Ascension Parish PUMA, LA

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2020 Population
125,061
1.58% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36
0.84% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.97%
6.08% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$82,594
2.57% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$224,300
8.15% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
57,618
2.76% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Ascension Parish PUMA, LA had a population of 125k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $82,594. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew from 123,114 to 125,061, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $80,527 to $82,594, a 2.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.3%), White (Hispanic) (3.19%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.51%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.59%).

6.28% of the households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are River Parishes Community College (1,207 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was $224,300, and the homeownership rate was 82.5%. Most people in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is home to a population of 125k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.47% of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (4.34k people).

In 2020, there were 3.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.8k people) in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.99k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are Spanish (4,720 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (1,173 households), and Vietnamese (577 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    84.8k ± 240
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    27.9k ± 740
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.99k ± 656
5.77%
Hispanic Population
7.22k people

In 2020, there were 3.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.8k people) in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.99k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.77% of the people in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are hispanic (7.22k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,720 households (4.06%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    1,173 households (1.01%)
  3. Vietnamese
    577 households (0.496%)

6.28% of the households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was Spanish. 4.06% of the households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.47%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.34k people
3.15%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.88k people

As of 2020, 3.47% of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA residents (4.34k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was 3.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Ascension Parish PUMA, LA residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,391 ± 911 people
  2. Honduras
    652 ± 625 people
  3. Cuba
    352 ± 460 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 1,391 Ascension Parish PUMA, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 652 and Cuba with 352.

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Citizenship

97.9%
2020 Citizenship
97.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.9% of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,420 ± 432
  2. Vietnam
    1,312 ± 367
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,143 ± 334

Ascension Parish PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is $82,594. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

Males in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.66 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,808. The income inequality in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA employs 57.6k people. The largest industries in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are Construction (5,165 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,311 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,107 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($192,011), Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($155,741), and Petroleum refining ($144,138).

Wages

Median Household Income

$82,594
2020 value
± $3,061
2.57%
1 Year Growth
± 5.14%

Households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $82,594, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $80,527 in 2019, which represents a 2.57% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$81,099
Average Male Salary in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA
± $9,702
$48,808
Average Female Salary in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA
± $6,398

In 2020, full-time male employees in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA made 1.66 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA
  1. White
    $65,808 ± $7,267
  2. Two or More Races
    $64,336 ± $27,678
  3. Asian
    $63,770 ± $36,843

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA.

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Wage Distribution

0.434
2020 Wage GINI in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA
0.434
2019 Wage GINI in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA

In 2020, the income inequality in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0558% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA (12.3k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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. Black
    6,087 ± 844
  2. White
    5,209 ± 705
  3. Hispanic
    1,197 ± 344

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ascension Parish PUMA, 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

57.6k
2020 Value
2.76%
1 Year growth
± 2.76%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 56.1k employees to 57.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,156 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,796 people), and Registered nurses (1,704 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,156 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,796 people), and Registered nurses (1,704 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Ascension Parish PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Crane & tower operators (13.1 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous plant & system operators (10.1 times), and Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders (9.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($177,869), Chief executives & legislators ($149,612), and General & operations managers ($136,379).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

57.6k
2020 Value
2.76%
1 Year growth
± 2.76%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 56.1k employees to 57.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, are Construction (5,165 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,311 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,107 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Ascension Parish 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 Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Construction (5,165 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,311 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,107 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Ascension Parish PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Petroleum refining (23 times higher than expected), Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals (19.1 times), and Agricultural chemical manufacturing (14.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($192,011), Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($155,741), and Petroleum refining ($144,138).

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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. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $49.3B, followed by Fuel oils ($48.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($37.7B).

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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$380B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$689B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
81% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B by 2050.

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. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.9B, followed by Mississippi with $24.1B and Illinois and $7.47B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%). The most partisan county was Cameron County, LA with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
58.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 90.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 90.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was Cameron County, LA with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Louisiana colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA awarded 1,207 degrees. The student population of Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is skewed towards men, with 1,406 male students and 1,349 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are White (699 and 58.2%), followed by Black or African American (299 and 24.9%), Unknown (86 and 7.16%), and Hispanic or Latino (62 and 5.16%).

The largest universities in Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are River Parishes Community College (1,207 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are Other Industrial Production Technology (403 and 33.4%), General Studies (355 and 29.4%), and Instrumentation Technology (163 and 13.5%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 332 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 38 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was General Studies with 332 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,207 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was River Parishes Community College with 1,207 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

719
Degrees Awarded to Men
488
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 719 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, which is 1.47 times more than the 488 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    699 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    299 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    86 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was White students. These 699 degrees mean that there were 2.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 299 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was $224,300 in 2020, which is 0.976 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $207,400 to $224,300, a 8.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is 82.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$224,300
2020 Median
± $6,225
$207,400
2019 Median
± $5,296

In 2020, the median property value in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew to to $224,300 from the previous year's value of $207,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ascension Parish 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 Ascension Parish PUMA, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$82,594
Median Household Income
± $3,061
44k
Number of Households
± 2,148

In 2020, the median household income of the 44k households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew to $82,594 from the previous year's value of $80,527.

The following chart displays the households in Ascension Parish PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.5%
2020 Homeownership
81.5%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 82.5% of the housing units in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.31% of the workforce in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.42%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.24%)

In 2020, 84.5% of workers in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.42%) and those who worked at home (5.24%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

94.3% of the population of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 60% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 9.57% on Medicare, 9.82% on non-group plans, and 0.66% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.4%). Additionally, Sabine Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (50.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 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 its neighboring geographies.

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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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.
$7,815
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Louisiana
$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

5.71%
Uninsured
60%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
9.57%
Medicare
9.82%
Non-Group
0.66%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA declined by 14.5% from 6.68% to 5.71%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ascension Parish PUMA, 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. 25.4% prevalence
  2. 22.6% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 25.4%.

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

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