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Lincoln Parish, LA&

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0.28% growth
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Median Household Income
3.17% growth
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1.67% growth
Median Property Value
12.1% growth


The economy of Lincoln Parish, LA employs 20,884 people. The economy of Lincoln Parish, LA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.92; 2.07; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lincoln Parish, LA are Educational Services (4,025), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,161), and Retail trade (2,669), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($75,121), Utilities ($47,841), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,788).

Median household income in Lincoln Parish, LA is $34,527. Males in Lincoln Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.92 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,538. The income inequality of Lincoln Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.527 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lincoln Parish, LA. In Lincoln Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,620. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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Lincoln Parish, LA is home to a population of 47,480 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln Parish, LA is composed of 25,281 White residents (53.2%), 19,169 Black residents (40.4%), 1,327 Hispanic residents (2.79%), 844 Asian residents (1.78%), and 715 Two+ residents (1.51%). The most common foreign languages in Lincoln Parish, LA are Spanish (912 speakers), Chinese (255 speakers), and Other Asian (184 speakers), but compared to other places, Lincoln Parish, LA has a relative high number of French Creole (139 speakers), Other Asian (184 speakers), and German (136 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lincoln Parish, LA awarded 2,685 degrees. The student population of Lincoln Parish, LA is skewed towards females, with 1,207 male students and 1,478 female students. Most students in Lincoln Parish, LA are White (1,258 and 46.9%), followed by Black or African American (953 and 35.5%), Unknown (111 and 4.13%), and Hispanic or Latino (36 and 1.34%). The largest universities in Lincoln Parish, LA by number of graduates are Louisiana Tech University (1,827 and 68%), Grambling State University (852 and 31.7%), and Pat Goins Ruston Beauty School (6 and 0.22%). The most popular majors in Lincoln Parish, LA are General Biological Sciences (122 and 4.54%), General Psychology (113 and 4.21%), and General Studies (112 and 4.17%). The median tuition costs in Lincoln Parish, LA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,401 and $23,135 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln Parish, LA is $141,300, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $126,100 to $141,300, a 12.1% increase. The homeownership rate of Lincoln Parish, LA is 54.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lincoln Parish, LA have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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