Avoyelles Parish, LA

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Population

41,095

0.381% decline

Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$36,763

5.08% growth

Poverty Rate

23.7%


Number of Employees

14,753

1.61% decline

Median Property Value

$90,600

2.58% decline

About

In 2017, Avoyelles Parish, LA had a population of 41.1k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $36,763. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Avoyelles Parish, LA declined from 41,252 to 41,095, a -0.381% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,985 to $36,763, a 5.08% increase.

The population of Avoyelles Parish, LA is 65.3% White Alone, 30.1% Black or African American Alone, and 1.83% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Avoyelles Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Avoyelles Parish, LA is $90,600, and the homeownership rate is 69.7%. Most people in Avoyelles Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Avoyelles Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Avoyelles Parish, LA employs 14.8k people. The largest industries in Avoyelles Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,634 people), Retail Trade (1,744 people), and Public Administration (1,326 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,139), Utilities ($65,104), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,908).

Median household income in Avoyelles Parish, LA is $36,763. Males in Avoyelles 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 Avoyelles Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,763

2017 value

± $2,183

5.08%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Avoyelles Parish, LA have a median annual income of $36,763, 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 $34,985 in 2016, which represents a 5.08% 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 Avoyelles 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 303

  2. Census Tract 301

  3. Census Tract 302

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Avoyelles Parish, LA was Census Tract 303 with a value of $49,159, followed by Census Tract 301 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $45,611 and $45,551.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Avoyelles Parish, LA (8.86k out of 37.4k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,460 ± 458

  2. Black

    4,170 ± 429

  3. Hispanic

    163 ± 150

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

14.8k

2017 Value

± 881

-1.61%

1 Year decline

± 8.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Avoyelles Parish, LA declined at a rate of -1.61%, from 15k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Avoyelles Parish, LA, are Management Occupations (1,404 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,301 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,265 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Avoyelles Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Avoyelles Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,404 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,301 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,265 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Avoyelles Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.48 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (3.13 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Avoyelles Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,104), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($55,568), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,800).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.8k

2017 Value

± 881

-1.61%

1 Year decline

± 8.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Avoyelles Parish, LA declined at a rate of -1.61%, from 15k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Avoyelles Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,634 people), Retail Trade (1,744 people), and Public Administration (1,326 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Avoyelles Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Avoyelles 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 Avoyelles Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,634 people), Retail Trade (1,744 people), and Public Administration (1,326 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Avoyelles Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.62 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.15 times), and Utilities (1.95 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Avoyelles Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,139), Utilities ($65,104), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,908).

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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

86.2% of the population of Avoyelles Parish, LA has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 25.9% on Medicaid, 9.73% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Avoyelles Parish, LA see 3162 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0948% decrease from the previous year (3165 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4112 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 822 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

3,162 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Avoyelles Parish, LA see an average of 3,162 patients per year. This represents a 0.0948% decrease from the previous year (3,165 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Avoyelles Parish, LA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

13.8%

Uninsured

36.7%

Employer Coverage

25.9%

Medicaid

9.73%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Avoyelles Parish, LA declined by 16.3% from 16.5% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Avoyelles Parish, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

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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

Avoyelles Parish, LA is home to a population of 41.1k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.684% of Avoyelles Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (281 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Avoyelles Parish, LA is composed of 26.8k White Alone residents (65.3%), 12.4k Black or African American Alone residents (30.1%), 754 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.83%), 524 Two or More Races residents (1.28%), 485 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.18%), 57 Asian Alone residents (0.139%), 50 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.122%), and 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0195%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Avoyelles Parish, LA was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Avoyelles Parish, LA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Avoyelles Parish, LA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.684%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

281 people

0.892%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

368 people

As of 2017, 0.684% of Avoyelles Parish, LA residents (281 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 Avoyelles Parish, LA was 0.892%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Avoyelles Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Avoyelles Parish, LA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.8k ± 15

  2. Black or African American Alone

    12.4k ± 309

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    754 ± 135

In 2017, there were 2.17 times more White Alone residents (26.8k people) in Avoyelles Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.4k Black or African American Alone and 754 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Avoyelles Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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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 Avoyelles 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 Avoyelles Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Avoyelles 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

    1,033 ± 183

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    411 ± 211

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    388 ± 117

Avoyelles Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Avoyelles Parish, LA was $90,600 in 2017, which is 0.416 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,000 to $90,600, a 2.58% decrease. The homeownership rate in Avoyelles Parish, LA is 69.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Avoyelles Parish, LA have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Avoyelles 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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$36,763

Median Household Income

± $2,183

15k

Number of Households

± 813

In 2017, the median household income of the 15k households in Avoyelles Parish, LA grew to $36,763 from the previous year's value of $34,985.

The following chart displays the households in Avoyelles 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$90,600

2017 Median

± $5,326

$93,000

2016 Median

± $6,253

In 2017, the median property value in Avoyelles Parish, LA declined from to $90,600 from the previous year's value of $93,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Avoyelles 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 Avoyelles Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.7%

2017 Homeownership

69.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.7% of the housing units in Avoyelles Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Avoyelles 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 Avoyelles Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Avoyelles Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Avoyelles Parish, LA have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.68% of the workforce in Avoyelles Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.03%

  3. Walked

    2.01%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Avoyelles Parish, LA was Drove Alone (85.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.03%) and those who Walked (2.01%).

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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