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Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area&

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Population
52,101
0.71% decline
Median Age
30.1
Median Household Income
$46,561
0.54% growth
Poverty Rate
14.5%
Number of Employees
17,716
0.06% growth
Median Property Value
$107,900
10.1% growth

Economy

The economy of Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area employs 17,716 people. The economy of Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Public Admin.; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 7.22; 3.59; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area are Public Admin. (2,994), Retail trade (2,242), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,908), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($56,193), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($38,199), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($38,125).

Median household income in Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area is $46,561. Males in Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,464. The income inequality of Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.496 which is higher 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 Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area. In Louisiana 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 65 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,221. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area is from the state of Louisiana.

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Diversity

Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area is home to a population of 52,101 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area is composed of 36,668 White residents (70.4%), 7,296 Black residents (14%), 4,766 Hispanic residents (9.1%), 1,655 Two+ residents (3.18%), and 849 Asian residents (1.63%). The most common foreign languages in Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area are Spanish (2,112 speakers), Korean (288 speakers), and German (262 speakers), but compared to other places, Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area has a relative high number of Hungarian (29 speakers), Other Pacific Island (142 speakers), and German (262 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA awarded 2,376 degrees. The student population of Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA is skewed towards females, with 1,047 male students and 1,329 female students. Most students in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA are White (1,367 and 57.5%), followed by Black or African American (813 and 34.2%), Unknown (70 and 2.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (49 and 2.06%). The largest universities in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA by number of graduates are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (1,412 and 59.4%), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (325 and 13.7%), and Louisiana College (283 and 11.9%). The most popular majors in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA are Welding Technology (407 and 17.1%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (120 and 5.05%), and Health Aide (108 and 4.55%). The median tuition costs in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA are $13,800 for private four year colleges, and $4,984 and $4,984 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 Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area is $107,900, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $98,000 to $107,900, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate of Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area is 53.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Polk South, LA Micro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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