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State Income Data - LA

Louisiana

Income & Poverty
2017
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

186,292
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 54.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 96.3%
% 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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 22.8%
With related children under age 18
31.2%
With related children under age 5
29.1%
Married-couple families 16.8%
With related children under age 18
22.1%
With related children under age 5
23.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 46.7%
With related children under age 18
59.3%
With related children under age 5
51.3%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 73,538
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.7%
100-199% of the poverty level
18.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
69.4%
Noncitizens 112,754
Below 100% of the poverty level
29.4%
100-199% of the poverty level
25.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
45.0%
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 15,648
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 102,111
Below 100% of the poverty level
27.1%
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) (%) 4,366,745
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 3.4%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.2%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 14.3%
With related children under age 18
22.9%
With related children under age 5
21.6%
Married-couple families 5.4%
With related children under age 18
7.2%
With related children under age 5
6.7%
Families with female householder, no husband present 36.2%
With related children under age 18
46.8%
With related children under age 5
50.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 4,250,917
Below 100% of the poverty level 801,683
Speaks only English
3,906,818
Below 100% of the poverty level 727,778
Speaks Spanish
165,021
Below 100% of the poverty level 46,646
Speaks other Indo-European languages
114,213
Below 100% of the poverty level 15,401
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
52,828
Below 100% of the poverty level 8,436
Speaks other languages
12,037
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,422
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.9%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.6%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 28.3%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.5%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.0%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 28.4%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 78,798
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 7.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 20.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 15.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 18.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 16.6%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 32,564
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
14.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
12.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
25.4%
Earned $75,000 or more
22.7%
Noncitizens (%) 46,234
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
9.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
24.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.6%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
15.4%
Earned $75,000 or more
12.3%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $38,011
Female $32,436
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
$52,990
Female
$36,082
Noncitizens  
Male
$31,885
Female
$31,265
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,417,394
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 5.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 16.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 19.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 20.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 20.3%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $50,937
Female $34,723
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $42,642
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $56,256
Noncitizens $33,183
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $46,292
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 46.3%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 72.6%
Noncitizens 24.8%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 66.0%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 186,619
With health insurance 65.8%
With private health insurance
46.9%
With public coverage
25.1%
No health insurance coverage 34.2%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 73,203
With health insurance 88.7%
With private health insurance
59.2%
With public coverage
41.1%
No health insurance coverage 11.3%
Noncitizens (%) 113,416
With health insurance 51.0%
With private health insurance
39.0%
With public coverage
14.8%
No health insurance coverage 49.0%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 4,393,639
With health insurance 92.7%
With private health insurance
60.8%
With public coverage
43.4%
No health insurance coverage 7.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.