Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA

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Population
176,062
0.373% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
35.8

Poverty Rate
28.1%

Median Household Income
$33,093
3.21% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$105,300
3.54% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
63,180
1.27% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA had a population of 176k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $33,093. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined from 176,721 to 176,062, a -0.373% decrease and its median household income declined from $34,192 to $33,093, a -3.21% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.44%), and White (Hispanic) (1%). 2.86% of the people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Louisiana Tech University (1,907 degrees awarded in 2017), Northwestern State University of Louisiana (1,843 degrees), and Grambling State University (821 degrees).

The median property value in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is $105,300, and the homeownership rate is 60.2%. Most people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Louisiana. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). 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.

Northwest Louisiana PUMA, 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
58.1% 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is home to a population of 176k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.13% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (3.74k people).

In 2018, there were 1.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (97.5k people) in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Spanish (2,279 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (684 speakers), and Arabic (405 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    97.5k ± 178
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    66.2k ± 458
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.25k ± 500
2.54%
Hispanic Population
4.47k people

In 2018, there were 1.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (97.5k people) in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.54% of the people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are hispanic (4.47k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,279 speakers (1.38%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    684 speakers (0.414%)
  3. Arabic
    405 speakers (0.245%)

2.86% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was Spanish. 1.38% of the overall population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 0.414% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.245% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.13%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.74k people
1.91%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
3.38k people

As of 2018, 2.13% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents (3.74k 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 1.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
33
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    824 ± 703 people
  2. India
    238 ± 379 people
  3. China
    221 ± 365 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 824 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents, followed by India with 238 and China with 221.

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Citizenship

98.7%
2018 Citizenship
98.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.7% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,634 ± 290
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,529 ± 250
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,282 ± 272

Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is $33,093. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $79,495, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $78,277 and $70,885.

Males in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.64 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,956. The income inequality in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA employs 63.2k people. The largest industries in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,360 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,664 people), and Construction (4,091 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($145,606), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($106,951), and Sawmills & wood preservation ($89,873).

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,093
2018 value
± $1,326
-3.21%
1 Year Growth
± 5.5%

Households in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $33,093, 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 $34,192 in 2017, which represents a -3.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$55,640
Average Male Salary in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA
± $8,680
$33,956
Average Female Salary in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA
± $4,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA made 1.64 times more than female employees.

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA
  1. White
    $45,849 ± $6,582
  2. American Indian
    $40,607 ± $42,300
  3. Other
    $31,846 ± $28,348

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.485
2017 Wage GINI in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA
0.478
2016 Wage GINI in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA

In 2017, the income inequality in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.47% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $79,495, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $78,277 and $70,885.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA (47.4k out of 169k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    27,614 ± 1,101
  2. White
    16,636 ± 886
  3. Hispanic
    1,363 ± 213

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northwest Louisiana 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

63.2k
2017 Value
-1.27%
1 Year decline
± -1.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -1.27%, from 64k employees to 63.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,141 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,989 people), and Cashiers (1,919 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,141 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,989 people), and Cashiers (1,919 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (30.3 times higher than expected), Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders (24.5 times), and Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (12.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($222,771), Property, real estate, & community association managers ($167,113), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers ($148,359).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

63.2k
2017 Value
-1.27%
1 Year decline
± -1.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -1.27%, from 64k employees to 63.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,360 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,664 people), and Construction (4,091 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,360 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,664 people), and Construction (4,091 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products (45.4 times higher than expected), Logging (17.4 times), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (10.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Oil & gas extraction ($145,606), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($106,951), and Sawmills & wood preservation ($89,873).

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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 Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA awarded 4,580 degrees. The student population of Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 11,325 male students and 16,785 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are White (2,507 and 57.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,364 and 31.4%), Unknown (170 and 3.91%), and Hispanic or Latino (153 and 3.52%).

The largest universities in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana Tech University (1,907 and 41.6%), Northwestern State University of Louisiana (1,843 and 40.2%), and Grambling State University (821 and 17.9%).

The most popular majors in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Registered Nursing (434 and 9.48%), General Studies (390 and 8.52%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (294 and 6.42%).

The median tuition costs in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,180 and $15,313 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 229 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 204 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 235 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was Registered Nursing with 229 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,907 degrees awarded
  2. 1,843 degrees awarded
  3. 821 degrees awarded
$5,180
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana Tech University with 1,907 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,749
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,831
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,749 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, which is 0.618 times less than the 2,831 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,507 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,364 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    170 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA were to White students. These 2,507 degrees mean that there were 1.84 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,364 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was $105,300 in 2018, which is 0.458 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $101,700 to $105,300, a 3.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is 60.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$105,300
2018 Median
± $3,560
$101,700
2017 Median
± $3,961

In 2018, the median property value in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA grew to to $105,300 from the previous year's value of $101,700.

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

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Household Income

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$33,093
Median Household Income
± $1,326
67k
Number of Households
± 1,628

In 2018, the median household income of the 67k households in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined from $33,093 from the previous year's value of $34,192.

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

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

60.2%
2018 Homeownership
62.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 60.2% of the housing units in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.81% of the workforce in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    83.3%
  2. Carpooled
    10.1%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.78%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was Drove Alone (83.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.1%) and those who Worked At Home (2.78%).

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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.1% of the population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.55% 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 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.
1,527 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,543 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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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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.
$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

11.9%
Uninsured
36.8%
Employer Coverage
24.5%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA N/A by N/A from N/A% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, 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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