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0.13% decline
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2.08% growth
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3.77% growth
Median Property Value
1.97% growth


The economy of Allen Parish, LA employs 8,581 people. The economy of Allen Parish, LA is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Utilities, which employ respectively 5.39; 4.71; and 2.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Allen Parish, LA are Arts, Entertainment, Recreation (1,003), Healthcare & Social Assistance (990), and Public Admin. (898), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($82,153), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($64,922), and Transportation & Warehousing ($51,042).

Median household income in Allen Parish, LA is $41,801. Males in Allen Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.61 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,918. The income inequality of Allen Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.424 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Allen Parish, LA. In Allen Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 31 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,979. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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Allen Parish, LA is home to a population of 25,619 people, from which 97.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Allen Parish, LA is composed of 18,206 White residents (71.1%), 4,960 Black residents (19.4%), 1,092 Hispanic residents (4.26%), 643 Two+ residents (2.51%), and 481 Native residents (1.88%). The most common foreign languages in Allen Parish, LA are French (936 speakers), Spanish (913 speakers), and Other Native North American (100 speakers), but compared to other places, Allen Parish, LA has a relative high number of French (936 speakers), Other Native North American (100 speakers), and Thai (37 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Louisiana awarded 73,938 degrees. The student population of Louisiana is skewed towards females, with 33,181 male students and 40,757 female students. Most students in Louisiana are White (41,327 and 55.9%), followed by Black or African American (21,367 and 28.9%), Hispanic or Latino (3,121 and 4.22%), and Unknown (2,849 and 3.85%). The largest universities in Louisiana by number of graduates are Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (6,480 and 8.76%), Tulane University of Louisiana (4,471 and 6.05%), and South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus (4,124 and 5.58%). The most popular majors in Louisiana are Registered Nursing (1,779 and 2.41%), General Business Administration & Management (1,665 and 2.25%), and General Psychology (1,301 and 1.76%). The median tuition costs in Louisiana are $36,938 for private four year colleges, and $5,652 and $15,968 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Allen Parish, LA is $82,700, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $81,100 to $82,700, a 1.97% increase. The homeownership rate of Allen Parish, LA is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Allen Parish, LA have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allen Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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