Bienville Parish, LA

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2022 Population
12,958
1.31% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
31.1%
6.84% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$34,268
6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$85,800
18.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bienville Parish, LA had a population of 13k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $34,268. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bienville Parish, LA declined from 13,130 to 12,958, a −1.31% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,328 to $34,268, a 6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bienville Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (41.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), White (Hispanic) (1.03%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.671%).

None of the households in Bienville Parish, 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.

99.1% of the residents in Bienville Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Bienville Parish, LA was $85,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.7%.

Most people in Bienville Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bienville Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bienville Parish, LA is home to a population of 13k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.13% of Bienville Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (146 people).

In 2022, there were 1.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.93k people) in Bienville Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 246 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Bienville Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bienville Parish, LA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bienville Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.93k ± 86
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.4k ± 94
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    246 ± 86.8
2.2%
Hispanic Population
285 people

In 2022, there were 1.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.93k people) in Bienville Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 246 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.2% of the people in Bienville Parish, LA are hispanic (285 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
146 people
1.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
191 people

As of 2022, 1.13% of Bienville Parish, LA residents (146 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bienville Parish, LA was 1.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    227 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    91 ± 58
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    74 ± 57

Bienville Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bienville Parish, LA employs 4.5k people. The largest industries in Bienville Parish, LA are Manufacturing (665 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (514 people), and Retail Trade (485 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($137,695), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,641), and Utilities ($59,107).

Occupations

4.5k
2022 Value
± 427
3.02%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bienville Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.02%, from 4.37k employees to 4.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bienville Parish, LA, are Production Occupations (560 people), Management Occupations (367 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (359 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bienville Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.5k
2022 Value
± 427
3.02%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bienville Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.02%, from 4.37k employees to 4.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bienville Parish, LA, are Manufacturing (665 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (514 people), and Retail Trade (485 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bienville Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Bienville Parish, 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

$40,106
Median earning men ± $8,057
$24,976
Median earning women ± $1,824

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($137,695), Public Administration ($73,646), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,063).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($36,894), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,989), and Construction ($29,643).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 74
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 74
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 52
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bienville County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 55.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.695%).

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.

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bienville Parish, LA was $85,800 in 2022, which is 0.304 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $72,300 to $85,800, a 18.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Bienville Parish, LA is 73.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bienville Parish, LA have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bienville Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bienville Parish, LA is $34,268. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bienville Parish, LA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $37,885, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $37,007 and $35,391.

Property

$85,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,202
$3,962
Median Property Taxes
±$343

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 Bienville Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

73.7%
Homeownership
2022
73.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.7% of the housing units in Bienville Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9701
  2. Census Tract 9704
  3. Census Tract 9705

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bienville Parish, LA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $37,885, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $37,007 and $35,391.

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

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Household Income

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$34,268
Median Household Income
± $3,054
5.38k
Number of Households
± 449

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.38k households in Bienville Parish, LA grew to $34,268 from the previous year's value of $32,328.

The following chart displays the households in Bienville 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bienville Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.5%)
  2. Carpooled (6.44%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.85%)

In 2022, 84.5% of workers in Bienville Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.44%) and those who worked at home (5.85%).

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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Commute Time

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bienville Parish, LA have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Bienville Parish, 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 Bienville Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bienville Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

31.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bienville Parish, LA (3.93k out of 12.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

91% of the population of Bienville Parish, LA has health coverage, with 26.6% on employee plans, 39.8% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 9.38% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bienville Parish, LA see 6620 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.511% decrease from the previous year (6654 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4328 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 282 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,620 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bienville Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Bienville Parish, LA see an average of 6,620 patients per year. This represents a 0.511% decrease from the previous year (6,654 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.05%
Uninsured
26.6%
Employer Coverage
39.8%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
9.38%
Non-Group
1.46%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bienville Parish, LA declined by 14.7% from 10.6% to 9.05%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 109 in Bienville Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42.6% in Bienville Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.53% in Bienville Parish, LA.

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