Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA

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Population
149,728
0.688% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
39.1

Poverty Rate
27.9%

Median Household Income
$34,312
4.7% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$85,300
5.44% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
47,397
0.303% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA had a population of 150k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $34,312. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA declined from 150,765 to 149,728, a -0.688% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,771 to $34,312, a 4.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37%), White (Hispanic) (1.26%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.743%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.602%). 2.17% of the households in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.4% of the residents in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was $85,300, and the homeownership rate was 69.4%. Most people in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). The most partisan county was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
58.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Louisiana colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is home to a population of 150k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.979% of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.47k people).

In 2018, there were 1.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89.3k people) in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.89k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are Spanish (2,081 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (434 speakers), and Khmer (103 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    89.3k ± 232
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    55.5k ± 517
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.89k ± 305
2.04%
Hispanic Population
3.05k people

In 2018, there were 1.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89.3k people) in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.89k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.04% of the people in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are hispanic (3.05k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,081 speakers (1.48%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    434 speakers (0.309%)
  3. Khmer
    103 speakers (0.0734%)

2.17% of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was Spanish. 1.48% of the overall population of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 0.309% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.0734% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.979%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.47k people
0.877%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
1.33k people

As of 2018, 0.979% of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA residents (1.47k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was 0.877%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
34
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    637 ± 618 people
  2. Philippines
    174 ± 324 people
  3. Honduras
    116 ± 264 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 637 Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA residents, followed by Philippines with 174 and Honduras with 116.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2018 Citizenship
99.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.4% of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,854 ± 266
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,038 ± 207
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    851 ± 155

Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is $34,312. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Northeast Louisiana 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.

Males in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,899. The income inequality in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA employs 47.4k people. The largest industries in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,654 people), Construction (3,528 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,314 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($126,406), Oil & gas extraction ($113,285), and Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($104,527).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,312
2018 value
± $1,270
4.7%
1 Year Growth
± 4.83%

Households in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $34,312, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,771 in 2017, which represents a 4.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$52,709
Average Male Salary in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA
± $7,962
$34,899
Average Female Salary in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA
± $5,075

In 2019, full-time male employees in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA made 1.51 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA
  1. Two or More Races
    $66,853 ± $123,325
  2. American Indian
    $48,653 ± $114,585
  3. White
    $46,098 ± $6,118

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.37 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.443
2019 Wage GINI in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA
0.448
2018 Wage GINI in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA

In 2019, the income inequality in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.11% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA across various wage buckets compared 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 Northeast Louisiana 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 Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA (38.8k out of 139k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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
    22,653 ± 910
  2. White
    15,199 ± 759
  3. Hispanic
    1,105 ± 240

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, 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

47.4k
2019 Value
-0.303%
1 Year decline
± -0.303%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.303%, from 47.5k employees to 47.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,449 people), Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,394 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,333 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,449 people), Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,394 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,333 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (20.5 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (7.09 times), and Ship & boat captains & operators (7.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($156,591), Chief executives & legislators ($120,018), and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers ($104,644).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

47.4k
2019 Value
-0.303%
1 Year decline
± -0.303%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.303%, from 47.5k employees to 47.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,654 people), Construction (3,528 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,314 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Northeast Louisiana 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 Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,654 people), Construction (3,528 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,314 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Aluminum production & processing (13.5 times higher than expected), Logging (11.2 times), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (9.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($126,406), Oil & gas extraction ($113,285), and Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($104,527).

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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. $105B
  2. $70.3B
  3. $67.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $105B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($70.3B) and Fuel oils ($67.3B).

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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$490B
2018 Value in Louisiana
$814B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
66% growth

In 2018, total outbound Louisiana trade was $490B. This is expected to increase 66% to $814B 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. $43.7B
  2. $34.6B
  3. $17.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.7B, followed by Mississippi with $34.6B and Florida and $17.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA was $85,300 in 2018, which is 0.371 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $80,900 to $85,300, a 5.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$85,300
2018 Median
± $2,211
$80,900
2017 Median
± $2,057

In 2018, the median property value in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA grew to to $85,300 from the previous year's value of $80,900.

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

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Household Income

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$34,312
Median Household Income
± $1,270
54.1k
Number of Households
± 1,417

In 2018, the median household income of the 54.1k households in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA grew to $34,312 from the previous year's value of $32,771.

The following chart displays the households in Northeast Louisiana 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.4%
2018 Homeownership
68%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.4% of the housing units in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68%.

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

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (86.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.79%)

In 2018, 86.6% of workers in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.1%) and those who worked at home (1.79%).

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

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Health

86% of the population of Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 27.2% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Louisiana was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.4%). Additionally, Sabine Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (50.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Louisiana
$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

14%
Uninsured
33.4%
Employer Coverage
27.2%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA declined by 29.7% from 20% to 14%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 25.4% prevalence
  2. 22.6% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 25.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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