Assumption Parish, LA

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Population

22,881

0.4% decline

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$48,656

1.74% growth

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Number of Employees

9,375

0.948% growth

Median Property Value

$114,600

5.52% growth

About

In 2017, Assumption Parish, LA had a population of 22.9k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $48,656. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Assumption Parish, LA declined from 22,973 to 22,881, a -0.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,822 to $48,656, a 1.74% increase.

The population of Assumption Parish, LA is 65.8% White Alone, 29.7% Black or African American Alone, and 2.77% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% 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 $114,600, and the homeownership rate is 79.2%. Most people in Assumption Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Assumption Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Assumption Parish, LA employs 9.38k people. The largest industries in Assumption Parish, LA are Construction (1,501 people), Manufacturing (1,500 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,150 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($75,934), Utilities ($68,478), and Construction ($60,148).

Median household income in Assumption Parish, LA is $48,656. Males in Assumption 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 Assumption Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,656

2017 value

± $4,294

1.74%

1 Year Growth

± 11.5%

Households in Assumption Parish, LA have a median annual income of $48,656, 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 $47,822 in 2016, which represents a 1.74% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Assumption 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 502

  2. Census Tract 504

  3. Census Tract 506

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Assumption Parish, LA was Census Tract 502 with a value of $74,180, followed by Census Tract 504 and Census Tract 506, with respective values of $56,131 and $48,158.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Assumption Parish, LA (3.55k out of 22.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 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. Black

    1,848 ± 292

  2. White

    1,563 ± 284

  3. Hispanic

    109 ± 118

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

9.38k

2017 Value

± 705

0.948%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Assumption Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.948%, from 9.29k employees to 9.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Assumption Parish, LA, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,280 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,156 people), and Production Occupations (1,065 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 (1,280 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,156 people), and Production Occupations (1,065 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 (2.74 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.96 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Assumption Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($69,325), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,076), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,859).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.38k

2017 Value

± 705

0.948%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Assumption Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.948%, from 9.29k employees to 9.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Assumption Parish, LA, are Construction (1,501 people), Manufacturing (1,500 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,150 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 (1,501 people), Manufacturing (1,500 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,150 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 (5.8 times higher than expected), Construction (2.56 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Assumption Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($75,934), Utilities ($68,478), and Construction ($60,148).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

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

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Health

87.1% of the population of Assumption Parish, LA has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.869% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Assumption Parish, LA 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

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).

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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

12.9%

Uninsured

41.8%

Employer Coverage

21.3%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

0.869%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Assumption Parish, LA declined by 6.71% from 13.8% to 12.9%.

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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Diversity

Assumption Parish, LA is home to a population of 22.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.32% of Assumption Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (302 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Assumption Parish, LA is composed of 15k White Alone residents (65.8%), 6.8k Black or African American Alone residents (29.7%), 634 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.77%), 197 Two or More Races residents (0.861%), 144 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.629%), 63 Asian Alone residents (0.275%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Assumption Parish, LA was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Assumption Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Assumption Parish, LA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.32%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

302 people

1.31%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

302 people

As of 2017, 1.32% of Assumption Parish, LA residents (302 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Assumption Parish, LA was 1.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Assumption Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Assumption Parish, LA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15k ± 23

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.8k ± 122

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    634 ± 179

In 2017, there were 2.21 times more White Alone residents (15k people) in Assumption Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.8k Black or African American Alone and 634 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Assumption Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Assumption Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Assumption Parish, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    586 ± 157

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    155 ± 93

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    86 ± 66

Assumption Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Assumption Parish, LA was $114,600 in 2017, which is 0.527 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,600 to $114,600, a 5.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Assumption Parish, LA is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Assumption Parish, LA have an average commute time of 29.2 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.

Income

Household Income

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$48,656

Median Household Income

± $4,294

8.71k

Number of Households

± 619

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.71k households in Assumption Parish, LA grew to $48,656 from the previous year's value of $47,822.

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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Housing

Property Value

$114,600

2017 Median

± $7,402

$108,600

2016 Median

± $7,123

In 2017, the median property value in Assumption Parish, LA grew to to $114,600 from the previous year's value of $108,600.

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 $100k - $125k 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

79.2%

2017 Homeownership

79.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.2% of the housing units in Assumption Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

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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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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Commute Time

29.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Assumption Parish, LA have a longer commute time (29.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.18% 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

    87.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.15%

  3. Other

    1.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Assumption Parish, LA was Drove Alone (87.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.15%) and those who Other (1.83%).

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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