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1.04% decline
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9.6% decline
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1.43% growth
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4.77% growth


The economy of Caddo Parish, LA employs 105,567 people. The economy of Caddo Parish, LA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 5.93; 1.55; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Caddo Parish, LA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (19,547), Retail trade (14,700), and Accommodation & Food Service (10,503), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,553), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($53,227), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,696).

Median household income in Caddo Parish, LA is $37,104. Males in Caddo Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,003. The income inequality of Caddo Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476 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 Caddo Parish, LA. In Caddo 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 115 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,838. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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Caddo Parish, LA is home to a population of 248,851 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Caddo Parish, LA is composed of 122,961 Black residents (49.4%), 111,599 White residents (44.8%), 6,966 Hispanic residents (2.8%), 3,141 Asian residents (1.26%), and 2,747 Two+ residents (1.1%). The most common foreign languages in Caddo Parish, LA are Spanish (3,979 speakers), French (1,406 speakers), and Vietnamese (701 speakers), but compared to other places, Caddo Parish, LA has a relative high number of French (1,406 speakers), Vietnamese (701 speakers), and Thai (57 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Caddo Parish, LA awarded 2,513 degrees. The student population of Caddo Parish, LA is skewed towards females, with 980 male students and 1,533 female students. Most students in Caddo Parish, LA are Black or African American (1,179 and 46.9%), followed by White (1,073 and 42.7%), Hispanic or Latino (68 and 2.71%), and Unknown (62 and 2.47%). The largest universities in Caddo Parish, LA by number of graduates are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (625 and 24.9%), Southern University at Shreveport (351 and 14%), and Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport (299 and 11.9%). The most popular majors in Caddo Parish, LA are General Biological Sciences (77 and 3.06%), General Business Administration & Management (69 and 2.75%), and General Studies (63 and 2.51%). The median tuition costs in Caddo Parish, LA are $34,935 for private four year colleges, and $5,656 and $5,656 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 Caddo Parish, LA is $151,500, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $144,600 to $151,500, a 4.77% increase. The homeownership rate of Caddo Parish, LA is 58.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Caddo Parish, LA have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Caddo Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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