Jackson Parish, LA

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Population

15,952

0.294% decline

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$36,394

5% decline

Poverty Rate

25.4%


Number of Employees

5,664

1.2% growth

Median Property Value

$84,400

1.06% decline

About

In 2017, Jackson Parish, LA had a population of 16k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $36,394. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jackson Parish, LA declined from 15,999 to 15,952, a -0.294% decrease and its median household income declined from $38,310 to $36,394, a -5% decrease.

The population of Jackson Parish, LA is 66.9% White Alone, 30.1% Black or African American Alone, and 1.57% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jackson Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jackson Parish, LA is $84,400, and the homeownership rate is 70.6%. Most people in Jackson Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jackson Parish, LA employs 5.66k people. The largest industries in Jackson Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (953 people), Manufacturing (807 people), and Educational Services (650 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,000), Manufacturing ($61,442), and Transportation & Warehousing ($60,057).

Median household income in Jackson Parish, LA is $36,394. Males in Jackson 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 Jackson Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,394

2017 value

± $3,607

-5%

1 Year Growth

± 15.2%

Households in Jackson Parish, LA have a median annual income of $36,394, 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 $38,310 in 2016, which represents a -5% 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 Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female 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 Louisiana 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 Jackson 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9703

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9705

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson Parish, LA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $50,455, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $50,000 and $35,078.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jackson Parish, 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

25.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson Parish, LA (3.73k out of 14.7k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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

    1,874 ± 227

  2. Black

    1,685 ± 198

  3. Hispanic

    154 ± 110

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson Parish, 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

5.66k

2017 Value

± 418

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jackson Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 5.6k employees to 5.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (690 people), Sales & Related Occupations (646 people), and Production Occupations (503 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (690 people), Sales & Related Occupations (646 people), and Production Occupations (503 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.82 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.79 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($108,403), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($90,417), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($70,694).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.66k

2017 Value

± 418

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jackson Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 5.6k employees to 5.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (953 people), Manufacturing (807 people), and Educational Services (650 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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 Jackson Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (953 people), Manufacturing (807 people), and Educational Services (650 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.45 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.69 times), and Public Administration (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,000), Manufacturing ($61,442), and Transportation & Warehousing ($60,057).

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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. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($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.

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

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Health

87.9% of the population of Jackson Parish, LA has health coverage, with 34.4% on employee plans, 25.8% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 2.34% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jackson Parish, LA see 5286 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.844% decrease from the previous year (5331 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7904 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1054 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

5,286 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jackson Parish, LA see an average of 5,286 patients per year. This represents a 0.844% decrease from the previous year (5,331 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jackson Parish, LA in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

12.1%

Uninsured

34.4%

Employer Coverage

25.8%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

2.34%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson Parish, LA declined by 9.68% from 13.3% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jackson Parish, 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. 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

Jackson Parish, LA is home to a population of 16k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.34% of Jackson Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (213 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson Parish, LA is composed of 10.7k White Alone residents (66.9%), 4.8k Black or African American Alone residents (30.1%), 251 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.57%), 108 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.677%), 76 Asian Alone residents (0.476%), 32 Two or More Races residents (0.201%), 10 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0627%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jackson Parish, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jackson Parish, LA was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Jackson Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jackson Parish, LA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

213 people

1.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

208 people

As of 2017, 1.34% of Jackson Parish, LA residents (213 people) 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 Jackson Parish, LA was 1.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Jackson Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson Parish, LA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.7k ± 120

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.8k ± 27

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    251 ± 109

In 2017, there were 2.23 times more White Alone residents (10.7k people) in Jackson Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.8k Black or African American Alone and 251 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 Jackson Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Jackson Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Jackson Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jackson Parish, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    386 ± 102

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    174 ± 68

  3. Korea

    147 ± 69

Jackson Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson Parish, LA was $84,400 in 2017, which is 0.388 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,300 to $84,400, a 1.06% decrease. The homeownership rate in Jackson Parish, LA is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jackson Parish, LA have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson 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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$36,394

Median Household Income

± $3,607

6.03k

Number of Households

± 424

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.03k households in Jackson Parish, LA declined from $36,394 from the previous year's value of $38,310.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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

$84,400

2017 Median

± $8,314

$85,300

2016 Median

± $7,014

In 2017, the median property value in Jackson Parish, LA declined from to $84,400 from the previous year's value of $85,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jackson 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 Jackson Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.6% of the housing units in Jackson Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jackson 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 Jackson Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson Parish, LA have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.06% of the workforce in Jackson Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jackson Parish, LA was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (3.98%).

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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