Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA

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2020 Population
136,853
1.46% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.1
2.42% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.5%
4.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,143
7.23% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$152,000
0.93% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA had a population of 137k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $48,143. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA grew from 134,879 to 136,853, a 1.46% increase and its median household income grew from $44,895 to $48,143, a 7.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (43.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36%), Other (Hispanic) (5.81%), White (Hispanic) (5.22%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.92%).

19.1% of the households in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.7% of the residents in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Regional Planning Commission 5--Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA are My Le's Beauty College (457606) (81 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA was $152,000, and the homeownership rate was 60.3%.

Most people in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

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Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA is home to a population of 137k people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.7% of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (17.4k people).

In 2020, there were 1.2 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.3k people) in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 7.95k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA are Spanish (14,127 households), Vietnamese (4,912 households), and Arabic (1,652 households).

Citizenship

91.7%
2020 Citizenship
92.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.7% of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    59.3k ± 2.21k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    49.3k ± 2.31k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    7.95k ± 1.33k
13.5%
Hispanic Population
18.5k people

In 2020, there were 1.2 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.3k people) in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 7.95k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.5% of the people in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA are hispanic (18.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
17.4k people
11.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
16k people

As of 2020, 12.7% of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA residents (17.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    14,127 households (11.1%)
  2. Vietnamese
    4,912 households (3.86%)
  3. Arabic
    1,652 households (1.3%)

19.1% of the households in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA was Spanish. 11.1% of the households in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,150 ± 445
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,049 ± 216
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    954 ± 339

Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA employs 57.2k people. The largest industries in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA are Construction (5,576 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,841 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,530 people), and the highest paying industries are Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($105,374), Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($89,192), and Computer Systems Design ($83,599).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
28,188
Women
49.3%
28,985
Men
50.7%

The workforce of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA in 2020 was 57,173 people, with 49.3% woman, and 50.7% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA.

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Occupations

57.2k
2020 Value
0.501%
1 Year growth
± 0.501%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 0.501%, from 56.9k employees to 57.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,768 people), Construction laborers (1,542 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,437 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

57.2k
2020 Value
0.501%
1 Year growth
± 0.501%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 0.501%, from 56.9k employees to 57.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA, are Construction (5,576 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,841 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,530 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,004
Median earning men ± $2,432
$29,669
Median earning women ± $2,215

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($63,355), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,268), and Public Administration ($48,046).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($54,432), Public Administration ($48,308), and Manufacturing ($44,879).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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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. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $49.3B, followed by Fuel oils ($48.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($37.7B).

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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$380B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$689B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
81% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B by 2050.

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. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.9B, followed by Mississippi with $24.1B and Illinois and $7.47B.

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

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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.

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

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, excluding special elections, 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 Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA awarded 81 degrees. The student population of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 9 male students and 35 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA are Asian (64 and 79%), followed by Black or African American (11 and 13.6%), White (5 and 6.17%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 1.23%).

The largest universities in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are My Le's Beauty College (457606) (81 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Regional Planning Commission 5--Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA are Nail Specialist & Manicurist (59 and 72.8%), General Cosmetology (16 and 19.8%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (5 and 6.17%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 1.67% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (35.4k), Some college (25.4k), and Secondary Education (21.8k).

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The median property value in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA was $152,000 in 2020, which is 0.661 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $150,600 to $152,000, a 0.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA is 60.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA is $48,143. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

Property

$152,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,079
$30,959
Median Property Taxes
±$1,968

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.3%
Homeownership
2020
71.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60.3% of the housing units in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$48,143
Median Household Income
± $2,598
51.3k
Number of Households
± 2,541

In 2020, the median household income of the 51.3k households in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA grew to $48,143 from the previous year's value of $44,895.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA
0.418
2019 Wage GINI in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA

In 2020, the income inequality in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 6.5% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (12.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.84%)

In 2020, 80.3% of workers in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.9%) and those who worked at home (2.84%).

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.25% of the workforce in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA (26.3k out of 135k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, 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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87.6% of the population of Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 35.1% on employee plans, 28.4% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.14% 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 Louisiana see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
35.1%
Employer Coverage
28.4%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA grew by 7.14% from 11.6% to 12.4%.

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