Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA

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2020 Population
121,632
0.629% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
35.4
1.43% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13%
0.0363% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$70,801
1.55% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$226,400
1.48% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
56,274
3.77% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA had a population of 122k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $70,801. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA declined from 122,402 to 121,632, a −0.629% decrease and its median household income grew from $69,722 to $70,801, a 1.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%), White (Hispanic) (2.28%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%).

8.1% of the households in Lafayette Parish (South) 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.

97.5% of the residents in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Acadiana Regional Development District 4--Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are University of Louisiana at Lafayette (3,653 degrees awarded in 2020), Infinity College (284 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette (282 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was $226,400, and the homeownership rate was 69.5%.

Most people in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is home to a population of 122k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.88% of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (5.92k people).

In 2020, there were 5.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.6k people) in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.31k Asian (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 Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are French (Incl. Cajun) (3,307 households), Spanish (1,949 households), and Vietnamese (897 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
62,515
Women
51.4%
59,207
Men
48.6%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 121,722 inhabitants, with 48.6% men, and 51.4% women.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2020 Citizenship
97.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.5% of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    93.6k ± 2.55k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17k ± 2.02k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.31k ± 425
3.54%
Hispanic Population
4.31k people

In 2020, there were 5.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.6k people) in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.31k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.54% of the people in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are hispanic (4.31k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Vietnam
    681 ± 639 people
  2. India
    507 ± 552 people
  3. Honduras
    440 ± 514 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was Vietnam, the natal country of 681 Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents, followed by India with 507 and Honduras with 440.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.88%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.92k people
4.7%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
5.49k people

As of 2018, 4.88% of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents (5.92k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 4.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. French (Incl. Cajun)
    3,307 households (2.9%)
  2. Spanish
    1,949 households (1.71%)
  3. Vietnamese
    897 households (0.785%)

8.1% of the households in Lafayette Parish (South) 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 Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was French (Incl. Cajun). 2.9% of the households in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA reported speaking French (Incl. Cajun) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,519 ± 442
  2. Vietnam
    1,285 ± 319
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,262 ± 355

Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA employs 56.3k people. The largest industries in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are Restaurants & Food Services (4,512 people), Support activities for mining (4,323 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,086 people), and the highest paying industries are Scientific research & development services ($208,964), Offices of dentists ($166,999), and Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers ($154,877).

Males in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.57 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,020. The income inequality in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.487, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
27,677
Women
49.2%
28,597
Men
50.8%

The workforce of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA in 2020 was 56,274 people, with 49.2% woman, and 50.8% men.

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Occupations

56.3k
2020 Value
−3.77%
1 Year decline
± −3.77%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of −3.77%, from 58.5k employees to 56.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,083 people), Customer service representatives (2,007 people), and Retail salespersons (1,805 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.3k
2020 Value
−3.77%
1 Year decline
± −3.77%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of −3.77%, from 58.5k employees to 56.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,512 people), Support activities for mining (4,323 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,086 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,546
Median earning men ± $3,602
$34,223
Median earning women ± $2,614

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,895), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($76,185), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,648).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,417), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,646), and Wholesale Trade ($51,817).

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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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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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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.

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.

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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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In 2020, universities in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA awarded 4,843 degrees. The student population of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 7,163 male students and 10,790 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are White (2,937 and 61.9%), followed by Black or African American (1,325 and 27.9%), Hispanic or Latino (187 and 3.94%), and Unknown (118 and 2.49%).

The largest universities in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are University of Louisiana at Lafayette (3,653 and 75.4%), Infinity College (284 and 5.86%), and Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette (282 and 5.82%).

The most popular majors in Acadiana Regional Development District 4--Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are Registered Nursing (492 and 10.2%), General Business Administration & Management (426 and 8.8%), and General Studies (325 and 6.71%).

The median tuition cost in Acadiana Regional Development District 4--Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA for a public four year colleges is $5,407 for in-state students and $19,135 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 35.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 17,953 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 17,953 students enrolled in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,822 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 144 degree-majors awarded
  2. 462 degree-majors awarded
  3. 325 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Acadiana Regional Development District 4--Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 144 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Acadiana Regional Development District 4--Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,653 degrees awarded
  2. 284 degrees awarded
  3. 282 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Louisiana at Lafayette with 3,653 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,577 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, which is 0.483 times less than the 3,266 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,937 degrees mean that there were 2.22 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,325 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($15,240) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($4,951) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.448% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.258% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (24.6k), Some college (24.1k), and Bachelors Degree (23.3k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was $226,400 in 2020, which is 0.985 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $223,100 to $226,400, a 1.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is 69.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is $70,801. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lafayette Parish (South) 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.

Property

$226,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,452
$31,715
Median Property Taxes
±$1,749

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.5%
Homeownership
2020
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.5% of the housing units in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafayette Parish (South) 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 Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,801
Median Household Income
± $3,650
45.6k
Number of Households
± 2,122

In 2020, the median household income of the 45.6k households in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA grew to $70,801 from the previous year's value of $69,722.

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Wage Distribution

0.487
2020 Wage GINI in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA
0.505
2019 Wage GINI in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA

In 2020, the income inequality in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 0.487 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.51% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (84.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.89%)

In 2018, 84.4% of workers in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.72%) and those who worked at home (3.89%).

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA (15.2k out of 117k 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 Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, 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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92.3% of the population of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 54.7% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 9.76% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.15% 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.

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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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).

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 25.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.74%
Uninsured
54.7%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
9.76%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA grew by 2.77% from 7.53% to 7.74%.

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

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