Jackson Parish, LA

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2020 Population
15,822
0.359% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.8
2.2% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
21%
8.08% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$41,760
6.7% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$85,700
4.25% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
5,510
0.881% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Jackson Parish, LA had a population of 15.8k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $41,760. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jackson Parish, LA declined from 15,879 to 15,822, a −0.359% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,139 to $41,760, a 6.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.999%), Other (Hispanic) (0.847%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.758%).

None of the households in Jackson Parish, 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.

98.9% of the residents in Jackson Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Jackson Parish, LA was $85,700, and the homeownership rate was 69.4%. Most people in Jackson Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Jackson Parish, LA is home to a population of 15.8k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.64% of Jackson Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (260 people).

In 2020, there were 2.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.6k people) in Jackson Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 158 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.6k ± 135
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.59k ± 30
  3. Other (Non-Hispanic)
    158 ± 137
1.75%
Hispanic Population
277 people

In 2020, there were 2.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.6k people) in Jackson Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 158 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.75% of the people in Jackson Parish, LA are hispanic (277 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jackson Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.64%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
260 people
1.73%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
275 people

As of 2020, 1.64% of Jackson Parish, LA residents (260 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 Jackson Parish, LA was 1.73%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 10.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Jackson Parish, LA was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Jackson Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Jackson Parish, LA residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    32,181 ± 4,389 people
  2. Mexico
    26,555 ± 3,989 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,801 ± 3,360 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 32,181 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 26,555 and Vietnam with 18,801.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Jackson Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson Parish, LA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    290 ± 91
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    169 ± 98
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    155 ± 78

Jackson Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 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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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Jackson Parish, LA is $41,760. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson Parish, LA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $55,333, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $49,362 and $41,944.

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,885. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jackson Parish, LA employs 5.51k people. The largest industries in Jackson Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (891 people), Manufacturing (623 people), and Retail Trade (609 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,000), Utilities ($81,324), and Manufacturing ($66,442).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,760
2020 value
± $6,158
6.7%
1 Year Growth
± 15.6%

Households in Jackson Parish, LA have a median annual income of $41,760, 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 $39,139 in 2019, which represents a 6.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$67,090
Average Male Salary in Louisiana
± $1,720
$43,885
Average Female Salary in Louisiana
± $1,131

In 2020, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana 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 in Louisiana
  1. Asian
    $59,209 ± $10,115
  2. White
    $56,003 ± $1,297
  3. Two or More Races
    $51,003 ± $8,389

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Louisiana.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jackson Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.341% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson Parish, LA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $55,333, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $49,362 and $41,944.

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 Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson Parish, LA (3.06k out of 14.6k 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 Males 6 - 11 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
    1,446 ± 236
  2. White
    1,325 ± 208
  3. Other
    169 ± 153

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Other.

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

5.51k
2020 Value
± 482
−0.881%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jackson Parish, LA declined at a rate of −0.881%, from 5.56k employees to 5.51k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson Parish, LA, are Production Occupations (545 people), Sales & Related Occupations (506 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (498 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 Production Occupations (545 people), Sales & Related Occupations (506 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (498 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (3.27 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.21 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($100,195), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($96,500), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($95,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.51k
2020 Value
± 482
−0.881%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jackson Parish, LA declined at a rate of −0.881%, from 5.56k employees to 5.51k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (891 people), Manufacturing (623 people), and Retail Trade (609 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 (891 people), Manufacturing (623 people), and Retail Trade (609 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 (7.05 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.62 times), and Public Administration (1.77 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 ($87,000), Utilities ($81,324), and Manufacturing ($66,442).

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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. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $49.3B, followed by Fuel oils ($48.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($37.7B).

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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$380B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$689B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
81% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B by 2050.

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. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.9B, followed by Mississippi with $24.1B and Illinois and $7.47B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 70.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.668%). 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.

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 Jackson County, LA
70.7% 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.

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson Parish, LA was $85,700 in 2020, which is 0.373 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $89,500 to $85,700, a 4.25% decrease. The homeownership rate in Jackson Parish, LA is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Jackson Parish, LA have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$85,700
2020 Median
± $7,492
$89,500
2019 Median
± $5,757

In 2020, the median property value in Jackson Parish, LA declined from to $85,700 from the previous year's value of $89,500.

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 $60k - $70k 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.
$41,760
Median Household Income
± $6,158
5.86k
Number of Households
± 512

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.86k households in Jackson Parish, LA grew to $41,760 from the previous year's value of $39,139.

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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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

69.4%
2020 Homeownership
71%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 69.4% of the housing units in Jackson Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.41% of the workforce in Jackson Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.07%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.82%)

In 2020, 85.5% of workers in Jackson Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.07%) and those who worked at home (2.82%).

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 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 false.

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Health

91% of the population of Jackson Parish, LA has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 29.5% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 8.43% on non-group plans, and 1.57% 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 Jackson Parish, LA see 5301 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.36% increase from the previous year (5282 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7872 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 926 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

5,301 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Jackson Parish, LA see an average of 5,301 patients per year. This represents a 0.36% increase from the previous year (5,282 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 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.
$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

9.02%
Uninsured
35.4%
Employer Coverage
29.5%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
8.43%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson Parish, LA declined by 0.331% from 9.05% to 9.02%.

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. 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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