Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA

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Population

150,765

0.64% decline

Median Age

39.1


Median Household Income

$32,771

3.42% growth

Poverty Rate

27.9%


Number of Employees

49,156

0.686% growth

Median Property Value

$80,900

3.19% growth

About

In 2017, Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA had a population of 151k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $32,771. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA declined from 151,736 to 150,765, a -0.64% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,686 to $32,771, a 3.42% increase.

The population of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is 59.6% White Alone, 37.1% Black or African American Alone, and 2.08% Hispanic or Latino. 1.66% of the people in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is $80,900, and the homeownership rate is 68%. Most people in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA employs 49.2k people. The largest industries in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,884 people), Construction (3,187 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,924 people), and the highest paying industries are Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($112,467), Oil & gas extraction ($105,049), and Support activities for mining ($101,097).

Median household income in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is $32,771. Males in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.56 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,628. The income inequality in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,771

2017 value

± $1,128

3.42%

1 Year Growth

± 4.23%

Households in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $32,771, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,686 in 2016, which represents a 3.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$49,221

Average Male Salary

± $7,894

$31,628

Average Female Salary

± $4,491

In 2017, full-time male employees in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA made 1.56 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Northeast Louisiana 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

  1. Two or More Races

    $55,044 ± $114,267

  2. White

    $42,483 ± $5,805

  3. American Indian

    $35,079 ± $152,405

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.3 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.448

2017 Wage GINI

0.451

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.647% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA with a value of $72,199, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, with respective values of $72,013 and $70,561.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Northeast Louisiana 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

27.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA (39.2k out of 140k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    23,222 ± 888

  2. White

    15,073 ± 756

  3. Hispanic

    1,186 ± 249

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northeast Louisiana 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

49.2k

2017 Value

0.686%

1 Year growth

± 0.686%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 0.686%, from 48.8k employees to 49.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, are Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (1,655 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,588 people), and Cooks (1,504 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (1,655 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,588 people), and Cooks (1,504 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (18.8 times higher than expected), Pumping station operators (14.6 times), and Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (9.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($113,924), Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers ($112,179), and Ship & boat captains & operators ($96,137).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.2k

2017 Value

0.686%

1 Year growth

± 0.686%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 0.686%, from 48.8k employees to 49.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,884 people), Construction (3,187 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,924 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Northeast Louisiana 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 Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,884 people), Construction (3,187 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,924 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Logging (19.1 times higher than expected), Aluminum production & processing (13.2 times), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (9.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($112,467), Oil & gas extraction ($105,049), and Support activities for mining ($101,097).

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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. with $69.1B and Basic chemicals and $38B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Louisiana state.

$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

N/A% of the population of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA see 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.

1,527 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,543 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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northeast Louisiana 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. 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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Diversity

Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is home to a population of 151k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is composed of 89.8k White Alone residents (59.6%), 56k Black or African American Alone residents (37.1%), 3.13k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.08%), 1.06k Two or More Races residents (0.704%), 349 Asian Alone residents (0.231%), 220 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.146%), 144 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0955%), and 38 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0252%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,818 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (343 speakers), and Tagalog (48 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.877%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was 0.877%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    495 ± 545 people

  2. Philippines

    112 ± 260 people

  3. Honduras

    95 ± 239 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 495 Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA residents, followed by Philippines with 112 and Honduras with 95.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    89.8k ± 204

  2. Black or African American Alone

    56k ± 432

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.13k ± 417

In 2017, there were 1.6 times more White Alone residents (89.8k people) in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 56k Black or African American Alone and 3.13k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,818 speakers (1.27%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    343 speakers (0.24%)

  3. Tagalog

    48 speakers (0.0336%)

1.66% of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.27% of the overall population of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.24% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.0336% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,126 ± 265

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,145 ± 211

  3. Korea

    766 ± 138

Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was $80,900 in 2017, which is 0.372 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $78,400 to $80,900, a 3.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$32,771

Median Household Income

± $1,128

55.5k

Number of Households

± 1,378

In 2017, the median household income of the 55.5k households in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA grew to $32,771 from the previous year's value of $31,686.

The following chart displays the households in Northeast Louisiana 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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Housing

Property Value

$80,900

2017 Median

± $2,057

$78,400

2016 Median

± $1,963

In 2017, the median property value in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA grew to to $80,900 from the previous year's value of $78,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Northeast Louisiana 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 Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

68%

2017 Homeownership

67.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68% of the housing units in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.94%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.85%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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