Tensas Parish, LA

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Population

4,771

0.459% decline

Median Age

44


Median Household Income

$21,906

2.14% decline

Poverty Rate

38%


Number of Employees

1,506

10.4% decline

Median Property Value

$62,200

8.74% growth

About

In 2017, Tensas Parish, LA had a population of 4.77k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $21,906. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tensas Parish, LA declined from 4,793 to 4,771, a -0.459% decrease and its median household income declined from $22,385 to $21,906, a -2.14% decrease.

The population of Tensas Parish, LA is 55.4% Black or African American Alone, 42.3% White Alone, and 1.82% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Tensas Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Tensas Parish, LA is $62,200, and the homeownership rate is 62%. Most people in Tensas Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Tensas Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Tensas Parish, LA employs 1.51k people. The largest industries in Tensas Parish, LA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (235 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), and Educational Services (196 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,375), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,667), and Transportation & Warehousing ($53,854).

Median household income in Tensas Parish, LA is $21,906. Males in Tensas Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Tensas Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$21,906

2017 value

± $2,773

-2.14%

1 Year Growth

± 22.1%

Households in Tensas Parish, LA have a median annual income of $21,906, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $22,385 in 2016, which represents a -2.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tensas Parish, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tensas Parish, LA was Census Tract 2 with a value of $34,375, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $24,615 and $16,230.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

38% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tensas Parish, LA (1.81k out of 4.75k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 12 - 14 and then Females 75+.

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

    1,426 ± 153

  2. White

    370 ± 101

  3. Hispanic

    53 ± 57

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

1.51k

2017 Value

± 188

-10.4%

1 Year decline

± 19.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tensas Parish, LA declined at a rate of -10.4%, from 1.68k employees to 1.51k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tensas Parish, LA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (166 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (126 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (121 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tensas Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tensas Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (166 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (126 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tensas Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (16.3 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.57 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tensas Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Construction & Extraction Occupations ($102,895), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($51,719), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($50,781).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.51k

2017 Value

± 188

-10.4%

1 Year decline

± 19.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tensas Parish, LA declined at a rate of -10.4%, from 1.68k employees to 1.51k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tensas Parish, LA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (235 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), and Educational Services (196 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tensas Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Tensas Parish, 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 Tensas Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (235 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), and Educational Services (196 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tensas Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.2 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.1 times), and Public Administration (2.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tensas Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,375), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,667), and Transportation & Warehousing ($53,854).

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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. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

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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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% 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. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

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Health

75.5% of the population of Tensas Parish, LA has health coverage, with 23.2% on employee plans, 29.1% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tensas Parish, LA see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1532 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 766 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tensas Parish, LA see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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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%).

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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

24.5%

Uninsured

23.2%

Employer Coverage

29.1%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tensas Parish, LA declined by 13% from 28.1% to 24.5%.

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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

Tensas Parish, LA is home to a population of 4.77k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.419% of Tensas Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (20 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tensas Parish, LA is composed of 2.64k Black or African American Alone residents (55.4%), 2.02k White Alone residents (42.3%), 87 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.82%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.252%), 8 Two or More Races residents (0.168%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.0838%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tensas Parish, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 19.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tensas Parish, LA was 44. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Tensas Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tensas Parish, LA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.419%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

20 people

0.188%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9 people

As of 2017, 0.419% of Tensas Parish, LA residents (20 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 Tensas Parish, LA was 0.188%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Tensas Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tensas Parish, LA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    2.64k ± 17

  2. White Alone

    2.02k ± 17

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    87 ± 31.8

In 2017, there were 1.31 times more Black or African American Alone residents (2.64k people) in Tensas Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.02k White Alone and 87 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Tensas Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Tensas Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Tensas Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Tensas Parish, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    143 ± 50

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    49 ± 40

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    32 ± 38

Tensas Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tensas Parish, LA was $62,200 in 2017, which is 0.286 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $57,200 to $62,200, a 8.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Tensas Parish, LA is 62%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tensas Parish, LA have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tensas Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$21,906

Median Household Income

± $2,773

1.93k

Number of Households

± 190

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.93k households in Tensas Parish, LA declined from $21,906 from the previous year's value of $22,385.

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Housing

Property Value

$62,200

2017 Median

± $8,158

$57,200

2016 Median

± $4,277

In 2017, the median property value in Tensas Parish, LA grew to to $62,200 from the previous year's value of $57,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tensas Parish, 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 Tensas Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

62%

2017 Homeownership

60.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62% of the housing units in Tensas Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.4%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tensas Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.57% of the workforce in Tensas Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.9%

  2. Carpooled

    4.36%

  3. Walked

    2.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tensas Parish, LA was Drove Alone (88.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (4.36%) and those who Walked (2.11%).

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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