Evangeline Parish, LA

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Population

33,750

0.0444% decline

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$31,745

3.32% growth

Poverty Rate

26.4%


Number of Employees

11,578

2.65% growth

Median Property Value

$90,000

3.93% growth

About

In 2017, Evangeline Parish, LA had a population of 33.8k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $31,745. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Evangeline Parish, LA declined from 33,765 to 33,750, a -0.0444% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,724 to $31,745, a 3.32% increase.

The population of Evangeline Parish, LA is 67% White Alone, 27.4% Black or African American Alone, and 3.44% Hispanic or Latino. 19.6% of the people in Evangeline Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Evangeline Parish, LA is $90,000, and the homeownership rate is 66.5%. Most people in Evangeline Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Evangeline Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Evangeline Parish, LA employs 11.6k people. The largest industries in Evangeline Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,235 people), Retail Trade (1,599 people), and Manufacturing (1,041 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,769), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,355), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,938).

Median household income in Evangeline Parish, LA is $31,745. Males in Evangeline Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Evangeline Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,745

2017 value

± $1,823

3.32%

1 Year Growth

± 8.09%

Households in Evangeline Parish, LA have a median annual income of $31,745, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,724 in 2016, which represents a 3.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Evangeline Parish, LA made 1.55 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Evangeline Parish, LA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Evangeline Parish, 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Evangeline Parish, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9507

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Evangeline Parish, LA was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $63,665, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $41,582 and $37,813.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Evangeline Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Evangeline Parish, LA (8.45k out of 32k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 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. Black

    4,289 ± 452

  2. White

    3,955 ± 480

  3. Two Or More

    189 ± 114

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Evangeline Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

11.6k

2017 Value

± 826

2.65%

1 Year growth

± 9.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Evangeline Parish, LA grew at a rate of 2.65%, from 11.3k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Evangeline Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,542 people), Production Occupations (1,033 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,017 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Evangeline Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Evangeline Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,542 people), Production Occupations (1,033 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,017 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Evangeline Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.8 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.27 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Evangeline Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,063), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,906), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($53,424).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.6k

2017 Value

± 826

2.65%

1 Year growth

± 9.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Evangeline Parish, LA grew at a rate of 2.65%, from 11.3k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Evangeline Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,235 people), Retail Trade (1,599 people), and Manufacturing (1,041 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Evangeline Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Evangeline Parish, 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 Evangeline Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,235 people), Retail Trade (1,599 people), and Manufacturing (1,041 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Evangeline Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.4 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.88 times), and Utilities (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Evangeline Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,769), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,355), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,938).

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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. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $69.1B and Basic chemicals and $38B.

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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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B 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. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

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Health

87.8% of the population of Evangeline Parish, LA has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 29.2% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Evangeline Parish, LA see 1607 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.41% decrease from the previous year (1774 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2593 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1685 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1607 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Evangeline Parish, LA see an average of 1607 patients per year. This represents a 9.41% decrease from the previous year (1774 patients).

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

12.2%

Uninsured

32.3%

Employer Coverage

29.2%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Evangeline Parish, LA declined by 14.3% from 14.3% to 12.2%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

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

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Diversity

Evangeline Parish, LA is home to a population of 33.8k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.25% of Evangeline Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Evangeline Parish, LA is composed of 22.6k White Alone residents (67%), 9.26k Black or African American Alone residents (27.4%), 1.16k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.44%), 548 Two or More Races residents (1.62%), 122 Asian Alone residents (0.361%), 37 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.11%), 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0474%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Evangeline Parish, LA are French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (4,925 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (751 speakers), and French Creole (412 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Evangeline Parish, LA was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Evangeline Parish, LA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Evangeline Parish, LA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.25% of Evangeline Parish, LA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Evangeline Parish, LA was 3.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Evangeline Parish, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Evangeline Parish, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Evangeline Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Evangeline Parish, LA was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.6k ± 14

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.26k ± 163

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.16k ± 488

In 2017, there were 2.44 times more White Alone residents (22.6k people) in Evangeline Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.26k Black or African American Alone and 1.16k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Evangeline Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    4,925 speakers (15.7%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    751 speakers (2.39%)

  3. French Creole

    412 speakers (1.31%)

19.6% of Evangeline Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Evangeline Parish, LA was French (Incl. Patois, Cajun). 15.7% of the overall population of Evangeline Parish, LA are native French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) speakers. 2.39% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 1.31% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    565 ± 147

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    336 ± 130

  3. Korea

    162 ± 67

Evangeline Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Evangeline Parish, LA was $90,000 in 2017, which is 0.414 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,600 to $90,000, a 3.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Evangeline Parish, LA is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Evangeline Parish, LA have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Evangeline Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$31,745

Median Household Income

± $1,823

11.9k

Number of Households

± 715

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.9k households in Evangeline Parish, LA grew to $31,745 from the previous year's value of $30,724.

The following chart displays the households in Evangeline Parish, 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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Housing

Property Value

$90,000

2017 Median

± $8,001

$86,600

2016 Median

± $5,399

In 2017, the median property value in Evangeline Parish, LA grew to to $90,000 from the previous year's value of $86,600.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.5%

2017 Homeownership

66.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.5% of the housing units in Evangeline Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Evangeline Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Evangeline Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Evangeline Parish, LA have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.19% of the workforce in Evangeline Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.41%

  3. Walked

    2.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Evangeline Parish, LA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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