Plaquemines Parish, LA

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Population

23,394

0.806% decline

Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$49,635

1.23% decline

Poverty Rate

19.3%


Number of Employees

9,849

0.706% decline

Median Property Value

$165,900

7.94% growth

About

In 2017, Plaquemines Parish, LA had a population of 23.4k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $49,635. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Plaquemines Parish, LA declined from 23,584 to 23,394, a -0.806% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,251 to $49,635, a -1.23% decrease.

The population of Plaquemines Parish, LA is 65.2% White Alone, 20.6% Black or African American Alone, and 6.68% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Plaquemines Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Plaquemines Parish, LA is $165,900, and the homeownership rate is 69%. Most people in Plaquemines Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Plaquemines Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Plaquemines Parish, LA borders Jefferson Parish, LA, Orleans Parish, LA, and St. Bernard Parish, LA.

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Economy

The economy of Plaquemines Parish, LA employs 9.85k people. The largest industries in Plaquemines Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,013 people), Public Administration (944 people), and Manufacturing (908 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($86,688), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,044), and Manufacturing ($62,000).

Median household income in Plaquemines Parish, LA is $49,635. Males in Plaquemines Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Plaquemines Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,635

2017 value

± $4,704

-1.23%

1 Year Growth

± 13.6%

Households in Plaquemines Parish, LA have a median annual income of $49,635, 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 $50,251 in 2016, which represents a -1.23% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Plaquemines Parish, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 502

  2. Census Tract 503

  3. Census Tract 507

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Plaquemines Parish, LA was Census Tract 502 with a value of $64,906, followed by Census Tract 503 and Census Tract 507, with respective values of $49,417 and $47,917.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plaquemines Parish, LA (4.44k out of 23k 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 Females 18 - 24.

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. White

    2,295 ± 372

  2. Black

    1,783 ± 271

  3. Hispanic

    317 ± 184

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Plaquemines Parish, LA is White, followed by Black 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

9.85k

2017 Value

± 724

-0.706%

1 Year decline

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Plaquemines Parish, LA declined at a rate of -0.706%, from 9.92k employees to 9.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plaquemines Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,037 people), Management Occupations (910 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (825 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Plaquemines Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Plaquemines Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,037 people), Management Occupations (910 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (825 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Plaquemines Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.71 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.04 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Plaquemines Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($75,339), Management Occupations ($67,054), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($63,396).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.85k

2017 Value

± 724

-0.706%

1 Year decline

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Plaquemines Parish, LA declined at a rate of -0.706%, from 9.92k employees to 9.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plaquemines Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,013 people), Public Administration (944 people), and Manufacturing (908 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Plaquemines Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Plaquemines Parish, 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 Plaquemines Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,013 people), Public Administration (944 people), and Manufacturing (908 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Plaquemines Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.83 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.87 times), and Public Administration (2.05 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Plaquemines Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Information ($86,688), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,044), and Manufacturing ($62,000).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$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

89.1% of the population of Plaquemines Parish, LA has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 9.65% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 10.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Plaquemines Parish, LA see 5874 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.205% increase from the previous year (5862 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4693 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1380 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

5,874 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Plaquemines Parish, LA see an average of 5,874 patients per year. This represents a 0.205% increase from the previous year (5,862 patients).

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

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Access and Quality

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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

10.9%

Uninsured

40.6%

Employer Coverage

14.4%

Medicaid

9.65%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

10.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plaquemines Parish, LA declined by 11.1% from 12.3% to 10.9%.

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

Plaquemines Parish, LA is home to a population of 23.4k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.41% of Plaquemines Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.27k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Plaquemines Parish, LA is composed of 15.2k White Alone residents (65.2%), 4.82k Black or African American Alone residents (20.6%), 1.56k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.68%), 783 Asian Alone residents (3.35%), 775 Two or More Races residents (3.31%), 181 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.774%), 30 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.128%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Plaquemines Parish, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Plaquemines Parish, LA was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Plaquemines Parish, LA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Plaquemines Parish, LA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.27k people

5.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.4k people

As of 2017, 5.41% of Plaquemines Parish, LA residents (1.27k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Plaquemines Parish, LA was 5.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Plaquemines Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Plaquemines Parish, LA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.2k ± 41

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.82k ± 179

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.56k ± 378

In 2017, there were 3.16 times more White Alone residents (15.2k people) in Plaquemines Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.82k Black or African American Alone and 1.56k 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 Plaquemines Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Plaquemines Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Plaquemines Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Plaquemines Parish, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    569 ± 165

  2. Vietnam

    390 ± 90

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    193 ± 107

Plaquemines Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Plaquemines Parish, LA was $165,900 in 2017, which is 0.762 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,700 to $165,900, a 7.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Plaquemines Parish, LA is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Plaquemines Parish, LA have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Plaquemines Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,635

Median Household Income

± $4,704

8.76k

Number of Households

± 668

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.76k households in Plaquemines Parish, LA declined from $49,635 from the previous year's value of $50,251.

The following chart displays the households in Plaquemines Parish, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$165,900

2017 Median

± $13,002

$153,700

2016 Median

± $16,658

In 2017, the median property value in Plaquemines Parish, LA grew to to $165,900 from the previous year's value of $153,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Plaquemines Parish, 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 Plaquemines Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69%

2017 Homeownership

70%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69% of the housing units in Plaquemines Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Plaquemines Parish, 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 Plaquemines Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Plaquemines Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plaquemines Parish, LA have a longer commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.92% of the workforce in Plaquemines Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Walked

    2.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Plaquemines Parish, LA was Drove Alone (84.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Walked (2.22%).

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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