Pointe Coupee Parish, LA

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Population

22,271

0.425% decline

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$43,964

0.702% decline

Poverty Rate

17.5%


Number of Employees

9,422

3.48% growth

Median Property Value

$124,500

2.55% growth

About

In 2017, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA had a population of 22.3k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $43,964. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA declined from 22,366 to 22,271, a -0.425% decrease and its median household income declined from $44,275 to $43,964, a -0.702% decrease.

The population of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA is 60.4% White Alone, 35.4% Black or African American Alone, and 2.47% Hispanic or Latino. 4.7% of the people in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA is $124,500, and the homeownership rate is 76.2%. Most people in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA employs 9.42k people. The largest industries in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,467 people), Retail Trade (1,066 people), and Construction (1,044 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,058), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,538).

Median household income in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA is $43,964. Males in Pointe Coupee 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 Pointe Coupee Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,964

2017 value

± $3,897

-0.702%

1 Year Growth

± 11.8%

Households in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA have a median annual income of $43,964, 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 $44,275 in 2016, which represents a -0.702% 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 Pointe Coupee Parish, LA made 1.55 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA by number of full-time 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 Pointe Coupee Parish, LA 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 Pointe Coupee 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 9524

  2. Census Tract 9522

  3. Census Tract 9521

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA was Census Tract 9524 with a value of $56,667, followed by Census Tract 9522 and Census Tract 9521, with respective values of $51,693 and $50,444.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA (3.84k out of 22k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    1,988 ± 311

  2. White

    1,500 ± 267

  3. Hispanic

    229 ± 146

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pointe Coupee Parish, 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

9.42k

2017 Value

± 640

3.48%

1 Year growth

± 9.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.48%, from 9.11k employees to 9.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,625 people), Sales & Related Occupations (879 people), and Management Occupations (869 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,625 people), Sales & Related Occupations (879 people), and Management Occupations (869 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.33 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($201,932), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($84,444), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.42k

2017 Value

± 640

3.48%

1 Year growth

± 9.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.48%, from 9.11k employees to 9.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,467 people), Retail Trade (1,066 people), and Construction (1,044 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Pointe Coupee 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 Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,467 people), Retail Trade (1,066 people), and Construction (1,044 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Utilities (4.05 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.58 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,058), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,538).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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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

85.9% of the population of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.51% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA see 2781 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.714% decrease from the previous year (2801 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2770 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1007 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

2,781 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA see an average of 2,781 patients per year. This represents a 0.714% decrease from the previous year (2,801 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pointe Coupee 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

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

14.1%

Uninsured

36.4%

Employer Coverage

21.2%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

0.51%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA declined by 9.27% from 15.5% to 14.1%.

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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

Pointe Coupee Parish, LA is home to a population of 22.3k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.59% of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA is composed of 13.5k White Alone residents (60.4%), 7.89k Black or African American Alone residents (35.4%), 550 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.47%), 238 Two or More Races residents (1.07%), 59 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.265%), 48 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.216%), 34 Asian Alone residents (0.153%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (458 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (377 speakers), and French Creole (72 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Pointe Coupee Parish, LA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.59% of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA residents 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 Pointe Coupee Parish, LA was 1.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Pointe Coupee Parish, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Pointe Coupee Parish, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.5k ± 73

  2. Black or African American Alone

    7.89k ± 164

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    550 ± 187

In 2017, there were 1.71 times more White Alone residents (13.5k people) in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.89k Black or African American Alone and 550 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 Pointe Coupee Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    458 speakers (2.17%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    377 speakers (1.79%)

  3. French Creole

    72 speakers (0.342%)

4.7% of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.17% of the overall population of Pointe Coupee Parish, LA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.79% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.342% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    294 ± 86

  2. Korea

    109 ± 51

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    84 ± 51

Pointe Coupee Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA was $124,500 in 2017, which is 0.572 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $121,400 to $124,500, a 2.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA is 76.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pointe Coupee 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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$43,964

Median Household Income

± $3,897

8.82k

Number of Households

± 582

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.82k households in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA declined from $43,964 from the previous year's value of $44,275.

The following chart displays the households in Pointe Coupee 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$124,500

2017 Median

± $15,407

$121,400

2016 Median

± $6,200

In 2017, the median property value in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA grew to to $124,500 from the previous year's value of $121,400.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.2%

2017 Homeownership

76%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.2% of the housing units in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76%.

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

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.11% of the workforce in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.91%

  3. Other

    4.42%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Other.

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