River Ridge, LA

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Population

13,809

0.751% growth

Median Age

46.5


Median Household Income

$69,953

9.93% growth

Poverty Rate

8.19%


Number of Employees

6,903

4.46% growth

Median Property Value

$253,100

2.93% growth

About

In 2017, River Ridge, LA had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $69,953. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of River Ridge, LA grew from 13,706 to 13,809, a 0.751% increase and its median household income grew from $63,636 to $69,953, a 9.93% increase.

The population of River Ridge, LA is 78.9% White Alone, 12.2% Black or African American Alone, and 5.92% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in River Ridge, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in River Ridge, LA is $253,100, and the homeownership rate is 71.4%. Most people in River Ridge, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in River Ridge, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of River Ridge, LA employs 6.9k people. The largest industries in River Ridge, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (928 people), Construction (719 people), and Educational Services (686 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($134,167), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($107,353), and Utilities ($105,978).

Median household income in River Ridge, LA is $69,953. Males in River Ridge, 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 River Ridge, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,953

2017 value

± $5,813

9.93%

1 Year Growth

± 8.6%

Households in River Ridge, LA have a median annual income of $69,953, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,636 in 2016, which represents a 9.93% 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 River Ridge, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 239.02

  2. Census Tract 239.03

  3. Census Tract 239.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in River Ridge, LA was Census Tract 239.02 with a value of $103,194, followed by Census Tract 239.03 and Census Tract 239.01, with respective values of $75,625 and $65,046.

The following map shows all of the places in River Ridge, 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

8.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in River Ridge, LA (1.13k out of 13.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 6 - 11 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. White

    825 ± 180

  2. Black

    246 ± 125

  3. Two Or More

    51 ± 114

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

6.9k

2017 Value

± 486

4.46%

1 Year growth

± 9.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in River Ridge, LA grew at a rate of 4.46%, from 6.61k employees to 6.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in River Ridge, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,018 people), Sales & Related Occupations (739 people), and Management Occupations (696 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of River Ridge, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of River Ridge, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,018 people), Sales & Related Occupations (739 people), and Management Occupations (696 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, River Ridge, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.79 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.85 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of River Ridge, LA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($106,765), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($95,625), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($90,119).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.9k

2017 Value

± 486

4.46%

1 Year growth

± 9.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in River Ridge, LA grew at a rate of 4.46%, from 6.61k employees to 6.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in River Ridge, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (928 people), Construction (719 people), and Educational Services (686 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of River Ridge, LA, though some of these residents may live in River Ridge, 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 River Ridge, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (928 people), Construction (719 people), and Educational Services (686 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, River Ridge, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.98 times higher than expected), Construction (1.66 times), and Information (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in River Ridge, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($134,167), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($107,353), and Utilities ($105,978).

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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

92.6% of the population of River Ridge, LA has health coverage, with 51.2% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in River Ridge, 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

7.36%

Uninsured

51.2%

Employer Coverage

12.1%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in River Ridge, LA declined by 12.5% from 8.41% to 7.36%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in River Ridge, 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

River Ridge, LA is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.19% of River Ridge, LA residents were born outside of the country (303 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of River Ridge, LA is composed of 10.9k White Alone residents (78.9%), 1.69k Black or African American Alone residents (12.2%), 818 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.92%), 202 Two or More Races residents (1.46%), 116 Asian Alone residents (0.84%), 82 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.594%), 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0579%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in River Ridge, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in River Ridge, LA was 46.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in River Ridge, LA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all River Ridge, LA residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

303 people

2.41%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

330 people

As of 2017, 2.19% of River Ridge, LA residents (303 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 River Ridge, LA was 2.41%, 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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of River Ridge, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in River Ridge, LA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.9k ± 596

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.69k ± 348

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    818 ± 228

In 2017, there were 6.46 times more White Alone residents (10.9k people) in River Ridge, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.69k Black or African American Alone and 818 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 River Ridge, 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 River Ridge, 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 River Ridge, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of River Ridge, 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. Vietnam

    387 ± 88

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    86 ± 42

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    81 ± 53

River Ridge, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in River Ridge, LA was $253,100 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $245,900 to $253,100, a 2.93% increase. The homeownership rate in River Ridge, LA is 71.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in River Ridge, LA have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in River Ridge, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$69,953

Median Household Income

± $5,813

5.76k

Number of Households

± 425

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.76k households in River Ridge, LA grew to $69,953 from the previous year's value of $63,636.

The following chart displays the households in River Ridge, 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

$253,100

2017 Median

± $10,776

$245,900

2016 Median

± $10,428

In 2017, the median property value in River Ridge, LA grew to to $253,100 from the previous year's value of $245,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in River Ridge, 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 River Ridge, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.4%

2017 Homeownership

70.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.4% of the housing units in River Ridge, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in River Ridge, LA have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.814% of the workforce in River Ridge, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.41%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.66%

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

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