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State Income Data - LA

Louisiana

Income & Poverty
2012
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, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

163,356
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 27.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 52.9%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 50.6%
% change: 1990-2000 17.0%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 18.1%
With related children under age 18
23.5%
With related children under age 5
29.6%
Married-couple families 12.3%
With related children under age 18
12.8%
With related children under age 5
19.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 38.4%
With related children under age 18
53.6%
With related children under age 5
54.5%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 66,709
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.2%
100-199% of the poverty level
23.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
65.1%
Noncitizens 96,647
Below 100% of the poverty level
25.5%
100-199% of the poverty level
30.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
44.3%
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 14,426
Below 100% of the poverty level
6.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 87,859
Below 100% of the poverty level
22.2%
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) (%) 4,307,786
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.1%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 4.1%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.2%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 15.4%
With related children under age 18
23.8%
With related children under age 5
25.1%
Married-couple families 5.6%
With related children under age 18
7.0%
With related children under age 5
8.8%
Families with female householder, no husband present 38.9%
With related children under age 18
48.9%
With related children under age 5
52.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 4,166,613
Below 100% of the poverty level 799,246
Speaks only English
3,815,644
Below 100% of the poverty level 731,200
Speaks Spanish
148,115
Below 100% of the poverty level 31,765
Speaks other Indo-European languages
140,494
Below 100% of the poverty level 21,136
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
53,939
Below 100% of the poverty level 13,432
Speaks other languages
8,421
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,713
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.2%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.2%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.4%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.0%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 24.9%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.3%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 70,283
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 3.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 9.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 22.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 16.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 14.9%
Earned $75,000 or more 13.4%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenshi  
Naturalized citizens (%) 29,692
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
18.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
12.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
23.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
18.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
20.4%
Noncitizens (%) 40,591
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
3.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
12.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
24.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
19.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
12.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
8.2%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $35,942
Female $30,643
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
$43,794
Female
$38,092
Noncitizens  
Male
$30,908
Female
$21,930
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,380,724
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 3.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 6.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 16.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 19.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 20.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 17.1%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $48,500
Female $31,619
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $41,874
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $53,373
Noncitizens $35,743
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $43,027
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 46.7%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 67.6%
Noncitizens 27.3%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 66.5%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 163,961
With health insurance 55.3%
With private health insurance
43.4%
With public coverage
17.1%
No health insurance coverage 44.7%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 66,638
With health insurance 78.0%
With private health insurance
60.8%
With public coverage
27.4%
No health insurance coverage 22.0%
Noncitizens (%) 97,323
With health insurance 39.7%
With private health insurance
31.5%
With public coverage
10.0%
No health insurance coverage 60.3%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 4,334,923
With health insurance 84.2%
With private health insurance
59.5%
With public coverage
35.4%
No health insurance coverage 15.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 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.
  • 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, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.