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State Demographics Data - LA

Louisiana

Demographics & Social
2013
2000
1990
Demographics

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
Number 182,559
% Foreign Born 3.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 57.5%
% change: 1990-2000 32.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
51.4%
Black or African American
5.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
27.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
12.7%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 88,973
% Latino 48.7%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.9%
5-17 5.3%
18-64 82.3%
65 and older 11.4%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) 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.

40.2
Gender (% female) 45.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.5%
Married 53.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.8%

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
Number 4,442,911
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 2.1%
% change: 1990-2000 5.3%
Race (%)  
One race 98.3%
White 63.3%
Black or African American 33.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.5%
Two or more races 1.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 129,647
% Latino 2.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.8%
5-17 18.0%
18-64 62.0%
65 and older 13.2%
Median Age 35.8
Gender (% female) 51.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.7%
Married 43.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.9%
Foreign Born
Number 115,885
% Foreign Born 2.6%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 4,353,091
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Foreign Born
Number 87,407
% Foreign Born 2.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 4,132,566
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

182,559
Born in Africa 5,831
Born in Asia 59,834
Born in Europe 17,119
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 96,458
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,094
Born in Oceania 223
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Vietnam
Country #3 China (exc. Taiwan)
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

182,559
Europe 17,119
Northern Europe 4,532
United Kingdom
3,504
Ireland
324
Other Northern Europe
704
Western Europe 5,257
France
1,394
Germany
3,217
Other Western Europe
646
Southern Europe 2,201
Italy
842
Portugal
561
Other Southern Europe
798
Eastern Europe 4,681
Poland
819
Russia
685
Other Eastern Europe
3,177
Other Europe (no country specified) 448
Asia 59,834
Eastern Asia 12,209
China
8,003

China, excluding Taiwan

7,194

Taiwan

809
Japan
1,399
Korea
2,807
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 13,133
India
7,709
Iran
968
Other South Central Asia
4,456
Southeastern Asia 26,720
Philippines
6,158
Vietnam
16,387
Other Southeastern Asia
4,175
Western Asia 6,994
Israel
318
Lebanon
1,032
Other Western Asia
5,644
Other Asia (no country specified) 778
Africa 5,831
Eastern Africa 1,460
Northern Africa
1,195
Western Africa
1,640
Middle and Southern Africa
942
Other Africa (no country specified)
594
Oceania 223
Australia and New Zealand subregion 223
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 99,552
Latin America 96,458
Caribbean
16,240

Cuba

7,509

Jamaica

781

Other Caribbean

7,950
Central America
71,461

Mexico

32,891

El Salvador

4,580

Other Central America

33,990
South America
8,757

Brazil

1,289

Colombia

2,242

Other South America

5,226
Northern America 3,094
Canada
3,094
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 53,607
1990-1999 35,597
2000-2009 60,445
Since 2010 32,910
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.2%
Born in Asia 32.8%
Born in Europe 9.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 52.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.7%
Born in Oceania 0.1%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 16.8%
Country #2 10.8%
Country #3 4.4%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.4%
Northern Europe 2.5%
United Kingdom 1.9%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 2.9%
France 0.8%
Germany 1.8%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 1.2%
Italy 0.5%
Portugal 0.3%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 2.6%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 0.4%
Other Eastern Europe 1.7%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.2%
Asia 32.8%
Eastern Asia 6.7%
China 4.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.9%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 0.8%
Korea 1.5%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 7.2%
India 4.2%
Iran 0.5%
Other South Central Asia 2.4%
Southeastern Asia 14.6%
Philippines 3.4%
Vietnam 9.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.3%
Western Asia 3.8%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.6%
Other Western Asia 3.1%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.4%
Africa 3.2%
Eastern Africa 0.8%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 0.9%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 0.1%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 54.5%
Latin America 52.8%
Caribbean 8.9%
Cuba 4.1%
Jamaica 0.4%
Other Caribbean 4.4%
Central America 39.1%
Mexico 18.0%
El Salvador 2.5%
Other Central America 18.6%
South America 4.8%
Brazil 0.7%
Colombia 1.2%
Other South America 2.9%
Northern America 1.7%
Canada 1.7%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 29.4%
1980-1989 19.5%
1990-1999 33.1%
Since 2000 18.0%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 115,885
Born in Africa 4,016
Born in Asia 43,464
Born in Europe 18,062
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 46,561
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,200
Cat28 577
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Vietnam
Country #2 Honduras
Country #3 Mexico
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 3.5%
Born in Asia 37.5%
Born in Europe 15.6%
Born in Latin America 40.2%
Born in Northern America 2.8%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 14.5%
Country #2 9.7%
Country #3 8.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 83,680
Born in Africa 2,215
Born in Asia 29,750
Born in Europe 16,323
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 32,707
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,310
Cat21 375
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Vietnam
Country #2 Honduras
Country #3 Cuba
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.6%
Born in Asia 35.6%
Born in Europe 19.5%
Born in Latin America 39.1%
Born in Northern America 2.8%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 13.1%
Country #2 8.7%
Country #3 5.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 182,559
Naturalized citizens 76,033
Noncitizens 106,526
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 76,033
Before 1980 12,109
1980-1989 11,197
1990-1999 15,634
2000-2009 27,177
Since 2010 9,916
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 41.6%
Noncitizens 58.4%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.9%
1980-1989 14.7%
1990-1999 20.6%
2000-2009 35.7%
Since 2010 13.0%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 115,885
Naturalized citizens 56,102
Noncitizens 59,783
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 48.4%
Noncitizens 51.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 87,407
Naturalized citizens 38,082
Noncitizens 49,325
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 43.6%
Noncitizens 56.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 49,843
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 4,380
% married among women who gave birth
71.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
28.5%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,075,957
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 60,442
% married among women who gave birth 49.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 50.8%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) 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
Average household size 3.08
Average family size 3.59
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.58
Average family size 3.23
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 1,043,036
Only native parent(s)
977,018
One or more foreign-born parents
65,507

Child is native

56,518

Child is foreign born

8,989
Children under age 6 with 357,193
Only native parent(s)
329,416
One or more foreign-born parents
27,600

Child is native

25,852

Child is foreign born

1,748
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 685,843
Only native parent(s)
647,602
One or more foreign-born parents
37,907

Child is native

30,666

Child is foreign born

7,241
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

511,409
Only native parents 477,208
One or more foreign-born parents 33,947
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.3%
Child is native 5.4%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.7%
Child is native 7.2%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.5%
Child is native 4.5%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 93.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.6%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 1,134,024
Only native parent(s) 1,082,650
One or more foreign-born parents 51,374
Child is native 43,408
Child is foreign born 7,966
Children under age 6 with 354,374
Only native parent(s) 338,099
One or more foreign-born parents 16,275
Child is native 15,047
Child is foreign born 1,228
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 779,650
Only native parent(s) 744,551
One or more foreign-born parents 35,099
Child is native 28,361
Child is foreign born 6,738
Children in Low-Income Families* 550,092
Only native parents 526,369
One or more foreign-born parents 23,723
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.5%
Child is native 3.8%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.6%
Child is native 4.2%
Child is foreign born 0.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.5%
Child is native 3.6%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.3%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 1,160,658
Only native parent(s) 1,119,615
One or more foreign-born parents 41,043
Child is native 33,249
Child is foreign born 7,794
Children under age 6 with 385,398
Only native parent(s) 371,706
One or more foreign-born parents 13,692
Child is native 12,903
Child is foreign born 789
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 775,260
Only native parent(s) 747,909
One or more foreign-born parents 27,351
Child is native 20,346
Child is foreign born 7,005
Children in Low-Income Families* 623,571
Only native parents 602,718
One or more foreign-born parents 20,853
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.5%
Child is native 2.9%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.6%
Child is native 3.3%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.5%
Child is native 2.6%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 96.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.3%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 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.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

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 “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.