Nationwide Claims to Fame

Louisiana is 3rd out of 51 other states in Income below poverty line

Louisiana is 3rd out of 51 other states in Race - Black or African American

Louisiana is 12th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 5

Louisiana is 15th out of 51 other states in People per household

Louisiana is 15th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 18

Louisiana is 18th out of 51 other states in Female residents

Louisiana is 21st out of 51 other states in Building permits (last year)

Louisiana is 23rd out of 51 other states in Non-farm private employees

Louisiana is 23rd out of 51 other states in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Louisiana is 24th out of 51 other states in Non-farm private establishments

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Louisiana Rank US
Current population (2012) 4,601,893 25th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 43,203.9 33rd 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 104.9 25th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Louisiana Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.8% 12th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.3% 15th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.9% 44th 13.7%
Education Demographics
Louisiana Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 81.6% 48th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 21.1% 47th 28.2%
Race Demographics
Louisiana Rank US
Race - White 63.7% 46th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 32.4% 3rd 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 25th 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.7% 36th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 33rd 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.4% 50th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 4.5% 39th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 59.9% 38th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Louisiana Rank US
Female residents 51.1% 18th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.7% 42nd 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Louisiana Rank US
Housing units 1,978,848 25th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 18.1% 37th 25.9%
Households 1,675,097 26th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 67.9% 32nd 66.1%
Home median value $135,400 38th $186,200
People per household 2.6 15th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 13,018 21st 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Louisiana Rank US
Income per capita $23,853 42nd $27,915
Income per household $44,086 45th $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.4% 3rd 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Louisiana Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 103,216 24th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 1,617,229 23rd 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 375,808 24th 27,092,908
Retail sales $56,543,203 24th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,921 31st $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $9,729,869 23rd $613,795,732

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