Congressional District 5, LA

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2019 Population
734,377
0.524% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
US Representative
Julia Letlow
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
38.3
1.32% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
24.1%
2.7% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$41,257
2.32% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$124,500
0.647% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 5, LA had a population of 734k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $41,257. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 5, LA declined from 738,249 to 734,377, a −0.524% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,321 to $41,257, a 2.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 5, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), White (Hispanic) (1.55%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.894%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 5, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.8% of the residents in Congressional District 5, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 5, LA was $124,500, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%. Most people in Congressional District 5, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 5, LA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 5, LA is home to a population of 734k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 4.52% of Congressional District 5, LA residents were born outside of the country (33.2k people).

In 2019, there were 1.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (434k people) in Congressional District 5, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 257k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 5, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    434k ± 7.62k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    257k ± 7.33k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 2.98k
2.72%
Hispanic Population
20k people

In 2019, there were 1.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (434k people) in Congressional District 5, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 257k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.72% of the people in Congressional District 5, LA are hispanic (20k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 5, LA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.52%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
33.2k people
1.83%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
13.5k people

As of 2019, 4.52% of Congressional District 5, LA residents (33.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 5, LA was 1.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 5, LA was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Congressional District 5, LA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 5, LA residents was 38.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2019 Citizenship
99.2%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.8% of Congressional District 5, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 5, LA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    13,438 ± 1,788
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,016 ± 1,829
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,885 ± 1,001

Congressional District 5, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 5, LA is $41,257. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 5, LA was Census Tract 6.12 with a value of $170,278, followed by Census Tract 116 and Census Tract 76.04, with respective values of $165,089 and $162,000.

The economy of Congressional District 5, LA employs 288k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 5, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (53,454 people), Retail Trade (36,252 people), and Educational Services (25,761 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,501), Utilities ($65,298), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,998).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,257
2019 value
± $1,332
2.32%
1 Year Growth
± 5.01%

Households in Congressional District 5, LA have a median annual income of $41,257, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,321 in 2018, which represents a 2.32% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 5, LA (168k out of 697k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    92,723 ± 2,151
  2. White
    68,068 ± 1,920
  3. Hispanic
    4,589 ± 479

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 5, 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

288k
2019 Value
± 10,244
5.14%
1 Year growth
± 4.73%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 5, LA grew at a rate of 5.14%, from 274k employees to 288k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 5, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (30,718 people), Sales & Related Occupations (26,933 people), and Management Occupations (22,717 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 5, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 5, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (30,718 people), Sales & Related Occupations (26,933 people), and Management Occupations (22,717 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 5, LA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,171), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,842), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($57,408).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

288k
2019 Value
± 10,244
5.14%
1 Year growth
± 4.73%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 5, LA grew at a rate of 5.14%, from 274k employees to 288k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 5, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (53,454 people), Retail Trade (36,252 people), and Educational Services (25,761 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 5, LA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 5, 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 Congressional District 5, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (53,454 people), Retail Trade (36,252 people), and Educational Services (25,761 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 5, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,501), Utilities ($65,298), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,998).

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Civics

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.

Congressional District 5, LA is currently represented by Julia Letlow in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 5, LA

Julia Letlow
District 5 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 5, LA is currently represented by Julia Letlow (Republican Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 5, LA was $124,500 in 2019, which is 0.518 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $123,700 to $124,500, a 0.647% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 5, LA is 64.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 5, LA have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 5, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$124,500
2019 Median
± $5,971
$123,700
2018 Median
± $5,034

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 5, LA grew to to $124,500 from the previous year's value of $123,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 5, 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 Congressional District 5, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,257
Median Household Income
± $1,332
270k
Number of Households
± 8,823

In 2019, the median household income of the 270k households in Congressional District 5, LA grew to $41,257 from the previous year's value of $40,321.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 5, 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

None
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 5, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 5, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
2019 Homeownership
65%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 64.9% of the housing units in Congressional District 5, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 5, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 5, LA have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 4.88% of the workforce in Congressional District 5, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.39%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.7%)

In 2019, 82.7% of workers in Congressional District 5, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.39%) and those who worked at home (2.7%).

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 Congressional District 5, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 5, LA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

9.1%
Uninsured
34.2%
Employer Coverage
31.8%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.65%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 5, LA grew by 5.59% from 8.62% to 9.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 5, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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