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Louisiana

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Louisiana
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
32.7%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4,659,978
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 4,533,485
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 4,533,372
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.4%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
62.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
32.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
58.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 254,920
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2,076,028
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 65.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $152,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,234
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $326
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $825
Building permits, 2018 15,835
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 1,737,645
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 8.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 81.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 84.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 23.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 55.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,697,949
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 27,951,792
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 271,191,050
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 68,012,838
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 61,396,364
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,342
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 25.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $46,710
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $26,205
Persons in poverty, percent
18.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 105,7321
Total employment, 2016 1,709,2261
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 75,125,4471
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -0.9%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 378,493
All firms, 2012 414,291
Men-owned firms, 2012 215,111
Women-owned firms, 2012 151,114
Minority-owned firms, 2012 126,100
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 277,676
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 42,211
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 354,460
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 104.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 43,203.90
FIPS Code 22
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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