River Parishes PUMA, LA

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Population

117,778

0.338% decline

Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$58,191

5.29% growth

Number of Employees

51,011

0.283% decline

Median Property Value

$163,800

0.306% growth

About

In 2017, River Parishes PUMA, LA had a population of 118k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $58,191. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of River Parishes PUMA, LA declined from 118,177 to 117,778, a -0.338% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,267 to $58,191, a 5.29% increase.

The population of River Parishes PUMA, LA is 51.5% White Alone, 41.4% Black or African American Alone, and 5.03% Hispanic or Latino. 5.74% of the people in River Parishes PUMA, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in River Parishes PUMA, LA is $163,800, and the homeownership rate is 78.2%. Most people in River Parishes PUMA, LA commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in River Parishes PUMA, LA is N/A per household.

Economy

The economy of River Parishes PUMA, LA employs 51k people. The largest industries in River Parishes PUMA, LA are Construction (4,296 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,154 people), and Hospitals (2,928 people), and the highest paying industries are Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing ($200,393), Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing ($127,619), and Water transportation ($121,689).

Median household income in River Parishes PUMA, LA is $58,191. Males in River Parishes PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.57 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,448. The income inequality in River Parishes PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.42, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,191

2017 value

± $1,897

5.29%

1 Year Growth

± 4.61%

Households in River Parishes PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $58,191, 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 $55,267 in 2016, which represents a 5.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$66,753

Average Male Salary

± $8,122

$42,448

Average Female Salary

± $5,371

In 2017, full-time male employees in River Parishes PUMA, LA made 1.57 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $56,377 ± $6,884

  2. Two or More Races

    $42,023 ± $34,789

  3. Other

    $41,803 ± $45,297

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of River Parishes PUMA, LA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.42

2017 Wage GINI

0.421

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in River Parishes PUMA, LA was 0.42 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.282% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in River Parishes PUMA, LA was East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA with a value of $72,199, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, with respective values of $72,013 and $70,561.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in River Parishes PUMA, LA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as 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.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in River Parishes PUMA, LA is false, followed by false and false.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

51k

2017 Value

-0.283%

1 Year decline

± -0.283%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in River Parishes PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.283%, from 51.2k employees to 51k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in River Parishes PUMA, LA, are Cashiers (1,783 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,686 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,456 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of River Parishes PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of River Parishes PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Cashiers (1,783 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,686 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,456 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, River Parishes PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers (14 times higher than expected), Ship & boat captains & operators (13.9 times), and Miscellaneous plant & system operators (12.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of River Parishes PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers ($248,255), Chemical engineers ($174,058), and Other Computer Occupations ($139,128).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51k

2017 Value

-0.283%

1 Year decline

± -0.283%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in River Parishes PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.283%, from 51.2k employees to 51k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in River Parishes PUMA, LA, are Construction (4,296 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,154 people), and Hospitals (2,928 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of River Parishes PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in River Parishes 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 River Parishes PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Construction (4,296 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,154 people), and Hospitals (2,928 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, River Parishes PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Petroleum refining (31.1 times higher than expected), Agricultural chemical manufacturing (23 times), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals (15.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in River Parishes PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing ($200,393), Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing ($127,619), and Water transportation ($121,689).

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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

N/A% of the population of River Parishes PUMA, LA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in River Parishes PUMA, 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).

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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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in River Parishes PUMA, LA N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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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

River Parishes PUMA, LA is home to a population of 118k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of River Parishes PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of River Parishes PUMA, LA is composed of 60.7k White Alone residents (51.5%), 48.7k Black or African American Alone residents (41.4%), 5.92k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.03%), 1.11k Two or More Races residents (0.942%), 1.01k Asian Alone residents (0.857%), 213 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.181%), 136 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.115%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in River Parishes PUMA, LA are Spanish (4,024 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (771 speakers), and Hindi (210 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in River Parishes PUMA, LA was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in River Parishes PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all River Parishes PUMA, LA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

3.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.67k people

As of 2017, N/A% of River Parishes PUMA, 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 River Parishes PUMA, LA was 3.11%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Honduras

    796 ± 690 people

  2. India

    397 ± 488 people

  3. Mexico

    280 ± 410 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of River Parishes PUMA, LA was Honduras, the natal country of 796 River Parishes PUMA, LA residents, followed by India with 397 and Mexico with 280.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of River Parishes PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in River Parishes PUMA, LA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    60.7k ± 98

  2. Black or African American Alone

    48.7k ± 328

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.92k ± 602

In 2017, there were 1.25 times more White Alone residents (60.7k people) in River Parishes PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.7k Black or African American Alone and 5.92k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,024 speakers (3.65%)

  2. French (Incl. Cajun)

    771 speakers (0.699%)

  3. Hindi

    210 speakers (0.19%)

5.74% of River Parishes PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in River Parishes PUMA, LA was Spanish. 3.65% of the overall population of River Parishes PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 0.699% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.19% speak Spanish, 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

River Parishes PUMA, 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 River Parishes PUMA, LA was $163,800 in 2017, which is 0.753 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $163,300 to $163,800, a 0.306% increase. The homeownership rate in River Parishes PUMA, LA is 78.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in River Parishes PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in River Parishes PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$58,191

Median Household Income

± $1,897

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in River Parishes PUMA, LA grew to $58,191 from the previous year's value of $55,267.

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Housing

Property Value

$163,800

2017 Median

± $2,311

$163,300

2016 Median

± $2,712

In 2017, the median property value in River Parishes PUMA, LA grew to to $163,800 from the previous year's value of $163,300.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

78.2%

2017 Homeownership

77.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.2% of the housing units in River Parishes PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in River Parishes PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in River Parishes PUMA, LA have N/A, followed by N/A.

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Commute Time

27 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in River Parishes PUMA, LA have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in River Parishes PUMA, 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 River Parishes PUMA, LA was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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