Morehouse Parish, LA

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Population
25,992
1.13% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
39.6

Poverty Rate
28.5%

Median Household Income
$33,333
5.24% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$90,900
7.07% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
9,279
1.52% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Morehouse Parish, LA had a population of 26k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $33,333. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Morehouse Parish, LA declined from 26,290 to 25,992, a -1.13% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,672 to $33,333, a 5.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morehouse Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (49.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.504%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.392%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.25%). NaNk% of the people in Morehouse Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Morehouse Parish, LA is $90,900, and the homeownership rate is 67%. Most people in Morehouse Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Morehouse 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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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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 54.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (43.5%), followed by Other (1.65%). 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.

Morehouse 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
54.9% 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 Morehouse Parish, LA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Morehouse Parish, LA is home to a population of 26k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.573% of Morehouse Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (149 people).

In 2018, there were 1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.8k people) in Morehouse Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 131 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morehouse Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 23
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 133
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    131 ± 37
0.392%
Hispanic Population
102 people

In 2018, there were 1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.8k people) in Morehouse Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 131 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.392% of the people in Morehouse Parish, LA are hispanic (102 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.573%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
149 people
0.669%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
176 people

As of 2018, 0.573% of Morehouse Parish, LA residents (149 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 Morehouse Parish, LA was 0.669%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
27
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 39.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Morehouse Parish, LA was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 27. But people in Morehouse Parish, LA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Morehouse 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

99.9%
2018 Citizenship
99.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.9% of Morehouse Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Morehouse Parish, LA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    526 ± 129
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    152 ± 90
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    147 ± 84

Morehouse Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Morehouse Parish, LA is $33,333. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Morehouse Parish, LA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $55,075, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $51,250 and $48,311.

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 Morehouse Parish, LA employs 9.28k people. The largest industries in Morehouse Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,808 people), Manufacturing (1,167 people), and Retail Trade (1,022 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($53,361), Transportation & Warehousing ($48,611), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,337).

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,333
2018 value
± $2,531
5.24%
1 Year Growth
± 9.28%

Households in Morehouse Parish, LA have a median annual income of $33,333, 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 $31,672 in 2017, which represents a 5.24% 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 Morehouse 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 9502
  2. Census Tract 9503
  3. Census Tract 9507

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morehouse Parish, LA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $55,075, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $51,250 and $48,311.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Morehouse 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

28.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morehouse Parish, LA (7.16k out of 25.2k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    5,439 ± 489
  2. White
    1,593 ± 264
  3. Other
    96 ± 126

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

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

9.28k
2018 Value
± 709
-1.52%
1 Year decline
± 10.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Morehouse Parish, LA declined at a rate of -1.52%, from 9.42k employees to 9.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morehouse Parish, LA, are Production Occupations (972 people), Sales & Related Occupations (935 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (855 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morehouse Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morehouse Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (972 people), Sales & Related Occupations (935 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (855 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morehouse Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.84 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.37 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morehouse Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($64,531), Management Occupations ($54,875), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($46,121).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.28k
2018 Value
± 709
-1.52%
1 Year decline
± 10.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Morehouse Parish, LA declined at a rate of -1.52%, from 9.42k employees to 9.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morehouse Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,808 people), Manufacturing (1,167 people), and Retail Trade (1,022 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morehouse Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Morehouse 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 Morehouse Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,808 people), Manufacturing (1,167 people), and Retail Trade (1,022 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morehouse Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.05 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.4 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morehouse Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Information ($53,361), Transportation & Warehousing ($48,611), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,337).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morehouse Parish, LA was $90,900 in 2018, which is 0.396 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $84,900 to $90,900, a 7.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Morehouse Parish, LA is 67%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morehouse Parish, LA have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morehouse Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$90,900
2018 Median
± $6,252
$84,900
2017 Median
± $5,068

In 2018, the median property value in Morehouse Parish, LA grew to to $90,900 from the previous year's value of $84,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morehouse 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 Morehouse 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.
$33,333
Median Household Income
± $2,531
9.76k
Number of Households
± 628

In 2018, the median household income of the 9.76k households in Morehouse Parish, LA grew to $33,333 from the previous year's value of $31,672.

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

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Rent vs Own

67%
2018 Homeownership
66%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67% of the housing units in Morehouse Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

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

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morehouse Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.944% of the workforce in Morehouse Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    89.7%
  2. Carpooled
    7.5%
  3. Worked At Home
    1.05%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Morehouse Parish, LA was Drove Alone (89.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.5%) and those who Worked At Home (1.05%).

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

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Health

88% of the population of Morehouse Parish, LA has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 8.51% on non-group plans, and 1.3% 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 Morehouse Parish, LA see 2640 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.35% decrease from the previous year (2676 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2370 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 339 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

2,640 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Morehouse Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Morehouse Parish, LA see an average of 2,640 patients per year. This represents a 1.35% decrease from the previous year (2,676 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morehouse 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

12%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
26%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
8.51%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morehouse Parish, LA declined by 10.5% from 13.4% to 12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morehouse 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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