West Carroll Parish, LA

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2022 Population
9,800
1.6% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41
0.49% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.2%
10.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,035
7.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$100,600
15.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, West Carroll Parish, LA had a population of 9.8k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $45,035. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of West Carroll Parish, LA declined from 9,959 to 9,800, a −1.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,050 to $45,035, a 7.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Carroll Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.4%), White (Hispanic) (1.72%), Other (Hispanic) (1.5%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.98%).

None of the households in West Carroll 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.

99.5% of the residents in West Carroll Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in West Carroll Parish, LA was $100,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%.

Most people in West Carroll Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in West Carroll Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

West Carroll Parish, LA is home to a population of 9.8k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.7% of West Carroll Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (167 people).

In 2022, there were 5.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.78k people) in West Carroll Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 169 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of West Carroll Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in West Carroll Parish, LA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Carroll Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.78k ± 7
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 84
  3. White (Hispanic)
    169 ± 90
4.2%
Hispanic Population
412 people

In 2022, there were 5.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.78k people) in West Carroll Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 169 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.2% of the people in West Carroll Parish, LA are hispanic (412 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
167 people
1.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
166 people

As of 2022, 1.7% of West Carroll Parish, LA residents (167 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 West Carroll Parish, LA was 1.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    147 ± 93
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    88 ± 73
  3. Vietnam
    69 ± 43

West Carroll 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 West Carroll Parish, LA employs 3.63k people. The largest industries in West Carroll Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (527 people), Construction (422 people), and Retail Trade (418 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($110,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($107,042), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($106,479).

Occupations

3.63k
2022 Value
± 428
−0.0826%
1 Year decline
± 16.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Carroll Parish, LA declined at a rate of −0.0826%, from 3.63k employees to 3.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Carroll Parish, LA, are Management Occupations (511 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (452 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (386 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Carroll Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.63k
2022 Value
± 428
−0.0826%
1 Year decline
± 16.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Carroll Parish, LA declined at a rate of −0.0826%, from 3.63k employees to 3.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Carroll Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (527 people), Construction (422 people), and Retail Trade (418 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Carroll Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in West Carroll 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

$47,095
Median earning men ± $5,043
$31,883
Median earning women ± $3,431

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($110,588), Public Administration ($53,370), and Wholesale Trade ($51,958).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($53,261), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,846), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,484).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 57
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 51
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 50
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Carroll County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 85.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (14.1%), followed by Other (0.257%).

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.

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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 West Carroll Parish, LA was $100,600 in 2022, which is 0.357 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $87,000 to $100,600, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in West Carroll Parish, LA is 75.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in West Carroll Parish, LA have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Carroll Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in West Carroll Parish, LA is $45,035. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in West Carroll Parish, LA was Census Tract 2 with a value of $57,396, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $55,859 and $39,118.

Property

$100,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,162
$2,854
Median Property Taxes
±$299

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 West Carroll Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.4% of the housing units in West Carroll Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Carroll Parish, LA was Census Tract 2 with a value of $57,396, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $55,859 and $39,118.

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

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Household Income

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$45,035
Median Household Income
± $5,686
3.79k
Number of Households
± 387

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.79k households in West Carroll Parish, LA grew to $45,035 from the previous year's value of $42,050.

The following chart displays the households in West Carroll 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West Carroll 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 (91%)
  2. Carpooled (6.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.15%)

In 2022, 91% of workers in West Carroll Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.7%) and those who worked at home (1.15%).

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

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Carroll Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in West Carroll 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 West Carroll Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Carroll Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Carroll Parish, LA (1.83k out of 9.51k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

91.5% of the population of West Carroll Parish, LA has health coverage, with 25.5% on employee plans, 35.9% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in West Carroll Parish, LA see 2708 patients per year on average, which represents a 50.7% decrease from the previous year (5491 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5323 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2662 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,708 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Carroll Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in West Carroll Parish, LA see an average of 2,708 patients per year. This represents a 50.7% decrease from the previous year (5,491 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Carroll 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 24.7% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.55%
Uninsured
25.5%
Employer Coverage
35.9%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Carroll Parish, LA grew by 13.8% from 7.51% to 8.55%.

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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 West Carroll 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 38.4% in West Carroll Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12% in West Carroll Parish, LA.

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