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1.98% growth
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Median Household Income
1.7% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
2.39% growth
Median Property Value
2.19% growth

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The economy of Ascension Parish, LA employs 56,704 people. The economy of Ascension Parish, LA is specialized in Construction; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.7; 1.35; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ascension Parish, LA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,963), Manufacturing (7,791), and Retail trade (6,533), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($70,404), Utilities ($63,911), and Transportation & Warehousing ($57,089).

Median household income in Ascension Parish, LA is $71,752. Males in Ascension Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.79 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,624. The income inequality of Ascension Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.429 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ascension Parish, LA. In Ascension 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 38 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,921. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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Ascension Parish, LA is home to a population of 117,009 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ascension Parish, LA is composed of 81,367 White residents (69.5%), 25,485 Black residents (21.8%), 5,939 Hispanic residents (5.08%), 2,975 Two+ residents (2.54%), and 1,057 Asian residents (0.9%). The most common foreign languages in Ascension Parish, LA are Spanish (4,300 speakers), French (1,201 speakers), and Vietnamese (374 speakers), but compared to other places, Ascension Parish, LA has a relative high number of French (1,201 speakers), Other West Germanic (114 speakers), and Vietnamese (374 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Ascension Parish, LA awarded 587 degrees. The student population of Ascension Parish, LA is skewed towards females, with 270 male students and 317 female students. Most students in Ascension Parish, LA are White (388 and 66.1%), followed by Black or African American (154 and 26.2%), Hispanic or Latino (30 and 5.11%), and Unknown (5 and 0.85%). The largest universities in Ascension Parish, LA by number of graduates are River Parishes Community College (587 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Ascension Parish, LA are General Studies (203 and 34.6%), Other Industrial Production Technology (31 and 5.28%), and Instrumentation Technology (22 and 3.75%). The median tuition costs in Ascension 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ascension Parish, LA is $172,300, which is 0.84 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $168,600 to $172,300, a 2.19% increase. The homeownership rate of Ascension Parish, LA is 80.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ascension Parish, LA have an average commute time of 29.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ascension Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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