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Population
4,793
2.04% decline
Median Age
42.6
Median Household Income
$22,385
2.42% decline
Poverty Rate
33.8%
Number of Employees
1,681
2.75% growth
Median Property Value
$57,200
5.54% growth

Economy

The economy of Tensas Parish, LA employs 1,681 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 13.59; 9.06; and 2.2 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 (303), Healthcare & Social Assistance (251), and Educational Services (226), 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 $22,385. Males in Tensas Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,828. The income inequality of Tensas Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

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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Diversity

Tensas Parish, LA is home to a population of 4,793 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tensas Parish, LA is composed of 2,666 Black residents (55.6%), 2,020 White residents (42.1%), 83 Hispanic residents (1.73%), 12 Other residents (0.25%), and 12 Two+ residents (0.25%). 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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Education

In 2015 universities in Louisiana awarded 73,938 degrees. The student population of Louisiana is skewed towards females, with 33,181 male students and 40,757 female students. Most students in Louisiana are White (41,327 and 55.9%), followed by Black or African American (21,367 and 28.9%), Hispanic or Latino (3,121 and 4.22%), and Unknown (2,849 and 3.85%). The largest universities in Louisiana by number of graduates are Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (6,480 and 8.76%), 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 (1,301 and 1.76%). The median tuition costs in Louisiana are $36,938 for private four year colleges, and $5,652 and $15,968 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tensas Parish, LA is $57,200, which is 0.28 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $54,200 to $57,200, a 5.54% increase. The homeownership rate of Tensas Parish, LA is 60.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Tensas Parish, LA have an average commute time of 22.3 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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