Lincoln Parish, LA

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2021 Population
48,415
2.75% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
28.3
0.712% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
28.4%
6.99% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$38,458
5.38% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$159,600
4.72% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
21,214
3.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Lincoln Parish, LA had a population of 48.4k people with a median age of 28.3 and a median household income of $38,458. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Lincoln Parish, LA grew from 47,118 to 48,415, a 2.75% increase and its median household income grew from $36,496 to $38,458, a 5.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.94%), White (Hispanic) (1.62%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%).

None of the households in Lincoln Parish, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Lincoln Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln Parish, LA are Louisiana Tech University (2,121 degrees awarded in 2021) and Grambling State University (777 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Lincoln Parish, LA was $159,600, and the homeownership rate was 52.8%.

Most people in Lincoln Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lincoln Parish, LA is home to a population of 48.4k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2021, 3.51% of Lincoln Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.7k people).

In 2021, there were 1.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.7k people) in Lincoln Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2021 Citizenship
97.6%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.2% of Lincoln Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln Parish, LA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.7k ± 273
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 637
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.42k ± 552
3.15%
Hispanic Population
1.52k people

In 2021, there were 1.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.7k people) in Lincoln Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.15% of the people in Lincoln Parish, LA are hispanic (1.52k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    34,582 ± 4,549 people
  2. Mexico
    24,245 ± 3,813 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,108 ± 3,297 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 34,582 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 24,245 and Vietnam with 18,108.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.7k people
3.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.84k people

As of 2021, 3.51% of Lincoln Parish, LA residents (1.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln Parish, LA was 3.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    869 ± 228
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    564 ± 204
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    380 ± 151

Lincoln Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lincoln Parish, LA employs 21.2k people. The largest industries in Lincoln Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,619 people), Educational Services (2,999 people), and Retail Trade (2,740 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,625), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,750), and Utilities ($56,236).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,011. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

21.2k
2021 Value
± 1,348
3.1%
1 Year growth
± 8.63%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lincoln Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.1%, from 20.6k employees to 21.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln Parish, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,340 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,223 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,858 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.2k
2021 Value
± 1,348
3.1%
1 Year growth
± 8.63%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lincoln Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.1%, from 20.6k employees to 21.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,619 people), Educational Services (2,999 people), and Retail Trade (2,740 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln Parish, 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

$31,883
Median earning men ± $2,383
$21,225
Median earning women ± $2,356

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,604), Information ($50,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,622).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($43,438), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,884), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($26,089).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 460
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 365
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 217
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $266k
    Manufacturing
  2. $227k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $137k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $48B
  2. $46.7B
  3. $46.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $48B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($46.7B) and Fuel oils ($46.4B).

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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$371B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$691B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
86.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $371B. This is expected to increase 86.1% to $691B 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. $48.8B
  2. $24.6B
  3. $8.21B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $48.8B, followed by Mississippi with $24.6B and Florida and $8.21B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 58.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.43%).

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 2021, universities in Lincoln Parish, LA awarded 2,898 degrees. The student population of Lincoln Parish, LA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 15,086 male students and 17,528 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln Parish, LA are White (1,553 and 57.4%), followed by Black or African American (887 and 32.8%), Hispanic or Latino (92 and 3.4%), and Unknown (82 and 3.03%).

The largest universities in Lincoln Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana Tech University (2,121 and 73.2%) and Grambling State University (777 and 26.8%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln Parish, LA are General Business Administration & Management (229 and 7.9%), General Biological Sciences (175 and 6.04%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (172 and 5.94%).

The median tuition cost in Lincoln Parish, LA for a public four year colleges is $5,771 for in-state students and $9,141 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Lincoln Parish, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 32,614 (46.3% men and 53.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 32,614 students enrolled in Lincoln Parish, LA, 46.3% men and 53.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,594 records, of which 48.6% were women and 51.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 98 degree-majors awarded
  2. 165 degree-majors awarded
  3. 106 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lincoln Parish, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 98 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lincoln Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,121 degrees awarded
  2. 777 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana Tech University with 2,121 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 1,276 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln Parish, LA, which is 0.787 times less than the 1,622 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,553 degrees mean that there were 1.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 887 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,771) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,104) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,521) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.927% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.797% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (815k), and Secondary Education (622k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Lincoln Parish, LA was $159,600 in 2021, which is 0.652 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $152,400 to $159,600, a 4.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln Parish, LA is 52.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Lincoln Parish, LA have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln Parish, LA is $38,458. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln Parish, LA was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $71,380, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $54,484 and $36,548.

In 2022, 17% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lincoln Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.72%.

Property

$159,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$8,315
$9,366
Median Property Taxes
±$726

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 Lincoln Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

52.8%
Homeownership
2021
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 52.8% of the housing units in Lincoln Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9605
  2. Census Tract 9601
  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln Parish, LA was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $71,380, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $54,484 and $36,548.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lincoln Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$38,458
Median Household Income
± $3,327
17.7k
Number of Households
± 1,100

In 2021, the median household income of the 17.7k households in Lincoln Parish, LA grew to $38,458 from the previous year's value of $36,496.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2021, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.399% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.75%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.55%)

In 2021, 83.8% of workers in Lincoln Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.75%) and those who worked at home (5.55%).

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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Commute Time

18.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Lincoln Parish, 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 Lincoln Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lincoln Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.72%.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln Parish, LA (12.9k out of 45.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln Parish, LA is Black, followed by White 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 26.9% of the children was living in poverty in Lincoln Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 402 in Lincoln Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 54.8 per 100,000 population.

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92.7% of the population of Lincoln Parish, LA has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 24.6% on Medicaid, 9.92% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.19% 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 Lincoln Parish, LA see 1508 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.92% decrease from the previous year (1522 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2586 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 235 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,508 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Lincoln Parish, LA see an average of 1,508 patients per year. This represents a 0.92% decrease from the previous year (1,522 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 33.6% between 18 and 34 years, 29% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.26%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
24.6%
Medicaid
9.92%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln Parish, LA declined by 9.92% from 8.06% to 7.26%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.4 in Lincoln Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.5% in Lincoln Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.5% in Lincoln Parish, LA.

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