Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Louisiana

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Louisiana total population increased from 4,468,976 (2000) to 4,574,836 (2011) -- a change of 105,860 ( 2.37%). The median age increased from 34.0 (2000) to 35.9 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 902,407 (2000) to 806,273 (2011) -- a change of -96,134 ( -10.65%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 4,468,976 100.0 4,574,836 100.0 105,860 2.4
  Male 2,162,903 48.4 2,236,117 48.9 73,214 3.4
  Female 2,306,073 51.6 2,338,719 51.1 32,646 1.4
  Under 5 years 317,392 7.1 312,975 6.8 -4,417 -1.4
  5 to 9 years 336,780 7.5 304,289 6.7 -32,491 -9.6
  10 to 14 years 347,912 7.8 316,150 6.9 -31,762 -9.1
  15 to 19 years 365,945 8.2 322,229 7.0 -43,716 -11.9
  20 to 24 years 325,571 7.3 346,456 7.6 20,885 6.4
  25 to 34 years 601,162 13.5 632,061 13.8 30,899 5.1
  35 to 44 years 691,966 15.5 570,119 12.5 -121,847 -17.6
  45 to 54 years 586,271 13.1 639,766 14.0 53,495 9.1
  55 to 59 years 208,761 4.7 295,153 6.5 86,392 41.4
  60 to 64 years 170,287 3.8 264,342 5.8 94,055 55.2
  65 to 74 years 282,925 6.3 321,097 7.0 38,172 13.5
  75 to 84 years 175,328 3.9 181,542 4.0 6,214 3.5
  85 years and over 58,676 1.3 68,657 1.5 9,981 17.0
  Median age 34.0... 35.9... 1.9 5.6

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4160,1363.5154,1243.4
  5- 9156,3863.4149,9763.3
  10-14156,8723.5149,9643.3
  15-19165,7473.7161,0323.6
  20-24169,2903.7169,0193.7
  25-29166,9263.7165,9993.7
  30-34148,1203.3147,3883.3
  35-39137,5443.0138,9353.1
  40-44142,1583.1145,9623.2
  45-49159,0733.5165,9733.7
  50-54161,1863.6168,1433.7
  55-59141,7983.1150,7693.3
  60-64116,7672.6126,2282.8
  65-6983,1301.895,2352.1
  70-7460,1211.373,5081.6
  75-7943,2361.059,6401.3
  80-8429,9050.747,3961.0
  85+ 20,8970.544,7891.0

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 54,758 (2000) to 72,484 (2011) -- a change of 17,726 ( 32.37%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 3,237 (2000) to 4,570 (2011) -- a change of 1,333 ( 41.18%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 4,468,976 100.0 4,574,836 100.0 105,860 2.4
One Race 4,420,711 98.9 4,497,175 98.3 76,464 1.7
  White 2,856,161 63.9 2,874,839 62.8 18,678 0.7
  Black or African American 1,451,944 32.5 1,469,876 32.1 17,932 1.2
  American Indian and Alaska Native 25,477 0.6 28,830 0.6 3,353 13.2
  Asian 54,758 1.2 72,484 1.6 17,726 32.4
    Asian Indian 8,280 0.2 9,613 0.2 1,333 16.1
    Chinese 7,474 0.2 10,306 0.2 2,832 37.9
    Filipino 4,504 0.1 7,059 0.2 2,555 56.7
    Japanese 1,519 0.0 1,436 0.0 -83 -5.5
    Korean 2,876 0.1 3,004 0.1 128 4.5
    Vietnamese 24,358 0.5 30,421 0.7 6,063 24.9
    Other Asian 5,747 0.1 10,645 0.2 4,898 85.2
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,240 0.0 3,126 0.1 1,886 152.1
    Native Hawaiian 373 0.0 -1 0.0 -374 -100.3
    Guamanian or Chamorro 342 0.0 -1 0.0 -343 -100.3
    Samoan 253 0.0 -1 0.0 -254 -100.4
    Other Pacific Islander 272 0.0 -1 0.0 -273 -100.4
  Some other race 31,131 0.7 48,020 1.0 16,889 54.3
Two or more races 48,265 1.1 77,661 1.7 29,396 60.9
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 2,894,983 64.8 2,941,935 64.3 46,952 1.6
  Black or African American 1,468,317 32.9 1,510,994 33.0 42,677 2.9
  American Indian and Alaska Native 42,878 1.0 58,144 1.3 15,266 35.6
  Asian 64,350 1.4 86,891 1.9 22,541 35.0
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 3,237 0.1 4,570 0.1 1,333 41.2
  Some other race 47,775 1.1 58,164 1.3 10,389 21.7
Hispanic 107,738 2.4 197,866 4.3 90,128 83.7

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 1,656,053 (2000) to 1,702,030 (2011) -- a change of 45,977 ( 2.78%). The number of families decreased from 1,156,438 (2000) to 1,118,217 (2011) -- a change of -38,221 ( -3.31%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 1,656,053 100.0 1,702,030 100.0 45,977 2.8
  Family households (families) 1,156,438 69.8 1,118,217 65.7 -38,221 -3.3
    Married-couple family 809,498 48.9 743,138 43.7 -66,360 -8.2
  Nonfamily households 499,615 30.2 583,813 34.3 84,198 16.9
    Householder living alone 419,200 25.3 492,531 28.9 73,331 17.5
      Householder 65 years and over 148,840 9.0 157,191 9.2 8,351 5.6

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 899,354 (2000) to 1,024,825 (2011) -- a change of 125,471 ( 13.95%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 2,775,468 100.0 2,972,737 100.0 197,269 7.1
  Less than 9th grade 257,710 9.3 181,476 6.1 -76,234 -29.6
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 441,342 15.9 339,225 11.4 -102,117 -23.1
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 899,354 32.4 1,024,825 34.5 125,471 14.0
  Some college, no degree 561,486 20.2 643,911 21.7 82,425 14.7
  Associate's degree 95,798 3.5 155,360 5.2 59,562 62.2
  Bachelor's degree 339,711 12.2 415,415 14.0 75,704 22.3
  Graduate or professional degree 180,067 6.5 212,525 7.1 32,458 18.0
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 74.8... 82.5 7.7 10.3
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 18.7... 21.1 2.4 12.8

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over decreased from 1,271,299 (2000) to 1,213,228 (2011) -- a change of -58,071 ( -4.57%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 1,271,299 100.0 1,213,228 100.0 -58,071 -4.6
  Nursery school, preschool 89,597 7.0 84,369 7.0 -5,228 -5.8
  Kindergarten 69,264 5.4 64,857 5.3 -4,407 -6.4
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 571,548 45.0 508,755 41.9 -62,793 -11.0
  High school (grades 9-12) 282,890 22.3 244,360 20.1 -38,530 -13.6
  College or graduate school 258,000 20.3 310,887 25.6 52,887 20.5

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 116,907 (2000) to 122,025 (2011) -- a change of 5,118 ( 4.38%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 4,153,367 100.0 4,261,861 100.0 108,494 2.6
  English only 3,771,003 90.8 3,889,875 91.3 118,872 3.2
  Language other than English 382,364 9.2 371,986 8.7 -10,378 -2.7
    Speak English less than "very well" 116,907 2.8 122,025 2.9 5,118 4.4
  Spanish 105,189 2.5 157,240 3.7 52,051 49.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 38,609 0.9 68,353 1.6 29,744 77.0
  Other Indo-European languages 225,750 5.4 151,762 3.6 -73,988 -32.8
    Speak English less than "very well" 53,948 1.3 23,309 0.5 -30,639 -56.8
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 41,963 1.0 53,287 1.3 11,324 27.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 21,755 0.5 26,792 0.6 5,037 23.2

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 1,851,777 (2000) to 1,973,939 (2011) -- a change of 122,162 ( 6.60%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 3,394,546 100.0 3,583,570 100.0 189,024 5.6
  In labor force 2,016,114 59.4 2,188,609 61.1 172,495 8.6
    Civilian labor force 1,997,995 58.9 2,175,279 60.7 177,284 8.9
      Employed 1,851,777 54.6 1,973,939 55.1 122,162 6.6
      Unemployed 146,218 4.3 201,340 5.6 55,122 37.7
      Percent of civilian labor force... 7.3... 9.3 2.0 27.4
    Armed Forces 18,119 0.5 13,330 0.4 -4,789 -26.4
  Not in labor force 1,378,432 40.6 1,394,961 38.9 16,529 1.2

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 1,851,777 100.0 1,973,939 100.0 122,162 6.6
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 78,167 4.2 88,357 4.5 10,190 13.0
  Construction 145,850 7.9 163,044 8.3 17,194 11.8
  Manufacturing 187,499 10.1 151,671 7.7 -35,828 -19.1
  Wholesale trade 65,247 3.5 51,089 2.6 -14,158 -21.7
  Retail trade 220,343 11.9 232,466 11.8 12,123 5.5
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 98,798 5.3 104,745 5.3 5,947 6.0
  Information 36,418 2.0 32,534 1.6 -3,884 -10.7
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 105,353 5.7 98,595 5.0 -6,758 -6.4
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 140,587 7.6 169,036 8.6 28,449 20.2
  Educational, health and social services 402,078 21.7 456,828 23.1 54,750 13.6
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 168,593 9.1 208,741 10.6 40,148 23.8
  Other services (except public administration) 96,207 5.2 101,347 5.1 5,140 5.3
  Public administration 106,637 5.8 115,486 5.9 8,849 8.3

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 2,077,075 (May 2012) to 2,078,780 (Oct 2012) -- a change of 1,705 ( 0.1%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force2,077,0752,080,5922,080,5092,076,1252,072,0662,078,780
  Employed1,927,4181,925,2311,922,6461,922,3881,927,8501,940,995
  Unemployed149,657155,361157,863153,737144,216137,785
  Unemployment rate 7.2 7.5 7.6 7.4 7.0 6.6

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 25.7 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,831,057). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 24.5 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,942,076).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 40.96% ( 1,701,085) of the population 5 years and over ( 4,153,367) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 14.46% ( 653,511) of the population 1 year and over ( 4,518,629) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $32,566 (2000) to $41,734 (2011) -- a change of $9,168 ( 28.15%). The per capita income increased from $16,912 (2000) to $22,882 (2011) -- a change of $5,970 ( 35.30%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $43,804 (2010) to $41,734 (2011) -- a change of ($2,070) ( -4.73%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.475 (2010) to 0.484 (2011) -- a change of 0.009 ( 1.895%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 1,657,107 100.0 1,702,030 100.0 44,923 2.7
  Less than $10,000 258,086 15.6 193,376 11.4 -64,710 -25.1
  $10,000 to $14,999 141,930 8.6 130,709 7.7 -11,221 -7.9
  $15,000 to $24,999 248,488 15.0 221,477 13.0 -27,011 -10.9
  $25,000 to $34,999 223,409 13.5 193,446 11.4 -29,963 -13.4
  $35,000 to $49,999 260,622 15.7 228,106 13.4 -32,516 -12.5
  $50,000 to $74,999 274,550 16.6 271,087 15.9 -3,463 -1.3
  $75,000 to $99,999 126,752 7.6 187,525 11.0 60,773 47.9
  $100,000 to $149,999 80,237 4.8 176,165 10.4 95,928 119.6
  $150,000 to $199,999 19,502 1.2 54,727 3.2 35,225 180.6
  $200,000 or more 23,531 1.4 45,412 2.7 21,881 93.0
  Median household income (dollars) 32,566... 41,734... 9,168 28.2
  Median family income (dollars) 39,774... 53,601... 13,827 34.8
  Per capita income (dollars) 16,912... 22,882... 5,970 35.3

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $176,385M (2011Q2) to $180,497M (2012Q2) -- a change of $4,112M ( 2.3%). Per capita personal income increased from $38,815 (2011Q2) to $39,454 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,165 ( 3.0%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 175,230176,385176,638177,171178,582180,497
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 174,276175,427175,695176,253177,519179,299
  Farm income 10.2/ 9559589449181,0621,198
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 125,007125,792125,849125,990127,358128,599
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 10,64210,70510,72010,70910,85410,928
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 5,1815,2315,2445,2635,2865,323
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 5,4615,4745,4765,4455,5685,604
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ -266-264-255-248-230-233
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 114,099114,823114,874115,033116,275117,439
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 26,21326,71627,00627,28927,39327,900
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 34,91834,84734,75834,84934,91335,159
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 86,10686,61886,73786,76987,69388,457
Supplements to wages and salaries 21,77321,91021,93722,08922,07722,216
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 16,31216,43616,46116,64416,50916,612
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 5,4615,4745,4765,4455,5685,604
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 17,12817,26417,17617,13117,58817,926
  Farm proprietors' income 7877897747488441,007
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 16,34116,47416,40116,38316,74416,918
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 38,56138,81538,87138,98839,03639,454

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 15.77 (2000) to 16.10 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 19.64 (2000) to 20.40 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 4,473,068) with health insurance was 3,689,053. Of those with health insurance, 2,620,151 had private health insurance and 1,521,345 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 21.75% ( 880,047) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 4,045,963) had a disability. In 2011, 15.21% ( 680,573) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 4,473,068) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 1,847,181 (2000) to 1,978,974 (2011) -- a change of 131,793 ( 7.13%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 1,847,181 100.0 1,978,974 100.0 131,793 7.1
  Occupied housing units 1,656,053 89.7 1,702,030 86.0 45,977 2.8
    Owner-occupied housing units 1,125,135 60.9 1,130,694 57.1 5,559 0.5
    Renter-occupied housing units 530,918 28.7 571,336 28.9 40,418 7.6
  Vacant housing units 191,128 10.3 276,944 14.0 85,816 44.9

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $85,000 (2000) to $139,400 (2011) -- a change of $54,400 ( 64.00%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 1,125,135 100.0 1,130,694 100.0 5,559 0.5
  Less than $50,000 169,223 15.0 177,502 15.7 8,279 4.9
  $50,000 to $99,999 369,252 32.8 224,450 19.9 -144,802 -39.2
  $100,000 to $149,999 173,997 15.5 205,634 18.2 31,637 18.2
  $150,000 to $199,999 78,622 7.0 213,048 18.8 134,426 171.0
  $200,000 to $299,999 47,645 4.2 183,893 16.3 136,248 286.0
  $300,000 to $499,999 18,778 1.7 91,548 8.1 72,770 387.5
  $500,000 to $999,999 5,955 0.5 28,457 2.5 22,502 377.9
  $1,000,000 or more 1,338 0.1 6,162 0.5 4,824 360.5
Median value (dollars) 85,000... 139,400... 54,400 64.0

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $466 (2000) to $747 (2011) -- a change of $281 ( 60.30%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $816 (2000) to $1,176 (2011) -- a change of $360 ( 44.12%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 516,660 100.0 618,525 100.0 101,865 19.7
  Less than $300 9,061 1.8 1,686 0.3 -7,375 -81.4
  $300 to $499 59,994 11.6 20,305 3.3 -39,689 -66.2
  $500 to $699 117,134 22.7 67,094 10.8 -50,040 -42.7
  $700 to $999 163,772 31.7 136,728 22.1 -27,044 -16.5
  $1,000 to $1,499 113,638 22.0 207,155 33.5 93,517 82.3
  $1,500 to $1,999 31,802 6.2 103,158 16.7 71,356 224.4
  $2,000 or more 21,259 4.1 82,399 13.3 61,140 287.6
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 816... 1,176... 360 44.1
Housing units without a mortgage 348,150 67.4 512,169 100.0 164,019 47.1
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 232... 314... 82 35.3


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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