Plaquemines Parish, LA

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2021 Population
23,536
0.991% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
36
0.277% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
17.5%
2.22% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$69,970
7.26% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$212,200
4.69% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Plaquemines Parish, LA had a population of 23.5k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $69,970. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Plaquemines Parish, LA grew from 23,305 to 23,536, a 0.991% increase and its median household income grew from $65,234 to $69,970, a 7.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Plaquemines Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (63%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.33%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.22%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.87%).

None of the households in Plaquemines 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 Plaquemines Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Plaquemines Parish, LA was $212,200, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%.

Most people in Plaquemines Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Plaquemines Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Plaquemines Parish, LA borders Jefferson Parish, LA, Orleans Parish, LA, and St. Bernard Parish, LA.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Plaquemines Parish, LA is home to a population of 23.5k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 4.77% of Plaquemines Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.12k people).

In 2021, there were 3.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Plaquemines Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.02k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2021 Citizenship
98.4%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.5% of Plaquemines Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Plaquemines 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 Plaquemines Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 76
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.41k ± 421
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.02k ± 455
7.95%
Hispanic Population
1.87k people

In 2021, there were 3.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Plaquemines Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.02k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.95% of the people in Plaquemines Parish, LA are hispanic (1.87k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.77%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.12k people
4.37%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.02k people

As of 2021, 4.77% of Plaquemines Parish, LA residents (1.12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Plaquemines Parish, LA was 4.37%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    552 ± 218
  2. Vietnam
    438 ± 143
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    236 ± 136

Plaquemines Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Plaquemines Parish, LA employs 88.6k people. The largest industries in Plaquemines Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (991 people), Educational Services (973 people), and Construction (870 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($82,356), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,235), and Wholesale Trade ($66,875).

Occupations

88.6k
N/A Value
± 2,224

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The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plaquemines Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,343 people), Management Occupations (1,007 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (659 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Plaquemines Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

88.6k
N/A Value
± 2,224

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The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plaquemines Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (991 people), Educational Services (973 people), and Construction (870 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Plaquemines Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Plaquemines 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

$52,032
Median earning men ± $8,930
$26,422
Median earning women ± $1,867

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Manufacturing ($89,464), Wholesale Trade ($68,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,563).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,135), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,571), and Manufacturing ($40,536).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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. 161
    Manufacturing
  2. 137
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 132
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $48B
  2. $46.7B
  3. $46.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $48B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($46.7B) and Fuel oils ($46.4B).

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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$371B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$691B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
86.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $371B. This is expected to increase 86.1% to $691B by 2050.

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. $48.8B
  2. $24.6B
  3. $8.21B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $48.8B, followed by Mississippi with $24.6B and Florida and $8.21B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Plaquemines County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 67.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.935%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.927% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.797% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (815k), and Secondary Education (622k).

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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The median property value in Plaquemines Parish, LA was $212,200 in 2021, which is 0.866 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $202,700 to $212,200, a 4.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Plaquemines Parish, LA is 70.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Plaquemines Parish, LA have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Plaquemines Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Plaquemines Parish, LA is $69,970. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Plaquemines Parish, LA was Census Tract 504 with a value of $76,185, followed by Census Tract 503 and Census Tract 507, with respective values of $52,500 and $42,679.

Property

$212,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$24,903
$5,686
Median Property Taxes
±$555

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 Plaquemines Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
Homeownership
2021
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 70.7% of the housing units in Plaquemines Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 504
  2. Census Tract 503
  3. Census Tract 507

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Plaquemines Parish, LA was Census Tract 504 with a value of $76,185, followed by Census Tract 503 and Census Tract 507, with respective values of $52,500 and $42,679.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,970
Median Household Income
± $5,638
8.04k
Number of Households
± 715

In 2021, the median household income of the 8.04k households in Plaquemines Parish, LA grew to $69,970 from the previous year's value of $65,234.

The following chart displays the households in Plaquemines 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Plaquemines Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2021, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.399% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.6%)

In 2021, 82.5% of workers in Plaquemines Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (2.6%).

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

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plaquemines Parish, LA have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 5.31% of the workforce in Plaquemines 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 Plaquemines Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Plaquemines Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plaquemines Parish, LA (4.05k out of 23.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Plaquemines 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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94.6% of the population of Plaquemines Parish, LA has health coverage, with 36% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 9.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Plaquemines Parish, LA see 4639 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.7% decrease from the previous year (5852 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 722 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,639 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Plaquemines Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Plaquemines Parish, LA see an average of 4,639 patients per year. This represents a 20.7% decrease from the previous year (5,852 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.6% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.39%
Uninsured
36%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
16.9%
Non-Group
9.75%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plaquemines Parish, LA declined by 18.8% from 6.63% to 5.39%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Plaquemines Parish, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.2 in Plaquemines 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 35.5% in Plaquemines Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.3% in Plaquemines Parish, LA.

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