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Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA&

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Population
184,701
-0.18% decline
Median Age
34.6
Median Household Income
$42,282
-2.01% decline
Poverty Rate
19.1%
Number of Employees
70,325
0.25% growth
Median Property Value
$120,900
4.22% growth

Economy

The economy of Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA employs 70,325 people. The economy of Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Public Admin.; and Utilities, which employ respectively 3.64; 2.05; and 1.63 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (13,262), Retail trade (8,807), and Public Admin. (6,960), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($53,031), Utilities ($40,444), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,745).

Median household income in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA is $42,282. Males in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,304. The income inequality of Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA. In Louisiana the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of N/A. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.

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Diversity

Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA is home to a population of 184,701 people, from which 98.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA is composed of 118,517 White residents (64.2%), 49,495 Black residents (26.8%), 8,417 Hispanic residents (4.56%), 3,723 Two+ residents (2.02%), and 2,868 Asian residents (1.55%). The most common foreign languages in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA are Spanish (5,043 speakers), French (1,628 speakers), and Arabic (843 speakers), but compared to other places, Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA has a relative high number of French (1,628 speakers), Arabic (843 speakers), and Other Native North American (145 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA awarded 2,376 degrees. The student population of Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA is skewed towards females, with 1,047 male students and 1,329 female students. Most students in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA are White (1,367 and 57.5%), followed by Black or African American (813 and 34.2%), Unknown (70 and 2.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (49 and 2.06%). The largest universities in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA by number of graduates are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (1,412 and 59.4%), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (325 and 13.7%), and Louisiana College (283 and 11.9%). The most popular majors in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA are Welding Technology (407 and 17.1%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (120 and 5.05%), and Health Aide (108 and 4.55%). The median tuition costs in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA are $13,200 for private four year colleges, and $4,851 and $4,851 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA is $120,900, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $116,000 to $120,900, a 4.22% increase. The homeownership rate of Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA is 60.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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