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0.23% growth
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1.27% decline
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0.37% decline
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1.54% growth


The economy of Louisiana employs 1.94M people. The economy of Louisiana is specialized in Support activities for mining; Petroleum refining; and Water transportation, which employ respectively 8.54; 6.67; and 5.95 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Louisiana are Construction (142,484), Restaurants & Food Services (133,791), and Elementary & secondary schools (130,873), and the highest paying industries are Farm supplies merchant wholesalers ($114,086), Metal ore mining ($109,916), and Not specified metal industries ($108,261).

Median household income in Louisiana is $45,146. Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,003. The income inequality of Louisiana (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 Louisiana. 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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Louisiana is home to a population of 4.68M people, from which 97.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Louisiana is composed of 2.75M White residents (58.8%), 1.5M Black residents (32.1%), 231,168 Hispanic residents (4.94%), 82,935 Two+ residents (1.77%), and 77,518 Asian residents (1.66%). The most common foreign languages in Louisiana are Spanish (155,887 speakers), French (107,616 speakers), and Vietnamese (29,629 speakers), but compared to other places, Louisiana has a relative high number of French (107,616 speakers), Vietnamese (29,629 speakers), and Laotian (1,444 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Louisiana awarded 73,938 degrees. The student population of Louisiana is skewed towards females, with 33,181 male students and 40,757 female students. Most students in Louisiana are White (41,327 and 55.9%), followed by Black or African American (21,367 and 28.9%), Hispanic or Latino (3,121 and 4.22%), and Unknown (2,849 and 3.85%). The largest universities in Louisiana by number of graduates are Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (6,480 and 8.76%), Tulane University of Louisiana (4,471 and 6.05%), and South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus (4,124 and 5.58%). The most popular majors in Louisiana are Registered Nursing (1,779 and 2.41%), General Business Administration & Management (1,665 and 2.25%), and General Psychology (1,301 and 1.76%). The median tuition costs in Louisiana are $36,938 for private four year colleges, and $5,652 and $15,968 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 Louisiana is $158,000, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $155,600 to $158,000, a 1.54% increase. The homeownership rate of Louisiana is 64.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Louisiana have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Louisiana is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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