Jefferson Davis Parish, LA

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Population

31,405

0.0191% growth

Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$40,744

3.93% growth

Poverty Rate

19.6%


Number of Employees

12,173

4.82% decline

Median Property Value

$101,800

4.3% growth

About

In 2017, Jefferson Davis Parish, LA had a population of 31.4k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $40,744. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA grew from 31,399 to 31,405, a 0.0191% increase and its median household income grew from $39,202 to $40,744, a 3.93% increase.

The population of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA is 78.6% White Alone, 16.3% Black or African American Alone, and 2.26% Hispanic or Latino. 9.06% of the people in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA is $101,800, and the homeownership rate is 71.4%. Most people in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA employs 12.2k people. The largest industries in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,740 people), Retail Trade (1,584 people), and Educational Services (1,292 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,250), Manufacturing ($67,379), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,151).

Median household income in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA is $40,744. Males in Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,744

2017 value

± $3,794

3.93%

1 Year Growth

± 11.8%

Households in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA have a median annual income of $40,744, 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 $39,202 in 2016, which represents a 3.93% 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 Jefferson Davis Parish, LA 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 Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis 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 2

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 4

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA was Census Tract 2 with a value of $52,917, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $49,607 and $40,012.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jefferson Davis Parish, 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

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA (6.03k out of 30.7k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    4,124 ± 432

  2. Black

    1,670 ± 236

  3. Hispanic

    145 ± 151

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson Davis 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

12.2k

2017 Value

± 741

-4.82%

1 Year decline

± 9.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA declined at a rate of -4.82%, from 12.8k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,656 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,282 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,069 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,656 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,282 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,069 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson Davis Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.12 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.89 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,188), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($73,710), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($62,786).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.2k

2017 Value

± 741

-4.82%

1 Year decline

± 9.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA declined at a rate of -4.82%, from 12.8k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,740 people), Retail Trade (1,584 people), and Educational Services (1,292 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,740 people), Retail Trade (1,584 people), and Educational Services (1,292 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson Davis Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (15.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.08 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,250), Manufacturing ($67,379), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,151).

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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.

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

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Health

89% of the population of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA has health coverage, with 35.7% on employee plans, 24.1% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA see 2246 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.089% decrease from the previous year (2248 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4488 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 515 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

2,246 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA see an average of 2,246 patients per year. This represents a 0.089% decrease from the previous year (2,248 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson Davis 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

11%

Uninsured

35.7%

Employer Coverage

24.1%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

16.7%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA declined by 7.7% from 11.9% to 11%.

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

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Health Risks

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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

Jefferson Davis Parish, LA is home to a population of 31.4k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.723% of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA is composed of 24.7k White Alone residents (78.6%), 5.11k Black or African American Alone residents (16.3%), 709 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.26%), 567 Two or More Races residents (1.81%), 215 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.685%), 139 Asian Alone residents (0.443%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA are French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (2,162 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (377 speakers), and Other Indic Languages (38 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 23.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jefferson Davis Parish, LA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.723%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.841%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.723% of Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis Parish, LA was 0.841%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.7k ± 26

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.11k ± 182

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    709 ± 184

In 2017, there were 4.83 times more White Alone residents (24.7k people) in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.11k Black or African American Alone and 709 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    2,162 speakers (7.39%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    377 speakers (1.29%)

  3. Other Indic Languages

    38 speakers (0.13%)

9.06% of Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis Parish, LA was French (Incl. Patois, Cajun). 7.39% of the overall population of Jefferson Davis Parish, LA are native French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) speakers. 1.29% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.13% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    614 ± 121

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    281 ± 121

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    193 ± 74

Jefferson Davis Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA was $101,800 in 2017, which is 0.468 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $97,600 to $101,800, a 4.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA is 71.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson Davis 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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$40,744

Median Household Income

± $3,794

11.4k

Number of Households

± 666

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.4k households in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA grew to $40,744 from the previous year's value of $39,202.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson Davis 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

$101,800

2017 Median

± $6,834

$97,600

2016 Median

± $6,906

In 2017, the median property value in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA grew to to $101,800 from the previous year's value of $97,600.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.4%

2017 Homeownership

71.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.4% of the housing units in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.18% of the workforce in Jefferson Davis Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Other

    3.45%

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

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