Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA

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Population

156,433

0.0224% growth

Median Age

35.1


Median Household Income

$40,081

2.84% growth

Poverty Rate

24.5%


Number of Employees

61,421

1.35% growth

Median Property Value

$133,400

3.81% growth

About

In 2017, Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA had a population of 156k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $40,081. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew from 156,398 to 156,433, a 0.0224% increase and its median household income grew from $38,974 to $40,081, a 2.84% increase.

The population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is 58.3% White Alone, 37.4% Black or African American Alone, and 2.18% Hispanic or Latino. 2.49% of the people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Louisiana Delta Community College (1,765 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,588 degrees), and McCann School of Business & Technology (367112) (203 degrees).

The median property value in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is $133,400, and the homeownership rate is 59.3%. Most people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is 2 cars per household.

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

Economy

The economy of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA employs 61.4k people. The largest industries in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,363 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,501 people), and Hospitals (3,544 people), and the highest paying industries are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($155,885), Support activities for mining ($109,730), and Car Dealers ($105,279).

Median household income in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is $40,081. Males in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.65 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,821. The income inequality in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,081

2017 value

± $1,071

2.84%

1 Year Growth

± 4.89%

Households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $40,081, 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 $38,974 in 2016, which represents a 2.84% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$59,046

Average Male Salary

± $9,107

$35,821

Average Female Salary

± $4,453

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA made 1.65 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $82,309 ± $72,907

  2. White

    $47,702 ± $6,396

  3. Other

    $41,501 ± $26,473

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.73 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.37% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $79,495, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $78,277 and $70,885.

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 Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA (36.5k out of 149k 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 18 - 24 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

    23,098 ± 951

  2. White

    12,509 ± 892

  3. Hispanic

    668 ± 211

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

61.4k

2017 Value

1.35%

1 Year growth

± 1.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 1.35%, from 60.6k employees to 61.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, are Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,015 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,854 people), and Registered nurses (1,797 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 Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,015 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,854 people), and Registered nurses (1,797 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Crane & tower operators (7.87 times higher than expected), Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers (6.06 times), and Directors, religious activities & education (5.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($296,176), Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers ($134,230), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($122,509).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

61.4k

2017 Value

1.35%

1 Year growth

± 1.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 1.35%, from 60.6k employees to 61.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,363 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,501 people), and Hospitals (3,544 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 (5,363 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,501 people), and Hospitals (3,544 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 (8.6 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous paper & pulp products (7.95 times), and Wired telecommunications carriers (7.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($155,885), Support activities for mining ($109,730), and Car Dealers ($105,279).

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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. $79.9B

  2. $78.1B

  3. $43.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $79.9B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($78.1B) and Basic chemicals ($43.7B).

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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$395B

2020 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

20.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $395B. This is expected to increase 20.5% 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. $41.9B

  2. $38.6B

  3. $13.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $41.9B, followed by Mississippi with $38.6B and Florida and $13.6B.

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

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Health

83.4% of the population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 9.92% on Medicare, 9.98% on non-group plans, and 1.85% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ouachita Parish 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

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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).

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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%).

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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

16.6%

Uninsured

40.4%

Employer Coverage

21.2%

Medicaid

9.92%

Medicare

9.98%

Non-Group

1.85%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 16.6%.

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. 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

Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is home to a population of 156k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2016, 1.63% of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.55k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is composed of 91.3k White Alone residents (58.3%), 58.5k Black or African American Alone residents (37.4%), 3.41k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.18%), 1.61k Asian Alone residents (1.03%), 1.24k Two or More Races residents (0.795%), 363 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.232%), 85 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0543%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Spanish (1,908 speakers), Vietnamese (234 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (214 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.1

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 35.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.63%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.55k people

1.61%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

2.51k people

As of 2016, 1.63% of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents (2.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 1.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    355 ± 462 people

  2. India

    332 ± 447 people

  3. Philippines

    253 ± 390 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 355 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents, followed by India with 332 and Philippines with 253.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, 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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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    91.3k ± 61

  2. Black or African American Alone

    58.5k ± 374

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.41k ± 451

In 2017, there were 1.56 times more White Alone residents (91.3k people) in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58.5k Black or African American Alone and 3.41k 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 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    1,908 speakers (1.31%)

  2. Vietnamese

    234 speakers (0.161%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    214 speakers (0.147%)

2.49% of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Spanish. 1.31% of the overall population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 0.161% speak Vietnamese and 0.147% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,932 ± 279

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,334 ± 286

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,186 ± 262

Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA awarded 3,778 degrees. The student population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 4,967 male students and 8,681 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are White (2,024 and 54.4%), followed by Black or African American (1,296 and 34.8%), Unknown (149 and 4.01%), and Hispanic or Latino (115 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana Delta Community College (1,765 and 46.7%), University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,588 and 42%), and McCann School of Business & Technology (367112) (203 and 5.37%).

The most popular majors in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Welding Technology (510 and 13.5%), General Studies (295 and 7.81%), and Health Aide (220 and 5.82%).

The median tuition costs in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,788 and $17,888 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 220 degrees awarded

  2. 120 degrees awarded

  3. 468 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Health Aide with 220 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,765 degrees awarded

  2. 1,588 degrees awarded

  3. 203 degrees awarded

$5,788

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana Delta Community College with 1,765 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,488

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,290

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,488 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, which is 0.65 times less than the 2,290 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,024 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,296 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    149 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA were to White students. These 2,024 degrees mean that there were 1.56 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,296 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was $133,400 in 2017, which is 0.581 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $128,500 to $133,400, a 3.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is 59.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. 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

$133,400

2017 Median

± $4,518

$128,500

2016 Median

± $4,377

In 2017, the median property value in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew to to $133,400 from the previous year's value of $128,500.

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 $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$40,081

Median Household Income

± $1,071

56.8k

Number of Households

± 1,584

In 2017, the median household income of the 56.8k households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew to $40,081 from the previous year's value of $38,974.

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

59.3%

2017 Homeownership

59.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.3% of the housing units in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.6%.

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

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.13%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.19%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Drove Alone (85.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.13%) and those who Worked At Home (2.19%).

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 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 1 car.

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