E.g., 06/28/2020
E.g., 06/28/2020

State Income Data - LA

Louisiana

Income & Poverty
2018
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 the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

189,056
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 26.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 52.9%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 79.7%
% 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 the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 18.1%
With related children under age 18
26.4%
With related children under age 5
33.9%
Married-couple families 13.5%
With related children under age 18
19.9%
With related children under age 5
29.2%
Families with female householder, no husband present 40.5%
With related children under age 18
51.9%
With related children under age 5
56.0%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 76,781
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.5%
100-199% of the poverty level
20.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
65.9%
Noncitizens 112,275
Below 100% of the poverty level
24.7%
100-199% of the poverty level
31.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
44.1%
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 13,823
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 101,933
Below 100% of the poverty level
24.4%
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) (%) 4,339,972
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 60.3%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 -2.5%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.2%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 13.4%
With related children under age 18
21.1%
With related children under age 5
21.4%
Married-couple families 5.0%
With related children under age 18
5.9%
With related children under age 5
3.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 33.8%
With related children under age 18
44.4%
With related children under age 5
51.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 4,231,642
Below 100% of the poverty level 757,085
Speaks only English
3,912,620
Below 100% of the poverty level 693,808
Speaks Spanish
146,952
Below 100% of the poverty level 35,049
Speaks other Indo-European languages
99,220
Below 100% of the poverty level 14,070
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
52,817
Below 100% of the poverty level 6,533
Speaks other languages
20,033
Below 100% of the poverty level 7,625
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.9%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.7%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.9%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.2%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.4%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 38.1%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 74,990
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 6.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 22.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 16.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 16.7%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 32,123
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
17.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
15.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
15.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
23.4%
Earned $75,000 or more
21.9%
Noncitizens (%) 42,867
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
9.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
25.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
16.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
14.8%
Earned $75,000 or more
12.8%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $37,680
Female $32,340
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
$50,479
Female
$35,982
Noncitizens  
Male
$30,465
Female
$28,150
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,420,827
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 15.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 18.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 22.0%
Earned $75,000 or more 21.3%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $51,946
Female $35,854
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $44,897
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $55,830
Noncitizens $35,969
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $48,102
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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 47.4%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 71.0%
Noncitizens 25.1%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 66.3%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private 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 (%) 190,578
With health insurance 67.6%
With private health insurance
47.4%
With public coverage
26.2%
No health insurance coverage 32.4%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 76,729
With health insurance 90.6%
With private health insurance
60.5%
With public coverage
41.3%
No health insurance coverage 9.4%
Noncitizens (%) 113,849
With health insurance 52.1%
With private health insurance
38.5%
With public coverage
16.0%
No health insurance coverage 47.9%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 4,365,500
With health insurance 93.1%
With private health insurance
59.7%
With public coverage
45.2%
No health insurance coverage 6.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2018 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Private coverage includes employer- or union-provided insurance, insurance purchased directly, and TRICARE (the health program of the U.S. military) or other military health care. Public coverage includes Medicare, Medicaid, or another governmental medical assistance program, and Veterans Administration health care. Individuals can be covered by more than one type of insurance, and they can be covered by both private and public insurers. Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.