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Population
46,367
0.41% decline
Median Age
39.4
Median Household Income
$31,013
1% growth
Poverty Rate
26.4%
Number of Employees
15,875
3.58% growth
Median Property Value
$82,100
3.14% growth

Economy

The economy of Washington Parish, LA employs 15,875 people. The economy of Washington Parish, LA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Utilities, which employ respectively 5.91; 2.22; and 1.82 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Washington Parish, LA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,848), Retail trade (1,827), and Educational Services (1,481), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($65,098), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,318), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,146).

Median household income in Washington Parish, LA is $31,013. Males in Washington Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.6 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,668. The income inequality of Washington Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477 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 Washington Parish, LA. In Washington 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 45 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $14,310. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.

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Diversity

Washington Parish, LA is home to a population of 46,367 people, from which 98.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Washington Parish, LA is composed of 30,536 White residents (65.9%), 13,807 Black residents (29.8%), 940 Hispanic residents (2.03%), 811 Two+ residents (1.75%), and 124 Native residents (0.27%). The most common foreign languages in Washington Parish, LA are Spanish (1,111 speakers), French (369 speakers), and Portuguese (281 speakers), but compared to other places, Washington Parish, LA has a relative high number of Portuguese (281 speakers), French (369 speakers), and Other Native North American (44 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Washington Parish, LA awarded 2,166 degrees. The student population of Washington Parish, LA is skewed away from females, with 1,401 male students and 765 female students. Most students in Washington Parish, LA are White (1,210 and 55.9%), followed by Black or African American (696 and 32.1%), Unknown (123 and 5.68%), and Hispanic or Latino (71 and 3.28%). The largest universities in Washington Parish, LA by number of graduates are Northshore Technical Community College (2,166 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Washington Parish, LA are Welding Technology (335 and 15.5%), Health Aide (155 and 7.16%), and General Construction Trades (143 and 6.6%). The median tuition costs in Washington Parish, LA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A 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 Washington Parish, LA is $82,100, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $79,600 to $82,100, a 3.14% increase. The homeownership rate of Washington Parish, LA is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Washington Parish, LA have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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