Richland Parish, LA

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Population
20,474
0.703% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
38.5

Poverty Rate
28.9%

Median Household Income
$34,422
0.93% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$87,200
0.345% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
7,803
3.64% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Richland Parish, LA had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $34,422. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Richland Parish, LA declined from 20,619 to 20,474, a -0.703% decrease and its median household income declined from $34,745 to $34,422, a -0.93% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Richland Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.4%), White (Hispanic) (1.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.982%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.747%). NaNk% of the people in Richland Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Richland Parish, LA is $87,200, and the homeownership rate is 64.6%. Most people in Richland Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Richland Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 65.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (32.9%), followed by Other (1.59%). 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.

Richland 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
65.5% 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 Richland Parish, LA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Richland Parish, LA is home to a population of 20.5k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.313% of Richland Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (64 people).

In 2018, there were 1.71 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Richland Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.25k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 259 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Richland Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.4k ± 18
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.25k ± 161
  3. White (Hispanic)
    259 ± 127
2.14%
Hispanic Population
439 people

In 2018, there were 1.71 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Richland Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.25k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 259 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.14% of the people in Richland Parish, LA are hispanic (439 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.313%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
64 people
0.252%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
52 people

As of 2018, 0.313% of Richland Parish, LA residents (64 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 Richland Parish, LA was 0.252%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 17.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Richland Parish, LA was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Richland Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Richland Parish, LA residents was 38.

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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
99.9%
2017 Citizenship

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    324 ± 88
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    141 ± 68
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    74 ± 45

Richland Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Richland Parish, LA is $34,422. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Richland Parish, LA was Census Tract 9704 with a value of $49,583, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $46,654 and $40,160.

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 Richland Parish, LA employs 7.8k people. The largest industries in Richland Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,570 people), Retail Trade (850 people), and Educational Services (806 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($90,363), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,033).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,422
2018 value
± $5,064
-0.93%
1 Year Growth
± 20.2%

Households in Richland Parish, LA have a median annual income of $34,422, 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 $34,745 in 2017, which represents a -0.93% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Richland Parish, LA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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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 Richland 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 9704
  2. Census Tract 9703
  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Richland Parish, LA was Census Tract 9704 with a value of $49,583, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $46,654 and $40,160.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Richland Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Richland Parish, LA (5.66k out of 19.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 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
    3,045 ± 323
  2. White
    2,490 ± 313
  3. Hispanic
    179 ± 125

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Richland Parish, 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

7.8k
2018 Value
± 549
-3.64%
1 Year decline
± 10.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Richland Parish, LA declined at a rate of -3.64%, from 8.1k employees to 7.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Richland Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,148 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (642 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (639 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Richland Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Richland Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,148 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (642 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (639 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Richland Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.61 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.13 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Richland Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($117,344), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($91,008), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.8k
2018 Value
± 549
-3.64%
1 Year decline
± 10.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Richland Parish, LA declined at a rate of -3.64%, from 8.1k employees to 7.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Richland Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,570 people), Retail Trade (850 people), and Educational Services (806 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Richland Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Richland 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 Richland Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,570 people), Retail Trade (850 people), and Educational Services (806 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Richland Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.36 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.67 times), and Utilities (1.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Richland Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($90,363), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,033).

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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 Richland Parish, LA was $87,200 in 2018, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $86,900 to $87,200, a 0.345% increase. The homeownership rate in Richland Parish, LA is 64.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Richland Parish, LA have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Richland Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$87,200
2018 Median
± $8,229
$86,900
2017 Median
± $6,823

In 2018, the median property value in Richland Parish, LA grew to to $87,200 from the previous year's value of $86,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Richland 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 Richland Parish, 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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$34,422
Median Household Income
± $5,064
7.39k
Number of Households
± 529

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.39k households in Richland Parish, LA declined from $34,422 from the previous year's value of $34,745.

The following chart displays the households in Richland 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.6%
2018 Homeownership
63.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.6% of the housing units in Richland Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.4%.

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

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Richland Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Richland Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    87.8%
  2. Carpooled
    8.29%
  3. Other
    1.18%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Richland Parish, LA was Drove Alone (87.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.29%) and those who Other (1.18%).

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

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Health

84.5% of the population of Richland Parish, LA has health coverage, with 31.6% on employee plans, 30% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.728% 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 Richland Parish, LA see 1368 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.63% decrease from the previous year (1481 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2554 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 208 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

1,368 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Richland Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Richland Parish, LA see an average of 1,368 patients per year. This represents a 7.63% decrease from the previous year (1,481 patients).

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

15.5%
Uninsured
31.6%
Employer Coverage
30%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.728%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Richland Parish, LA declined by 24.3% from 20.5% to 15.5%.

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