Natchitoches Parish, LA

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2020 Population
38,505
0.681% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33.5
0.593% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
30.1%
6.84% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$30,625
7.2% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$148,300
7.93% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
12,931
6.24% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Natchitoches Parish, LA had a population of 38.5k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $30,625. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Natchitoches Parish, LA declined from 38,769 to 38,505, a −0.681% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,567 to $30,625, a 7.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Natchitoches Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (41.8%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (2.52%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%), and White (Hispanic) (1.15%).

None of the households in Natchitoches 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.

99.6% of the residents in Natchitoches Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Natchitoches Parish, LA are Northwestern State University of Louisiana (2,076 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Natchitoches Parish, LA was $148,300, and the homeownership rate was 50%.

Most people in Natchitoches Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Natchitoches Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Natchitoches Parish, LA is home to a population of 38.5k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.909% of Natchitoches Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (350 people).

In 2020, there were 1.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.5k people) in Natchitoches Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 970 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Natchitoches Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Natchitoches Parish, LA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Natchitoches Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.5k ± 319
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.1k ± 221
  3. Other (Non-Hispanic)
    970 ± 324
2.4%
Hispanic Population
923 people

In 2020, there were 1.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.5k people) in Natchitoches Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 970 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.4% of the people in Natchitoches Parish, LA are hispanic (923 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    32,181 ± 4,389 people
  2. Mexico
    26,555 ± 3,989 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,801 ± 3,360 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 32,181 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 26,555 and Vietnam with 18,801.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.909%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
350 people
1.52%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
588 people

As of 2020, 0.909% of Natchitoches Parish, LA residents (350 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Natchitoches Parish, LA was 1.52%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    611 ± 129
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    442 ± 157
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    289 ± 149

Natchitoches Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Natchitoches Parish, LA employs 12.9k people. The largest industries in Natchitoches Parish, LA are Manufacturing (2,373 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,951 people), and Educational Services (1,822 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,167), Educational Services ($44,149), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($38,750).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,885. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.9k
2020 Value
± 899
6.24%
1 Year growth
± 8.62%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Natchitoches Parish, LA grew at a rate of 6.24%, from 12.2k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Natchitoches Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,713 people), Production Occupations (1,653 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,241 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Natchitoches Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.9k
2020 Value
± 899
6.24%
1 Year growth
± 8.62%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Natchitoches Parish, LA grew at a rate of 6.24%, from 12.2k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Natchitoches Parish, LA, are Manufacturing (2,373 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,951 people), and Educational Services (1,822 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Natchitoches Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Natchitoches 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

$28,605
Median earning men ± $3,970
$22,029
Median earning women ± $3,072

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($47,656), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($47,000), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($31,115), Construction ($29,083), and Public Administration ($28,986).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 346
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 278
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 172
    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. $391k
    Manufacturing
  2. $110k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $66.4k
    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. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $49.3B, followed by Fuel oils ($48.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($37.7B).

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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$380B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$689B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
81% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B 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. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.9B, followed by Mississippi with $24.1B and Illinois and $7.47B.

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 Natchitoches County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 56.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.04%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Natchitoches Parish, LA awarded 2,076 degrees. The student population of Natchitoches Parish, LA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,216 male students and 8,231 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Natchitoches Parish, LA are White (1,238 and 61.2%), followed by Black or African American (522 and 25.8%), Hispanic or Latino (109 and 5.39%), and Two or More Races (74 and 3.66%).

The largest universities in Natchitoches Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern State University of Louisiana (2,076 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Natchitoches Parish, LA are Registered Nursing (487 and 23.5%), General Studies (306 and 14.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (123 and 5.92%).

The median tuition cost in Natchitoches Parish, LA for a public four year colleges is $5,180 for in-state students and $15,968 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Natchitoches Parish, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 11,447 (28.1% men and 71.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 11,447 students enrolled in Natchitoches Parish, LA, 28.1% men and 71.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,552 records, of which 71.7% were women and 28.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 126 degree-majors awarded
  2. 123 degree-majors awarded
  3. 258 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Natchitoches Parish, LA was General Studies with 126 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,076 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern State University of Louisiana with 2,076 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 549 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Natchitoches Parish, LA, which is 0.36 times less than the 1,527 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,238 degrees mean that there were 2.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 522 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 ($5,180) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,492) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.829% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.761% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.21M), Some college (825k), and Secondary Education (634k).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Natchitoches Parish, LA was $148,300 in 2020, which is 0.645 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $137,400 to $148,300, a 7.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Natchitoches Parish, LA is 50%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Natchitoches Parish, LA have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Natchitoches Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Natchitoches Parish, LA is $30,625. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Natchitoches Parish, LA was Census Tract 5 with a value of $56,563, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $43,650 and $36,250.

In 2021, 18% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Natchitoches Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.53%.

Property

$148,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$15,900
$7,156
Median Property Taxes
±$551

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Natchitoches Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

50%
Homeownership
2020
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 50% of the housing units in Natchitoches Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5
  2. Census Tract 3
  3. Census Tract 8

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Natchitoches Parish, LA was Census Tract 5 with a value of $56,563, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $43,650 and $36,250.

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

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Household Income

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$30,625
Median Household Income
± $2,574
14.3k
Number of Households
± 894

In 2020, the median household income of the 14.3k households in Natchitoches Parish, LA grew to $30,625 from the previous year's value of $28,567.

The following chart displays the households in Natchitoches 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 Natchitoches Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.341% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.8%)

In 2020, 83.7% of workers in Natchitoches Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (1.8%).

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

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Natchitoches Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Natchitoches 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 Natchitoches Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Natchitoches Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 18% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Natchitoches Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.53%.

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Poverty & Diversity

30.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Natchitoches Parish, LA (11.3k out of 37.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Natchitoches Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Other.

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 2021, 23.9% of the children was living in poverty in Natchitoches Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 638 in Natchitoches Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 59.7 per 100,000 population.

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90.1% of the population of Natchitoches Parish, LA has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 30.3% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 1.39% 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 Natchitoches Parish, LA see 1757 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.958% decrease from the previous year (1774 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3469 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.2% were men and 53.8% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,757 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Natchitoches Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Natchitoches Parish, LA see an average of 1,757 patients per year. This represents a 0.958% decrease from the previous year (1,774 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 26% between 18 and 34 years, 31.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.2% were men and 53.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.87%
Uninsured
29.7%
Employer Coverage
30.3%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
17.5%
Non-Group
1.39%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Natchitoches Parish, LA declined by 11% from 11.1% to 9.87%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 113 in Natchitoches Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 36.2% in Natchitoches Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.47% in Natchitoches Parish, LA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Natchitoches Parish, LA.

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