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

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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.

geosearchPopulation & 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).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
63,251
Women
50.6%
61,759
Men
49.4%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 125,010 inhabitants, with 49.4% men, and 50.6% women.

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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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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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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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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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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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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,522 ± 282
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,280 ± 279
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,014 ± 267

Ascension Parish PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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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).

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.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
27,137
Women
47.1%
30,481
Men
52.9%

The workforce of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA in 2020 was 57,618 people, with 47.1% woman, and 52.9% men.

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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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Median Earnings by Industry

$63,419
Median earning men ± $2,289
$36,897
Median earning women ± $3,206

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($99,898), Manufacturing ($96,610), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,903).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($92,869), Information ($80,804), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,835).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

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

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

Most students graduating from Universities in 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 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%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,755 students enrolled in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, 51% men and 49% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,096 records, of which 35.7% were women and 64.3% men.

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Concentrations

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,207 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was River Parishes Community College with 1,207 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,335) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($744) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.552% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.59% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (29.4k), Some college (21.9k), and Secondary Education (16.4k).

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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 approximately the same as 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.

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.

Property

$224,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,225
$36,304
Median Property Taxes
±$1,964

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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%
Homeownership
2020
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

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%.

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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.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$82,594
Median Household Income
± $3,061
42.6k
Number of Households
± 1,691

In 2020, the median household income of the 42.6k households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew to $82,594 from the previous year's value of $80,527.

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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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (86.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.13%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.5%)

In 2018, 86.5% of workers in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.13%) and those who worked at home (3.5%).

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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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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

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 most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

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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.

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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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).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.1% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

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%.

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