Webster Parish, LA

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Population

40,043

0.724% decline

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$30,891

3.22% decline

Poverty Rate

24.9%


Number of Employees

15,407

2.52% growth

Median Property Value

$81,600

0.99% growth

About

In 2017, Webster Parish, LA had a population of 40k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $30,891. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Webster Parish, LA declined from 40,335 to 40,043, a -0.724% decrease and its median household income declined from $31,920 to $30,891, a -3.22% decrease.

The population of Webster Parish, LA is 62.2% White Alone, 34.2% Black or African American Alone, and 1.83% Hispanic or Latino. 1.71% of the people in Webster Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Webster Parish, LA are Northwest Louisiana Technical College (2,755 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Webster Parish, LA is $81,600, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in Webster Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Webster Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Webster Parish, LA employs 15.4k people. The largest industries in Webster Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,216 people), Retail Trade (1,648 people), and Construction (1,640 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($42,318), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($41,977), and Manufacturing ($37,287).

Median household income in Webster Parish, LA is $30,891. Males in Webster 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 Webster Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,891

2017 value

± $1,632

-3.22%

1 Year Growth

± 8.19%

Households in Webster Parish, LA have a median annual income of $30,891, 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 $31,920 in 2016, which represents a -3.22% 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 Webster Parish, LA 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 Webster Parish, LA 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 Webster 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 316

  2. Census Tract 311

  3. Census Tract 315

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Webster Parish, LA was Census Tract 316 with a value of $69,375, followed by Census Tract 311 and Census Tract 315, with respective values of $46,563 and $40,304.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Webster Parish, LA (9.7k out of 39k 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 < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    5,666 ± 491

  2. White

    3,871 ± 397

  3. Hispanic

    230 ± 173

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

15.4k

2017 Value

± 841

2.52%

1 Year growth

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Webster Parish, LA grew at a rate of 2.52%, from 15k employees to 15.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Webster Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,937 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,642 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,302 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Webster Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Webster Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,937 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,642 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,302 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Webster Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.14 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.9 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Webster Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,875), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,433), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.4k

2017 Value

± 841

2.52%

1 Year growth

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Webster Parish, LA grew at a rate of 2.52%, from 15k employees to 15.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Webster Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,216 people), Retail Trade (1,648 people), and Construction (1,640 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Webster Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Webster 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 Webster Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,216 people), Retail Trade (1,648 people), and Construction (1,640 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Webster Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.1 times higher than expected), Construction (1.7 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Webster Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($42,318), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($41,977), and Manufacturing ($37,287).

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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. with $69.1B and Basic chemicals and $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

86.4% of the population of Webster Parish, LA has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.89% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Webster Parish, LA see 1539 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.774% decrease from the previous year (1551 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3971 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 552 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

1539 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Webster Parish, LA see an average of 1539 patients per year. This represents a 0.774% decrease from the previous year (1551 patients).

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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

13.6%

Uninsured

35.3%

Employer Coverage

24.5%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.89%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Webster Parish, LA declined by 18.3% from 16.7% to 13.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Webster 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. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

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

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Diversity

Webster Parish, LA is home to a population of 40k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.684% of Webster Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Webster Parish, LA is composed of 24.9k White Alone residents (62.2%), 13.7k Black or African American Alone residents (34.2%), 733 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.83%), 428 Two or More Races residents (1.07%), 139 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.347%), 106 Asian Alone residents (0.265%), 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0624%), and 23 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0574%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Webster Parish, LA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (449 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (95 speakers), and Tagalog (32 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Webster Parish, LA was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Webster Parish, LA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Webster Parish, LA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.684%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.764%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.684% of Webster Parish, LA residents 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 Webster Parish, LA was 0.764%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Webster Parish, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Webster Parish, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Webster Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Webster Parish, LA was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.9k ± 16

  2. Black or African American Alone

    13.7k ± 112

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    733 ± 161

In 2017, there were 1.82 times more White Alone residents (24.9k people) in Webster Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Black or African American Alone and 733 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 Webster Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    449 speakers (1.18%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    95 speakers (0.25%)

  3. Tagalog

    32 speakers (0.0841%)

1.71% of Webster Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Webster Parish, LA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.18% of the overall population of Webster Parish, LA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.25% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.0841% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    942 ± 188

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    358 ± 139

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    267 ± 99

Webster Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Webster Parish, LA awarded 2,755 degrees. The student population of Webster Parish, LA is skewed towards men, with 1,334 male students and 638 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Webster Parish, LA are White (1,445 and 52.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,060 and 38.5%), Hispanic or Latino (89 and 3.23%), and Unknown (59 and 2.14%).

The largest universities in Webster Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Louisiana Technical College (2,755 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Webster Parish, LA are Welding Technology (949 and 34.4%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (253 and 9.18%), and Health Aide (201 and 7.3%).

The median tuition costs in Webster 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 813 degrees awarded

  2. 162 degrees awarded

  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Webster Parish, LA was Welding Technology with 813 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Webster Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,755 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Webster Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Louisiana Technical College with 2,755 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,905

Degrees Awarded to Men

850

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,905 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Webster Parish, LA, which is 2.24 times more than the 850 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

    1,445 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,060 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    89 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Webster Parish, LA were to White students. These 1,445 degrees mean that there were 1.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,060 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Webster Parish, LA was $81,600 in 2017, which is 0.375 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,800 to $81,600, a 0.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Webster Parish, LA is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Webster Parish, LA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Webster 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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$30,891

Median Household Income

± $1,632

15.9k

Number of Households

± 798

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.9k households in Webster Parish, LA declined from $30,891 from the previous year's value of $31,920.

The following chart displays the households in Webster 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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Housing

Property Value

$81,600

2017 Median

± $3,000

$80,800

2016 Median

± $3,988

In 2017, the median property value in Webster Parish, LA grew to to $81,600 from the previous year's value of $80,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Webster 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 Webster Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70%

2017 Homeownership

70.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70% of the housing units in Webster Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Webster 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 Webster Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Webster Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Webster Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.49% of the workforce in Webster Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.1%

  2. Carpooled

    6.95%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.17%

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

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