East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA

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2019 Population
134,570
0.365% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
33.6
1.2% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
13.7%
6.65% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$73,582
6.73% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$246,100
3.19% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
69,360
0.837% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA had a population of 135k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $73,582. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA grew from 134,081 to 134,570, a 0.365% increase and its median household income grew from $68,941 to $73,582, a 6.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.41%), White (Hispanic) (3.32%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%). 11.8% of the households in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

94.8% of the residents in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA are ITI Technical College (264 degrees awarded in 2019), Fortis College-Baton Rouge (124 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Baton Rouge (104 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was $246,100, and the homeownership rate was 63.7%. Most people in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA is home to a population of 135k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 9.08% of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (12.2k people).

In 2019, there were 2.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.7k people) in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.28k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA are Spanish (5,815 speakers), Vietnamese (1,918 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,373 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    80.7k ± 2.09k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    34.1k ± 2.05k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.28k ± 1.01k
6.06%
Hispanic Population
8.16k people

In 2019, there were 2.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.7k people) in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.28k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.06% of the people in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA are hispanic (8.16k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,815 speakers (4.59%)
  2. Vietnamese
    1,918 speakers (1.51%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,373 speakers (1.08%)

11.8% of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was Spanish. 4.59% of the overall population of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 1.51% speak Vietnamese and 1.08% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.08%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.2k people
8.89%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
11.9k people

As of 2019, 9.08% of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents (12.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 8.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 33.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents was 33.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    1,480 ± 939 people
  2. Vietnam
    1,417 ± 919 people
  3. China
    1,410 ± 917 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was Honduras, the natal country of 1,480 East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents, followed by Vietnam with 1,417 and China with 1,410.

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Citizenship

94.8%
2019 Citizenship
95%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 94.8% of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,107 ± 309
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,411 ± 361
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    913 ± 285

East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA is $73,582. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $85,425, followed by East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA and St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $77,865 and $74,228.

Males in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.68 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,325. The income inequality in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA employs 69.4k people. The largest industries in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA are Restaurants & Food Services (5,522 people), Construction (5,172 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,486 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($144,922), Offices of physicians ($142,286), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills ($135,295).

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,582
2019 value
± $2,982
6.73%
1 Year Growth
± 5.48%

Households in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $73,582, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,941 in 2018, which represents a 6.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$87,836
Average Male Salary in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA
± $12,144
$52,325
Average Female Salary in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA
± $6,876

In 2019, full-time male employees in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA made 1.68 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA
  1. Asian
    $69,517 ± $30,034
  2. White
    $66,256 ± $8,851
  3. Black
    $42,353 ± $6,000

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, 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 in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA.

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Wage Distribution

0.494
2019 Wage GINI in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA
0.501
2018 Wage GINI in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA

In 2019, the income inequality in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.3% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $85,425, followed by East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA and St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $77,865 and $74,228.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, 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

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA (18.4k out of 134k 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 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
    10,455 ± 1,177
  2. Black
    6,113 ± 885
  3. Hispanic
    1,549 ± 354

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, 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

69.4k
2019 Value
0.837%
1 Year growth
± 0.837%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 0.837%, from 68.8k employees to 69.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, are Waiters & waitresses (2,277 people), Registered nurses (2,244 people), and Other managers (2,009 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Waiters & waitresses (2,277 people), Registered nurses (2,244 people), and Other managers (2,009 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Chemical engineers (23.2 times higher than expected), Tour & travel guides (7.62 times), and Physician assistants (5.07 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Personal financial advisors ($255,303), Physicians ($241,339), and Chief executives & legislators ($184,397).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

69.4k
2019 Value
0.837%
1 Year growth
± 0.837%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 0.837%, from 68.8k employees to 69.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,522 people), Construction (5,172 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,486 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, 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 East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,522 people), Construction (5,172 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,486 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals (11.6 times higher than expected), Agricultural chemical manufacturing (7.93 times), and Petroleum refining (4.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($144,922), Offices of physicians ($142,286), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills ($135,295).

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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. $105B
  2. $70.3B
  3. $67.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $105B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($70.3B) and Fuel oils ($67.3B).

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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$490B
2018 Value in Louisiana
$814B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
66% growth

In 2018, total outbound Louisiana trade was $490B. This is expected to increase 66% to $814B 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. $43.7B
  2. $34.6B
  3. $17.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.7B, followed by Mississippi with $34.6B and Florida and $17.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). The most partisan county was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% 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.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members 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
58.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA awarded 665 degrees. The student population of Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA is skewed towards men, with 861 male students and 619 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA are Black or African American (397 and 59.7%), followed by White (221 and 33.2%), Unknown (23 and 3.46%), and Two or More Races (11 and 1.65%).

The largest universities in Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are ITI Technical College (264 and 39.7%), Fortis College-Baton Rouge (124 and 18.6%), and Unitech Training Academy-Baton Rouge (104 and 15.6%).

The most popular majors in Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA are Manufacturing Engineering Technology (93 and 14%), General Cosmetology (87 and 13.1%), and Instrumentation Technology (74 and 11.1%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 87 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was General Cosmetology with 87 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 264 degrees awarded
  2. 124 degrees awarded
  3. 104 degrees awarded

In 2019, the Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was ITI Technical College with 264 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

332
Degrees Awarded to Men
333
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 332 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, which is 0.997 times less than the 333 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    397 degrees awarded
  2. White
    221 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    23 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was Black or African American students. These 397 degrees mean that there were 1.8 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 221 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA was $246,100 in 2019, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $238,500 to $246,100, a 3.19% increase. The homeownership rate in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA is 63.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$246,100
2019 Median
± $5,603
$238,500
2018 Median
± $5,070

In 2019, the median property value in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA grew to to $246,100 from the previous year's value of $238,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, 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 East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$73,582
Median Household Income
± $2,982
51.3k
Number of Households
± 1,911

In 2019, the median household income of the 51.3k households in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA grew to $73,582 from the previous year's value of $68,941.

The following chart displays the households in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, 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 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.7%
2019 Homeownership
62.2%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 63.7% of the housing units in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.84%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.87%)

In 2019, 84.8% of workers in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.84%) and those who worked at home (3.87%).

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 East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

93.1% of the population of East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 57.3% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 9.66% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.4%). Additionally, Sabine Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (50.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Louisiana
$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

6.94%
Uninsured
57.3%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
9.66%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA declined by 5.9% from 7.38% to 6.94%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, 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. 25.4% prevalence
  2. 22.6% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 25.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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