Louisiana

4,681,666 Population

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

43,205.2 square miles 108.4 people per square mile 64 Counties       473 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
1.4%
was 1.5%
Ranked 25th Highest in US
Population Density
108.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.1%
was 51.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.1%
was 4.0%
Ranked 42nd Highest in US
Percent Under 18
23.9%
was 23.9%
Ranked 12th Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
14.4%
was 14.0%
Ranked 44th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.3
was 6.3
Ranked 13th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
20.2%
was 19.6%
Ranked 50th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$45,652
was $45,727
Ranked 46th Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.9
49.1
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,256
Ranked 34th Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
9
was 9
Ranked 47th Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
47,997
was 47,634
Ranked 23rd Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
10.3
was 10.8
Ranked 1st Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
539.7
was 518.5
Ranked 5th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,353.4
was 3,582
Ranked 4th Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
8
was 7
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
7
was 8
Ranked 3rd Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
16
was 15
Ranked 10th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
2,037,067
was 2,024,737
Ranked 25th Highest in US
Median Rent
$808
was $800
Ranked 31st Highest in US
Total Building Permits
14,092
was 13,077
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,720,801
was 1,737,908
 
Homeownership Rate
64.3%
was 64.6%
Ranked 35th Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
12,457
was 11,585
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
47.1
was 46.9
Ranked 25th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
34.0%
was 31.8%
Ranked 16th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
1,635
was 1,492
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 16th Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.1
was 6.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.0
was 2.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.0%
was 96.4%
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
84.5%
Ranked 44th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.6%
Ranked 19th Highest in US

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
84.4%
was 84.6%
Ranked 48th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
23.4%
was 23.2%
Ranked 48th Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
8.6%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
20,166
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
6,549
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
893
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
17
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
145
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,150
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
394
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,110
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
6.2%
was 7.7%
Ranked 26th Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
57.8%
was 55.7%
Ranked 48th Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
11.6%
was 12.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in US

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