Allen Parish, LA

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Population

25,667

0.187% growth

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$42,176

0.897% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

8,577

0.0466% decline

Median Property Value

$84,800

2.54% growth

About

In 2017, Allen Parish, LA had a population of 25.7k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $42,176. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Allen Parish, LA grew from 25,619 to 25,667, a 0.187% increase and its median household income grew from $41,801 to $42,176, a 0.897% increase.

The population of Allen Parish, LA is 71.1% White Alone, 19% Black or African American Alone, and 4.85% Hispanic or Latino. 9.58% of the people in Allen Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Allen Parish, LA is $84,800, and the homeownership rate is 75.9%. Most people in Allen Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Allen Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Allen Parish, LA employs 8.58k people. The largest industries in Allen Parish, LA are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,004 people), Public Administration (906 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (899 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,286), Utilities ($70,862), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,153).

Median household income in Allen Parish, LA is $42,176. Males in Allen 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 Allen Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,176

2017 value

± $3,540

0.897%

1 Year Growth

± 13.9%

Households in Allen Parish, LA have a median annual income of $42,176, 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 $41,801 in 2016, which represents a 0.897% 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 Allen Parish, LA 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 Allen Parish, 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 Allen 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 9504

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allen Parish, LA was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $48,790, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $44,003 and $43,769.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allen Parish, LA (3.52k out of 21.2k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females < 5.

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

    2,224 ± 303

  2. Black

    731 ± 187

  3. Two Or More

    230 ± 142

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

8.58k

2017 Value

± 639

-0.0466%

1 Year decline

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allen Parish, LA declined at a rate of -0.0466%, from 8.58k employees to 8.58k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allen Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,153 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (762 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (675 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allen Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Allen Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,153 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (762 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (675 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allen Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.21 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.9 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Allen Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($150,455), Legal Occupations ($105,694), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,306).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.58k

2017 Value

± 639

-0.0466%

1 Year decline

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allen Parish, LA declined at a rate of -0.0466%, from 8.58k employees to 8.58k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allen Parish, LA, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,004 people), Public Administration (906 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (899 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allen Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Allen 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 Allen Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,004 people), Public Administration (906 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (899 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allen Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (5.32 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.8 times), and Utilities (2.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Allen Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,286), Utilities ($70,862), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,153).

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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.

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Health

89% of the population of Allen Parish, LA has health coverage, with 39.8% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Allen Parish, LA see 5137 patients per year on average, which represents a 59.8% increase from the previous year (3214 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3669 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1284 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

5137 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Allen Parish, LA see an average of 5137 patients per year. This represents a 59.8% increase from the previous year (3214 patients).

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

11%

Uninsured

39.8%

Employer Coverage

24.5%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

1.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allen Parish, LA declined by 15.3% from 13% to 11%.

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

Allen Parish, LA is home to a population of 25.7k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.58% of Allen Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Allen Parish, LA is composed of 18.3k White Alone residents (71.1%), 4.87k Black or African American Alone residents (19%), 1.25k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.85%), 592 Two or More Races residents (2.31%), 461 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.8%), 187 Asian Alone residents (0.729%), 56 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.218%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Allen Parish, LA are French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (936 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (913 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (100 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Allen Parish, LA was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Allen Parish, LA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Allen Parish, LA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.35%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.58% of Allen Parish, 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 Allen Parish, LA was 3.35%, 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 Allen Parish, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Allen Parish, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Allen Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Allen Parish, LA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.3k ± 23

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.87k ± 305

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.25k ± 239

In 2017, there were 3.75 times more White Alone residents (18.3k people) in Allen Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.87k Black or African American Alone and 1.25k 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 Allen Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    936 speakers (3.9%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    913 speakers (3.81%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    100 speakers (0.417%)

9.58% of Allen Parish, 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 Allen Parish, LA was French (Incl. Patois, Cajun). 3.9% of the overall population of Allen Parish, LA are native French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) speakers. 3.81% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.417% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    451 ± 134

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    333 ± 130

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    239 ± 108

Allen Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allen Parish, LA was $84,800 in 2017, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,700 to $84,800, a 2.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Allen Parish, LA is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Allen Parish, LA have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allen 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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$42,176

Median Household Income

± $3,540

7.83k

Number of Households

± 556

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.83k households in Allen Parish, LA grew to $42,176 from the previous year's value of $41,801.

The following chart displays the households in Allen 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$84,800

2017 Median

± $5,608

$82,700

2016 Median

± $5,976

In 2017, the median property value in Allen Parish, LA grew to to $84,800 from the previous year's value of $82,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Allen 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 Allen Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.9% of the housing units in Allen Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allen Parish, LA have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.83% of the workforce in Allen Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.76%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Allen Parish, LA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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