Catahoula Parish, LA

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2022 Population
8,895
2.44% 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
24.7%
15.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,259
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$91,300
4.82% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Catahoula Parish, LA had a population of 8.9k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $48,259. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Catahoula Parish, LA declined from 9,117 to 8,895, a −2.44% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,232 to $48,259, a 14.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Catahoula Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1%), White (Hispanic) (0.585%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.427%).

None of the households in Catahoula 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.

99.9% of the residents in Catahoula Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Catahoula Parish, LA was $91,300, and the homeownership rate was 77.7%.

Most people in Catahoula Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Catahoula Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Catahoula Parish, LA is home to a population of 8.9k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.18% of Catahoula Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (16 people).

In 2022, there were 2.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.89k people) in Catahoula Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.81k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 89 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Catahoula Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Catahoula Parish, LA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Catahoula Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.89k ± 22
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.81k ± 106
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    89 ± 74.3
1.09%
Hispanic Population
97 people

In 2022, there were 2.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.89k people) in Catahoula Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.81k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 89 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.09% of the people in Catahoula Parish, LA are hispanic (97 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16 people
0.318%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
29 people

As of 2022, 0.18% of Catahoula Parish, LA residents (16 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 Catahoula Parish, LA was 0.318%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    126 ± 84
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    101 ± 68
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    41 ± 46

Catahoula Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Catahoula Parish, LA employs 2.93k people. The largest industries in Catahoula Parish, LA are Public Administration (416 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (409 people), and Educational Services (352 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($104,277), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,078), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($68,050).

Occupations

2.93k
2022 Value
± 373
5.78%
1 Year growth
± 17.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Catahoula Parish, LA grew at a rate of 5.78%, from 2.77k employees to 2.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Catahoula Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (433 people), Management Occupations (372 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (319 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Catahoula Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.93k
2022 Value
± 373
5.78%
1 Year growth
± 17.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Catahoula Parish, LA grew at a rate of 5.78%, from 2.77k employees to 2.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Catahoula Parish, LA, are Public Administration (416 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (409 people), and Educational Services (352 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Catahoula Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Catahoula 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

$41,569
Median earning men ± $8,268
$32,188
Median earning women ± $3,823

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,740), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,827), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($49,286).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($68,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,891), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,297).

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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. 45
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 42
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 41
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Catahoula County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 72.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.535%).

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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Catahoula Parish, LA was $91,300 in 2022, which is 0.324 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $87,100 to $91,300, a 4.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Catahoula Parish, LA is 77.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Catahoula Parish, LA have an average commute time of 32.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Catahoula Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Catahoula Parish, LA is $48,259. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Catahoula Parish, LA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $49,417, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $48,068 and $40,458.

Property

$91,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,084
$2,355
Median Property Taxes
±$290

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

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Rent vs Own

77.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.7% of the housing units in Catahoula Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.8%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Catahoula Parish, LA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $49,417, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $48,068 and $40,458.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Catahoula 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.
$48,259
Median Household Income
± $6,502
3.03k
Number of Households
± 364

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.03k households in Catahoula Parish, LA grew to $48,259 from the previous year's value of $42,232.

The following chart displays the households in Catahoula 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 Catahoula 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. Worked At Home (9.21%)
  3. Carpooled (7.06%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Catahoula Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.21%) and those who carpooled to work (7.06%).

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

32.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Catahoula Parish, LA have a longer commute time (32.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.85% of the workforce in Catahoula 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 Catahoula Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Catahoula Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Catahoula Parish, LA (1.87k out of 7.6k 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 < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Catahoula 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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Health

91.7% of the population of Catahoula Parish, LA has health coverage, with 33.3% on employee plans, 30.9% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.8% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Catahoula Parish, LA see 9494 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (9608 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4613 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4613 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

9,494 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Catahoula Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Catahoula Parish, LA see an average of 9,494 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (9,608 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Catahoula 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 25.9% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.28%
Uninsured
33.3%
Employer Coverage
30.9%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.8%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Catahoula Parish, LA declined by 16.9% from 9.97% to 8.28%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Catahoula 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 38% in Catahoula Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.2% in Catahoula Parish, LA.

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