Ouachita Parish, LA

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Population

156,433

0.0224% growth

Median Age

35.1


Median Household Income

$40,081

2.84% growth

Poverty Rate

24.5%


Median Property Value

$133,400

3.81% growth

About

In 2017, Ouachita Parish, LA had a population of 156k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $40,081. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ouachita Parish, LA grew from 156,398 to 156,433, a 0.0224% increase and its median household income grew from $38,974 to $40,081, a 2.84% increase.

The population of Ouachita Parish, LA is N/A% N/A, N/A% N/A, and N/A% N/A. N/A% of the people in Ouachita Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ouachita Parish, LA is $133,400, and the homeownership rate is 59.3%. Most people in Ouachita Parish, LA commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ouachita Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ouachita Parish, LA employs N/A people. The largest industries in Ouachita Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,319 people), Retail Trade (8,176 people), and Educational Services (6,842 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,784), Utilities ($53,472), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,027).

Median household income in Ouachita Parish, LA is $40,081. Males in Ouachita Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Ouachita Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,081

2017 value

± $1,071

2.84%

1 Year Growth

± 4.89%

Households in Ouachita Parish, LA have a median annual income of $40,081, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,974 in 2016, which represents a 2.84% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 103.01

  2. Census Tract 102.02

  3. Census Tract 52.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ouachita Parish, LA was Census Tract 103.01 with a value of $104,028, followed by Census Tract 102.02 and Census Tract 52.01, with respective values of $90,476 and $78,590.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ouachita Parish, LA (36.5k out of 149k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

    23,098 ± 951

  2. White

    12,509 ± 892

  3. Hispanic

    668 ± 211

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ouachita 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

N/A

N/A Value

± N/A

N/A%

1 Year growth

± N/A%

From N/A to N/A, employment in Ouachita Parish, LA stayed at a rate of N/A%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ouachita Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,475 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,685 people), and Management Occupations (5,386 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ouachita Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ouachita Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,475 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,685 people), and Management Occupations (5,386 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ouachita Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.5 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.5 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ouachita Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,682), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

N/A

N/A Value

± N/A

N/A%

1 Year growth

± N/A%

From N/A to N/A, employment in Ouachita Parish, LA stayed at a rate of N/A%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ouachita Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,319 people), Retail Trade (8,176 people), and Educational Services (6,842 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ouachita Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Ouachita 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 Ouachita Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,319 people), Retail Trade (8,176 people), and Educational Services (6,842 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ouachita Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Information (1.89 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.42 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ouachita Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,784), Utilities ($53,472), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,027).

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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

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

87% of the population of Ouachita Parish, LA has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 23.5% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.83% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ouachita Parish, LA see 1225 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1261 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1706 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 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

1,225 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ouachita Parish, LA see an average of 1,225 patients per year. This represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1,261 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13%

Uninsured

41.1%

Employer Coverage

23.5%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.83%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ouachita Parish, LA declined by 21.8% from 16.6% to 13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ouachita Parish, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Ouachita Parish, LA is home to a population of 156k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Ouachita Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ouachita Parish, LA is composed of N/A.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ouachita Parish, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.1

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ouachita Parish, LA was 35.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Ouachita Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ouachita Parish, LA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

N/A%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Ouachita Parish, LA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ouachita Parish, LA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Ouachita Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ouachita Parish, LA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Ouachita Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the N/A races and ethnicities represented in Ouachita Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Ouachita Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Ouachita Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ouachita Parish, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. false

    0 ± 0

  2. false

    0 ± 0

  3. false

    0 ± 0

Ouachita Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ouachita Parish, LA was $133,400 in 2017, which is 0.613 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $128,500 to $133,400, a 3.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Ouachita Parish, LA is 59.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ouachita Parish, LA have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in Ouachita Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,081

Median Household Income

± $1,071

56.8k

Number of Households

± 1,584

In 2017, the median household income of the 56.8k households in Ouachita Parish, LA grew to $40,081 from the previous year's value of $38,974.

The following chart displays the households in Ouachita 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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Housing

Property Value

$133,400

2017 Median

± $4,518

$128,500

2016 Median

± $4,377

In 2017, the median property value in Ouachita Parish, LA grew to to $133,400 from the previous year's value of $128,500.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.3%

2017 Homeownership

59.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.3% of the housing units in Ouachita Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ouachita Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, N/A% of the workforce in Ouachita Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Ouachita Parish, LA was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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