In 2017, Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA had a population of 177k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $34,192. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined from 177,062 to 176,721, a -0.193% decrease and its median household income declined from $34,963 to $34,192, a -2.21% decrease.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.6%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%), and White (Hispanic) (1.18%). 3.14% of the people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Louisiana Tech University (1,907 degrees awarded in 2017), Northwestern State University of Louisiana (1,843 degrees), and Grambling State University (821 degrees).
The median property value in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is $101,700, and the homeownership rate is 62.7%. Most people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is 2 cars per household.
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