Tensas Parish, LA

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Population
4,666
2.2% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
43.5

Poverty Rate
40%

Median Household Income
$23,870
8.97% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$68,600
10.3% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
1,327
11.9% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Tensas Parish, LA had a population of 4.67k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $23,870. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Tensas Parish, LA declined from 4,771 to 4,666, a -2.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $21,906 to $23,870, a 8.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tensas Parish, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (54.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (42.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.51%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.364%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.193%). 0% of the households in Tensas Parish, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.8% of the residents in Tensas Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Tensas Parish, LA was $68,600, and the homeownership rate was 66.1%. Most people in Tensas Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Tensas Parish, LA was 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Tensas Parish, LA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 52.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.4%), followed by Other (1.33%). The most partisan county was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Tensas Parish, LA
52.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Louisiana colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Tensas Parish, LA is home to a population of 4.67k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.6% of Tensas Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (28 people).

In 2018, there were 1.28 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.54k people) in Tensas Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.98k White (Non-Hispanic) and 117 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tensas Parish, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.54k ± 135
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.98k ± 12
  3. White (Hispanic)
    117 ± 130
2.59%
Hispanic Population
121 people

In 2018, there were 1.28 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.54k people) in Tensas Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.98k White (Non-Hispanic) and 117 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.59% of the people in Tensas Parish, LA are hispanic (121 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tensas Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
28 people
0.419%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
20 people

As of 2018, 0.6% of Tensas Parish, LA residents (28 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tensas Parish, LA was 0.419%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 2
66
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 13.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Tensas Parish, LA was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 66. But people in Tensas Parish, LA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Tensas Parish, LA residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    29,800 ± 4,225 people
  2. Mexico
    29,243 ± 4,185 people
  3. Vietnam
    19,860 ± 3,453 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 29,800 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 29,243 and Vietnam with 19,860.

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Citizenship

99.8%
2018 Citizenship
99.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.8% of Tensas Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Tensas Parish, LA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    85 ± 45
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    36 ± 43
  3. Korea
    12 ± 19

Tensas Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Tensas Parish, LA is $23,870. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tensas Parish, LA was Census Tract 2 with a value of $35,735, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $24,364 and $19,708.

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,832. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Tensas Parish, LA employs 1.33k people. The largest industries in Tensas Parish, LA are Public Administration (222 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (198 people), and Educational Services (184 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,231), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,667), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,313).

Wages

Median Household Income

$23,870
2018 value
± $2,634
8.97%
1 Year Growth
± 15.4%

Households in Tensas Parish, LA have a median annual income of $23,870, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $21,906 in 2017, which represents a 8.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,629
Average Male Salary in Louisiana
± $1,670
$42,832
Average Female Salary in Louisiana
± $1,091

In 2019, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Louisiana
  1. Asian
    $55,899 ± $9,117
  2. White
    $54,752 ± $1,264
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $45,815 ± $29,389

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Louisiana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tensas Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.467
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2018 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2019, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0759% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 2
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 3

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tensas Parish, LA was Census Tract 2 with a value of $35,735, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $24,364 and $19,708.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tensas Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 12 - 14
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

40% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tensas Parish, LA (1.86k out of 4.65k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 12 - 14, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males < 5.

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
    1,399 ± 175
  2. White
    441 ± 119
  3. Hispanic
    94 ± 89

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

1.33k
2018 Value
± 183
-11.9%
1 Year decline
± 21.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Tensas Parish, LA declined at a rate of -11.9%, from 1.51k employees to 1.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tensas Parish, LA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (134 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (116 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (112 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tensas Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tensas Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (134 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (116 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (112 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tensas Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (15 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.67 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tensas Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Construction & Extraction Occupations ($64,808), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,875), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($43,958).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.33k
2018 Value
± 183
-11.9%
1 Year decline
± 21.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Tensas Parish, LA declined at a rate of -11.9%, from 1.51k employees to 1.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tensas Parish, LA, are Public Administration (222 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (198 people), and Educational Services (184 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tensas Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Tensas 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 Tensas Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Public Administration (222 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (198 people), and Educational Services (184 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tensas Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (13.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.4 times), and Public Administration (3.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tensas Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,231), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,667), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,313).

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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. $105B
  2. $70.3B
  3. $67.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $105B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($70.3B) and Fuel oils ($67.3B).

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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$490B
2018 Value in Louisiana
$814B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
66% growth

In 2018, total outbound Louisiana trade was $490B. This is expected to increase 66% to $814B 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. $43.7B
  2. $34.6B
  3. $17.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.7B, followed by Mississippi with $34.6B and Florida and $17.2B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tensas Parish, LA was $68,600 in 2018, which is 0.299 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $62,200 to $68,600, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Tensas Parish, LA is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tensas Parish, LA have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tensas Parish, LA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$68,600
2018 Median
± $9,050
$62,200
2017 Median
± $8,158

In 2018, the median property value in Tensas Parish, LA grew to to $68,600 from the previous year's value of $62,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tensas 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 Tensas Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Household Income

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$23,870
Median Household Income
± $2,634
1.83k
Number of Households
± 190

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.83k households in Tensas Parish, LA grew to $23,870 from the previous year's value of $21,906.

The following chart displays the households in Tensas 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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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

66.1%
2018 Homeownership
62%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.1% of the housing units in Tensas Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tensas Parish, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tensas Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Tensas Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (89.4%)
  2. Carpooled (3.26%)
  3. Walked (2.56%)

In 2018, 89.4% of workers in Tensas Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (3.26%) and those who walked to work (2.56%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tensas Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tensas Parish, LA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

78.5% of the population of Tensas Parish, LA has health coverage, with 22% on employee plans, 32.6% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.667% 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).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.4%). Additionally, Sabine Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (50.8%)

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Louisiana
$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

21.5%
Uninsured
22%
Employer Coverage
32.6%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.667%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tensas Parish, LA declined by 12.1% from 24.5% to 21.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tensas Parish, 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. 25.4% prevalence
  2. 22.6% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 25.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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