Union Parish, LA

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2022 Population
21,049
1.05% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.5
1.92% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
26.8%
13.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,068
6.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$117,300
24.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Union Parish, LA had a population of 21k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $47,068. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Union Parish, LA declined from 21,272 to 21,049, a −1.05% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,192 to $47,068, a 6.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Union Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.6%), Other (Hispanic) (2.46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.33%).

None of the households in Union 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.

98.4% of the residents in Union Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Union Parish, LA was $117,300, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%.

Most people in Union Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Union Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Union Parish, LA is home to a population of 21k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.09% of Union Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (439 people).

In 2022, there were 2.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Union Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.98k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 518 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Union Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Union Parish, LA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Union Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 39
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.98k ± 124
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    518 ± 253
5.22%
Hispanic Population
1.1k people

In 2022, there were 2.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Union Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.98k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 518 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.22% of the people in Union Parish, LA are hispanic (1.1k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.09%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
439 people
0.997%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
212 people

As of 2022, 2.09% of Union Parish, LA residents (439 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 Union Parish, LA was 0.997%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    502 ± 122
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    141 ± 98
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    108 ± 74

Union Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Union Parish, LA employs 8.02k people. The largest industries in Union Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,429 people), Retail Trade (1,121 people), and Manufacturing (1,030 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($138,229), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,005), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,656).

Occupations

8.02k
2022 Value
± 697
−0.323%
1 Year decline
± 12.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Union Parish, LA declined at a rate of −0.323%, from 8.04k employees to 8.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Union Parish, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,113 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (934 people), and Management Occupations (886 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Union Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.02k
2022 Value
± 697
−0.323%
1 Year decline
± 12.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Union Parish, LA declined at a rate of −0.323%, from 8.04k employees to 8.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Union Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,429 people), Retail Trade (1,121 people), and Manufacturing (1,030 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Union Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Union 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

$46,502
Median earning men ± $3,766
$31,812
Median earning women ± $3,400

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($115,938), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,203), and Information ($68,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($58,289), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,981), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,837).

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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. 118
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 82
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 70
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Union County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 75.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.679%).

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 Union Parish, LA was $117,300 in 2022, which is 0.416 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $94,200 to $117,300, a 24.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Union Parish, LA is 77.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Union Parish, LA have an average commute time of 32.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Union Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Union Parish, LA is $47,068. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Union Parish, LA was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $72,188, followed by Census Tract 9606 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $71,592 and $45,174.

Property

$117,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,077
$6,327
Median Property Taxes
±$538

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 Union Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.4% of the housing units in Union Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9605
  2. Census Tract 9606
  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Union Parish, LA was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $72,188, followed by Census Tract 9606 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $71,592 and $45,174.

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

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Household Income

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$47,068
Median Household Income
± $6,133
8.17k
Number of Households
± 662

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.17k households in Union Parish, LA grew to $47,068 from the previous year's value of $44,192.

The following chart displays the households in Union 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 Union 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 (84.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.88%)

In 2022, 84.8% of workers in Union Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (2.88%).

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

32.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Union Parish, LA have a longer commute time (32.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.38% of the workforce in Union 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 Union Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Union Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Union Parish, LA (5.51k out of 20.5k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

91.9% of the population of Union Parish, LA has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 31% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 8.47% on non-group plans, and 0.93% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Union Parish, LA see 7369 patients per year on average, which represents a 34% decrease from the previous year (11165 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 11085 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

7,369 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Union Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Union Parish, LA see an average of 7,369 patients per year. This represents a 34% decrease from the previous year (11,165 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Union 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 23.6% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.08%
Uninsured
34.9%
Employer Coverage
31%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
8.47%
Non-Group
0.93%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Union Parish, LA declined by 12.6% from 9.25% to 8.08%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Union 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 Union 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 38.2% in Union Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.3% in Union Parish, LA.

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