Bogalusa, LA

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Population

46,449

0.177% growth

Poverty Rate

26.3%


Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$32,962

6.28% growth

Number of Employees

16,259

2.42% growth

Median Property Value

$84,600

3.05% growth

About

In 2017, Bogalusa, LA had a population of 46.4k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $32,962. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bogalusa, LA grew from 46,367 to 46,449, a 0.177% increase and its median household income grew from $31,013 to $32,962, a 6.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bogalusa, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.1%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.53%), White (Hispanic) (1.37%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.439%). N/A% of the people in Bogalusa, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bogalusa, LA are Northshore Technical Community College (1,202 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Bogalusa, LA is $84,600, and the homeownership rate is 71.5%. Most people in Bogalusa, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bogalusa, LA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Bogalusa, LA employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Bogalusa, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,440 people), Retail Trade (1,928 people), and Educational Services (1,609 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,901), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,801), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,063).

Median household income in Bogalusa, LA is $32,962. Males in Bogalusa, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Bogalusa, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,962

2017 value

± $3,070

6.28%

1 Year Growth

± 9.66%

Households in Bogalusa, LA have a median annual income of $32,962, 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 $31,013 in 2016, which represents a 6.28% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $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

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bogalusa, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

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 2017 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.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bogalusa, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $79,495, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and Livingston Parish, LA, with respective values of $65,392 and $64,067.

The following map shows all of the counties in Bogalusa, 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

26.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bogalusa, LA (11.7k out of 44.5k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    6,458 ± 560

  2. Black

    4,842 ± 502

  3. Two Or More

    338 ± 226

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

16.3k

2017 Value

± 1,009

2.42%

1 Year growth

± 8.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bogalusa, LA grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 15.9k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bogalusa, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,258 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,639 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,604 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bogalusa, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bogalusa, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,258 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,639 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,604 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bogalusa, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.19 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.48 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bogalusa, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,924), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($52,424), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,136).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.3k

2017 Value

± 1,009

2.42%

1 Year growth

± 8.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bogalusa, LA grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 15.9k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bogalusa, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,440 people), Retail Trade (1,928 people), and Educational Services (1,609 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bogalusa, LA, though some of these residents may live in Bogalusa, 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 Bogalusa, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,440 people), Retail Trade (1,928 people), and Educational Services (1,609 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bogalusa, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.43 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.62 times), and Utilities (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bogalusa, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,901), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,801), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,063).

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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. $79.9B

  2. $78.1B

  3. $43.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $79.9B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($78.1B) and Basic chemicals ($43.7B).

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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$395B

2020 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

20.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $395B. This is expected to increase 20.5% 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. $41.9B

  2. $38.6B

  3. $13.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $41.9B, followed by Mississippi with $38.6B and Florida and $13.6B.

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

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Health

84.6% of the population of Bogalusa, LA has health coverage, with 30.3% on employee plans, 30.8% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 9.65% on non-group plans, and 2.3% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bogalusa, LA see 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 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

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1,527 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

15.4%

Uninsured

30.3%

Employer Coverage

30.8%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

9.65%

Non-Group

2.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bogalusa, LA declined by 4.52% from 16.1% to 15.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bogalusa, 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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Diversity

Bogalusa, LA is home to a population of 46.4k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.82% of Bogalusa, LA residents were born outside of the country (846 people).

In 2017, there were 2.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.5k people) in Bogalusa, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 711 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bogalusa, LA was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Bogalusa, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bogalusa, LA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

846 people

1.57%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

727 people

As of 2017, 1.82% of Bogalusa, LA residents (846 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 Bogalusa, LA was 1.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Bogalusa, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bogalusa, LA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bogalusa, LA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    30.5k ± 21

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    14k ± 317

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    711 ± 317

In 2017, there were 2.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.5k people) in Bogalusa, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 711 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,386 ± 209

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    608 ± 179

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    563 ± 169

Bogalusa, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bogalusa, LA awarded 1,202 degrees. The student population of Bogalusa, LA is skewed towards women, with 2,183 male students and 2,812 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bogalusa, LA are White (686 and 57.1%), followed by Black or African American (367 and 30.5%), Unknown (84 and 6.99%), and Hispanic or Latino (28 and 2.33%).

The largest universities in Bogalusa, LA by number of degrees awarded are Northshore Technical Community College (1,202 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bogalusa, LA are Health Aide (184 and 15.3%), Welding Technology (164 and 13.6%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (126 and 10.5%).

The median tuition costs in Bogalusa, 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. 174 degrees awarded

  2. 121 degrees awarded

  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Bogalusa, LA was Health Aide with 174 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,202 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Bogalusa, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northshore Technical Community College with 1,202 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

624

Degrees Awarded to Men

578

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 624 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bogalusa, LA, which is 1.08 times more than the 578 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    686 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    367 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    84 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bogalusa, LA were to White students. These 686 degrees mean that there were 1.87 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 367 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bogalusa, LA was $84,600 in 2017, which is 0.368 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,100 to $84,600, a 3.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Bogalusa, LA is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bogalusa, LA have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bogalusa, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$84,600

2017 Median

± $3,846

$82,100

2016 Median

± $6,190

In 2017, the median property value in Bogalusa, LA grew to to $84,600 from the previous year's value of $82,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bogalusa, 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 Bogalusa, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$32,962

Median Household Income

± $3,070

17.5k

Number of Households

± 962

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.5k households in Bogalusa, LA grew to $32,962 from the previous year's value of $31,013.

The following chart displays the households in Bogalusa, 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 Bogalusa, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bogalusa, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.5%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.5% of the housing units in Bogalusa, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bogalusa, LA have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.53% of the workforce in Bogalusa, 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

    12.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bogalusa, LA was Drove Alone (81.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.8%) and those who Worked At Home (2.6%).

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

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