West Carroll Parish, LA

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Population

11,274

0.844% decline

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$37,304

1.73% growth

Poverty Rate

22%


Number of Employees

3,820

1.09% decline

Median Property Value

$79,400

8.62% growth

About

In 2017, West Carroll Parish, LA had a population of 11.3k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $37,304. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Carroll Parish, LA declined from 11,370 to 11,274, a -0.844% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,670 to $37,304, a 1.73% increase.

The population of West Carroll Parish, LA is 79.6% White Alone, 15.9% Black or African American Alone, and 3.24% Hispanic or Latino. 2.53% of the people in West Carroll Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in West Carroll Parish, LA is $79,400, and the homeownership rate is 74.2%. Most people in West Carroll Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in West Carroll Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of West Carroll Parish, LA employs 3.82k people. The largest industries in West Carroll Parish, LA are Retail Trade (638 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (430 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (381 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,298), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($63,314).

Median household income in West Carroll Parish, LA is $37,304. Males in West Carroll 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 West Carroll Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,304

2017 value

± $5,818

1.73%

1 Year Growth

± 20.2%

Households in West Carroll Parish, LA have a median annual income of $37,304, 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 $36,670 in 2016, which represents a 1.73% 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 West Carroll 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 West Carroll 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 West Carroll 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 1

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Carroll Parish, LA was Census Tract 1 with a value of $35,100, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $30,865 and $30,101.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Carroll Parish, LA (2.34k out of 10.7k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 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. White

    1,534 ± 230

  2. Black

    776 ± 142

  3. Hispanic

    25 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Carroll Parish, LA is White, followed by Black 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

3.82k

2017 Value

± 370

-1.09%

1 Year decline

± 13.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Carroll Parish, LA declined at a rate of -1.09%, from 3.86k employees to 3.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Carroll Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (661 people), Management Occupations (423 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (341 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Carroll Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Carroll Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (661 people), Management Occupations (423 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (341 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, West Carroll Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.6 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.79 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Carroll Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,429), Production Occupations ($62,750), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($54,211).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.82k

2017 Value

± 370

-1.09%

1 Year decline

± 13.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Carroll Parish, LA declined at a rate of -1.09%, from 3.86k employees to 3.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Carroll Parish, LA, are Retail Trade (638 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (430 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (381 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Carroll Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in West Carroll 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 West Carroll Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (638 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (430 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (381 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, West Carroll Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.43 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.47 times), and Utilities (2.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Carroll Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,298), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($63,314).

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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

76.8% of the population of West Carroll Parish, LA has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in West Carroll Parish, LA see 2823 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (2881 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5557 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2778 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

2,823 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in West Carroll Parish, LA see an average of 2,823 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (2,881 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Carroll Parish, LA in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

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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

23.2%

Uninsured

34.3%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

2.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Carroll Parish, LA declined by 20.6% from 29.2% to 23.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Carroll 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%.

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Diversity

West Carroll Parish, LA is home to a population of 11.3k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.05% of West Carroll Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of West Carroll Parish, LA is composed of 8.98k White Alone residents (79.6%), 1.79k Black or African American Alone residents (15.9%), 365 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.24%), 108 Two or More Races residents (0.958%), 20 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.177%), 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0621%), 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0621%), and 0 Asian Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in West Carroll Parish, LA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (232 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (24 speakers), and Arabic (7 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Carroll Parish, LA was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in West Carroll Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Carroll Parish, LA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.985%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.05% of West Carroll 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 West Carroll Parish, LA was 0.985%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of West Carroll Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Carroll Parish, LA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.98k ± 12

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.79k ± 50

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    365 ± 173

In 2017, there were 5.02 times more White Alone residents (8.98k people) in West Carroll Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.79k Black or African American Alone and 365 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    232 speakers (2.16%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    24 speakers (0.223%)

  3. Arabic

    7 speakers (0.065%)

2.53% of West Carroll 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 West Carroll Parish, LA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.16% of the overall population of West Carroll Parish, LA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.223% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.065% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    148 ± 78

  2. Vietnam

    126 ± 47

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    106 ± 57

West Carroll Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Carroll Parish, LA was $79,400 in 2017, which is 0.365 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,100 to $79,400, a 8.62% increase. The homeownership rate in West Carroll Parish, LA is 74.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Carroll Parish, LA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Carroll 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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$37,304

Median Household Income

± $5,818

4.18k

Number of Households

± 340

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.18k households in West Carroll Parish, LA grew to $37,304 from the previous year's value of $36,670.

The following chart displays the households in West Carroll 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

$79,400

2017 Median

± $6,965

$73,100

2016 Median

± $7,106

In 2017, the median property value in West Carroll Parish, LA grew to to $79,400 from the previous year's value of $73,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Carroll 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 West Carroll Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

74.2%

2017 Homeownership

72.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.2% of the housing units in West Carroll Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Carroll Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.63% of the workforce in West Carroll Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87%

  2. Carpooled

    9.48%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.39%

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

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