New Orleans, LA

Census Place

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Population
391,006
0.581% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
37.3

Poverty Rate
24.6%

Median Household Income
$38,423
3.85% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$242,900
6.63% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
176,055
1.85% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, New Orleans, LA had a population of 391k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $38,423. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of New Orleans, LA declined from 393,292 to 391,006, a -0.581% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,999 to $38,423, a 3.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Orleans, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (58.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (30.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.56%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.78%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.59%). NaNk% of the people in New Orleans, LA speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in New Orleans, LA was $242,900, and the homeownership rate was 48.3%. Most people in New Orleans, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in New Orleans, LA was 1 car per household.

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
Y-Axis
-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

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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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Diversity

New Orleans, LA is home to a population of 391k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.57% of New Orleans, LA residents were born outside of the country (21.8k people).

In 2018, there were 1.93 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (230k people) in New Orleans, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 119k White (Non-Hispanic) and 13.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Orleans, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    230k ± 1.51k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    119k ± 422
  3. White (Hispanic)
    13.9k ± 1.71k
5.62%
Hispanic Population
22k people

In 2018, there were 1.93 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (230k people) in New Orleans, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 119k White (Non-Hispanic) and 13.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.62% of the people in New Orleans, LA are hispanic (22k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.57%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
21.8k people
5.79%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
22.8k people

As of 2018, 5.57% of New Orleans, LA residents (21.8k 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 New Orleans, LA was 5.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in New Orleans, LA 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 44. But people in New Orleans, LA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all New Orleans, LA residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for New Orleans, LA.

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

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Citizenship

97.2%
2018 Citizenship
97.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.2% of New Orleans, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in New Orleans, LA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in New Orleans, LA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,227 ± 886
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,109 ± 948
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,972 ± 770

New Orleans, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in New Orleans, LA is $38,423. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in New Orleans, LA was Census Tract 116 with a value of $172,727, followed by Census Tract 76.04 and Census Tract 6.12, with respective values of $168,500 and $168,487.

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 New Orleans, LA employs 176k people. The largest industries in New Orleans, LA are Accommodation & Food Services (26,081 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,290 people), and Educational Services (20,928 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,107), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,299), and Finance & Insurance ($60,595).

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,423
2018 value
± $2,033
3.85%
1 Year Growth
± 7.22%

Households in New Orleans, LA have a median annual income of $38,423, 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 $36,999 in 2017, which represents a 3.85% annual growth.

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

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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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

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Orleans, LA is from New Orleans, LA.
N/A Wage GINI in N/A
  1. N/A
  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 New Orleans, LA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 116
  2. Census Tract 76.04
  3. Census Tract 6.12

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Orleans, LA was Census Tract 116 with a value of $172,727, followed by Census Tract 76.04 and Census Tract 6.12, with respective values of $168,500 and $168,487.

The following map shows all of the places in New Orleans, 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

24.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Orleans, LA (92.5k out of 376k 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 55 - 64 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
    72,560 ± 1,724
  2. White
    15,121 ± 701
  3. Hispanic
    4,436 ± 417

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Orleans, 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

176k
2018 Value
± 6,289
-1.85%
1 Year decline
± 5.15%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in New Orleans, LA declined at a rate of -1.85%, from 179k employees to 176k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Orleans, LA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (20,493 people), Management Occupations (17,796 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,938 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Orleans, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Orleans, LA, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (20,493 people), Management Occupations (17,796 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,938 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Orleans, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.02 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.9 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Orleans, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,461), Legal Occupations ($72,438), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,391).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

176k
2018 Value
± 6,289
-1.85%
1 Year decline
± 5.15%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in New Orleans, LA declined at a rate of -1.85%, from 179k employees to 176k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Orleans, LA, are Accommodation & Food Services (26,081 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,290 people), and Educational Services (20,928 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Orleans, LA, though some of these residents may live in New Orleans, 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, LA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (26,081 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,290 people), and Educational Services (20,928 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Orleans, LA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.05 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.96 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Orleans, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,107), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,299), and Finance & Insurance ($60,595).

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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 New Orleans, LA was $242,900 in 2018, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $227,800 to $242,900, a 6.63% increase. The homeownership rate in New Orleans, LA is 48.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in New Orleans, LA have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Orleans, LA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$242,900
2018 Median
± $8,652
$227,800
2017 Median
± $10,285

In 2018, the median property value in New Orleans, LA grew to to $242,900 from the previous year's value of $227,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Orleans, 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, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k 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.
$38,423
Median Household Income
± $2,033
155k
Number of Households
± 5,216

In 2018, the median household income of the 155k households in New Orleans, LA grew to $38,423 from the previous year's value of $36,999.

The following chart displays the households in New Orleans, 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, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Orleans, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

48.3%
2018 Homeownership
47.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 48.3% of the housing units in New Orleans, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Orleans, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Orleans, LA have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.27% of the workforce in New Orleans, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (68%)
  2. Carpooled (8.17%)
  3. Public Transit (6.86%)

In 2018, 68% of workers in New Orleans, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.17%) and those who used public transit to get to work (6.86%).

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

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Orleans, 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, LA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

91.1% of the population of New Orleans, LA has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 30.6% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.52% 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 Orleans Parish, LA see 1107 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.79% decrease from the previous year (1175 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1466 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 239 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

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1,107 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orleans Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Orleans Parish, LA see an average of 1,107 patients per year. This represents a 5.79% decrease from the previous year (1,175 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orleans Parish, LA 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

8.92%
Uninsured
37.2%
Employer Coverage
30.6%
Medicaid
10%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Orleans, LA declined by 6.76% from 9.57% to 8.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Orleans, 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. 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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