Assumption Parish, LA

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Population
22,714
0.73% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
40.5

Poverty Rate
17.4%

Median Household Income
$44,744
8.04% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$113,100
1.31% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
9,306
0.736% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Assumption Parish, LA had a population of 22.7k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $44,744. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Assumption Parish, LA declined from 22,881 to 22,714, a -0.73% decrease and its median household income declined from $48,656 to $44,744, a -8.04% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Assumption Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.34%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.07%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.405%). NaNk% of the people in Assumption Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Assumption Parish, LA is $113,100, and the homeownership rate is 77.4%. Most people in Assumption Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Assumption Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 61.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (36.1%), followed by Other (2.38%). The most partisan county was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% 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.

Assumption Parish, LA 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
61.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% 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.

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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 Assumption Parish, LA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Assumption Parish, LA is home to a population of 22.7k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.45% of Assumption Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (330 people).

In 2018, there were 2.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.9k people) in Assumption Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.78k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 531 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Assumption Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 23
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.78k ± 111
  3. White (Hispanic)
    531 ± 113
2.9%
Hispanic Population
659 people

In 2018, there were 2.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.9k people) in Assumption Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.78k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 531 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.9% of the people in Assumption Parish, LA are hispanic (659 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Assumption Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.45%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
330 people
1.32%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
302 people

As of 2018, 1.45% of Assumption Parish, LA residents (330 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Assumption Parish, LA was 1.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Assumption Parish, LA was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Assumption Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Assumption Parish, LA residents was 40.

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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

99.2%
2018 Citizenship
99.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.2% of Assumption Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Assumption Parish, LA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    535 ± 151
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    139 ± 88
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    136 ± 84

Assumption Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Assumption Parish, LA is $44,744. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Assumption Parish, LA was Census Tract 504 with a value of $51,066, followed by Census Tract 502 and Census Tract 506, with respective values of $47,857 and $47,813.

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Assumption Parish, LA employs 9.31k people. The largest industries in Assumption Parish, LA are Construction (1,545 people), Manufacturing (1,425 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,021 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($64,464), Construction ($62,176), and Transportation & Warehousing ($59,156).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,744
2018 value
± $6,150
-8.04%
1 Year Growth
± 17.8%

Households in Assumption Parish, LA have a median annual income of $44,744, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,656 in 2017, which represents a -8.04% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Assumption Parish, LA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488
Average Male Salary in Louisiana
± $1,557
$40,269
Average Female Salary in Louisiana
± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Louisiana
  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 in Louisiana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Assumption Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2017 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.465
2016 Wage GINI in Louisiana

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 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 504
  2. Census Tract 502
  3. Census Tract 506

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Assumption Parish, LA was Census Tract 504 with a value of $51,066, followed by Census Tract 502 and Census Tract 506, with respective values of $47,857 and $47,813.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Assumption 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

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Assumption Parish, LA (3.9k out of 22.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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
    2,116 ± 356
  2. Black
    1,617 ± 298
  3. Two Or More
    112 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Assumption 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

9.31k
2018 Value
± 741
-0.736%
1 Year decline
± 11%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Assumption Parish, LA declined at a rate of -0.736%, from 9.38k employees to 9.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Assumption Parish, LA, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,255 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,057 people), and Production Occupations (1,035 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Assumption Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Assumption Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,255 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,057 people), and Production Occupations (1,035 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Assumption Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.68 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.94 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Assumption Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($83,636), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,016), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,545).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.31k
2018 Value
± 741
-0.736%
1 Year decline
± 11%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Assumption Parish, LA declined at a rate of -0.736%, from 9.38k employees to 9.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Assumption Parish, LA, are Construction (1,545 people), Manufacturing (1,425 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,021 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Assumption Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Assumption 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 Assumption Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Construction (1,545 people), Manufacturing (1,425 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,021 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Assumption Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.69 times higher than expected), Construction (2.59 times), and Manufacturing (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Assumption Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($64,464), Construction ($62,176), and Transportation & Warehousing ($59,156).

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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 in Louisiana
$476B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Assumption Parish, LA was $113,100 in 2018, which is 0.492 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $114,600 to $113,100, a 1.31% decrease. The homeownership rate in Assumption Parish, LA is 77.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Assumption Parish, LA have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Assumption Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$113,100
2018 Median
± $9,107
$114,600
2017 Median
± $7,402

In 2018, the median property value in Assumption Parish, LA declined from to $113,100 from the previous year's value of $114,600.

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

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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.
$44,744
Median Household Income
± $6,150
8.8k
Number of Households
± 659

In 2018, the median household income of the 8.8k households in Assumption Parish, LA declined from $44,744 from the previous year's value of $48,656.

The following chart displays the households in Assumption 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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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
2018 Homeownership
79.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77.4% of the housing units in Assumption Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.2%.

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

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Assumption Parish, LA have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Assumption Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    86.1%
  2. Carpooled
    8.37%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.78%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Assumption Parish, LA was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.37%) and those who Worked At Home (2.78%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Assumption Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Assumption Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.1% of the population of Assumption Parish, LA has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 23.6% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 9.98% on non-group plans, and 0.826% 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 Assumption Parish, LA see 5710 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.834% decrease from the previous year (5758 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7565 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5674 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

5,710 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Assumption Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Assumption Parish, LA see an average of 5,710 patients per year. This represents a 0.834% decrease from the previous year (5,758 patients).

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

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$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

10.9%
Uninsured
41.8%
Employer Coverage
23.6%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
9.98%
Non-Group
0.826%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Assumption Parish, LA declined by 15.1% from 12.9% to 10.9%.

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