Avoyelles Parish, LA

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2022 Population
39,529
0.88% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.6
1.53% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
27.9%
5.54% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$38,696
2.09% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$123,600
16.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Avoyelles Parish, LA had a population of 39.5k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $38,696. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Avoyelles Parish, LA declined from 39,880 to 39,529, a −0.88% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,903 to $38,696, a 2.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Avoyelles Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.32%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.769%), and White (Hispanic) (0.724%).

None of the households in Avoyelles 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.

99.2% of the residents in Avoyelles Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Avoyelles Parish, LA was $123,600, and the homeownership rate was 70.2%.

Most people in Avoyelles Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Avoyelles Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Avoyelles Parish, LA is home to a population of 39.5k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.26% of Avoyelles Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (497 people).

In 2022, there were 2.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.5k people) in Avoyelles Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Avoyelles Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Avoyelles Parish, LA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Avoyelles Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.5k ± 195
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 571
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.5k ± 647
2.2%
Hispanic Population
870 people

In 2022, there were 2.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.5k people) in Avoyelles Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.2% of the people in Avoyelles Parish, LA are hispanic (870 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
497 people
0.998%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
398 people

As of 2022, 1.26% of Avoyelles Parish, LA residents (497 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 Avoyelles Parish, LA was 0.998%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    591 ± 176
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    345 ± 154
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    222 ± 103

Avoyelles Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Avoyelles Parish, LA employs 14.9k people. The largest industries in Avoyelles Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,500 people), Retail Trade (1,706 people), and Construction (1,457 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,583), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,643), and Transportation & Warehousing ($54,018).

Occupations

14.9k
2022 Value
± 1,028
0.162%
1 Year growth
± 9.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Avoyelles Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.162%, from 14.8k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Avoyelles Parish, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,615 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,364 people), and Management Occupations (1,327 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Avoyelles Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.9k
2022 Value
± 1,028
0.162%
1 Year growth
± 9.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Avoyelles Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.162%, from 14.8k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Avoyelles Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,500 people), Retail Trade (1,706 people), and Construction (1,457 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Avoyelles Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Avoyelles 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

$38,260
Median earning men ± $3,189
$26,383
Median earning women ± $2,553

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,433), Information ($61,083), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,983).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($67,679), Manufacturing ($43,415), and Public Administration ($39,485).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 299
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 223
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 184
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Avoyelles County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 69.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.931%).

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.

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Avoyelles Parish, LA was $123,600 in 2022, which is 0.438 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $105,700 to $123,600, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Avoyelles Parish, LA is 70.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Avoyelles Parish, LA have an average commute time of 35.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Avoyelles Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Avoyelles Parish, LA is $38,696. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Avoyelles Parish, LA was Census Tract 301 with a value of $58,025, followed by Census Tract 308 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $56,046 and $49,563.

Property

$123,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,812
$10,251
Median Property Taxes
±$766

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 Avoyelles Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.2%
Homeownership
2022
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.2% of the housing units in Avoyelles Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 301
  2. Census Tract 308
  3. Census Tract 303

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Avoyelles Parish, LA was Census Tract 301 with a value of $58,025, followed by Census Tract 308 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $56,046 and $49,563.

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

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Household Income

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$38,696
Median Household Income
± $5,175
14.6k
Number of Households
± 958

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Avoyelles Parish, LA grew to $38,696 from the previous year's value of $37,903.

The following chart displays the households in Avoyelles 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Avoyelles 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 (84.4%)
  2. Carpooled (6.99%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.16%)

In 2022, 84.4% of workers in Avoyelles Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.99%) and those who worked at home (3.16%).

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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Commute Time

35.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Avoyelles Parish, LA have a longer commute time (35.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 10% of the workforce in Avoyelles Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

27.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Avoyelles Parish, LA (10.2k out of 36.4k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Avoyelles Parish, LA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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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Health

92.1% of the population of Avoyelles Parish, LA has health coverage, with 27.7% on employee plans, 38.1% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Avoyelles Parish, LA see 4014 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.14% increase from the previous year (3678 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3997 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 519 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,014 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Avoyelles Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Avoyelles Parish, LA see an average of 4,014 patients per year. This represents a 9.14% increase from the previous year (3,678 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Avoyelles 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 26.9% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.91%
Uninsured
27.7%
Employer Coverage
38.1%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Avoyelles Parish, LA grew by 1.58% from 7.79% to 7.91%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 76.1 in Avoyelles Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

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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 42.8% in Avoyelles Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.6% in Avoyelles Parish, LA.

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