Congressional District 6, LA

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Population
790,111
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
US Representative
Garret Graves
Republican Party
Median Age
36

Poverty Rate
13.1%

Median Household Income
$62,288
Median Property Value
$196,600

About

In 2018, Congressional District 6, LA had a population of 790k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $62,288.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 6, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%), White (Hispanic) (2.6%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%). NaNk% of the people in Congressional District 6, LA speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Congressional District 6, LA is $196,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.8%. Most people in Congressional District 6, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 6, LA is 2 cars per household.

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 6, LA is currently represented by Garret Graves 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 6, LA

Garret Graves
District 6 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 6, LA is currently represented by Garret Graves (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 6, LA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Congressional District 6, LA is home to a population of 790k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.31% of Congressional District 6, LA residents were born outside of the country (34k people).

In 2018, there were 2.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (527k people) in Congressional District 6, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 186k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 6, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    527k ± 6.13k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    186k ± 11.1k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    22.2k ± 3.96k
4.38%
Hispanic Population
34.6k people

In 2018, there were 2.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (527k people) in Congressional District 6, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 186k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.38% of the people in Congressional District 6, LA are hispanic (34.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 6, LA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.31%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
34k people

As of 2018, 4.31% of Congressional District 6, LA residents (34k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Congressional District 6, LA was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37.

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Citizenship

97%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97% of Congressional District 6, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,800 ± 1,790
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,031 ± 2,180
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,624 ± 1,512

Congressional District 6, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 6, LA is $62,288. In 2018, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 6, LA was Congressional District 6, LA with a value of $62,288, followed by Congressional District 1, LA and Congressional District 3, LA, with respective values of $58,256 and $48,837.

The economy of Congressional District 6, LA employs 384k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 6, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,204 people), Retail Trade (42,121 people), and Construction (38,611 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,434), Manufacturing ($72,384), and Utilities ($64,304).

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,288
2018 value
± $2,004

Households in Congressional District 6, LA have a median annual income of $62,288, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Congressional District 6, LA was Congressional District 6, LA with a value of $62,288, followed by Congressional District 1, LA and Congressional District 3, LA, with respective values of $58,256 and $48,837.

The following map shows all of the congressional districts in Congressional District 6, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 6, LA (101k out of 777k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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
    58,129 ± 2,136
  2. Black
    35,681 ± 1,726
  3. Hispanic
    6,549 ± 731

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 6, 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

384k
2018 Value
± 12,356

In 2018, there were 384k employees (± 12,356) in Congressional District 6, LA.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 6, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44,583 people), Sales & Related Occupations (40,500 people), and Management Occupations (37,647 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 6, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 6, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44,583 people), Sales & Related Occupations (40,500 people), and Management Occupations (37,647 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 6, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,559), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,221), and Legal Occupations ($71,094).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

384k
2018 Value
± 12,356

In 2018, there were 384k employees (± 12,356) in Congressional District 6, LA.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 6, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,204 people), Retail Trade (42,121 people), and Construction (38,611 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 6, LA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 6, 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 6, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,204 people), Retail Trade (42,121 people), and Construction (38,611 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 6, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,434), Manufacturing ($72,384), and Utilities ($64,304).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 6, LA was $196,600 in 2018, which is 0.856 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 6, LA is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Congressional District 6, LA have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Congressional District 6, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$196,600
2018 Median
± $5,446

In 2018, the median property value in Congressional District 6, LA was $196,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 6, 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 6, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$62,288
Median Household Income
± $2,004
293k
Number of Households
± 10,460

In 2018, the median household income of the 293k households in Congressional District 6, LA was $62,288.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 6, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 6, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 6, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.8% of the housing units in Congressional District 6, LA were occupied by their owner.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 6, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 6, LA have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Congressional District 6, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.9%
  2. Carpooled
    8.42%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.17%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Congressional District 6, LA was Drove Alone (84.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.42%) and those who Worked At Home (3.17%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 6, 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 6, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

7.1%
Uninsured
50.4%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.797%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 6, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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