represents a 16.5% increase from the previous year (2,920 patients).

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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%).

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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

16.9%

Uninsured

30.5%

Employer Coverage

28.8%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

0.892%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin Parish, LA declined by 14.2% from 19.7% to 16.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin 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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Diversity

Franklin Parish, LA is home to a population of 20.4k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.27% of Franklin Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (55 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin Parish, LA is composed of 13.3k White Alone residents (65.3%), 6.8k Black or African American Alone residents (33.4%), 218 Two or More Races residents (1.07%), 41 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.201%), 8 Asian Alone residents (0.0392%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0392%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 45

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin 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 45. But people in Franklin Parish, LA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin Parish, LA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

55 people

0.205%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

42 people

As of 2017, 0.27% of Franklin Parish, LA residents (55 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 Franklin Parish, LA was 0.205%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Franklin Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin Parish, LA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.3k ± 23

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.8k ± 194

  3. Two or More Races

    218 ± 171

In 2017, there were 1.96 times more White Alone residents (13.3k people) in Franklin Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.8k Black or African American Alone and 218 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    458 ± 97

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    114 ± 55

  3. Korea

    100 ± 55

Franklin Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin Parish, LA was $83,200 in 2017, which is 0.362 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,100 to $83,200, a 1.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin Parish, LA is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin Parish, LA have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$83,200

2017 Median

± $5,558

$82,100

2016 Median

± $4,988

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin Parish, LA grew to to $83,200 from the previous year's value of $82,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin 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 Franklin Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.

$34,722

Median Household Income

± $2,998

7.62k

Number of Households

± 518

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.62k households in Franklin Parish, LA grew to $34,722 from the previous year's value of $32,440.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Franklin Parish, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

68%

2017 Homeownership

68.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68% of the housing units in Franklin Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

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

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% of the workforce in Franklin Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.7%

  2. Carpooled

    5.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Franklin Parish, LA was Drove Alone (86.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.61%) and those who Worked At Home (2.99%).

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

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