Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
114,909
0.544% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.2
0.27% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
27.6%
5.12% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$42,141
8.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$134,600
12.8% 1-year growth

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In 2022, Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA had a population of 115k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $42,141. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA declined from 115,537 to 114,909, a −0.544% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,908 to $42,141, a 8.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.76%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.937%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.923%).

10.7% of the households in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, 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 Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are Louisiana Academy of Beauty (16 degrees awarded in 2022) and Opelousas School of Cosmetology (14 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was $134,600, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA is home to a population of 115k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.04% of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.34k people).

In 2022, there were 1.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.2k people) in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are French (Incl. Cajun) (8,126 households), Spanish (2,231 households), and Bengali (319 households).

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    65.2k ± 416
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    41.5k ± 648
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.17k ± 585
2.97%
Hispanic Population
3.41k people

In 2022, there were 1.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.2k people) in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.97% of the people in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are hispanic (3.41k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.34k people
2.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.43k people

As of 2022, 2.04% of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA residents (2.34k 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 Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was 2.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. French (Incl. Cajun)
    8,126 households (7.6%)
  2. Spanish
    2,231 households (2.09%)
  3. Bengali
    319 households (0.298%)

10.7% of the households in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was French (Incl. Cajun). 7.6% of the households in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA reported speaking French (Incl. Cajun) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,744 ± 254
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    746 ± 211
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    722 ± 201

Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA employs 39.8k people. The largest industries in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are Construction (3,219 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,134 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,495 people), and the highest paying industries are Health & personal care, except drug, stores ($184,129), Petroleum refining ($130,569), and Oil & gas extraction ($101,066).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
20,126
Women
50.1%
20,067
Men
49.9%

The workforce of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA in 2020 was 40,193 people, with 50.1% woman, and 49.9% men.

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Occupations

39.8k
2022 Value
−0.462%
1 Year decline
± −0.462%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA declined at a rate of −0.462%, from 40k employees to 39.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA, are Cooks (1,222 people), Cashiers (1,210 people), and Personal care aides (1,157 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

39.8k
2022 Value
−0.462%
1 Year decline
± −0.462%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA declined at a rate of −0.462%, from 40k employees to 39.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA, are Construction (3,219 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,134 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,495 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, 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

$43,476
Median earning men ± $2,093
$27,617
Median earning women ± $1,473

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,471), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,981), and Wholesale Trade ($61,392).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,663), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($37,355), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($34,063).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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

In 2022, universities in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA awarded 30 degrees. The student population of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 57 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are White (20 and 66.7%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 26.7%), Two or More Races (2 and 6.67%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana Academy of Beauty (16 and 53.3%) and Opelousas School of Cosmetology (14 and 46.7%).

The most popular majors in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA are General Cosmetology (30 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.57% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1% 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

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (34.2k), Secondary Education (19.9k), and Some college (15.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was $134,600 in 2022, which is 0.477 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,300 to $134,600, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA is $42,141. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA and Regional Planning Commission 1--St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $87,646 and $85,220.

Property

$134,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,131
$29,028
Median Property Taxes
±$1,168

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 Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.5% of the housing units in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA and Regional Planning Commission 1--St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $87,646 and $85,220.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, 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.
$42,141
Median Household Income
± $1,633
43k
Number of Households
± 1,730

In 2022, the median household income of the 43k households in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA grew to $42,141 from the previous year's value of $38,908.

The following chart displays the households in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, 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

0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA

In 2022, the income inequality in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.61% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.06%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.95%)

In 2022, 81.2% of workers in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.06%) and those who worked at home (4.95%).

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

30.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.06% of the workforce in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, 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 Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA (30.9k out of 112k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

91.1% of the population of Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 32.9% on employee plans, 33.6% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.847% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1434 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1759 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 305 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,434 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,434 patients per year. This represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1,466 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

8.86%
Uninsured
32.9%
Employer Coverage
33.6%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.847%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA declined by 4.1% from 9.24% to 8.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Acadiana Regional Development District 1--St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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