Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA

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2020 Population
154,679
0.524% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.2
1.4% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
23.3%
5.51% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$44,934
9.27% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$150,200
2.39% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
61,997
2.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA had a population of 155k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $44,934. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA declined from 155,494 to 154,679, a −0.524% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,121 to $44,934, a 9.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), White (Hispanic) (1.19%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%).

2.91% of the households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,813 degrees awarded in 2020), Louisiana Delta Community College (884 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe (112 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was $150,200, and the homeownership rate was 60%. Most people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA borders Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA and Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA.

Diversity

Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is home to a population of 155k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.93% of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.99k people).

In 2020, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.7k people) in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.19k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Spanish (1,908 households), Arabic (574 households), and Vietnamese (276 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    88.7k ± 670
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    58k ± 419
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.19k ± 677
2.24%
Hispanic Population
3.46k people

In 2020, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.7k people) in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.19k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.24% of the people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are hispanic (3.46k people).

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

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,908 households (1.32%)
  2. Arabic
    574 households (0.398%)
  3. Vietnamese
    276 households (0.191%)

2.91% of the households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Spanish. 1.32% of the households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.93%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.99k people
1.89%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.94k people

As of 2020, 1.93% of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents (2.99k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 1.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.4

In 2020, the median age of all people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    550 ± 575 people
  2. India
    288 ± 416 people
  3. Vietnam
    204 ± 350 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 550 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents, followed by India with 288 and Vietnam with 204.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,807 ± 413
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,979 ± 428
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,019 ± 249

Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Economy

Median household income in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is $44,934. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

Males in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.58 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,874. The income inequality in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA employs 62k people. The largest industries in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,632 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,979 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,195 people), and the highest paying industries are Paperboard container manufacturing ($175,316), Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($140,894), and Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores ($130,515).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,934
2020 value
± $2,587
9.27%
1 Year Growth
± 6.21%

Households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $44,934, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,121 in 2019, which represents a 9.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$69,527
Average Male Salary in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA
± $11,612
$43,874
Average Female Salary in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA
± $6,691

In 2020, full-time male employees in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA made 1.58 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA
  1. Two or More Races
    $81,225 ± $92,484
  2. Asian
    $64,665 ± $47,970
  3. White
    $56,418 ± $8,246

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA.

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Wage Distribution

0.488
2020 Wage GINI in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA

In 2020, the income inequality in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 0.488 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.3% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA (34.5k out of 148k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 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
    22,626 ± 1,113
  2. White
    10,602 ± 877
  3. Hispanic
    657 ± 243

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

62k
2020 Value
2.13%
1 Year growth
± 2.13%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 2.13%, from 60.7k employees to 62k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, are Retail salespersons (2,544 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,379 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,769 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (2,544 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,379 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,769 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers (16.4 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (5.9 times), and Millwrights (4.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Physicians ($313,766), Construction laborers ($160,324), and Civil engineers ($156,491).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

62k
2020 Value
2.13%
1 Year growth
± 2.13%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 2.13%, from 60.7k employees to 62k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,632 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,979 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,195 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Ouachita Parish 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 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,632 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,979 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,195 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (9.38 times higher than expected), Wired telecommunications carriers (7.31 times), and Miscellaneous paper & pulp products (5.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Paperboard container manufacturing ($175,316), Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($140,894), and Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores ($130,515).

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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. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

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

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%). The most partisan county was Cameron County, LA with 90.9% 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
58.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 90.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 90.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was Cameron County, LA with 90.9% 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 2020, universities in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA awarded 2,969 degrees. The student population of North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 4,445 male students and 8,867 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are White (1,788 and 62.3%), followed by Black or African American (797 and 27.8%), Unknown (92 and 3.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (73 and 2.54%).

The largest universities in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,813 and 61.1%), Louisiana Delta Community College (884 and 29.8%), and Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe (112 and 3.77%).

The most popular majors in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Registered Nursing (201 and 6.77%), General Psychology (179 and 6.03%), and General Studies (155 and 5.22%).

The median tuition cost in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA for a public four year colleges is $5,788 for in-state students and $17,888 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 153 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 116 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 84 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was General Psychology with 153 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,813 degrees awarded
  2. 884 degrees awarded
  3. 112 degrees awarded
$5,788
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Louisiana at Monroe with 1,813 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

962
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,007
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 962 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, which is 0.479 times less than the 2,007 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,788 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    797 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    92 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was White students. These 1,788 degrees mean that there were 2.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 797 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was $150,200 in 2020, which is 0.654 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $146,700 to $150,200, a 2.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$150,200
2020 Median
± $4,909
$146,700
2019 Median
± $4,424

In 2020, the median property value in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew to to $150,200 from the previous year's value of $146,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ouachita Parish 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 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$44,934
Median Household Income
± $2,587
57k
Number of Households
± 2,021

In 2020, the median household income of the 57k households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew to $44,934 from the previous year's value of $41,121.

The following chart displays the households in Ouachita Parish 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

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

60%
2020 Homeownership
58.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 60% of the housing units in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.29%)

In 2020, 83.2% of workers in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (3.29%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

91.6% of the population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 28.2% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.63% 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

8.36%
Uninsured
39.4%
Employer Coverage
28.2%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA declined by 13.3% from 9.64% to 8.36%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ouachita Parish 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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