Caldwell Parish, LA

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Population

10,000

0.03% growth

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$31,933

7.04% growth

Poverty Rate

26.2%


Number of Employees

3,451

7.7% decline

Median Property Value

$67,800

10.8% growth

About

In 2017, Caldwell Parish, LA had a population of 10k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $31,933. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Caldwell Parish, LA grew from 9,997 to 10,000, a 0.03% increase and its median household income grew from $29,832 to $31,933, a 7.04% increase.

The population of Caldwell Parish, LA is 79.1% White Alone, 16.8% Black or African American Alone, and 3.13% Hispanic or Latino. 2.13% of the people in Caldwell Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Caldwell Parish, LA is $67,800, and the homeownership rate is 73.7%. Most people in Caldwell Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Caldwell Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Caldwell Parish, LA employs 3.45k people. The largest industries in Caldwell Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (630 people), Public Administration (399 people), and Educational Services (347 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,500), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,714), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($50,238).

Median household income in Caldwell Parish, LA is $31,933. Males in Caldwell 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 Caldwell Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,933

2017 value

± $3,546

7.04%

1 Year Growth

± 18.7%

Households in Caldwell Parish, LA have a median annual income of $31,933, 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 $29,832 in 2016, which represents a 7.04% 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 Caldwell Parish, LA 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 Caldwell Parish, LA 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 Caldwell 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 2

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caldwell Parish, LA was Census Tract 1 with a value of $36,080, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $33,155 and $32,969.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caldwell Parish, LA (2.47k out of 9.43k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 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

    1,852 ± 269

  2. Black

    577 ± 186

  3. Hispanic

    177 ± 129

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

3.45k

2017 Value

± 370

-7.7%

1 Year decline

± 16.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Caldwell Parish, LA declined at a rate of -7.7%, from 3.74k employees to 3.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caldwell Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (445 people), Sales & Related Occupations (395 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (340 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caldwell Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Caldwell Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (445 people), Sales & Related Occupations (395 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (340 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caldwell Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.77 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.45 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Caldwell Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,208), Material Moving Occupations ($69,250), and Legal Occupations ($66,157).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.45k

2017 Value

± 370

-7.7%

1 Year decline

± 16.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Caldwell Parish, LA declined at a rate of -7.7%, from 3.74k employees to 3.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caldwell Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (630 people), Public Administration (399 people), and Educational Services (347 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Caldwell Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Caldwell 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 Caldwell Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (630 people), Public Administration (399 people), and Educational Services (347 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caldwell Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.9 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.99 times), and Public Administration (2.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Caldwell Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,500), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,714), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($50,238).

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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. with $69.1B and Basic chemicals and $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.

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Health

81% of the population of Caldwell Parish, LA has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Caldwell Parish, LA see 2498 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.97% increase from the previous year (2474 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5044 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1681 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

2,498 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Caldwell Parish, LA see an average of 2,498 patients per year. This represents a 0.97% increase from the previous year (2,474 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

19%

Uninsured

32.2%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

14.3%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

1.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caldwell Parish, LA declined by 10.6% from 21.2% to 19%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Caldwell 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%.

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Diversity

Caldwell Parish, LA is home to a population of 10k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.16% of Caldwell Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Caldwell Parish, LA is composed of 7.91k White Alone residents (79.1%), 1.68k Black or African American Alone residents (16.8%), 313 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.13%), 59 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.59%), 30 Two or More Races residents (0.3%), 16 Asian Alone residents (0.16%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Caldwell Parish, LA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (173 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (16 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (14 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Caldwell Parish, LA was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Caldwell Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Caldwell Parish, LA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.74%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.16% of Caldwell Parish, LA residents 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 Caldwell Parish, LA was 1.74%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Caldwell Parish, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Caldwell Parish, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Caldwell Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Caldwell Parish, LA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.91k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.68k ± 69

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    313 ± 85.1

In 2017, there were 4.72 times more White Alone residents (7.91k people) in Caldwell Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.68k Black or African American Alone and 313 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 Caldwell Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    173 speakers (1.81%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    16 speakers (0.168%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    14 speakers (0.147%)

2.13% of Caldwell Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Caldwell Parish, LA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.81% of the overall population of Caldwell Parish, LA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.168% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.147% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    180 ± 62

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    72 ± 70

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    72 ± 51

Caldwell Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caldwell Parish, LA was $67,800 in 2017, which is 0.312 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $61,200 to $67,800, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Caldwell Parish, LA is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Caldwell Parish, LA have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Caldwell 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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$31,933

Median Household Income

± $3,546

3.68k

Number of Households

± 354

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.68k households in Caldwell Parish, LA grew to $31,933 from the previous year's value of $29,832.

The following chart displays the households in Caldwell 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

$67,800

2017 Median

± $10,566

$61,200

2016 Median

± $7,768

In 2017, the median property value in Caldwell Parish, LA grew to to $67,800 from the previous year's value of $61,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Caldwell 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 Caldwell 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

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Rent vs Own

73.7%

2017 Homeownership

76.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.7% of the housing units in Caldwell Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caldwell Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.63% of the workforce in Caldwell Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.21%

  3. Walked

    4.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Caldwell Parish, LA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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