Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA

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2020 Population
137,243
2.42% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.8
0.723% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.4%
3.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,346
1.8% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$248,400
4.37% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
64,432
5.7% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA had a population of 137k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $60,346. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA declined from 140,647 to 137,243, a −2.42% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,281 to $60,346, a 1.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.7%), White (Hispanic) (9.83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.27%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.92%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.7%).

18.1% of the households in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, 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.

90.2% of the residents in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA are Blue Cliff College-Metairie (431 degrees awarded in 2020) and Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Metairie (70 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was $248,400, and the homeownership rate was 62.6%. Most people in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA is home to a population of 137k people, from which 90.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 14.8% of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (20.3k people).

In 2020, there were 7.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.6k people) in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.5k White (Hispanic) and 12.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA are Spanish (15,096 households), Arabic (1,744 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,237 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    95.6k ± 2.32k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    13.5k ± 1.28k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.7k ± 1.4k
15.2%
Hispanic Population
20.8k people

In 2020, there were 7.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.6k people) in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.5k White (Hispanic) and 12.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.2% of the people in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA are hispanic (20.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    15,096 households (11.7%)
  2. Arabic
    1,744 households (1.35%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,237 households (0.957%)

18.1% of the households in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was Spanish. 11.7% of the households in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
20.3k people
15.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
21.4k people

As of 2020, 14.8% of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA residents (20.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was 15.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    6,005 ± 1,860 people
  2. China
    1,157 ± 832 people
  3. Mexico
    1,146 ± 828 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was Honduras, the natal country of 6,005 Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA residents, followed by China with 1,157 and Mexico with 1,146.

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Citizenship

90.2%
2020 Citizenship
90.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 90.2% of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was 90.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,253 ± 507
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    937 ± 221
  3. Korea
    743 ± 217

Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA is $60,346. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

Males in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,658. The income inequality in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA employs 64.4k people. The largest industries in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA are Construction (6,327 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,982 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,712 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($199,336), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($199,077), and Other professional, scientific & technical services ($160,135).

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,346
2020 value
± $3,040
1.8%
1 Year Growth
± 5.67%

Households in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $60,346, 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 $59,281 in 2019, which represents a 1.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$71,919
Average Male Salary in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA
± $9,894
$51,658
Average Female Salary in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA
± $6,451

In 2020, full-time male employees in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA
  1. Asian
    $65,433 ± $27,818
  2. White
    $59,023 ± $6,575
  3. Two or More Races
    $52,282 ± $36,660

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA.

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Wage Distribution

0.449
2020 Wage GINI in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA
0.446
2019 Wage GINI in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA

In 2020, the income inequality in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.588% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, 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

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA (15.6k out of 137k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 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. White
    9,952 ± 959
  2. Hispanic
    4,655 ± 639
  3. Black
    3,079 ± 527

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

64.4k
2020 Value
−5.7%
1 Year decline
± −5.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of −5.7%, from 68.3k employees to 64.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA, are Registered nurses (2,823 people), Retail salespersons (2,065 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,689 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Registered nurses (2,823 people), Retail salespersons (2,065 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,689 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Marine engineers & naval architects (56.8 times higher than expected), Chemical engineers (4.91 times), and Physical therapist assistants & aides (4.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Physicians ($189,111), Personal financial advisors ($168,514), and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers ($156,462).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.4k
2020 Value
−5.7%
1 Year decline
± −5.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of −5.7%, from 68.3k employees to 64.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA, are Construction (6,327 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,982 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,712 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Construction (6,327 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,982 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,712 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Scenic & sightseeing transportation (8.84 times higher than expected), Water transportation (7.55 times), and Rubber products, except tires, manufacturing (6.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Oil & gas extraction ($199,336), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($199,077), and Other professional, scientific & technical services ($160,135).

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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 Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%). 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 Louisiana
58.5% 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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Education

In 2020, universities in Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA awarded 501 degrees. The student population of Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 59 male students and 1,055 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA are Black or African American (377 and 75.2%), followed by White (84 and 16.8%), Hispanic or Latino (26 and 5.19%), and Asian (5 and 0.998%).

The largest universities in Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are Blue Cliff College-Metairie (431 and 86%) and Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Metairie (70 and 14%).

The most popular majors in Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA are Medical Assistant (192 and 38.3%), General Cosmetology (128 and 25.5%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (120 and 24%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 192 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 128 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was Dental Assisting with 35 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 431 degrees awarded
  2. 70 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Cliff College-Metairie with 431 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

32
Degrees Awarded to Men
469
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 32 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA, which is 0.0682 times less than the 469 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    377 degrees awarded
  2. White
    84 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    26 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Regional Planning Commission 4--Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was Black or African American students. These 377 degrees mean that there were 4.49 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 84 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA was $248,400 in 2020, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $238,000 to $248,400, a 4.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA is 62.6%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$248,400
2020 Median
± $6,261
$238,000
2019 Median
± $3,507

In 2020, the median property value in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA grew to to $248,400 from the previous year's value of $238,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$60,346
Median Household Income
± $3,040
58.7k
Number of Households
± 2,411

In 2020, the median household income of the 58.7k households in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA grew to $60,346 from the previous year's value of $59,281.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.6%
2020 Homeownership
60.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 62.6% of the housing units in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.12%)

In 2020, 79.5% of workers in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who worked at home (5.12%).

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

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Health

88.7% of the population of Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.749% on military or VA plans.

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

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

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

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

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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

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Health Care Spending

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

11.3%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
15.6%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
0.749%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson Parish (Central) PUMA, LA declined by 2.97% from 11.7% to 11.3%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 25.4% prevalence
  2. 22.6% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

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

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

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