Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA

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Population

165,741

0.416% growth

Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$46,046

0.469% decline

Poverty Rate

18.4%


Number of Employees

71,428

0.647% decline

Median Property Value

$145,200

5.52% growth

About

In 2017, Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA had a population of 166k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $46,046. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA grew from 165,055 to 165,741, a 0.416% increase and its median household income declined from $46,263 to $46,046, a -0.469% decrease.

The population of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA is 66.3% White Alone, 24.6% Black or African American Alone, and 5.39% Hispanic or Latino. 4.68% of the people in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA are Northwest Louisiana Technical College (2,755 degrees awarded in 2016), Bossier Parish Community College (1,366 degrees), and Virginia College-Shreveport (176 degrees).

The median property value in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA is $145,200, and the homeownership rate is 64.7%. Most people in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA employs 71.4k people. The largest industries in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA are Hospitals (5,038 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,924 people), and Construction (4,766 people), and the highest paying industries are Natural gas distribution ($110,533), Health & personal care, except drug, stores ($101,253), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($94,634).

Median household income in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA is $46,046. Males in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,310. The income inequality in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,046

2017 value

± $2,014

-0.469%

1 Year Growth

± 5.32%

Households in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $46,046, 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 $46,263 in 2016, which represents a -0.469% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$53,893

Average Male Salary

± $6,350

$39,310

Average Female Salary

± $4,971

In 2017, full-time male employees in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,955 ± $4,859

  2. Asian

    $43,524 ± $23,888

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,058 ± $17,640

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.434

2017 Wage GINI

0.43

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.868% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA with a value of $72,199, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, with respective values of $72,013 and $70,561.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, 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

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA (29.7k out of 161k 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 < 5 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    14,823 ± 989

  2. Black

    13,760 ± 820

  3. Hispanic

    2,633 ± 420

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, 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

71.4k

2017 Value

-0.647%

1 Year decline

± -0.647%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.647%, from 71.9k employees to 71.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,050 people), Registered nurses (2,008 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,976 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,050 people), Registered nurses (2,008 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,976 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Atmospheric & space scientists (25.1 times higher than expected), Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility (17.4 times), and Avionics technicians (12.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Computer programmers ($128,522), Physicians & surgeons ($116,646), and Insurance sales agents ($111,548).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

71.4k

2017 Value

-0.647%

1 Year decline

± -0.647%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.647%, from 71.9k employees to 71.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA, are Hospitals (5,038 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,924 people), and Construction (4,766 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, 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 Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Hospitals (5,038 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,924 people), and Construction (4,766 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of U. S. Air Force (42.4 times higher than expected), U. S. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified (10.6 times), and Support activities for mining (8.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Natural gas distribution ($110,533), Health & personal care, except drug, stores ($101,253), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($94,634).

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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 Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 9.26% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 6.27% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA see 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 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

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1,527 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,543 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

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%).

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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

40.6%

Employer Coverage

17.6%

Medicaid

9.26%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

6.27%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 12.9%.

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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

Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA is home to a population of 166k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA is composed of 110k White Alone residents (66.3%), 40.8k Black or African American Alone residents (24.6%), 8.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.39%), 3.04k Two or More Races residents (1.83%), 2.03k Asian Alone residents (1.23%), 741 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.447%), 164 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0989%), and 119 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0718%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA are Spanish (4,634 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (420 speakers), and Arabic (356 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

3.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.87k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was 3.56%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    1,880 ± 1,058 people

  2. Philippines

    612 ± 606 people

  3. Germany

    283 ± 413 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 1,880 Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA residents, followed by Philippines with 612 and Germany with 283.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    110k ± 88

  2. Black or African American Alone

    40.8k ± 338

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.94k ± 737

In 2017, there were 2.69 times more White Alone residents (110k people) in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.8k Black or African American Alone and 8.94k 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 Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,634 speakers (3.01%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    420 speakers (0.272%)

  3. Arabic

    356 speakers (0.231%)

4.68% of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was Spanish. 3.01% of the overall population of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 0.272% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.231% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,109 ± 401

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,594 ± 432

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,350 ± 355

Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA awarded 4,320 degrees. The student population of Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 3,891 male students and 5,281 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA are White (2,316 and 53.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,532 and 35.5%), Hispanic or Latino (201 and 4.65%), and Unknown (101 and 2.34%).

The largest universities in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Louisiana Technical College (2,755 and 63.8%), Bossier Parish Community College (1,366 and 31.6%), and Virginia College-Shreveport (176 and 4.07%).

The most popular majors in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA are Welding Technology (949 and 22%), General Studies (305 and 7.06%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (253 and 5.86%).

The median tuition costs in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 813 degrees awarded

  2. 162 degrees awarded

  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was Welding Technology with 813 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,755 degrees awarded

  2. 1,366 degrees awarded

  3. 176 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Louisiana Technical College with 2,755 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,454

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,866

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,454 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA, which is 1.32 times more than the 1,866 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,316 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,532 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    201 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA were to White students. These 2,316 degrees mean that there were 1.51 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,532 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was $145,200 in 2017, which is 0.667 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,600 to $145,200, a 5.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA is 64.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,046

Median Household Income

± $2,014

64k

Number of Households

± 1,859

In 2017, the median household income of the 64k households in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA declined from $46,046 from the previous year's value of $46,263.

The following chart displays the households in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, 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

$145,200

2017 Median

± $5,191

$137,600

2016 Median

± $4,643

In 2017, the median property value in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA grew to to $145,200 from the previous year's value of $137,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, 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 Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.7%

2017 Homeownership

65.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.7% of the housing units in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.9%.

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

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.02%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA was Drove Alone (87.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.02%) and those who Worked At Home (2.8%).

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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