Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA

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Population
156,075
0.229% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Age
35.4

Poverty Rate
23.9%

Median Household Income
$41,314
3.08% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$140,900
5.62% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
60,705
0.788% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA had a population of 156k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $41,314. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA declined from 156,433 to 156,075, a -0.229% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,081 to $41,314, a 3.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.4%), White (Hispanic) (1.47%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.918%). 2.7% of the households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.1% of the residents in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Louisiana Delta Community College (1,960 degrees awarded in 2019), University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,673 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe (169 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was $140,900, and the homeownership rate was 59%. Most people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA borders Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA and Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA.

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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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

Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is home to a population of 156k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.73% of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.7k people).

In 2018, there were 1.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.9k people) in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Spanish (1,997 speakers), Vietnamese (397 speakers), and Arabic (264 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    90.9k ± 13
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    58.3k ± 361
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.3k ± 287
2.2%
Hispanic Population
3.43k people

In 2018, there were 1.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.9k people) in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.2% of the people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are hispanic (3.43k people).

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,997 speakers (1.38%)
  2. Vietnamese
    397 speakers (0.274%)
  3. Arabic
    264 speakers (0.182%)

2.7% of Ouachita Parish 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 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Spanish. 1.38% of the overall population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 0.274% speak Vietnamese and 0.182% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.73%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.7k people
1.63%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
2.55k people

As of 2018, 1.73% of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents (2.7k 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 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 1.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.1
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    534 ± 566 people
  2. India
    345 ± 456 people
  3. Vietnam
    286 ± 415 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 534 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents, followed by India with 345 and Vietnam with 286.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2018 Citizenship
99.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.1% of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,142 ± 318
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,424 ± 270
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,215 ± 263

Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is $41,314. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Ouachita Parish 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 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.58 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,199. The income inequality in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA employs 60.7k people. The largest industries in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,055 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,335 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,317 people), and the highest paying industries are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($182,687), Paperboard container manufacturing ($154,597), and Offices of physicians ($125,288).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,314
2018 value
± $1,193
3.08%
1 Year Growth
± 3.82%

Households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $41,314, 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 $40,081 in 2017, which represents a 3.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,659
Average Male Salary in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA
± $10,286
$40,199
Average Female Salary in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA
± $5,640

In 2019, full-time male employees in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA made 1.58 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ouachita Parish 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 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA
  1. Asian
    $72,988 ± $67,653
  2. White
    $52,263 ± $7,438
  3. Other
    $40,789 ± $30,860

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.4 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA.

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

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Wage Distribution

0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA
0.469
2018 Wage GINI in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA

In 2019, the income inequality in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.67% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ouachita Parish 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 Ouachita Parish 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 Ouachita Parish 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

23.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA (35.5k out of 149k 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 Females 18 - 24 and then Males 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
    22,581 ± 950
  2. White
    12,120 ± 854
  3. Hispanic
    630 ± 230

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ouachita Parish 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

60.7k
2019 Value
-0.788%
1 Year decline
± -0.788%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.788%, from 61.2k employees to 60.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, are Retail salespersons (2,085 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,056 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,893 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (2,085 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,056 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,893 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers (6.08 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (5.47 times), and Gaming services workers (4.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Physicians ($311,894), Electricians ($123,706), and Computer & information systems managers ($123,651).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.7k
2019 Value
-0.788%
1 Year decline
± -0.788%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -0.788%, from 61.2k employees to 60.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,055 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,335 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,317 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Ouachita Parish 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 Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,055 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,335 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,317 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (8.64 times higher than expected), Wired telecommunications carriers (8.54 times), and Textile product mills, except carpets & rugs (6.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($182,687), Paperboard container manufacturing ($154,597), and Offices of physicians ($125,288).

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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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Education

In 2019, universities in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA awarded 3,997 degrees. The student population of North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 4,961 male students and 8,867 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are White (2,082 and 53.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,364 and 34.8%), Unknown (188 and 4.79%), and Hispanic or Latino (100 and 2.55%).

The largest universities in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana Delta Community College (1,960 and 49%), University of Louisiana at Monroe (1,673 and 41.9%), and Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe (169 and 4.23%).

The most popular majors in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are Welding Technology (797 and 19.9%), Health Aide (225 and 5.63%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (219 and 5.48%).

The median tuition costs in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,788 and $17,888 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 128 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 744 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 225 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 128 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,960 degrees awarded
  2. 1,673 degrees awarded
  3. 169 degrees awarded
$5,788
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana Delta Community College with 1,960 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,683
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,314
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,683 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA, which is 0.727 times less than the 2,314 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,082 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,364 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    188 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in North Delta Regional Planning & Development District 1--Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was White students. These 2,082 degrees mean that there were 1.53 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,364 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA was $140,900 in 2018, which is 0.613 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $133,400 to $140,900, a 5.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is 59%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$140,900
2018 Median
± $5,051
$133,400
2017 Median
± $4,518

In 2018, the median property value in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew to to $140,900 from the previous year's value of $133,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ouachita Parish 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 Ouachita Parish 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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$41,314
Median Household Income
± $1,193
56.7k
Number of Households
± 1,632

In 2018, the median household income of the 56.7k households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA grew to $41,314 from the previous year's value of $40,081.

The following chart displays the households in Ouachita Parish 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

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

59%
2018 Homeownership
59.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59% of the housing units in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.3%.

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

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.45%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.44%)

In 2018, 85.1% of workers in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.45%) and those who worked at home (2.44%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

88.9% of the population of Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 24.8% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.68% 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.
$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

11.1%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
24.8%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.68%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ouachita Parish PUMA, LA declined by 33.1% from 16.6% to 11.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ouachita Parish 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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