Tangipahoa Parish, LA

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Population

128,850

1.36% growth

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$45,901

5.06% growth

Poverty Rate

21.9%


Number of Employees

55,791

2.33% growth

Median Property Value

$149,300

4.19% growth

About

In 2017, Tangipahoa Parish, LA had a population of 129k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $45,901. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tangipahoa Parish, LA grew from 127,115 to 128,850, a 1.36% increase and its median household income grew from $43,690 to $45,901, a 5.06% increase.

The population of Tangipahoa Parish, LA is 63.5% White Alone, 29.4% Black or African American Alone, and 4.09% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Tangipahoa Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tangipahoa Parish, LA are Southeastern Louisiana University (2,202 degrees awarded in 2016) and Compass Career College (123 degrees).

The median property value in Tangipahoa Parish, LA is $149,300, and the homeownership rate is 68.2%. Most people in Tangipahoa Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Tangipahoa Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Tangipahoa Parish, LA employs 55.8k people. The largest industries in Tangipahoa Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,460 people), Retail Trade (7,754 people), and Construction (5,316 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,611), Utilities ($52,813), and Manufacturing ($52,722).

Median household income in Tangipahoa Parish, LA is $45,901. Males in Tangipahoa 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 Tangipahoa Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,901

2017 value

± $2,690

5.06%

1 Year Growth

± 7.98%

Households in Tangipahoa Parish, LA have a median annual income of $45,901, 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 $43,690 in 2016, which represents a 5.06% 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 Tangipahoa 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 9547

  2. Census Tract 9546

  3. Census Tract 9541.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tangipahoa Parish, LA was Census Tract 9547 with a value of $62,045, followed by Census Tract 9546 and Census Tract 9541.02, with respective values of $59,464 and $58,097.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tangipahoa Parish, LA (27.4k out of 125k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    14,262 ± 969

  2. White

    11,956 ± 1,002

  3. Hispanic

    1,496 ± 327

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tangipahoa 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

55.8k

2017 Value

± 2,100

2.33%

1 Year growth

± 5.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tangipahoa Parish, LA grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 54.5k employees to 55.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tangipahoa Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,040 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,482 people), and Management Occupations (4,492 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tangipahoa Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,040 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,482 people), and Management Occupations (4,492 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tangipahoa Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.65 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.49 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tangipahoa Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($64,837), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,500), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($56,768).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55.8k

2017 Value

± 2,100

2.33%

1 Year growth

± 5.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tangipahoa Parish, LA grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 54.5k employees to 55.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tangipahoa Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,460 people), Retail Trade (7,754 people), and Construction (5,316 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tangipahoa Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Tangipahoa 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 Tangipahoa Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,460 people), Retail Trade (7,754 people), and Construction (5,316 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tangipahoa Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.65 times higher than expected), Construction (1.52 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tangipahoa Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,611), Utilities ($52,813), and Manufacturing ($52,722).

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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

86.9% of the population of Tangipahoa Parish, LA has health coverage, with 39.6% on employee plans, 24.6% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tangipahoa Parish, LA see 2739 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.48% increase from the previous year (2647 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 571 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

2,739 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tangipahoa Parish, LA see an average of 2,739 patients per year. This represents a 3.48% increase from the previous year (2,647 patients).

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

13.1%

Uninsured

39.6%

Employer Coverage

24.6%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tangipahoa Parish, LA declined by 14% from 15.3% to 13.1%.

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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%.

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Diversity

Tangipahoa Parish, LA is home to a population of 129k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.07% of Tangipahoa Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.67k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tangipahoa Parish, LA is composed of 81.9k White Alone residents (63.5%), 37.9k Black or African American Alone residents (29.4%), 5.27k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.09%), 2.36k Two or More Races residents (1.83%), 961 Asian Alone residents (0.746%), 354 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.275%), 147 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.114%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tangipahoa Parish, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.1

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tangipahoa Parish, LA was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Tangipahoa Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tangipahoa Parish, LA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.07%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.67k people

1.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.43k people

As of 2017, 2.07% of Tangipahoa Parish, LA residents (2.67k 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 Tangipahoa Parish, LA was 1.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Tangipahoa Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tangipahoa Parish, LA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    81.9k ± 98

  2. Black or African American Alone

    37.9k ± 512

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.27k ± 361

In 2017, there were 2.16 times more White Alone residents (81.9k people) in Tangipahoa Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.9k Black or African American Alone and 5.27k 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 Tangipahoa Parish, 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 Tangipahoa Parish, 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 Tangipahoa Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Tangipahoa Parish, 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

    2,458 ± 398

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,249 ± 324

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,023 ± 303

Tangipahoa Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tangipahoa Parish, LA awarded 2,325 degrees. The student population of Tangipahoa Parish, LA is skewed towards women, with 5,427 male students and 9,262 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tangipahoa Parish, LA are White (1,569 and 69.6%), followed by Black or African American (349 and 15.5%), Two or More Races (164 and 7.27%), and Hispanic or Latino (137 and 6.08%).

The largest universities in Tangipahoa Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Southeastern Louisiana University (2,202 and 94.7%) and Compass Career College (123 and 5.29%).

The most popular majors in Tangipahoa Parish, LA are General Studies (229 and 9.85%), General Business Administration & Management (224 and 9.63%), and Registered Nursing (210 and 9.03%).

The median tuition costs in Tangipahoa Parish, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,652 and $18,130 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 229 degrees awarded

  2. 180 degrees awarded

  3. 160 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tangipahoa Parish, LA was General Studies with 229 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Tangipahoa Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,202 degrees awarded

  2. 123 degrees awarded

$5,652

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Tangipahoa Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeastern Louisiana University with 2,202 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

791

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,534

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 791 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tangipahoa Parish, LA, which is 0.516 times less than the 1,534 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,569 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    349 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    164 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tangipahoa Parish, LA were to White students. These 1,569 degrees mean that there were 4.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 349 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tangipahoa Parish, LA was $149,300 in 2017, which is 0.686 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,300 to $149,300, a 4.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Tangipahoa Parish, LA is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tangipahoa Parish, LA have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tangipahoa 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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$45,901

Median Household Income

± $2,690

47.6k

Number of Households

± 1,860

In 2017, the median household income of the 47.6k households in Tangipahoa Parish, LA grew to $45,901 from the previous year's value of $43,690.

The following chart displays the households in Tangipahoa 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

$149,300

2017 Median

± $6,565

$143,300

2016 Median

± $6,435

In 2017, the median property value in Tangipahoa Parish, LA grew to to $149,300 from the previous year's value of $143,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tangipahoa 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 Tangipahoa Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.2%

2017 Homeownership

67.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.2% of the housing units in Tangipahoa Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

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

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tangipahoa Parish, LA have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.76% of the workforce in Tangipahoa Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.7%

  2. Carpooled

    14.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.18%

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

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