Red River Parish, LA

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Population

8,723

0.388% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$41,510

12.7% growth

Poverty Rate

20.4%


Number of Employees

3,366

1.02% growth

Median Property Value

$85,900

2.38% growth

About

In 2017, Red River Parish, LA had a population of 8.72k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $41,510. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Red River Parish, LA declined from 8,757 to 8,723, a -0.388% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,831 to $41,510, a 12.7% increase.

The population of Red River Parish, LA is 57% White Alone, 37.5% Black or African American Alone, and 2.99% Two or More Races. 1.12% of the people in Red River Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Red River Parish, LA is $85,900, and the homeownership rate is 74.6%. Most people in Red River Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Red River Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Red River Parish, LA employs 3.37k people. The largest industries in Red River Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (488 people), Construction (480 people), and Retail Trade (322 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($202,946), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,159), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,575).

Median household income in Red River Parish, LA is $41,510. Males in Red River 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 Red River Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,510

2017 value

± $6,776

12.7%

1 Year Growth

± 25.7%

Households in Red River Parish, LA have a median annual income of $41,510, 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 $36,831 in 2016, which represents a 12.7% 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 Red River Parish, LA 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 Red River 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 Red River 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 9601

  2. Census Tract 9603

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Red River Parish, LA was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $43,654, followed by Census Tract 9603 and N/A, with respective values of $28,444 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Red River Parish, LA (1.74k out of 8.51k 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 65 - 74, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    1,174 ± 240

  2. White

    560 ± 172

  3. Two Or More

    3 ± 85

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Red River Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

3.37k

2017 Value

± 385

1.02%

1 Year growth

± 15.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Red River Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 3.33k employees to 3.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Red River Parish, LA, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (430 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (404 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (282 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Red River Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Red River Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (430 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (404 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (282 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Red River Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.08 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.57 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Red River Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($122,917), Management Occupations ($74,000), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($73,059).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.37k

2017 Value

± 385

1.02%

1 Year growth

± 15.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Red River Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 3.33k employees to 3.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Red River Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (488 people), Construction (480 people), and Retail Trade (322 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Red River Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Red River 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 Red River Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (488 people), Construction (480 people), and Retail Trade (322 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Red River Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (14.4 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.09 times), and Construction (2.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Red River Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($202,946), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,159), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,575).

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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.

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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.

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Health

86.8% of the population of Red River Parish, LA has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Red River Parish, LA see 4296 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.877% decrease from the previous year (4334 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4275 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1069 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

4296 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Red River Parish, LA see an average of 4296 patients per year. This represents a 0.877% decrease from the previous year (4334 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

13.2%

Uninsured

36.8%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Red River Parish, LA declined by 17.5% from 16% to 13.2%.

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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%.

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Diversity

Red River Parish, LA is home to a population of 8.72k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.906% of Red River Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Red River Parish, LA is composed of 4.97k White Alone residents (57%), 3.27k Black or African American Alone residents (37.5%), 261 Two or More Races residents (2.99%), 170 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.95%), 38 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.436%), 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0802%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.0459%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Red River Parish, LA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (44 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (40 speakers), and Other Indo-European Languages (8 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 34.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Red River Parish, LA was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Red River Parish, LA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Red River Parish, LA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.906%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.777%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.906% of Red River 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 Red River Parish, LA was 0.777%, 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 Red River Parish, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Red River Parish, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Red River Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Red River Parish, LA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.97k ± 11

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.27k ± 168

  3. Two or More Races

    261 ± 142

In 2017, there were 1.52 times more White Alone residents (4.97k people) in Red River Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.27k Black or African American Alone and 261 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Red River Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    44 speakers (0.536%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    40 speakers (0.487%)

  3. Other Indo-European Languages

    8 speakers (0.0974%)

1.12% of Red River 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 Red River Parish, LA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.536% of the overall population of Red River Parish, LA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.487% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.0974% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    137 ± 67

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    70 ± 67

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    38 ± 33

Red River Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Red River Parish, LA was $85,900 in 2017, which is 0.395 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,900 to $85,900, a 2.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Red River Parish, LA is 74.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Red River Parish, LA have an average commute time of 32.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Red River 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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$41,510

Median Household Income

± $6,776

3.37k

Number of Households

± 374

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.37k households in Red River Parish, LA grew to $41,510 from the previous year's value of $36,831.

The following chart displays the households in Red River 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$85,900

2017 Median

± $4,032

$83,900

2016 Median

± $3,800

In 2017, the median property value in Red River Parish, LA grew to to $85,900 from the previous year's value of $83,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Red River 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 Red River Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

74.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.6% of the housing units in Red River Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Red River 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 Red River Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Red River Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

32.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Red River Parish, LA have a longer commute time (32.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.71% of the workforce in Red River Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.86%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Red River Parish, LA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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