Congressional District 4, LA

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2019 Population
737,674
1.29% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
US Representative
Mike Johnson
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
38.3
2.96% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
22.2%
0.387% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$44,580
12.9% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$138,500
5.64% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 4, LA had a population of 738k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $44,580. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 4, LA declined from 747,314 to 737,674, a −1.29% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,485 to $44,580, a 12.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 4, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.22%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 4, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.5% of the residents in Congressional District 4, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 4, LA was $138,500, and the homeownership rate was 66.3%. Most people in Congressional District 4, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 4, LA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 4, LA is home to a population of 738k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 6.18% of Congressional District 4, LA residents were born outside of the country (45.6k people).

In 2019, there were 1.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (425k people) in Congressional District 4, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 249k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 23.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 4, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    425k ± 3.57k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    249k ± 5.81k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    23.8k ± 2.73k
4.43%
Hispanic Population
32.7k people

In 2019, there were 1.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (425k people) in Congressional District 4, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 249k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 23.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.43% of the people in Congressional District 4, LA are hispanic (32.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 4, LA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.18%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
45.6k people
2.51%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
18.8k people

As of 2019, 6.18% of Congressional District 4, LA residents (45.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 4, LA was 2.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 4, LA was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Congressional District 4, LA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 4, LA residents was 37.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2019 Citizenship
98.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.5% of Congressional District 4, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 4, LA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,642 ± 1,968
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,460 ± 1,836
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    9,599 ± 2,220

Congressional District 4, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 4, LA is $44,580. In 2019, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 4, LA was Congressional District 6, LA with a value of $65,549, followed by Congressional District 1, LA and Congressional District 3, LA, with respective values of $61,431 and $51,504.

The economy of Congressional District 4, LA employs 287k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 4, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,737 people), Retail Trade (29,532 people), and Educational Services (26,441 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,458), Manufacturing ($51,353), and Finance & Insurance ($50,472).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,580
2019 value
± $2,213
12.9%
1 Year Growth
± 6.06%

Households in Congressional District 4, LA have a median annual income of $44,580, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,485 in 2018, which represents a 12.9% annual growth.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Congressional District 4, LA was Congressional District 6, LA with a value of $65,549, followed by Congressional District 1, LA and Congressional District 3, LA, with respective values of $61,431 and $51,504.

The following map shows all of the congressional districts in Congressional District 4, 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

22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 4, LA (161k out of 724k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    88,171 ± 2,167
  2. White
    65,571 ± 1,953
  3. Hispanic
    7,615 ± 669

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 4, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

287k
2019 Value
± 10,424
−1.96%
1 Year decline
± 5.06%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 4, LA declined at a rate of −1.96%, from 293k employees to 287k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 4, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,623 people), Sales & Related Occupations (29,269 people), and Management Occupations (25,332 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 4, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 4, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,623 people), Sales & Related Occupations (29,269 people), and Management Occupations (25,332 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 4, LA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,737), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($54,949), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($54,360).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

287k
2019 Value
± 10,424
−1.96%
1 Year decline
± 5.06%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 4, LA declined at a rate of −1.96%, from 293k employees to 287k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 4, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,737 people), Retail Trade (29,532 people), and Educational Services (26,441 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 4, LA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 4, 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 Congressional District 4, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,737 people), Retail Trade (29,532 people), and Educational Services (26,441 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 4, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,458), Manufacturing ($51,353), and Finance & Insurance ($50,472).

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Civics

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 4, LA is currently represented by Mike Johnson 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 4, LA

Mike Johnson
District 4 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 4, LA is currently represented by Mike Johnson (Republican Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 4, LA was $138,500 in 2019, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $131,100 to $138,500, a 5.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 4, LA is 66.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 4, LA have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 4, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$138,500
2019 Median
± $6,518
$131,100
2018 Median
± $5,340

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 4, LA grew to to $138,500 from the previous year's value of $131,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 4, 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 Congressional District 4, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$44,580
Median Household Income
± $2,213
285k
Number of Households
± 9,751

In 2019, the median household income of the 285k households in Congressional District 4, LA grew to $44,580 from the previous year's value of $39,485.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 4, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 4, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 4, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.3%
2019 Homeownership
62.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 66.3% of the housing units in Congressional District 4, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 4, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 4, LA have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Congressional District 4, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.35%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.13%)

In 2019, 84.2% of workers in Congressional District 4, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.35%) and those who worked at home (3.13%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 4, 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 4, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

9.09%
Uninsured
35.6%
Employer Coverage
28%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
3.22%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 4, LA grew by 25.4% from 7.25% to 9.09%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 4, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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