Jefferson Parish, LA

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2022 Population
436,171
0.735% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.8
0.252% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.5%
2.74% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,257
7.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$231,700
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
208,078
0.527% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Jefferson Parish, LA had a population of 436k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $63,257. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jefferson Parish, LA declined from 439,402 to 436,171, a −0.735% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,638 to $63,257, a 7.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.53%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.63%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.27%).

None of the households in Jefferson Parish, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.4% of the residents in Jefferson Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson Parish, LA are Blue Cliff College-Metairie (409 degrees awarded in 2022), Unitech Training Academy-New Orleans (145 degrees), and Herzing University-New Orleans (433536) (122 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Jefferson Parish, LA was $231,700, and the homeownership rate was 62.7%.

Most people in Jefferson Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Jefferson Parish, LA is home to a population of 436k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.9% of Jefferson Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (56.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (221k people) in Jefferson Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 115k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.4%
2022 Citizenship
92.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.4% of Jefferson Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson Parish, LA was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    221k ± 671
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    115k ± 1.22k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 2.06k
15.1%
Hispanic Population
66.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (221k people) in Jefferson Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 115k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.1% of the people in Jefferson Parish, LA are hispanic (66.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
56.1k people
13.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
57.5k people

As of 2022, 12.9% of Jefferson Parish, LA residents (56.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson Parish, LA was 13.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,706 ± 567
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,501 ± 512
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,219 ± 460

Jefferson Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson Parish, LA employs 208k people. The largest industries in Jefferson Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,028 people), Retail Trade (22,412 people), and Construction (20,120 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,500), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,648), and Utilities ($72,910).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

208k
2022 Value
± 4,097
−0.527%
1 Year decline
± 2.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson Parish, LA declined at a rate of −0.527%, from 209k employees to 208k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,544 people), Sales & Related Occupations (22,308 people), and Management Occupations (18,916 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

208k
2022 Value
± 4,097
−0.527%
1 Year decline
± 2.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson Parish, LA declined at a rate of −0.527%, from 209k employees to 208k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,028 people), Retail Trade (22,412 people), and Construction (20,120 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,044
Median earning men ± $1,120
$36,721
Median earning women ± $1,284

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,170), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,284), and Manufacturing ($66,175).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,765), Wholesale Trade ($57,963), and Public Administration ($52,972).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,394
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,432
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,668
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 54.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.999%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Jefferson Parish, LA awarded 1,088 degrees. The student population of Jefferson Parish, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 116 male students and 1,745 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson Parish, LA are Black or African American (687 and 63.1%), followed by White (241 and 22.2%), Hispanic or Latino (66 and 6.07%), and Asian (45 and 4.14%).

The largest universities in Jefferson Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Blue Cliff College-Metairie (409 and 37.6%), Unitech Training Academy-New Orleans (145 and 13.3%), and Herzing University-New Orleans (433536) (122 and 11.2%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson Parish, LA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (250 and 23%), Medical Assistant (193 and 17.7%), and General Cosmetology (124 and 11.4%).

The median tuition cost in Jefferson Parish, LA for private four year colleges is $11,820.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Jefferson Parish, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 68.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,861 (6.23% men and 93.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,861 students enrolled in Jefferson Parish, LA, 6.23% men and 93.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,198 records, of which 94.9% were women and 5.09% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 44 degrees awarded
  2. 152 degrees awarded
  3. 124 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Jefferson Parish, LA was Blood Bank Technology Specialist with 44 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Jefferson Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 409 degrees awarded
  2. 145 degrees awarded
  3. 122 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Cliff College-Metairie with 409 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 58 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson Parish, LA, which is 0.0563 times less than the 1,030 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 687 degrees mean that there were 2.85 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 241 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($18,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,080) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson Parish, LA was $231,700 in 2022, which is 0.822 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $201,800 to $231,700, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson Parish, LA is 62.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jefferson Parish, LA have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson Parish, LA is $63,257. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson Parish, LA was Census Tract 205.14 with a value of $132,300, followed by Census Tract 239.02 and Census Tract 204, with respective values of $123,101 and $122,545.

In 2022, 16.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.237%.

Property

$231,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,913
$110,430
Median Property Taxes
±$2,593

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.7%
Homeownership
2022
70.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.7% of the housing units in Jefferson Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 205.14
  2. Census Tract 239.02
  3. Census Tract 204

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson Parish, LA was Census Tract 205.14 with a value of $132,300, followed by Census Tract 239.02 and Census Tract 204, with respective values of $123,101 and $122,545.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jefferson Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$63,257
Median Household Income
± $1,592
176k
Number of Households
± 3,752

In 2022, the median household income of the 176k households in Jefferson Parish, LA grew to $63,257 from the previous year's value of $58,638.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.28%)

In 2022, 78.3% of workers in Jefferson Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (6.28%).

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Jefferson Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.237%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson Parish, LA (67k out of 433k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson Parish, LA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 25.2% of the children was living in poverty in Jefferson Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 434 in Jefferson Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 109 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Jefferson Parish, LA has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 25% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson Parish, LA see 1022 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.13% decrease from the previous year (1066 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1188 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 345 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,022 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Jefferson Parish, LA see an average of 1,022 patients per year. This represents a 4.13% decrease from the previous year (1,066 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
38.4%
Employer Coverage
25%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson Parish, LA grew by 0.388% from 10.5% to 10.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.9 in Jefferson Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.6% in Jefferson Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.9% in Jefferson Parish, LA.

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