Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2019 Population
175,409
0.371% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
35.9
0.279% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
27.6%
1.56% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$33,530
1.32% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$109,200
3.7% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
62,513
1.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA had a population of 175k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $33,530. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined from 176,062 to 175,409, a −0.371% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,093 to $33,530, a 1.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.95%), White (Hispanic) (1.3%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.25%). 2.74% of the households in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.8% of the residents in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Louisiana Tech University (2,233 degrees awarded in 2019), Northwestern State University of Louisiana (1,960 degrees), and Grambling State University (857 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was $109,200, and the homeownership rate was 59.5%. Most people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is home to a population of 175k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.92% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (3.36k people).

In 2019, there were 1.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (97.1k people) in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Spanish (2,118 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (759 speakers), and Arabic (390 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    97.1k ± 247
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    66.1k ± 456
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.42k ± 473
2.63%
Hispanic Population
4.61k people

In 2019, there were 1.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (97.1k people) in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.63% of the people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are hispanic (4.61k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,118 speakers (1.29%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    759 speakers (0.461%)
  3. Arabic
    390 speakers (0.237%)

2.74% of Northwest Louisiana 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was Spanish. 1.29% of the overall population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 0.461% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.237% speak Arabic, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.92%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.36k people
2.13%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.74k people

As of 2019, 1.92% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents (3.36k 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 2.13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
34
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    809 ± 697 people
  2. Dominica
    211 ± 356 people
  3. China
    202 ± 349 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 809 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents, followed by Dominica with 211 and China with 202.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2019 Citizenship
98.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.8% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,411 ± 328
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,423 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,368 ± 286

Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 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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Y-Axis
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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is $33,530. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Northwest Louisiana 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.6 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,206. The income inequality in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA employs 62.5k people. The largest industries in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Elementary & secondary schools (4,436 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,335 people), and Construction (4,024 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($200,653), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($150,344), and Petroleum refining ($119,017).

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,530
2019 value
± $1,170
1.32%
1 Year Growth
± 5.24%

Households in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $33,530, 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 $33,093 in 2018, which represents a 1.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$56,226
Average Male Salary in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA
± $8,923
$35,206
Average Female Salary in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA
± $4,697

In 2019, full-time male employees in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA made 1.6 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Northwest 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 in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA
  1. White
    $46,495 ± $6,803
  2. American Indian
    $38,829 ± $30,064
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $33,795 ± $34,938

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA.

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Wage Distribution

0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA
0.481
2018 Wage GINI in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA

In 2019, the income inequality in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.366% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Northwest Louisiana 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 Northwest Louisiana 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA (46.4k out of 168k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 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
    27,204 ± 1,142
  2. White
    16,344 ± 871
  3. Hispanic
    1,403 ± 239

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

62.5k
2019 Value
1.06%
1 Year growth
± 1.06%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 61.9k employees to 62.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,082 people), Cashiers (1,768 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,682 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,082 people), Cashiers (1,768 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,682 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (20.6 times higher than expected), Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders (15.1 times), and Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders (14.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Physicians ($245,817), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers ($174,059), and Property, real estate, & community association managers ($148,792).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

62.5k
2019 Value
1.06%
1 Year growth
± 1.06%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 61.9k employees to 62.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,436 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,335 people), and Construction (4,024 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Northwest 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,436 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,335 people), and Construction (4,024 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products (42.2 times higher than expected), Logging (17.5 times), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Oil & gas extraction ($200,653), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($150,344), and Petroleum refining ($119,017).

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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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.
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 Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA awarded 5,050 degrees. The student population of Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 10,782 male students and 16,860 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are White (2,716 and 56.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,484 and 31%), Hispanic or Latino (207 and 4.32%), and Unknown (153 and 3.19%).

The largest universities in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana Tech University (2,233 and 44.2%), Northwestern State University of Louisiana (1,960 and 38.8%), and Grambling State University (857 and 17%).

The most popular majors in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Registered Nursing (480 and 9.5%), General Business Administration & Management (381 and 7.54%), and General Studies (359 and 7.11%).

The median tuition cost in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA for a public four year colleges is $5,180 for in-state students and $13,141 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 224 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 223 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 203 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 224 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,233 degrees awarded
  2. 1,960 degrees awarded
  3. 857 degrees awarded
$5,180
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana Tech University with 2,233 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,885
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,165
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,885 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, which is 0.596 times less than the 3,165 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,716 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,484 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    207 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Coordinating & Development Corporation 4--Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was White students. These 2,716 degrees mean that there were 1.83 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,484 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was $109,200 in 2019, which is 0.454 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $105,300 to $109,200, a 3.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is 59.5%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$109,200
2019 Median
± $3,010
$105,300
2018 Median
± $3,560

In 2019, the median property value in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA grew to to $109,200 from the previous year's value of $105,300.

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

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Household Income

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$33,530
Median Household Income
± $1,170
67.5k
Number of Households
± 1,661

In 2019, the median household income of the 67.5k households in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA grew to $33,530 from the previous year's value of $33,093.

The following chart displays the households in Northwest 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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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.5%
2019 Homeownership
60.2%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 59.5% of the housing units in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.77% of the workforce in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.78%)

In 2019, 83.7% of workers in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.87%) and those who worked at home (2.78%).

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 Northwest 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

89.9% of the population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.43% 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

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

10.1%
Uninsured
36.5%
Employer Coverage
26%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined by 15% from 11.9% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northwest 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. 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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