Minden, LA

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Population

12,614

1.38% decline

Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$28,450

5.21% decline

Poverty Rate

23.4%


Number of Employees

4,789

0.483% growth

Median Property Value

$89,000

4.09% growth

About

In 2017, Minden, LA had a population of 12.6k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $28,450. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Minden, LA declined from 12,790 to 12,614, a -1.38% decrease and its median household income declined from $30,014 to $28,450, a -5.21% decrease.

The population of Minden, LA is 50.6% Black or African American Alone, 45.7% White Alone, and 1.2% Two or More Races. 1% of the people in Minden, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Minden, LA are Northwest Louisiana Technical College (2,755 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Minden, LA is $89,000, and the homeownership rate is 58%. Most people in Minden, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Minden, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Minden, LA employs 4.79k people. The largest industries in Minden, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (876 people), Retail Trade (496 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (467 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,139), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,618), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,000).

Median household income in Minden, LA is $28,450. Males in Minden, 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 Minden, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$28,450

2017 value

± $3,385

-5.21%

1 Year Growth

± 16.8%

Households in Minden, LA have a median annual income of $28,450, 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 $30,014 in 2016, which represents a -5.21% 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 Minden, LA made 1.55 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Minden, LA 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

  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 Minden, LA 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 Minden, 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.

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 318

  2. Census Tract 320

  3. Census Tract 319

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Minden, LA was Census Tract 318 with a value of $39,550, followed by Census Tract 320 and Census Tract 319, with respective values of $32,760 and $18,975.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Minden, LA (2.87k out of 12.3k 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 Females 55 - 64, 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

    2,060 ± 351

  2. White

    687 ± 161

  3. Two Or More

    55 ± 102

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Minden, LA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

4.79k

2017 Value

± 478

0.483%

1 Year growth

± 13.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Minden, LA grew at a rate of 0.483%, from 4.77k employees to 4.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Minden, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (697 people), Sales & Related Occupations (480 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (367 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Minden, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Minden, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (697 people), Sales & Related Occupations (480 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (367 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Minden, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (2.1 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.79 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Minden, LA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,278), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,292), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,771).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.79k

2017 Value

± 478

0.483%

1 Year growth

± 13.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Minden, LA grew at a rate of 0.483%, from 4.77k employees to 4.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Minden, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (876 people), Retail Trade (496 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (467 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Minden, LA, though some of these residents may live in Minden, 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 Minden, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (876 people), Retail Trade (496 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (467 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Minden, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.79 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.9 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Minden, LA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,139), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,618), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,000).

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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. with $69.1B and Basic chemicals and $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

88.1% of the population of Minden, LA has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 26.4% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 3.43% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Minden, LA 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

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1,527 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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 neighboring states.

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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 

$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

36.1%

Employer Coverage

26.4%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

3.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Minden, LA declined by 23.1% from 15.5% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Minden, 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

Minden, LA is home to a population of 12.6k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.92% of Minden, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Minden, LA is composed of 6.38k Black or African American Alone residents (50.6%), 5.77k White Alone residents (45.7%), 151 Two or More Races residents (1.2%), 140 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.11%), 86 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.682%), 65 Asian Alone residents (0.515%), 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.198%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Minden, LA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (70 speakers), Tagalog (32 speakers), and Thai (11 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Minden, LA was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Minden, LA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Minden, LA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.92%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.884%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.92% of Minden, LA residents 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 Minden, LA was 0.884%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Minden, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Minden, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Minden, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Minden, LA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    6.38k ± 428

  2. White Alone

    5.77k ± 423

  3. Two or More Races

    151 ± 104

In 2017, there were 1.11 times more Black or African American Alone residents (6.38k people) in Minden, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.77k White Alone and 151 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Minden, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    70 speakers (0.581%)

  2. Tagalog

    32 speakers (0.265%)

  3. Thai

    11 speakers (0.0913%)

1% of Minden, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Minden, LA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.581% of the overall population of Minden, LA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.265% speak Tagalog and 0.0913% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    156 ± 68

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    132 ± 87

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    99 ± 66

Minden, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Minden, LA awarded 2,755 degrees. The student population of Minden, LA is skewed towards men, with 1,334 male students and 638 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Minden, LA are White (1,445 and 52.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,060 and 38.5%), Hispanic or Latino (89 and 3.23%), and Unknown (59 and 2.14%).

The largest universities in Minden, LA by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Louisiana Technical College (2,755 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Minden, LA are Welding Technology (949 and 34.4%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (253 and 9.18%), and Health Aide (201 and 7.3%).

The median tuition costs in Minden, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 813 degrees awarded

  2. 162 degrees awarded

  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Minden, LA was Welding Technology with 813 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Minden, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,755 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Minden, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Louisiana Technical College with 2,755 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,905

Degrees Awarded to Men

850

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,905 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Minden, LA, which is 2.24 times more than the 850 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,445 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,060 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    89 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Minden, LA were to White students. These 1,445 degrees mean that there were 1.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,060 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Minden, LA was $89,000 in 2017, which is 0.409 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,500 to $89,000, a 4.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Minden, LA is 58%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Minden, LA have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Minden, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$28,450

Median Household Income

± $3,385

4.85k

Number of Households

± 422

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.85k households in Minden, LA declined from $28,450 from the previous year's value of $30,014.

The following chart displays the households in Minden, 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

$89,000

2017 Median

± $8,412

$85,500

2016 Median

± $7,478

In 2017, the median property value in Minden, LA grew to to $89,000 from the previous year's value of $85,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Minden, 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 Minden, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58%

2017 Homeownership

58.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58% of the housing units in Minden, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Minden, 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 Minden, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Minden, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Minden, LA have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Minden, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7.56%

  3. Walked

    1.66%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Minden, LA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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