Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA

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Population

119,588

2.41% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$66,884

1.98% growth

Number of Employees

57,891

0.0621% decline

Median Property Value

$214,600

3.52% growth

About

In 2017, Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA had a population of 120k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $66,884. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA grew from 116,778 to 119,588, a 2.41% increase and its median household income grew from $65,583 to $66,884, a 1.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.6%), White (Hispanic) (4.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.38%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.45%). 10.7% of the people in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are University of Louisiana at Lafayette (3,540 degrees awarded in 2017), Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette (330 degrees), and Blue Cliff College-Lafayette (165 degrees).

The median property value in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is $214,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.5%. Most people in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is 2 cars per household.

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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 Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA employs 57.9k people. The largest industries in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are Support activities for mining (6,198 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,964 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,887 people), and the highest paying industries are Petroleum refining ($175,441), Executive offices & legislative bodies ($155,954), and Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers ($142,792).

Median household income in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is $66,884. Males in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.76 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,548. The income inequality in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.512, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,884

2017 value

± $2,634

1.98%

1 Year Growth

± 5.61%

Households in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $66,884, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,583 in 2016, which represents a 1.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$85,544

Average Male Salary

± $12,760

$48,548

Average Female Salary

± $8,591

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA made 1.76 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $64,434 ± $8,434

  2. American Indian

    $59,755 ± $72,338

  3. Asian

    $52,658 ± $40,222

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.512

2017 Wage GINI

0.513

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 0.512 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.206% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Lafayette Parish (South) 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 Lafayette Parish (South) 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 Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA (13.4k out of 115k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    8,735 ± 909

  2. Black

    3,714 ± 558

  3. Hispanic

    1,033 ± 334

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is White, followed by Black 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

57.9k

2017 Value

-0.0621%

1 Year decline

± -0.0621%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.0621%, from 57.9k employees to 57.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, are Retail salespersons (2,083 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,987 people), and Registered nurses (1,952 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (2,083 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,987 people), and Registered nurses (1,952 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers (25.9 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (16.8 times), and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (12.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($274,744), Dentists ($233,667), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($185,948).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

57.9k

2017 Value

-0.0621%

1 Year decline

± -0.0621%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.0621%, from 57.9k employees to 57.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, are Support activities for mining (6,198 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,964 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,887 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Lafayette Parish (South) 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 Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Support activities for mining (6,198 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,964 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,887 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Support activities for mining (31 times higher than expected), Construction, & mining & oil & gas field machinery manufacturing (7.64 times), and Water transportation (6.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Petroleum refining ($175,441), Executive offices & legislative bodies ($155,954), and Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers ($142,792).

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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

89.9% of the population of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 9.33% on Medicaid, 8.32% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, 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

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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%).

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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

10.1%

Uninsured

55.3%

Employer Coverage

9.33%

Medicaid

8.32%

Medicare

15.9%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 10.1%.

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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%.

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Diversity

Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is home to a population of 120k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2016, 4.7% of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (5.49k people).

In 2017, there were 6.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.6k people) in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are French (Incl. Cajun) (4,811 speakers), Spanish (3,799 speakers), and Vietnamese (709 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.49k people

5.13%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

5.9k people

As of 2016, 4.7% of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents (5.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 5.13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    1,068 ± 799 people

  2. China

    483 ± 538 people

  3. Vietnam

    459 ± 525 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 1,068 Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents, followed by China with 483 and Vietnam with 459.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    93.6k ± 1.66k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    15.1k ± 1k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    4.9k ± 748

In 2017, there were 6.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.6k people) in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. French (Incl. Cajun)

    4,811 speakers (4.28%)

  2. Spanish

    3,799 speakers (3.38%)

  3. Vietnamese

    709 speakers (0.631%)

10.7% of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was French (Incl. Cajun). 4.28% of the overall population of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are native French (Incl. Cajun) speakers. 3.38% speak Spanish and 0.631% speak French (Incl. Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,905 ± 281

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,124 ± 287

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,066 ± 255

Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA awarded 4,611 degrees. The student population of Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 7,590 male students and 11,093 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are White (2,783 and 62.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,182 and 26.6%), Unknown (201 and 4.52%), and Hispanic or Latino (155 and 3.49%).

The largest universities in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are University of Louisiana at Lafayette (3,540 and 76.8%), Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette (330 and 7.16%), and Blue Cliff College-Lafayette (165 and 3.58%).

The most popular majors in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are Registered Nursing (657 and 14.2%), General Studies (293 and 6.35%), and General Business Administration & Management (245 and 5.31%).

The median tuition costs in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,407 and $19,135 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 156 degrees awarded

  2. 597 degrees awarded

  3. 293 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 156 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,540 degrees awarded

  2. 330 degrees awarded

  3. 165 degrees awarded

$5,407

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Louisiana at Lafayette with 3,540 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,532

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,079

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,532 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA, which is 0.498 times less than the 3,079 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,783 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,182 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    201 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA were to White students. These 2,783 degrees mean that there were 2.35 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,182 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was $214,600 in 2017, which is 0.934 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $207,300 to $214,600, a 3.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$214,600

2017 Median

± $5,195

$207,300

2016 Median

± $6,324

In 2017, the median property value in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA grew to to $214,600 from the previous year's value of $207,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lafayette Parish (South) 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 Lafayette Parish (South) 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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$66,884

Median Household Income

± $2,634

45.4k

Number of Households

± 1,687

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.4k households in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA grew to $66,884 from the previous year's value of $65,583.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.5%

2017 Homeownership

67.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.5% of the housing units in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.54% of the workforce in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.38%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lafayette Parish (South) PUMA, LA was Drove Alone (83.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.38%) and those who Worked At Home (3.54%).

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

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