Lafourche Parish, LA

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Population
98,214
0.104% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
37.5

Poverty Rate
15.7%

Median Household Income
$53,089
0.729% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$151,600
5.06% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
43,293
0.74% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Lafourche Parish, LA had a population of 98.2k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $53,089. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lafourche Parish, LA grew from 98,112 to 98,214, a 0.104% increase and its median household income grew from $52,705 to $53,089, a 0.729% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafourche Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.34%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.09%). NaNk% of the people in Lafourche Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lafourche Parish, LA are Nicholls State University (1,342 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Lafourche Parish, LA is $151,600, and the homeownership rate is 75.5%. Most people in Lafourche Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafourche Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 76.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (20.2%), followed by Other (3.03%). 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.

Lafourche Parish, LA 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
76.7% 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.

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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 Lafourche Parish, LA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lafourche Parish, LA is home to a population of 98.2k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.06% of Lafourche Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (3.01k people).

In 2018, there were 5.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.5k people) in Lafourche Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafourche Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    75.5k ± 100
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13k ± 354
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.3k ± 494
4.37%
Hispanic Population
4.29k people

In 2018, there were 5.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.5k people) in Lafourche Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.37% of the people in Lafourche Parish, LA are hispanic (4.29k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.06%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.01k people
3.16%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
3.1k people

As of 2018, 3.06% of Lafourche Parish, LA residents (3.01k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafourche Parish, LA was 3.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lafourche Parish, LA was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Lafourche Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lafourche Parish, LA residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

97.9%
2018 Citizenship
97.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.9% of Lafourche Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lafourche Parish, LA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,383 ± 231
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    664 ± 187
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    504 ± 176

Lafourche Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lafourche Parish, LA is $53,089. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lafourche Parish, LA was Census Tract 202.02 with a value of $79,744, followed by Census Tract 207.03 and Census Tract 219.01, with respective values of $74,250 and $73,872.

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lafourche Parish, LA employs 43.3k people. The largest industries in Lafourche Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,787 people), Manufacturing (4,857 people), and Retail Trade (4,571 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,859), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,194), and Utilities ($66,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,089
2018 value
± $1,955
0.729%
1 Year Growth
± 4.85%

Households in Lafourche Parish, LA have a median annual income of $53,089, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,705 in 2017, which represents a 0.729% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488
Average Male Salary in Louisiana
± $1,557
$40,269
Average Female Salary in Louisiana
± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 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
    $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 Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 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 Lafourche Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2017 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.465
2016 Wage GINI in Louisiana

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 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 202.02
  2. Census Tract 207.03
  3. Census Tract 219.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafourche Parish, LA was Census Tract 202.02 with a value of $79,744, followed by Census Tract 207.03 and Census Tract 219.01, with respective values of $74,250 and $73,872.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lafourche Parish, 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

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafourche Parish, LA (15k out of 95.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    8,823 ± 694
  2. Black
    4,392 ± 526
  3. Hispanic
    819 ± 245

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

43.3k
2018 Value
± 1,466
0.74%
1 Year growth
± 4.78%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lafourche Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.74%, from 43k employees to 43.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafourche Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,146 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,511 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,002 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafourche Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lafourche Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,146 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,511 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,002 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafourche Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.06 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.84 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lafourche Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,495), Management Occupations ($72,893), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,885).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

43.3k
2018 Value
± 1,466
0.74%
1 Year growth
± 4.78%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lafourche Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.74%, from 43k employees to 43.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafourche Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,787 people), Manufacturing (4,857 people), and Retail Trade (4,571 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafourche Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Lafourche 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 Lafourche Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,787 people), Manufacturing (4,857 people), and Retail Trade (4,571 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafourche Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (13.3 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.69 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lafourche Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,859), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,194), and Utilities ($66,250).

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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. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($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 in Louisiana
$476B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Lafourche Parish, LA awarded 1,342 degrees. The student population of Lafourche Parish, LA is skewed towards women, with 2,208 male students and 4,119 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lafourche Parish, LA are White (977 and 74.8%), followed by Black or African American (205 and 15.7%), Two or More Races (39 and 2.98%), and Hispanic or Latino (37 and 2.83%).

The largest universities in Lafourche Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Nicholls State University (1,342 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lafourche Parish, LA are Petroleum Technology (171 and 12.7%), General Business Administration & Management (138 and 10.3%), and Registered Nursing (131 and 9.76%).

The median tuition costs in Lafourche Parish, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,922 and $6,015 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 116 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 111 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 95 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lafourche Parish, LA was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 116 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lafourche Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,342 degrees awarded
$4,922
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Lafourche Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nicholls State University with 1,342 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

485
Degrees Awarded to Men
857
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 485 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lafourche Parish, LA, which is 0.566 times less than the 857 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
    977 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    205 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    39 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lafourche Parish, LA were to White students. These 977 degrees mean that there were 4.77 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 205 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafourche Parish, LA was $151,600 in 2018, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $144,300 to $151,600, a 5.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafourche Parish, LA is 75.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lafourche Parish, LA have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lafourche Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$151,600
2018 Median
± $5,111
$144,300
2017 Median
± $5,449

In 2018, the median property value in Lafourche Parish, LA grew to to $151,600 from the previous year's value of $144,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lafourche 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 Lafourche Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$53,089
Median Household Income
± $1,955
36.4k
Number of Households
± 1,326

In 2018, the median household income of the 36.4k households in Lafourche Parish, LA grew to $53,089 from the previous year's value of $52,705.

The following chart displays the households in Lafourche 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lafourche Parish, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lafourche Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

75.5%
2018 Homeownership
75.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.5% of the housing units in Lafourche Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lafourche Parish, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafourche Parish, LA have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.04% of the workforce in Lafourche Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    81.1%
  2. Carpooled
    10.4%
  3. Other
    4.01%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lafourche Parish, LA was Drove Alone (81.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Other (4.01%).

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 Lafourche Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lafourche Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.9% of the population of Lafourche Parish, LA has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.85% 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 Lafourche Parish, LA see 2185 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.38% decrease from the previous year (2334 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2234 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 806 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

2,185 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lafourche Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Lafourche Parish, LA see an average of 2,185 patients per year. This represents a 6.38% decrease from the previous year (2,334 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lafourche 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

10.1%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
18.2%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
0.85%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafourche Parish, LA declined by 17.4% from 12.2% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lafourche 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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