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State Income Data - LA

Louisiana

Income & Poverty
2014
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

189,362
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 26.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 54.2%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 72.8%
% change: 1990-2000 17.0%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 17.0%
With related children under age 18
24.0%
With related children under age 5
23.1%
Married-couple families 12.1%
With related children under age 18
17.1%
With related children under age 5
18.0%
Families with female householder, no husband present 41.7%
With related children under age 18
54.4%
With related children under age 5
48.3%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 77,111
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
20.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
68.6%
Noncitizens 112,251
Below 100% of the poverty level
25.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
30.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
44.4%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Europe 15,109
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 100,058
Below 100% of the poverty level
23.7%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 4,329,163
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.9%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 4.0%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.2%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 14.8%
With related children under age 18
22.8%
With related children under age 5
23.2%
Married-couple families 5.8%
With related children under age 18
7.0%
With related children under age 5
6.7%
Families with female householder, no husband present 37.4%
With related children under age 18
47.4%
With related children under age 5
49.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 116,789
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 60.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 4,224,407
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 82,575
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 24.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 53.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 3,995,994
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 54.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 4,217,298
Below 100% of the poverty level 801,359
Speaks only English
3,864,342
Below 100% of the poverty level 735,243
Speaks Spanish
152,379
Below 100% of the poverty level 33,938
Speaks other Indo-European languages
132,096
Below 100% of the poverty level 21,590
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
52,543
Below 100% of the poverty level 6,562
Speaks other languages
15,938
Below 100% of the poverty level 4,026
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.0%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.0%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.3%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.3%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.5%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 25.3%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 86,066
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 5.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 5.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 25.4%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 15.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 13.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 16.0%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 35,888
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
17.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
15.6%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
19.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
24.2%
Noncitizens (%) 50,178
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
7.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
7.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
31.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
21.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
13.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
8.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
10.2%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $32,583
Female $26,866
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$46,385
Female
$37,854
Noncitizens  
Male
$27,476
Female
$20,842
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,401,412
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 5.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 16.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 18.6%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $49,939
Female $31,732
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $44,279
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $50,651
Noncitizens $37,109
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $44,567
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 47.5%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 65.3%
Noncitizens 28.6%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 65.2%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 190,144
With health insurance 59.5%
With private health insurance
46.8%
With public coverage
18.0%
No health insurance coverage 40.5%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 76,905
With health insurance 79.8%
With private health insurance
61.6%
With public coverage
28.3%
No health insurance coverage 20.2%
Noncitizens (%) 113,239
With health insurance 45.6%
With private health insurance
36.7%
With public coverage
11.0%
No health insurance coverage 54.4%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 4,357,428
With health insurance 86.4%
With private health insurance
60.8%
With public coverage
35.8%
No health insurance coverage 13.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.