E.g., 10/20/2017
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State Income Data - LA

Louisiana

Income & Poverty
2015
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

181,887
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 56.5%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 72.9%
% 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 2011-2015 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) 19.0%
With related children under age 18
25.8%
With related children under age 5
30.9%
Married-couple families 10.8%
With related children under age 18
12.6%
With related children under age 5
19.1%
Families with female householder, no husband present 48.0%
With related children under age 18
67.3%
With related children under age 5
80.4%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 75,395
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
18.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
66.8%
Noncitizens 106,492
Below 100% of the poverty level
23.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
26.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
49.2%
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 18,019
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 95,089
Below 100% of the poverty level
23.9%
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) (%) 4,359,801
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 60.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 3.2%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.2%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 14.5%
With related children under age 18
23.2%
With related children under age 5
22.8%
Married-couple families 5.3%
With related children under age 18
6.9%
With related children under age 5
5.2%
Families with female householder, no husband present 38.0%
With related children under age 18
49.3%
With related children under age 5
55.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 4,240,243
Below 100% of the poverty level 794,923
Speaks only English
3,893,551
Below 100% of the poverty level 725,203
Speaks Spanish
149,827
Below 100% of the poverty level 38,377
Speaks other Indo-European languages
125,090
Below 100% of the poverty level 17,670
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
59,491
Below 100% of the poverty level 9,954
Speaks other languages
12,284
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,719
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.7%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.6%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 25.6%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.1%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.7%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 30.3%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 80,878
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 8.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 27.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 14.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 15.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 15.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 17.2%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 34,248
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
20.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
14.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
16.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
22.5%
Noncitizens (%) 46,630
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
10.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
32.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
13.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
14.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
14.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
13.2%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $36,638
Female $28,696
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
$51,001
Female
$32,481
Noncitizens  
Male
$31,117
Female
$23,614
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,402,609
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 5.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 15.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 16.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.9%
Earned $75,000 or more 19.3%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $50,215
Female $34,247
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $42,374
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $50,124
Noncitizens $38,712
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $45,878
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 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 50.1%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 69.1%
Noncitizens 33.8%
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 (%) 182,510
With health insurance 67.6%
With private health insurance
54.0%
With public coverage
18.9%
No health insurance coverage 32.4%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 74,886
With health insurance 87.2%
With private health insurance
67.0%
With public coverage
30.8%
No health insurance coverage 12.8%
Noncitizens (%) 107,624
With health insurance 53.9%
With private health insurance
44.9%
With public coverage
10.7%
No health insurance coverage 46.1%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 4,384,921
With health insurance 88.9%
With private health insurance
62.8%
With public coverage
37.0%
No health insurance coverage 11.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “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.