Acadia Parish, LA

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Population

62,607

0.377% growth

Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$40,492

1.64% growth

Poverty Rate

21.5%


Number of Employees

24,982

0.351% decline

Median Property Value

$97,500

6.44% growth

About

In 2017, Acadia Parish, LA had a population of 62.6k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $40,492. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Acadia Parish, LA grew from 62,372 to 62,607, a 0.377% increase and its median household income grew from $39,837 to $40,492, a 1.64% increase.

The population of Acadia Parish, LA is 77.5% White Alone, 17.6% Black or African American Alone, and 2.4% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Acadia Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Acadia Parish, LA are Louisiana State University-Eunice (312 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Acadia Parish, LA is $97,500, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Acadia Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Acadia Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Acadia Parish, LA employs 25k people. The largest industries in Acadia Parish, LA are Retail Trade (3,758 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,462 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2,711 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,657), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,212), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,008).

Median household income in Acadia Parish, LA is $40,492. Males in Acadia 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 Acadia Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,492

2017 value

± $2,544

1.64%

1 Year Growth

± 9.26%

Households in Acadia Parish, LA have a median annual income of $40,492, 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 $39,837 in 2016, which represents a 1.64% 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 Acadia 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.

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 9602

  2. Census Tract 9605

  3. Census Tract 9612

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Acadia Parish, LA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $67,829, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9612, with respective values of $66,008 and $53,542.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Acadia Parish, LA (13.2k out of 61.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. White

    7,571 ± 700

  2. Black

    4,939 ± 504

  3. Hispanic

    451 ± 229

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Acadia Parish, LA is White, followed by Black 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

25k

2017 Value

± 1,323

-0.351%

1 Year decline

± 7.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Acadia Parish, LA declined at a rate of -0.351%, from 25.1k employees to 25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Acadia Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,211 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,198 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,522 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Acadia Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Acadia Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,211 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,198 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,522 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Acadia Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.03 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.61 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Acadia Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,591), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,784), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,716).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25k

2017 Value

± 1,323

-0.351%

1 Year decline

± 7.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Acadia Parish, LA declined at a rate of -0.351%, from 25.1k employees to 25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Acadia Parish, LA, are Retail Trade (3,758 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,462 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2,711 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Acadia Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Acadia 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 Acadia Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,758 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,462 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2,711 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Acadia Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (20.1 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.56 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Acadia Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,657), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,212), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,008).

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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

86.5% of the population of Acadia Parish, LA has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Acadia Parish, LA see 2607 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.05% decrease from the previous year (2717 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2610 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2021 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

2,607 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Acadia Parish, LA see an average of 2,607 patients per year. This represents a 4.05% decrease from the previous year (2,717 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Acadia Parish, LA 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

13.5%

Uninsured

42.3%

Employer Coverage

22.4%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

1.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Acadia Parish, LA declined by 13.3% from 15.6% to 13.5%.

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

Acadia Parish, LA is home to a population of 62.6k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.54% of Acadia Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (964 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Acadia Parish, LA is composed of 48.5k White Alone residents (77.5%), 11k Black or African American Alone residents (17.6%), 1.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.4%), 1.29k Two or More Races residents (2.06%), 125 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.2%), 65 Asian Alone residents (0.104%), 36 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0575%), and 18 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0288%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Acadia Parish, 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 35. But people in Acadia Parish, LA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Acadia Parish, LA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

964 people

1.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

911 people

As of 2017, 1.54% of Acadia Parish, LA residents (964 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 Acadia Parish, LA was 1.46%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Acadia Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Acadia Parish, LA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    48.5k ± 129

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11k ± 423

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.5k ± 504

In 2017, there were 4.4 times more White Alone residents (48.5k people) in Acadia Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American Alone and 1.5k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Acadia 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 Acadia 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 Acadia Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Acadia 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. Vietnam

    918 ± 207

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    477 ± 153

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    467 ± 187

Acadia Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Acadia Parish, LA awarded 312 degrees. The student population of Acadia Parish, LA is skewed towards women, with 876 male students and 2,030 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Acadia Parish, LA are White (252 and 81.3%), followed by Black or African American (47 and 15.2%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.61%), and Unknown (3 and 0.968%).

The largest universities in Acadia Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana State University-Eunice (312 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Acadia Parish, LA are General Studies (87 and 27.9%), Registered Nursing (44 and 14.1%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (33 and 10.6%).

The median tuition costs in Acadia Parish, 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. 87 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Acadia Parish, LA was General Studies with 87 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Acadia Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

312 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Acadia Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana State University-Eunice with 312 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

98

Degrees Awarded to Men

214

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 98 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Acadia Parish, LA, which is 0.458 times less than the 214 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

    252 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    47 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Acadia Parish, LA were to White students. These 252 degrees mean that there were 5.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 47 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Acadia Parish, LA was $97,500 in 2017, which is 0.448 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,600 to $97,500, a 6.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Acadia Parish, LA is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Acadia Parish, LA have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Acadia 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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$40,492

Median Household Income

± $2,544

22.7k

Number of Households

± 1,196

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.7k households in Acadia Parish, LA grew to $40,492 from the previous year's value of $39,837.

The following chart displays the households in Acadia 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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Housing

Property Value

$97,500

2017 Median

± $5,401

$91,600

2016 Median

± $4,487

In 2017, the median property value in Acadia Parish, LA grew to to $97,500 from the previous year's value of $91,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Acadia 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 Acadia Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.3%

2017 Homeownership

71.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.3% of the housing units in Acadia Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Acadia 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 Acadia Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Acadia Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Acadia Parish, LA have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.47% of the workforce in Acadia Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Acadia Parish, LA was Drove Alone (83.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.49%).

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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