West Monroe, LA

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2019 Population
12,583
1.36% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
38.5
2.12% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
24.6%
16.5% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$34,454
2.35% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$133,100
4.31% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
5,932
10.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, West Monroe, LA had a population of 12.6k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $34,454. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of West Monroe, LA declined from 12,756 to 12,583, a −1.36% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,664 to $34,454, a 2.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Monroe, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.2%), Other (Hispanic) (2.15%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.985%). 0% of the households in West Monroe, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.3% of the residents in West Monroe, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Monroe, LA are Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe (169 degrees awarded in 2019) and Cloyd's Beauty School 1 Inc (8 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in West Monroe, LA was $133,100, and the homeownership rate was 39.7%. Most people in West Monroe, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in West Monroe, LA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

West Monroe, LA is home to a population of 12.6k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.82% of West Monroe, LA residents were born outside of the country (481 people).

In 2019, there were 1.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.45k people) in West Monroe, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 270 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Monroe, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.45k ± 489
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.42k ± 476
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    270 ± 178
3.06%
Hispanic Population
385 people

In 2019, there were 1.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.45k people) in West Monroe, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 270 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.06% of the people in West Monroe, LA are hispanic (385 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in West Monroe, LA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.82%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
481 people
2.38%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
304 people

As of 2019, 3.82% of West Monroe, LA residents (481 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Monroe, LA was 2.38%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.4
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 11.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in West Monroe, LA was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in West Monroe, LA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all West Monroe, LA residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    29,800 ± 4,225 people
  2. Mexico
    29,243 ± 4,185 people
  3. Vietnam
    19,860 ± 3,453 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 29,800 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 29,243 and Vietnam with 19,860.

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Citizenship

99.3%
2019 Citizenship
98.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.3% of West Monroe, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in West Monroe, LA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    396 ± 125
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    142 ± 101
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    63 ± 73

West Monroe, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in West Monroe, LA is $34,454. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in West Monroe, LA was Census Tract 53.01 with a value of $59,873, followed by Census Tract 105.04 and Census Tract 53.02, with respective values of $50,893 and $49,276.

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,832. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of West Monroe, LA employs 5.93k people. The largest industries in West Monroe, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,101 people), Retail Trade (829 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (672 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($60,852), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,351), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,351).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,454
2019 value
± $4,582
2.35%
1 Year Growth
± 17.2%

Households in West Monroe, LA have a median annual income of $34,454, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,664 in 2018, which represents a 2.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,629
Average Male Salary in Louisiana
± $1,670
$42,832
Average Female Salary in Louisiana
± $1,091

In 2019, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Louisiana
  1. Asian
    $55,899 ± $9,117
  2. White
    $54,752 ± $1,264
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $45,815 ± $29,389

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Louisiana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West Monroe, LA is from Louisiana.
0.467
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2018 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2019, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0759% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 53.01
  2. Census Tract 105.04
  3. Census Tract 53.02

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Monroe, LA was Census Tract 53.01 with a value of $59,873, followed by Census Tract 105.04 and Census Tract 53.02, with respective values of $50,893 and $49,276.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Monroe, LA (3.06k out of 12.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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
    1,587 ± 391
  2. Black
    1,411 ± 282
  3. Two Or More
    32 ± 100

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Monroe, LA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

5.93k
2019 Value
± 594
10.6%
1 Year growth
± 13.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in West Monroe, LA grew at a rate of 10.6%, from 5.36k employees to 5.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Monroe, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (727 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (721 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (620 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Monroe, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Monroe, LA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (727 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (721 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (620 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Monroe, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.31 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.98 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Monroe, LA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,083), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,831), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($53,438).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.93k
2019 Value
± 594
10.6%
1 Year growth
± 13.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in West Monroe, LA grew at a rate of 10.6%, from 5.36k employees to 5.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Monroe, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,101 people), Retail Trade (829 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (672 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Monroe, LA, though some of these residents may live in West Monroe, 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 Monroe, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,101 people), Retail Trade (829 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (672 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Monroe, LA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.75 times higher than expected), Information (1.59 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Monroe, LA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($60,852), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,351), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,351).

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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. $105B
  2. $70.3B
  3. $67.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $105B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($70.3B) and Fuel oils ($67.3B).

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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$490B
2018 Value in Louisiana
$814B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
66% growth

In 2018, total outbound Louisiana trade was $490B. This is expected to increase 66% to $814B 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. $43.7B
  2. $34.6B
  3. $17.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.7B, followed by Mississippi with $34.6B and Florida and $17.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Ouachita Parish, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 61.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (35.9%), followed by Other (2.73%). The most partisan county was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Ouachita Parish, LA
61.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Louisiana colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in West Monroe, LA awarded 177 degrees. The student population of West Monroe, LA is skewed towards women, with 10 male students and 137 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Monroe, LA are Black or African American (112 and 63.3%), followed by White (57 and 32.2%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 1.69%), and Unknown (3 and 1.69%).

The largest universities in West Monroe, LA by number of degrees awarded are Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe (169 and 95.5%) and Cloyd's Beauty School 1 Inc (8 and 4.52%).

The most popular majors in West Monroe, LA are Medical Assistant (32 and 18.1%), Pharmacy Technician (30 and 16.9%), and Dental Assisting (26 and 14.7%).

The median tuition costs in West Monroe, 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. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 19 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in West Monroe, LA was Medical Assistant with 32 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in West Monroe, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 169 degrees awarded
  2. 8 degrees awarded
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Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the West Monroe, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe with 169 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

16
Degrees Awarded to Men
161
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 16 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Monroe, LA, which is 0.0994 times less than the 161 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in West Monroe, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    112 degrees awarded
  2. White
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in West Monroe, LA was Black or African American students. These 112 degrees mean that there were 1.96 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 57 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Monroe, LA was $133,100 in 2019, which is 0.553 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $127,600 to $133,100, a 4.31% increase. The homeownership rate in West Monroe, LA is 39.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in West Monroe, LA have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Monroe, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$133,100
2019 Median
± $5,474
$127,600
2018 Median
± $6,153

In 2019, the median property value in West Monroe, LA grew to to $133,100 from the previous year's value of $127,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Monroe, 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 Monroe, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$34,454
Median Household Income
± $4,582
5.62k
Number of Households
± 525

In 2019, the median household income of the 5.62k households in West Monroe, LA grew to $34,454 from the previous year's value of $33,664.

The following chart displays the households in West Monroe, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

39.7%
2019 Homeownership
39.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 39.7% of the housing units in West Monroe, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West Monroe, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

15.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Monroe, LA have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.897% of the workforce in West Monroe, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (85.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.06%)
  3. Walked (3.36%)

In 2019, 85.2% of workers in West Monroe, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.06%) and those who walked to work (3.36%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Monroe, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Monroe, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

87.9% of the population of West Monroe, LA has health coverage, with 33.1% on employee plans, 29.8% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 8.97% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ouachita Parish, LA see 1153 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.84% decrease from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1564 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 200 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.4%). Additionally, Sabine Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (50.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,153 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ouachita Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Ouachita Parish, LA see an average of 1,153 patients per year. This represents a 3.84% decrease from the previous year (1,199 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Louisiana
$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

12.1%
Uninsured
33.1%
Employer Coverage
29.8%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
8.97%
Non-Group
2.31%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Monroe, LA declined by 15.8% from 14.4% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Monroe, 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. 25.4% prevalence
  2. 22.6% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 25.4%.

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

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