Congressional District 2, LA

Congressional District

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2020 Population
793,342
0.328% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
US Representative
Troy Carter
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.9
1.1% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
23.1%
3.53% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,619
3.98% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$168,300
3.95% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Congressional District 2, LA had a population of 793k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $42,619. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Congressional District 2, LA grew from 790,750 to 793,342, a 0.328% increase and its median household income grew from $40,988 to $42,619, a 3.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 2, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (60.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (27.7%), White (Hispanic) (2.98%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.3%).

9.52% of the households in Congressional District 2, 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.

96.5% of the residents in Congressional District 2, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 2, LA was $168,300, and the homeownership rate was 56%.

Most people in Congressional District 2, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 2, LA was 2 cars per household.

Congressional District 2, LA borders Congressional District 1, LA and Congressional District 6, LA.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Congressional District 2, LA is home to a population of 793k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.08% of Congressional District 2, LA residents were born outside of the country (48.2k people).

In 2020, there were 2.2 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (483k people) in Congressional District 2, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 220k White (Non-Hispanic) and 23.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Congressional District 2, LA are Spanish (40,367 households), Vietnamese (11,014 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (6,586 households).

Citizenship

96.5%
2020 Citizenship
96.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.5% of Congressional District 2, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 2, LA was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 2, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    483k ± 4.55k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    220k ± 3.66k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    23.6k ± 1.51k
6.82%
Hispanic Population
54.1k people

In 2020, there were 2.2 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (483k people) in Congressional District 2, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 220k White (Non-Hispanic) and 23.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.82% of the people in Congressional District 2, LA are hispanic (54.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 2, LA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.08%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
48.2k people
5.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
46.6k people

As of 2020, 6.08% of Congressional District 2, LA residents (48.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 2, LA was 5.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    40,367 households (5.45%)
  2. Vietnamese
    11,014 households (1.49%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    6,586 households (0.889%)

9.52% of the households in Congressional District 2, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Congressional District 2, LA was Spanish. 5.45% of the households in Congressional District 2, LA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,581 ± 570
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,769 ± 550
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,114 ± 476

Congressional District 2, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Congressional District 2, LA employs 345k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 2, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,721 people), Accommodation & Food Services (38,666 people), and Retail Trade (37,951 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,611), Manufacturing ($56,882), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,629).

Occupations

345k
2020 Value
± 5,353
−0.539%
1 Year decline
± 2.03%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 2, LA declined at a rate of −0.539%, from 347k employees to 345k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 2, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (38,235 people), Sales & Related Occupations (33,307 people), and Management Occupations (28,324 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 2, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

345k
2020 Value
± 5,353
−0.539%
1 Year decline
± 2.03%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 2, LA declined at a rate of −0.539%, from 347k employees to 345k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 2, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,721 people), Accommodation & Food Services (38,666 people), and Retail Trade (37,951 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 2, LA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 2, 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

$38,855
Median earning men ± $949
$28,494
Median earning women ± $852

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($61,602), Information ($50,510), and Public Administration ($48,961).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($43,232), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,083), and Manufacturing ($41,165).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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.

Congressional District 2, LA is currently represented by Troy Carter 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 Congressional District 2, LA

Troy Carter
District 2 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 2, LA is currently represented by Troy Carter (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Congressional District 2, LA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.829% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.761% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.21M), Some college (825k), and Secondary Education (634k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 2, LA was $168,300 in 2020, which is 0.732 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $161,900 to $168,300, a 3.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 2, LA is 56%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Congressional District 2, LA have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 2, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Congressional District 2, LA is $42,619. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 2, LA was Congressional District 6, LA with a value of $66,147, followed by Congressional District 1, LA and Congressional District 3, LA, with respective values of $62,123 and $51,550.

Property

$168,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,042
$165,953
Median Property Taxes
±$4,095

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 Congressional District 2, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

56%
Homeownership
2020
69.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 56% of the housing units in Congressional District 2, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.5%.

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Household Income

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$42,619
Median Household Income
± $987
297k
Number of Households
± 5,237

In 2020, the median household income of the 297k households in Congressional District 2, LA grew to $42,619 from the previous year's value of $40,988.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 2, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.09%)

In 2020, 73.9% of workers in Congressional District 2, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (5.09%).

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

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 2, LA have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in Congressional District 2, 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 Congressional District 2, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 2, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 2, LA (179k out of 773k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 2, LA is Black, followed by White 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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Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.2%
Uninsured
35.7%
Employer Coverage
31%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 2, LA declined by 3.35% from 10.6% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 2, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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