Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA

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Population
115,850
0.00863% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
39.7

Poverty Rate
17.4%

Median Household Income
$52,240
2.74% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$154,300
3.84% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
44,486
0.0135% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA had a population of 116k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $52,240. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA grew from 115,840 to 115,850, a 0.00863% increase and its median household income grew from $50,845 to $52,240, a 2.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (42.5%), White (Hispanic) (1.35%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.698%). 3.5% of the households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.2% of the residents in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was $154,300, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%. Most people in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
58.1% 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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Diversity

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA is home to a population of 116k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.17% of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.36k people).

In 2018, there were 1.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62k people) in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are Spanish (1,803 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (1,367 speakers), and Haitian (194 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    62k ± 79
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    49.2k ± 402
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.56k ± 249
2.38%
Hispanic Population
2.75k people

In 2018, there were 1.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62k people) in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.38% of the people in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are hispanic (2.75k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,803 speakers (1.65%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    1,367 speakers (1.25%)
  3. Haitian
    194 speakers (0.178%)

3.5% of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was Spanish. 1.65% of the overall population of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 1.25% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.178% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.17%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.36k people
0.953%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
1.1k people

As of 2018, 1.17% of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA residents (1.36k people) 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 Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was 0.953%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    361 ± 466 people
  2. Guatemala
    112 ± 260 people
  3. Germany
    74 ± 211 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 361 Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA residents, followed by Guatemala with 112 and Germany with 74.

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Citizenship

99.2%
2018 Citizenship
99.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.2% of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,874 ± 286
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    840 ± 219
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    632 ± 173

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA is $52,240. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $79,495, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $78,277 and $70,885.

Males in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,785. The income inequality in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA employs 44.5k people. The largest industries in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are Construction (4,733 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,311 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (2,822 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of physicians ($115,939), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($101,561), and Sugar & confectionery products ($95,829).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,240
2018 value
± $1,996
2.74%
1 Year Growth
± 5.13%

Households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $52,240, 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 $50,845 in 2017, which represents a 2.74% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,685
Average Male Salary in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA
± $8,949
$41,785
Average Female Salary in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA
± $6,930

In 2019, full-time male employees in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA made 1.52 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA
  1. Asian
    $97,137 ± $262,583
  2. White
    $55,250 ± $6,996
  3. Two or More Races
    $55,249 ± $74,915

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.76 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.443
2019 Wage GINI in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA
0.435
2018 Wage GINI in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA

In 2019, the income inequality in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.81% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $79,495, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $78,277 and $70,885.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, 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

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA (18.2k out of 105k 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 Females 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

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. Black
    11,210 ± 750
  2. White
    6,326 ± 559
  3. Hispanic
    734 ± 200

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA is Black, followed by White 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

44.5k
2019 Value
-0.0135%
1 Year decline
± -0.0135%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.0135%, from 44.5k employees to 44.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA, are Cashiers (1,542 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,212 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,132 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Cashiers (1,542 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,212 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,132 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Firstline supervisors of correctional officers (15.4 times higher than expected), Boilermakers (12.8 times), and Miscellaneous plant & system operators (10.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers ($161,583), Physicians ($149,663), and Chemical engineers ($142,113).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

44.5k
2019 Value
-0.0135%
1 Year decline
± -0.0135%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.0135%, from 44.5k employees to 44.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA, are Construction (4,733 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,311 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (2,822 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, 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 Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Construction (4,733 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,311 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (2,822 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals (17.5 times higher than expected), Petroleum refining (12.3 times), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (5.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Offices of physicians ($115,939), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($101,561), and Sugar & confectionery products ($95,829).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was $154,300 in 2018, which is 0.672 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $148,600 to $154,300, a 3.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA is 75.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,300
2018 Median
± $5,318
$148,600
2017 Median
± $6,457

In 2018, the median property value in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA grew to to $154,300 from the previous year's value of $148,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, 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 Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$52,240
Median Household Income
± $1,996
40.1k
Number of Households
± 1,353

In 2018, the median household income of the 40.1k households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA grew to $52,240 from the previous year's value of $50,845.

The following chart displays the households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, 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

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
2018 Homeownership
75.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.1% of the housing units in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.35%)
  3. Other (2.13%)

In 2018, 85.6% of workers in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.35%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (2.13%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.86% 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 Louisiana see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 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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1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 patients).

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

10.2%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.86%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA declined by 16.3% from 12.2% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, 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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