Louisiana

State

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Population
4.66M
0.52% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
37.3

Poverty Rate
19.4%

Median Household Income
$47,905
3.81% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$167,300
2.95% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Louisiana had a population of 4.66M people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $47,905. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Louisiana declined from 4.68M to 4.66M, a -0.52% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,145 to $47,905, a 3.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Louisiana are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (32.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.35%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.96%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%). 7.64% of the people in Louisiana speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Louisiana was $167,300, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%. Most people in Louisiana drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Louisiana was 2 cars per household.

Louisiana borders Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas.

COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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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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Civics

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

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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Diversity

Louisiana is home to a population of 4.66M people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.15% of Louisiana residents were born outside of the country (193k people).

In 2018, there were 1.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.72M people) in Louisiana than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 156k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Louisiana are Spanish (155,230 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (77,066 speakers), and Vietnamese (24,495 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Louisiana
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.72M ± 2.75k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.5M ± 7.84k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    156k ± 7.28k
5.15%
Hispanic Population
240k people

In 2018, there were 1.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.72M people) in Louisiana than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 156k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.15% of the people in Louisiana are hispanic (240k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Louisiana as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    155,230 speakers (3.56%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    77,066 speakers (1.77%)
  3. Vietnamese
    24,495 speakers (0.562%)

7.64% of Louisiana citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Louisiana was Spanish. 3.56% of the overall population of Louisiana are native Spanish speakers. 1.77% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.562% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.15%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
193k people
4.14%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
194k people

As of 2018, 4.15% of Louisiana residents (193k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Louisiana was 4.14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Louisiana compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Louisiana was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Louisiana are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Louisiana residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was N/A, the natal country of N/A Louisiana residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2018 Citizenship
97.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.5% of Louisiana residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Louisiana was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    83,331 ± 4,321
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    53,908 ± 4,859
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    39,567 ± 3,597

Louisiana has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Louisiana is $47,905. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Louisiana was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $79,495, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and Livingston Parish, LA, with respective values of $65,392 and $64,067.

Males in N/A have an average income that is N/A times higher than the average income of females, which is N/A. The income inequality in N/A (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

The economy of Louisiana employs N/A people. The largest industries in Louisiana are N/A, and the highest paying industries are N/A.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,905
2018 value
± $740
3.81%
1 Year Growth
± 1.99%

Households in Louisiana have a median annual income of $47,905, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,145 in 2017, which represents a 3.81% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Louisiana compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
± N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
± N/A

In N/A, full-time male employees in N/A made N/A times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the N/A occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

In N/A the highest paid race/ethnicity of N/A workers was N/A. These workers were paid N/A times more than N/A workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in N/A.

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Wage Distribution

N/A Wage GINI in N/A
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  2. N/A

In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Louisiana was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $79,495, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and Livingston Parish, LA, with respective values of $65,392 and $64,067.

The following map shows all of the counties in Louisiana colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Louisiana (878k out of 4.53M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. 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. Black
    465,546 ± 5,087
  2. White
    359,480 ± 4,730
  3. Hispanic
    51,315 ± 1,806

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Louisiana 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Louisiana, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Louisiana has an unusually high number of residents working as .

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Louisiana, by average salary, are N/A.

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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From N/A to N/A, employment in Louisiana stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Louisiana, are N/A. This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Louisiana, though some of these residents may live in Louisiana 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 Louisiana, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Louisiana has an unusually high number of  industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Louisiana, by average salary, are N/A.

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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 in Louisiana
$476B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Louisiana was $167,300 in 2018, which is 0.728 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $162,500 to $167,300, a 2.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Louisiana is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Louisiana have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Louisiana is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$167,300
2018 Median
± $1,737
$162,500
2017 Median
± $1,272

In 2018, the median property value in Louisiana grew to to $167,300 from the previous year's value of $162,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Louisiana 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 Louisiana the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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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.
$47,905
Median Household Income
± $740
1.74M
Number of Households
± 22,176

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.74M households in Louisiana grew to $47,905 from the previous year's value of $46,145.

The following chart displays the households in Louisiana 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 Louisiana distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Louisiana the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.5%
2018 Homeownership
65.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 65.5% of the housing units in Louisiana were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Louisiana compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Louisiana have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.21% of the workforce in Louisiana have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (82.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.36%)

In 2018, 82.7% of workers in Louisiana drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9%) and those who worked at home (3.36%).

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 Louisiana distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Louisiana have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

91.6% of the population of Louisiana has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.78% 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 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 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

1,527 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,543 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

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$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

8.35%
Uninsured
41.9%
Employer Coverage
24.7%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.78%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Louisiana declined by 18.6% from 10.3% to 8.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Louisiana 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. 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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