Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA

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2020 Population
115,573
0.143% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.2
1.26% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16.5%
0.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$54,823
1.32% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$164,800
0.795% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA had a population of 116k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $54,823. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA declined from 115,738 to 115,573, a −0.143% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,107 to $54,823, a 1.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (42.4%), White (Hispanic) (1.54%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.37%).

2.85% of the households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) 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.

99.3% of the residents in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was $164,800, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA is home to a population of 116k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.17% of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.35k people).

In 2020, there were 1.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.7k people) in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.78k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are Spanish (1,457 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (1,118 households), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (127 households).

Citizenship

99.3%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.3% of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61.7k ± 66
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    49k ± 432
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.78k ± 378
2.47%
Hispanic Population
2.85k people

In 2020, there were 1.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.7k people) in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.78k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.47% of the people in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are hispanic (2.85k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.17%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people
1.09%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.27k people

As of 2020, 1.17% of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA residents (1.35k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was 1.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,457 households (1.33%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    1,118 households (1.02%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    127 households (0.116%)

2.85% of the households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was Spanish. 1.33% of the households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA reported speaking Spanish 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
    1,789 ± 271
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    844 ± 198
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    439 ± 139

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA employs 44k people. The largest industries in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA are Construction (4,511 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,294 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (2,513 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of physicians ($138,086), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($105,817), and Petroleum refining ($101,130).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
21,568
Women
49%
22,477
Men
51%

The workforce of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA in 2020 was 44,045 people, with 49% woman, and 51% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA.

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Occupations

44k
2020 Value
−0.991%
1 Year decline
± −0.991%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of −0.991%, from 44.5k employees to 44k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,231 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,179 people), and Cashiers (1,113 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industries

44k
2020 Value
−0.991%
1 Year decline
± −0.991%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of −0.991%, from 44.5k employees to 44k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA, are Construction (4,511 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,294 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (2,513 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) 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

$48,584
Median earning men ± $3,776
$28,465
Median earning women ± $1,778

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($68,317), Manufacturing ($64,925), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,679).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,130), Public Administration ($37,777), and Manufacturing ($37,009).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $48B
  2. $46.7B
  3. $46.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $48B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($46.7B) and Fuel oils ($46.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$371B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$691B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
86.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $371B. This is expected to increase 86.1% to $691B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $48.8B
  2. $24.6B
  3. $8.21B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $48.8B, followed by Mississippi with $24.6B and Florida and $8.21B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.4% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.569% 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 Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (35.8k), Secondary Education (19.5k), and Some college (18.8k).

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The median property value in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was $164,800 in 2020, which is 0.717 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $163,500 to $164,800, a 0.795% increase. The homeownership rate in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA is $54,823. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

Property

$164,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,791
$31,101
Median Property Taxes
±$1,361

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 Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2020
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.9% of the housing units in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $76,647 and $72,484.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) 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.
$54,823
Median Household Income
± $2,388
41k
Number of Households
± 1,639

In 2020, the median household income of the 41k households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA grew to $54,823 from the previous year's value of $54,107.

The following chart displays the households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.43
2020 Wage GINI in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA
0.443
2019 Wage GINI in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA

In 2020, the income inequality in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was 0.43 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.87% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.35%)
  3. Other (2.13%)

In 2018, 85.6% of workers in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.35%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (2.13%).

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

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) 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 Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA (17.2k out of 104k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA is Black, followed by White 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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92.6% of the population of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.549% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Louisiana was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

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 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

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

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

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Uninsured People

7.37%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
22.9%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
0.549%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA declined by 16.8% from 8.86% to 7.37%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (West) PUMA, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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