Lafourche Parish, LA

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2022 Population
97,220
0.468% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
0.258% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.6%
5.41% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,381
4.48% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$177,200
9.32% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
41,845
1.21% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Lafourche Parish, LA had a population of 97.2k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $61,381. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lafourche Parish, LA declined from 97,677 to 97,220, a −0.468% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,747 to $61,381, a 4.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafourche Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.52%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.92%), and White (Hispanic) (1.74%).

None of the households in Lafourche Parish, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Lafourche Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lafourche Parish, LA are Nicholls State University (1,435 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Lafourche Parish, LA was $177,200, and the homeownership rate was 78.3%.

Most people in Lafourche Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafourche Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lafourche Parish, LA is home to a population of 97.2k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.24% of Lafourche Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.18k people).

In 2022, there were 5.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (74k people) in Lafourche Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Lafourche Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lafourche Parish, LA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafourche Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    74k ± 218
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 660
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.42k ± 701
4.5%
Hispanic Population
4.37k people

In 2022, there were 5.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (74k people) in Lafourche Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.5% of the people in Lafourche Parish, LA are hispanic (4.37k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.24%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.18k people
2.42%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.36k people

As of 2022, 2.24% of Lafourche Parish, LA residents (2.18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafourche Parish, LA was 2.42%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,328 ± 253
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    790 ± 222
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    762 ± 264

Lafourche Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lafourche Parish, LA employs 41.8k people. The largest industries in Lafourche Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,979 people), Retail Trade (5,060 people), and Educational Services (4,032 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($97,786), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,038), and Information ($78,553).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

41.8k
2022 Value
± 1,681
−1.21%
1 Year decline
± 5.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lafourche Parish, LA declined at a rate of −1.21%, from 42.4k employees to 41.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafourche Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,800 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,117 people), and Management Occupations (3,232 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafourche Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

41.8k
2022 Value
± 1,681
−1.21%
1 Year decline
± 5.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lafourche Parish, LA declined at a rate of −1.21%, from 42.4k employees to 41.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafourche Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,979 people), Retail Trade (5,060 people), and Educational Services (4,032 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafourche Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Lafourche Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,138
Median earning men ± $2,181
$31,433
Median earning women ± $1,313

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($87,857), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,609), and Manufacturing ($71,009).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($49,667), Manufacturing ($48,030), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,302).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 694
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 598
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 342
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lafourche County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 79.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.934%).

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.

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.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lafourche Parish, LA awarded 1,435 degrees. The student population of Lafourche Parish, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,036 male students and 3,847 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lafourche Parish, LA are White (1,045 and 74%), followed by Black or African American (229 and 16.2%), Hispanic or Latino (50 and 3.54%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (34 and 2.41%).

The largest universities in Lafourche Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Nicholls State University (1,435 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lafourche Parish, LA are Registered Nursing (184 and 12.8%), General Business Administration & Management (178 and 12.4%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (128 and 8.92%).

The median tuition cost in Lafourche Parish, LA for a public four year colleges is $4,922 for in-state students and $6,015 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lafourche Parish, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 43.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,883 (34.6% men and 65.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,883 students enrolled in Lafourche Parish, LA, 34.6% men and 65.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,698 records, of which 66.1% were women and 33.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 142 degrees awarded
  2. 135 degrees awarded
  3. 128 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lafourche Parish, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 142 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lafourche Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,435 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nicholls State University with 1,435 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 485 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lafourche Parish, LA, which is 0.511 times less than the 950 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,045 degrees mean that there were 4.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 229 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($4,922) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,234) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafourche Parish, LA was $177,200 in 2022, which is 0.629 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,100 to $177,200, a 9.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafourche Parish, LA is 78.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lafourche Parish, LA have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lafourche Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lafourche Parish, LA is $61,381. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lafourche Parish, LA was Census Tract 202.02 with a value of $86,750, followed by Census Tract 205 and Census Tract 207.03, with respective values of $75,485 and $74,747.

In 2022, 11% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lafourche Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.57%.

Property

$177,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,914
$28,826
Median Property Taxes
±$1,236

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lafourche Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

78.3%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.3% of the housing units in Lafourche Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 202.02
  2. Census Tract 205
  3. Census Tract 207.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafourche Parish, LA was Census Tract 202.02 with a value of $86,750, followed by Census Tract 205 and Census Tract 207.03, with respective values of $75,485 and $74,747.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lafourche Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,381
Median Household Income
± $4,953
36.8k
Number of Households
± 1,570

In 2022, the median household income of the 36.8k households in Lafourche Parish, LA grew to $61,381 from the previous year's value of $58,747.

The following chart displays the households in Lafourche Parish, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lafourche Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.84%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Lafourche Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (3.84%).

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafourche Parish, LA have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.04% of the workforce in Lafourche Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lafourche Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.57%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafourche Parish, LA (15.7k out of 94.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lafourche Parish, LA is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.7% of the children was living in poverty in Lafourche Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 279 in Lafourche Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 99.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.9% of the population of Lafourche Parish, LA has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.522% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lafourche Parish, LA see 2077 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.72% decrease from the previous year (2180 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2169 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 528 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,077 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lafourche Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Lafourche Parish, LA see an average of 2,077 patients per year. This represents a 4.72% decrease from the previous year (2,180 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.14%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
24.5%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.522%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafourche Parish, LA declined by 8.42% from 6.7% to 6.14%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65 in Lafourche Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.9% in Lafourche Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.3% in Lafourche Parish, LA.

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