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0.45% growth
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2.63% growth
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0.43% growth
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8.36% growth


The economy of Louisiana employs 1.95M people. The economy of Louisiana is specialized in Support activities for mining; Petroleum refining; and Water transportation, which employ respectively 8.56; 6.23; and 5.83 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Louisiana are Construction (142,284), Restaurants & Food Services (131,837), and Elementary & secondary schools (129,716), and the highest paying industries are Farm supplies merchant wholesalers ($125,669), Footwear manufacturing ($110,529), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($94,500).

Median household income in Louisiana is $45,727. Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.58 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,978. The income inequality of Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471 which is lower 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 Louisiana. In Louisiana 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 65 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,221. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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Louisiana is home to a population of 4.67M people, from which 97.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Louisiana is composed of 2.75M White residents (59%), 1.49M Black residents (31.9%), 228,578 Hispanic residents (4.89%), 83,161 Two+ residents (1.78%), and 80,565 Asian residents (1.72%). The most common foreign languages in Louisiana are Spanish (155,887 speakers), French (107,616 speakers), and Vietnamese (29,629 speakers), but compared to other places, Louisiana has a relative high number of French (107,616 speakers), Vietnamese (29,629 speakers), and Laotian (1,444 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Louisiana awarded 73,907 degrees. The student population of Louisiana is skewed towards females, with 33,169 male students and 40,738 female students. Most students in Louisiana are White (41,307 and 55.9%), followed by Black or African American (21,363 and 28.9%), Hispanic or Latino (3,118 and 4.22%), and Unknown (2,847 and 3.85%). The largest universities in Louisiana by number of graduates are Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (6,480 and 8.77%), Tulane University of Louisiana (4,471 and 6.05%), and South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus (4,124 and 5.58%). The most popular majors in Louisiana are Registered Nursing (1,779 and 2.41%), General Business Administration & Management (1,665 and 2.25%), and General Psychology (1,299 and 1.76%). The median tuition costs in Louisiana are $36,214 for private four year colleges, and $5,484 and $16,222 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 Louisiana is $155,600, which is 0.8 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $143,600 to $155,600, a 8.36% increase. The homeownership rate of Louisiana is 64.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Louisiana have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Louisiana is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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