Claiborne Parish, LA

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Population

16,296

0.948% decline

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$26,877

7.09% decline

Poverty Rate

29.9%


Number of Employees

5,311

4.04% growth

Median Property Value

$74,100

2.63% decline

About

In 2017, Claiborne Parish, LA had a population of 16.3k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $26,877. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Claiborne Parish, LA declined from 16,452 to 16,296, a -0.948% decrease and its median household income declined from $28,927 to $26,877, a -7.09% decrease.

The population of Claiborne Parish, LA is 51.2% Black or African American Alone, 45.6% White Alone, and 1.55% Two or More Races. 2.02% of the people in Claiborne Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Claiborne Parish, LA is $74,100, and the homeownership rate is 66.5%. Most people in Claiborne Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Claiborne Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Claiborne Parish, LA employs 5.31k people. The largest industries in Claiborne Parish, LA are Manufacturing (852 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (748 people), and Educational Services (531 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($36,089), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($35,524), and Information ($31,875).

Median household income in Claiborne Parish, LA is $26,877. Males in Claiborne 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 Claiborne Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,877

2017 value

± $1,827

-7.09%

1 Year Growth

± 11.8%

Households in Claiborne Parish, LA have a median annual income of $26,877, 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 $28,927 in 2016, which represents a -7.09% 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 Claiborne 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 Claiborne 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 Claiborne 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9505

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Claiborne Parish, LA was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $43,625, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $34,583 and $30,598.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Claiborne Parish, LA (4.26k out of 14.2k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    3,287 ± 323

  2. White

    850 ± 153

  3. Two Or More

    114 ± 115

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

Employment by Occupations

5.31k

2017 Value

± 467

4.04%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Claiborne Parish, LA grew at a rate of 4.04%, from 5.11k employees to 5.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Claiborne Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (595 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (560 people), and Production Occupations (551 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Claiborne Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Claiborne Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (595 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (560 people), and Production Occupations (551 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Claiborne Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.13 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.12 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Claiborne Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($64,167), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($60,872), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.31k

2017 Value

± 467

4.04%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Claiborne Parish, LA grew at a rate of 4.04%, from 5.11k employees to 5.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Claiborne Parish, LA, are Manufacturing (852 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (748 people), and Educational Services (531 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Claiborne Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Claiborne 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 Claiborne Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (852 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (748 people), and Educational Services (531 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Claiborne Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (12.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.65 times), and Public Administration (1.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Claiborne Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($36,089), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($35,524), and Information ($31,875).

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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

86.8% of the population of Claiborne Parish, LA has health coverage, with 31.7% on employee plans, 32.7% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 8.43% on non-group plans, and 0.88% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Claiborne Parish, LA see 2716 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.695% decrease from the previous year (2735 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3226 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2305 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

2,716 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Claiborne Parish, LA see an average of 2,716 patients per year. This represents a 0.695% decrease from the previous year (2,735 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Claiborne 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%).

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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

13.2%

Uninsured

31.7%

Employer Coverage

32.7%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

8.43%

Non-Group

0.88%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Claiborne Parish, LA declined by 15.6% from 15.6% to 13.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Claiborne 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

Claiborne Parish, LA is home to a population of 16.3k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.681% of Claiborne Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Claiborne Parish, LA is composed of 8.34k Black or African American Alone residents (51.2%), 7.43k White Alone residents (45.6%), 252 Two or More Races residents (1.55%), 234 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.44%), 36 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.221%), 6 Asian Alone residents (0.0368%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Claiborne Parish, LA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (165 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (96 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (23 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Claiborne Parish, LA was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Claiborne Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Claiborne Parish, LA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.681%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.735%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.681% of Claiborne 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 Claiborne Parish, LA was 0.735%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Claiborne Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Claiborne Parish, LA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    8.34k ± 119

  2. White Alone

    7.43k ± 19

  3. Two or More Races

    252 ± 112

In 2017, there were 1.12 times more Black or African American Alone residents (8.34k people) in Claiborne Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.43k White Alone and 252 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    165 speakers (1.05%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    96 speakers (0.608%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    23 speakers (0.146%)

2.02% of Claiborne 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 Claiborne Parish, LA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.05% of the overall population of Claiborne Parish, LA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.608% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.146% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    253 ± 78

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    187 ± 91

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    124 ± 74

Claiborne Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Claiborne Parish, LA was $74,100 in 2017, which is 0.341 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $76,100 to $74,100, a 2.63% decrease. The homeownership rate in Claiborne Parish, LA is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Claiborne Parish, LA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Claiborne 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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$26,877

Median Household Income

± $1,827

5.98k

Number of Households

± 469

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.98k households in Claiborne Parish, LA declined from $26,877 from the previous year's value of $28,927.

The following chart displays the households in Claiborne 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

$74,100

2017 Median

± $7,573

$76,100

2016 Median

± $6,408

In 2017, the median property value in Claiborne Parish, LA declined from to $74,100 from the previous year's value of $76,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Claiborne 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 Claiborne Parish, 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 Claiborne Parish, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Claiborne Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%

2017 Homeownership

66.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.5% of the housing units in Claiborne Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Claiborne 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 Claiborne Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Claiborne Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Claiborne Parish, LA have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Claiborne Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.19%

  3. Walked

    3.76%

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

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