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The economy of Tensas Parish, LA employs 1,636 people. The economy of Tensas Parish, LA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 10.56; 8.9; and 1.78 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Tensas Parish, LA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (233), Healthcare & Social Assistance (233), and Educational Services (195), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($110,278), Transportation & Warehousing ($44,632), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($43,214).

Median household income in Tensas Parish, LA is $22,940. Males in Tensas Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.77 times higher than the average income of females, which is $29,302. The income inequality of Tensas Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Tensas Parish, LA. In Tensas Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,654. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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Tensas Parish, LA is home to a population of 4,893 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tensas Parish, LA is composed of 2,746 Black residents (56.1%), 2,041 White residents (41.7%), 82 Hispanic residents (1.68%), 14 Other residents (0.29%), and 10 Two+ residents (0.2%). The most common foreign languages in Tensas Parish, LA are Spanish (58 speakers), French (31 speakers), and French Creole (8 speakers), but compared to other places, Tensas Parish, LA has a relative high number of French (31 speakers), French Creole (8 speakers), and Spanish (58 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Louisiana awarded 73,907 degrees. The student population of Louisiana is skewed towards females, with 33,169 male students and 40,738 female students. Most students in Louisiana are White (41,307 and 55.9%), followed by Black or African American (21,363 and 28.9%), Hispanic or Latino (3,118 and 4.22%), and Unknown (2,847 and 3.85%). The largest universities in Louisiana by number of graduates are Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (6,480 and 8.77%), Tulane University of Louisiana (4,471 and 6.05%), and South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus (4,124 and 5.58%). The most popular majors in Louisiana are Registered Nursing (1,779 and 2.41%), General Business Administration & Management (1,665 and 2.25%), and General Psychology (1,299 and 1.76%). The median tuition costs in Louisiana are $36,214 for private four year colleges, and $5,484 and $16,222 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Tensas Parish, LA is $54,200, which is 0.28 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $55,600 to $54,200, a -2.52% increase. The homeownership rate of Tensas Parish, LA is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tensas Parish, LA have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tensas Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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