Plaquemines Parish, LA

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2022 Population
23,305
0.981% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.4
1.11% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
15.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$77,996
11.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$253,300
19.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Plaquemines Parish, LA had a population of 23.3k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $77,996. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Plaquemines Parish, LA declined from 23,536 to 23,305, a −0.981% decrease and its median household income grew from $69,970 to $77,996, a 11.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Plaquemines Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.99%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.27%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.58%).

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

In 2022, the median property value in Plaquemines Parish, LA was $253,300, and the homeownership rate was 71.8%.

Most people in Plaquemines Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 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.

Population & Diversity

Plaquemines Parish, LA is home to a population of 23.3k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.2% of Plaquemines Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.21k people).

In 2022, there were 3.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.4k people) in Plaquemines Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.16k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Plaquemines Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Plaquemines Parish, LA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Plaquemines Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 145
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.58k ± 364
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.16k ± 415
8.09%
Hispanic Population
1.89k people

In 2022, there were 3.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.4k people) in Plaquemines Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.16k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.09% of the people in Plaquemines Parish, LA are hispanic (1.89k 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

5.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.21k people
4.77%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.12k people

As of 2022, 5.2% of Plaquemines Parish, LA residents (1.21k 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 Plaquemines Parish, LA was 4.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    622 ± 214
  2. Vietnam
    372 ± 143
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    258 ± 161

Plaquemines Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Plaquemines Parish, LA employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Plaquemines Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,275 people), Construction (940 people), and Public Administration (894 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($93,167), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,032), and Public Administration ($61,098).

Occupations

10.6k
2022 Value
± 928
10.9%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Plaquemines Parish, LA grew at a rate of 10.9%, from 9.53k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plaquemines Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,257 people), Management Occupations (1,159 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (707 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

10.6k
2022 Value
± 928
10.9%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Plaquemines Parish, LA grew at a rate of 10.9%, from 9.53k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plaquemines Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,275 people), Construction (940 people), and Public Administration (894 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

$55,268
Median earning men ± $8,531
$28,503
Median earning women ± $2,725

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($110,444), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,574), and Wholesale Trade ($75,407).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,577), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,024), and Public Administration ($40,368).

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

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Civics

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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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 Plaquemines Parish, LA was $253,300 in 2022, which is 0.899 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $212,200 to $253,300, a 19.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Plaquemines Parish, LA is 71.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Plaquemines Parish, LA have an average commute time of 28.4 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 $77,996. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Plaquemines Parish, LA was Census Tract 504 with a value of $83,922, followed by Census Tract 503 and Census Tract 507, with respective values of $74,300 and $34,596.

Property

$253,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,461
$5,866
Median Property Taxes
±$563

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

71.8%
Homeownership
2022
69.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.8% of the housing units in Plaquemines Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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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 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Plaquemines Parish, LA was Census Tract 504 with a value of $83,922, followed by Census Tract 503 and Census Tract 507, with respective values of $74,300 and $34,596.

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

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$77,996
Median Household Income
± $3,933
8.17k
Number of Households
± 722

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.17k households in Plaquemines Parish, LA grew to $77,996 from the previous year's value of $69,970.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Plaquemines 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 (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Walked (2.65%)

In 2022, 83.1% of workers in Plaquemines Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who walked to work (2.65%).

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

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plaquemines Parish, LA have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.18% 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

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plaquemines Parish, LA (3.38k out of 23k 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 Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Health

94.4% of the population of Plaquemines Parish, LA has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 7.4% 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, 51.2% were men and 48.8% 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 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.64%
Uninsured
38.7%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
17.4%
Non-Group
7.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plaquemines Parish, LA grew by 4.67% from 5.39% to 5.64%.

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

Indicator

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

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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 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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