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0.75% decline
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The economy of Minden, LA employs 4,766 people. The economy of Minden, LA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 4.58; 1.68; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Minden, LA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (869), Retail trade (562), and Construction (467), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($69,000), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($59,224), and Educational Services ($43,537).

Median household income in Minden, LA is $30,014. Males in Minden, LA have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,616. The income inequality of Minden, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437 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 Minden, LA. In Webster 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 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,708. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Minden, LA is from the county of Webster Parish, LA.

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Minden, LA is home to a population of 12,790 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Minden, LA is composed of 6,703 Black residents (52.4%), 5,722 White residents (44.7%), 115 Native residents (0.9%), 110 Hispanic residents (0.86%), and 66 Two+ residents (0.52%). The most common foreign languages in Minden, LA are Spanish (70 speakers), Tagalog (32 speakers), and Thai (11 speakers), but compared to other places, Minden, LA has a relative high number of Thai (11 speakers), Tagalog (32 speakers), and French (8 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Minden, LA awarded 2,850 degrees. The student population of Minden, LA is skewed away from females, with 2,081 male students and 769 female students. Most students in Minden, LA are White (1,494 and 52.4%), followed by Black or African American (1,093 and 38.4%), Hispanic or Latino (90 and 3.16%), and Unknown (83 and 2.91%). The largest universities in Minden, LA by number of graduates are Northwest Louisiana Technical College (2,850 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Minden, LA are Welding Technology (1,005 and 35.3%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (167 and 5.86%), and Health Aide (166 and 5.82%). The median tuition costs in Minden, LA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A 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 Minden, LA is $85,500, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $85,600 to $85,500, a 0.12% increase. The homeownership rate of Minden, LA is 58.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Minden, LA have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Minden, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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