LaSalle Parish, LA

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Population

14,930

0.0201% growth

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$34,712

1.77% decline

Poverty Rate

24.8%


Number of Employees

4,829

5.24% decline

Median Property Value

$76,700

11% growth

About

In 2017, LaSalle Parish, LA had a population of 14.9k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $34,712. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of LaSalle Parish, LA grew from 14,927 to 14,930, a 0.0201% increase and its median household income declined from $35,339 to $34,712, a -1.77% decrease.

The population of LaSalle Parish, LA is 82.9% White Alone, 12% Black or African American Alone, and 2.79% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in LaSalle Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in LaSalle Parish, LA is $76,700, and the homeownership rate is 73.9%. Most people in LaSalle Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 40.4 minutes. The average car ownership in LaSalle Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of LaSalle Parish, LA employs 4.83k people. The largest industries in LaSalle Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (805 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (797 people), and Retail Trade (636 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,170), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,616), and Wholesale Trade ($54,750).

Median household income in LaSalle Parish, LA is $34,712. Males in LaSalle 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 LaSalle Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,712

2017 value

± $3,487

-1.77%

1 Year Growth

± 12.4%

Households in LaSalle Parish, LA have a median annual income of $34,712, 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 $35,339 in 2016, which represents a -1.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for LaSalle 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 9703

  2. Census Tract 9701

  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in LaSalle Parish, LA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $55,663, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $37,368 and $28,835.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in LaSalle Parish, LA (3.35k out of 13.5k 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 45 - 54 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

    2,618 ± 361

  2. Black

    579 ± 252

  3. Native American

    94 ± 111

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

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

4.83k

2017 Value

± 480

-5.24%

1 Year decline

± 14.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaSalle Parish, LA declined at a rate of -5.24%, from 5.1k employees to 4.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in LaSalle Parish, LA, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (704 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (578 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (505 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of LaSalle Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of LaSalle Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (704 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (578 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (505 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, LaSalle Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.93 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.36 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of LaSalle Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($83,267), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($82,841), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($75,179).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.83k

2017 Value

± 480

-5.24%

1 Year decline

± 14.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaSalle Parish, LA declined at a rate of -5.24%, from 5.1k employees to 4.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in LaSalle Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (805 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (797 people), and Retail Trade (636 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of LaSalle Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in LaSalle 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 LaSalle Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (805 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (797 people), and Retail Trade (636 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, LaSalle Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (30.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.45 times), and Public Administration (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in LaSalle Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,170), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,616), and Wholesale Trade ($54,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

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

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Health

87.5% of the population of LaSalle Parish, LA has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.9% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in LaSalle Parish, LA see 1872 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.7% decrease from the previous year (2120 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5017 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2150 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

1,872 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in LaSalle Parish, LA see an average of 1,872 patients per year. This represents a 11.7% decrease from the previous year (2,120 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.5%

Uninsured

37.1%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

1.9%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in LaSalle Parish, LA declined by 12.3% from 14.3% to 12.5%.

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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

LaSalle Parish, LA is home to a population of 14.9k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.36% of LaSalle Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (352 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of LaSalle Parish, LA is composed of 12.4k White Alone residents (82.9%), 1.79k Black or African American Alone residents (12%), 417 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.79%), 191 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.28%), 138 Two or More Races residents (0.924%), 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0938%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in LaSalle Parish, LA was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in LaSalle Parish, LA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all LaSalle Parish, LA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.36%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

352 people

2.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

350 people

As of 2017, 2.36% of LaSalle Parish, LA residents (352 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in LaSalle Parish, LA was 2.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of LaSalle Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in LaSalle Parish, LA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.4k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.79k ± 89

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    417 ± 191

In 2017, there were 6.91 times more White Alone residents (12.4k people) in LaSalle Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.79k Black or African American Alone and 417 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. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    428 ± 137

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    79 ± 50

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    54 ± 50

LaSalle Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in LaSalle Parish, LA was $76,700 in 2017, which is 0.352 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $69,100 to $76,700, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in LaSalle Parish, LA is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in LaSalle Parish, LA have an average commute time of 40.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in LaSalle 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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$34,712

Median Household Income

± $3,487

5.04k

Number of Households

± 483

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.04k households in LaSalle Parish, LA declined from $34,712 from the previous year's value of $35,339.

The following chart displays the households in LaSalle 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

$76,700

2017 Median

± $15,109

$69,100

2016 Median

± $7,105

In 2017, the median property value in LaSalle Parish, LA grew to to $76,700 from the previous year's value of $69,100.

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

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

73.9%

2017 Homeownership

76%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.9% of the housing units in LaSalle Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76%.

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

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Commute Time

40.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in LaSalle Parish, LA have a longer commute time (40.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 14.5% of the workforce in LaSalle Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.76%

  3. Other

    3.05%

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

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