St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA

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2020 Population
116,277
0.415% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.6
0.826% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
26%
3.35% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$37,928
7.7% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$117,700
11% 1-year growth

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In 2020, St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA had a population of 116k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $37,928. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA declined from 116,761 to 116,277, a −0.415% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,215 to $37,928, a 7.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.61%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.528%).

10.4% of the households in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are Louisiana Academy of Beauty (17 degrees awarded in 2020) and Opelousas School of Cosmetology (17 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was $117,700, and the homeownership rate was 67.1%.

Most people in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

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St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA is home to a population of 116k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.75% of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.03k people).

In 2020, there were 1.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.9k people) in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.88k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are French (Incl. Cajun) (8,494 households), Spanish (1,743 households), and Haitian (332 households).

Citizenship

98.5%
2020 Citizenship
98.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.5% of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    66.9k ± 281
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    43.3k ± 548
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.88k ± 266
2.72%
Hispanic Population
3.16k people

In 2020, there were 1.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.9k people) in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.88k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.72% of the people in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are hispanic (3.16k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.75%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.03k people
1.62%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.89k people

As of 2020, 1.75% of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA residents (2.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was 1.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. French (Incl. Cajun)
    8,494 households (7.88%)
  2. Spanish
    1,743 households (1.62%)
  3. Haitian
    332 households (0.308%)

10.4% of the households in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was French (Incl. Cajun). 7.88% of the households in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA reported speaking French (Incl. Cajun) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,964 ± 358
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    868 ± 228
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    511 ± 185

St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA employs 40.2k people. The largest industries in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are Construction (3,176 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,137 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,606 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($97,301), Pipeline transportation ($88,148), and Petroleum refining ($84,319).

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
20,126
Women
50.1%
20,067
Men
49.9%

The workforce of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA in 2020 was 40,193 people, with 50.1% woman, and 49.9% men.

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Occupations

40.2k
2020 Value
1.75%
1 Year growth
± 1.75%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 39.5k employees to 40.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA, are Cashiers (1,230 people), Registered nurses (1,228 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,205 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

40.2k
2020 Value
1.75%
1 Year growth
± 1.75%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 39.5k employees to 40.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA, are Construction (3,176 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,137 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,606 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,223
Median earning men ± $2,584
$22,979
Median earning women ± $1,898

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,330), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,159), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,295).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,396), Construction ($31,538), and Public Administration ($27,261).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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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. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $49.3B, followed by Fuel oils ($48.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($37.7B).

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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$380B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$689B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
81% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B by 2050.

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. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.9B, followed by Mississippi with $24.1B and Illinois and $7.47B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA awarded 34 degrees. The student population of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 41 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are White (21 and 61.8%), followed by Black or African American (10 and 29.4%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 2.94%), and Two or More Races (1 and 2.94%).

The largest universities in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana Academy of Beauty (17 and 50%) and Opelousas School of Cosmetology (17 and 50%).

The most popular majors in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are General Cosmetology (34 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.903% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.994% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (35.4k), Secondary Education (21.8k), and Primary Education (15.9k).

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The median property value in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was $117,700 in 2020, which is 0.512 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $106,000 to $117,700, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA is 67.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA is $37,928. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

Property

$117,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,800
$28,759
Median Property Taxes
±$1,268

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.1%
Homeownership
2020
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.1% of the housing units in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$37,928
Median Household Income
± $2,154
42.9k
Number of Households
± 1,741

In 2020, the median household income of the 42.9k households in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA grew to $37,928 from the previous year's value of $35,215.

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Wage Distribution

0.445
2020 Wage GINI in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA

In 2020, the income inequality in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.55% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85%)
  2. Carpooled (7.18%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.14%)

In 2020, 85% of workers in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.18%) and those who worked at home (3.14%).

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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Commute Time

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.6% of the workforce in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA (29.3k out of 113k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, 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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90.6% of the population of St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 27.1% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 0.818% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.39%
Uninsured
39.2%
Employer Coverage
27.1%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
0.818%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA declined by 10% from 10.4% to 9.39%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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