New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA

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2019 Population
122,872
0.588% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
37.7
1.62% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
18.6%
0.588% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$56,223
3.56% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$301,100
5.83% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
59,052
0.117% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA had a population of 123k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $56,223. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA declined from 123,599 to 122,872, a −0.588% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,291 to $56,223, a 3.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (41.6%), White (Hispanic) (4.05%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.84%). 9.74% of the households in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

96.4% of the residents in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA are Tulane University of Louisiana (4,778 degrees awarded in 2019), Loyola University New Orleans (940 degrees), and University of Holy Cross (208 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was $301,100, and the homeownership rate was 50.2%. Most people in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA is home to a population of 123k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 6.69% of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (8.21k people).

In 2019, there were 1.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.4k people) in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.97k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA are Spanish (5,509 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (1,432 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (923 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57.4k ± 1.02k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    51.1k ± 1.82k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.97k ± 638
6.77%
Hispanic Population
8.32k people

In 2019, there were 1.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.4k people) in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.97k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.77% of the people in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA are hispanic (8.32k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,509 speakers (4.76%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    1,432 speakers (1.24%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    923 speakers (0.798%)

9.74% of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was Spanish. 4.76% of the overall population of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 1.24% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.798% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.69%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8.21k people
6.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
8.53k people

As of 2019, 6.69% of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA residents (8.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was 6.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Vietnam
    910 ± 738 people
  2. Honduras
    677 ± 637 people
  3. China
    664 ± 631 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was Vietnam, the natal country of 910 New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 677 and China with 664.

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Citizenship

96.4%
2019 Citizenship
96.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.4% of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,948 ± 290
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,093 ± 193
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    822 ± 194

New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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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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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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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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Economy

Median household income in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA is $56,223. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $85,425, followed by East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA and St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $77,865 and $74,228.

Males in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,325. The income inequality in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.529, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA employs 59.1k people. The largest industries in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA are Restaurants & Food Services (5,347 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,740 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,883 people), and the highest paying industries are Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($214,996), Pipeline transportation ($186,373), and Offices of physicians ($185,384).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,223
2019 value
± $2,300
3.56%
1 Year Growth
± 4.82%

Households in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $56,223, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,291 in 2018, which represents a 3.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$84,872
Average Male Salary in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA
± $14,861
$58,325
Average Female Salary in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA
± $9,972

In 2019, full-time male employees in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA made 1.46 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA
  1. White
    $78,081 ± $12,634
  2. American Indian
    $72,664 ± $158,327
  3. Asian
    $70,736 ± $59,340

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA.

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Wage Distribution

0.529
2019 Wage GINI in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA
0.521
2018 Wage GINI in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA

In 2019, the income inequality in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was 0.529 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.44% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $85,425, followed by East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA and St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $77,865 and $74,228.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA (21.8k out of 117k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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
    13,171 ± 981
  2. White
    6,589 ± 517
  3. Hispanic
    1,641 ± 345

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA 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

59.1k
2019 Value
0.117%
1 Year growth
± 0.117%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 0.117%, from 59k employees to 59.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (2,159 people), Other managers (1,791 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,739 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (2,159 people), Other managers (1,791 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,739 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Residential advisors (15.6 times higher than expected), Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers (11.6 times), and Chemical engineers (7.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Surgeons ($284,265), Physicians ($234,735), and Credit counselors & loan officers ($210,077).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59.1k
2019 Value
0.117%
1 Year growth
± 0.117%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 0.117%, from 59k employees to 59.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,347 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,740 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,883 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA 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 New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,347 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,740 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,883 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of U. S Coast Guard (12.3 times higher than expected), Water transportation (6.04 times), and Drinking places, alcoholic beverages (5.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($214,996), Pipeline transportation ($186,373), and Offices of physicians ($185,384).

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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. $105B
  2. $70.3B
  3. $67.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $105B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($70.3B) and Fuel oils ($67.3B).

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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$490B
2018 Value in Louisiana
$814B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
66% growth

In 2018, total outbound Louisiana trade was $490B. This is expected to increase 66% to $814B 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. $43.7B
  2. $34.6B
  3. $17.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.7B, followed by Mississippi with $34.6B and Florida and $17.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). The most partisan county was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
58.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Louisiana colored by their party leaning.

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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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Education

In 2019, universities in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA awarded 5,949 degrees. The student population of Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 7,087 male students and 11,419 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA are White (3,435 and 67.1%), followed by Black or African American (609 and 11.9%), Hispanic or Latino (429 and 8.37%), and Asian (292 and 5.7%).

The largest universities in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are Tulane University of Louisiana (4,778 and 80.3%), Loyola University New Orleans (940 and 15.8%), and University of Holy Cross (208 and 3.5%).

The most popular majors in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA are General Finance (437 and 7.35%), Law (321 and 5.4%), and General Business Administration & Management (254 and 4.27%).

The median tuition cost in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA for private four year colleges is $38,926.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 196 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 271 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 206 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 196 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,778 degrees awarded
  2. 940 degrees awarded
  3. 208 degrees awarded
$38,926
Median Private

In 2019, the Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tulane University of Louisiana with 4,778 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,345
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,604
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 2,345 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA, which is 0.651 times less than the 3,604 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,435 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    609 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    429 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Regional Planning Commission 8--New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was White students. These 3,435 degrees mean that there were 5.64 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 609 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA was $301,100 in 2019, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $284,500 to $301,100, a 5.83% increase. The homeownership rate in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA is 50.2%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$301,100
2019 Median
± $10,722
$284,500
2018 Median
± $8,957

In 2019, the median property value in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA grew to to $301,100 from the previous year's value of $284,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA 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 New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$56,223
Median Household Income
± $2,300
50.3k
Number of Households
± 1,305

In 2019, the median household income of the 50.3k households in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA grew to $56,223 from the previous year's value of $54,291.

The following chart displays the households in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.2%
2019 Homeownership
49.2%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 50.2% of the housing units in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (65.7%)
  2. Walked (9.14%)
  3. Carpooled (8.27%)

In 2019, 65.7% of workers in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.14%) and those who carpooled to work (8.27%).

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 New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

92.1% of the population of New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.51% 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 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.4%). Additionally, Sabine Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (50.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.
1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 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

7.86%
Uninsured
45.3%
Employer Coverage
18.5%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA declined by 11.1% from 8.84% to 7.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA 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. 25.4% prevalence
  2. 22.6% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 25.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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