De Soto Parish, LA

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2020 Population
27,395
0.388% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.3
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
21.6%
1.44% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$44,436
3.41% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$116,500
0.682% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, De Soto Parish, LA had a population of 27.4k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $44,436. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of De Soto Parish, LA grew from 27,289 to 27,395, a 0.388% increase and its median household income declined from $46,006 to $44,436, a −3.41% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in De Soto Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.4%), White (Hispanic) (1.98%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.872%).

None of the households in De Soto 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.

99.8% of the residents in De Soto Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in De Soto Parish, LA was $116,500, and the homeownership rate was 72.1%.

Most people in De Soto Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in De Soto Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

De Soto Parish, LA is home to a population of 27.4k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.548% of De Soto Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (150 people).

In 2020, there were 1.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.2k people) in De Soto Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 542 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of De Soto Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in De Soto Parish, LA was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in De Soto Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.2k ± 25
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.7k ± 167
  3. White (Hispanic)
    542 ± 216
2.95%
Hispanic Population
808 people

In 2020, there were 1.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.2k people) in De Soto Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 542 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.95% of the people in De Soto Parish, LA are hispanic (808 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.548%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
150 people
0.81%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
221 people

As of 2020, 0.548% of De Soto Parish, LA residents (150 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in De Soto Parish, LA was 0.81%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    497 ± 154
  2. Korea
    363 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    283 ± 131

De Soto Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of De Soto Parish, LA employs 10.9k people. The largest industries in De Soto Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,861 people), Retail Trade (1,411 people), and Manufacturing (1,218 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,770), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,250).

Occupations

10.9k
2020 Value
± 789
0.601%
1 Year growth
± 9.85%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in De Soto Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.601%, from 10.8k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in De Soto Parish, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,029 people), Management Occupations (996 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (969 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of De Soto Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.9k
2020 Value
± 789
0.601%
1 Year growth
± 9.85%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in De Soto Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.601%, from 10.8k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in De Soto Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,861 people), Retail Trade (1,411 people), and Manufacturing (1,218 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of De Soto Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in De Soto 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

$40,247
Median earning men ± $6,484
$24,754
Median earning women ± $2,011

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,101), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,583), and Wholesale Trade ($43,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,679), Construction ($52,794), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,438).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 133
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 93
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 91
    Retail Trade

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. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $49.3B, followed by Fuel oils ($48.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($37.7B).

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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$380B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$689B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
81% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B 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. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.9B, followed by Mississippi with $24.1B and Illinois and $7.47B.

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 De Soto County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 61.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37%), followed by Other (0.597%).

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 2020, 0.829% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.761% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.21M), Some college (825k), and Secondary Education (634k).

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 De Soto Parish, LA was $116,500 in 2020, which is 0.507 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $117,300 to $116,500, a 0.682% decrease. The homeownership rate in De Soto Parish, LA is 72.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in De Soto Parish, LA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in De Soto Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in De Soto Parish, LA is $44,436. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in De Soto Parish, LA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $55,150, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $54,167 and $32,778.

Property

$116,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$16,261
$7,891
Median Property Taxes
±$635

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

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Rent vs Own

72.1%
Homeownership
2020
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.1% of the housing units in De Soto Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9507
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in De Soto Parish, LA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $55,150, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $54,167 and $32,778.

The following map shows all of the tracts in De Soto 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.
$44,436
Median Household Income
± $3,577
11k
Number of Households
± 768

In 2020, the median household income of the 11k households in De Soto Parish, LA declined from $44,436 from the previous year's value of $46,006.

The following chart displays the households in De Soto 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 De Soto Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.341% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.89%)

In 2020, 81.7% of workers in De Soto Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (1.89%).

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

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in De Soto Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in De Soto 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 De Soto Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in De Soto Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in De Soto Parish, LA (5.88k out of 27.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in De Soto Parish, LA is Black, followed by White 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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91.1% of the population of De Soto Parish, LA has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 29.6% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 0.891% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Louisiana was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in De Soto Parish, LA see 5487 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.347% increase from the previous year (5468 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 13732 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 410 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,487 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in De Soto Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in De Soto Parish, LA see an average of 5,487 patients per year. This represents a 0.347% increase from the previous year (5,468 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.8% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

8.9%
Uninsured
35.3%
Employer Coverage
29.6%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
0.891%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in De Soto Parish, LA declined by 5.97% from 9.47% to 8.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 64.8 in De Soto Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 43.3% in De Soto Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.2% in De Soto Parish, LA.

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