Congressional District 5, LA

Congressional District

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2020 Population
743,209
0.117% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
US Representative
Julia Letlow
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.7
0.802% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
22.9%
4.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,155
5.85% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$122,700
5.32% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Congressional District 5, LA had a population of 743k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $42,155. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Congressional District 5, LA declined from 744,080 to 743,209, a −0.117% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,825 to $42,155, a 5.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 5, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%), White (Hispanic) (1.36%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.701%).

3.99% of the households in Congressional District 5, 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.

99% of the residents in Congressional District 5, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 5, LA was $122,700, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%. Most people in Congressional District 5, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 5, LA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 5, LA is home to a population of 743k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.72% of Congressional District 5, LA residents were born outside of the country (12.8k people).

In 2020, there were 1.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (443k people) in Congressional District 5, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 261k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.9k Two+ (Non-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 5, LA are Spanish (12,459 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (7,436 households), and Arabic (1,284 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 5, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    443k ± 2.8k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    261k ± 2.18k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 1.26k
2.46%
Hispanic Population
18.3k people

In 2020, there were 1.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (443k people) in Congressional District 5, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 261k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.46% of the people in Congressional District 5, LA are hispanic (18.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 5, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    12,459 households (1.79%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    7,436 households (1.07%)
  3. Arabic
    1,284 households (0.184%)

3.99% of the households in Congressional District 5, 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 5, LA was Spanish. 1.79% of the households in Congressional District 5, LA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.72%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12.8k people
1.83%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
13.6k people

As of 2020, 1.72% of Congressional District 5, LA residents (12.8k 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 5, LA was 1.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.7

In 2020, the median age of all people in Congressional District 5, LA was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Congressional District 5, LA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Congressional District 5, LA residents was 37.

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Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Congressional District 5, 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 5, LA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    14,706 ± 1,187
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,055 ± 818
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,505 ± 542

Congressional District 5, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 5, LA is $42,155. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 5, 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.

The economy of Congressional District 5, LA employs 286k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 5, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,895 people), Retail Trade (33,718 people), and Educational Services (29,892 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,240), Utilities ($59,819), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,449).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,155
2020 value
± $779
5.85%
1 Year Growth
± 2.43%

Households in Congressional District 5, LA have a median annual income of $42,155, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,825 in 2019, which represents a 5.85% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 5, LA (159k out of 696k 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 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
    88,716 ± 2,240
  2. White
    63,855 ± 2,015
  3. Hispanic
    3,946 ± 493

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 5, 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

286k
2020 Value
± 4,799
0.848%
1 Year growth
± 2.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 5, LA grew at a rate of 0.848%, from 284k employees to 286k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 5, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,772 people), Sales & Related Occupations (27,898 people), and Management Occupations (22,370 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 5, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 5, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,772 people), Sales & Related Occupations (27,898 people), and Management Occupations (22,370 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 5, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,681), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,657), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,021).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

286k
2020 Value
± 4,799
0.848%
1 Year growth
± 2.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 5, LA grew at a rate of 0.848%, from 284k employees to 286k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 5, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,895 people), Retail Trade (33,718 people), and Educational Services (29,892 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 5, LA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 5, 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 5, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,895 people), Retail Trade (33,718 people), and Educational Services (29,892 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 5, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,240), Utilities ($59,819), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,449).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%). The most partisan county was Cameron County, LA with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 5, LA is currently represented by Julia Letlow in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
58.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 90.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 90.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was Cameron County, LA with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Louisiana colored by their party leaning.

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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 5, LA

Julia Letlow
District 5 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 5, LA is currently represented by Julia Letlow (Republican 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 5, LA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 5, LA was $122,700 in 2020, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $116,500 to $122,700, a 5.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 5, LA is 66.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Congressional District 5, LA have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 5, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$122,700
2020 Median
± $2,399
$116,500
2019 Median
± $1,660

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 5, LA grew to to $122,700 from the previous year's value of $116,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 5, 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 5, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.
$42,155
Median Household Income
± $779
273k
Number of Households
± 4,335

In 2020, the median household income of the 273k households in Congressional District 5, LA grew to $42,155 from the previous year's value of $39,825.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 5, 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

None
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 5, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 5, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
2020 Homeownership
64.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 66.4% of the housing units in Congressional District 5, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 5, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 5, LA have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.17% of the workforce in Congressional District 5, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.36%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.96%)

In 2020, 83.3% of workers in Congressional District 5, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.36%) and those who worked at home (2.96%).

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 5, 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 5, LA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

8.56%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
28.9%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 5, LA declined by 14.9% from 10.1% to 8.56%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 5, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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