Webster Parish, LA

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2022 Population
36,761
1.59% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.5
0.728% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
27.6%
3.56% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$34,263
9.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$100,100
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,994
1.61% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Webster Parish, LA had a population of 36.8k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $34,263. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Webster Parish, LA declined from 37,356 to 36,761, a −1.59% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,197 to $34,263, a 9.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Webster Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), White (Hispanic) (1.53%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.604%).

None of the households in Webster 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.

99.4% of the residents in Webster Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Webster Parish, LA are Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College (886 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Webster Parish, LA was $100,100, and the homeownership rate was 67.1%.

Most people in Webster Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Webster Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Webster Parish, LA is home to a population of 36.8k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.996% of Webster Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (366 people).

In 2022, there were 1.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.7k people) in Webster Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 698 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Webster Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Webster Parish, LA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Webster Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.7k ± 22
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 164
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    698 ± 177
2.25%
Hispanic Population
828 people

In 2022, there were 1.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.7k people) in Webster Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 698 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.25% of the people in Webster Parish, LA are hispanic (828 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Webster 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

0.996%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
366 people
0.942%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
352 people

As of 2022, 0.996% of Webster Parish, LA residents (366 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 Webster Parish, LA was 0.942%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    722 ± 141
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    337 ± 126
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    289 ± 158

Webster Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Webster Parish, LA employs 13k people. The largest industries in Webster Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,154 people), Retail Trade (1,969 people), and Educational Services (1,207 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($52,750), Utilities ($48,500), and Finance & Insurance ($43,750).

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

13k
2022 Value
± 838
−1.61%
1 Year decline
± 9.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Webster Parish, LA declined at a rate of −1.61%, from 13.2k employees to 13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Webster Parish, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,491 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,342 people), and Management Occupations (1,078 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Webster Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13k
2022 Value
± 838
−1.61%
1 Year decline
± 9.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Webster Parish, LA declined at a rate of −1.61%, from 13.2k employees to 13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Webster Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,154 people), Retail Trade (1,969 people), and Educational Services (1,207 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Webster Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Webster 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

$29,438
Median earning men ± $4,881
$22,169
Median earning women ± $1,365

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($52,688), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,133), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($54,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,405), and Public Administration ($34,205).

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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. 253
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 244
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 189
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Webster County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 64.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.653%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Webster Parish, LA awarded 886 degrees. The student population of Webster Parish, LA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 592 male students and 378 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Webster Parish, LA are White (550 and 62.1%), followed by Black or African American (265 and 29.9%), Hispanic or Latino (38 and 4.29%), and Two or More Races (14 and 1.58%).

The largest universities in Webster Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College (886 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Webster Parish, LA are Instrumentation Technology (367 and 41.4%), Welding Technology (121 and 13.7%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (98 and 11.1%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 970 students enrolled in Webster Parish, LA, 61% men and 39% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 474 records, of which 28.5% were women and 71.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 71 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 151 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Webster Parish, LA was Welding Technology with 71 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
886 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College with 886 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 702 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Webster Parish, LA, which is 3.82 times more than the 184 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 550 degrees mean that there were 2.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 265 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,214) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($895) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Webster Parish, LA was $100,100 in 2022, which is 0.355 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $86,700 to $100,100, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Webster Parish, LA is 67.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Webster Parish, LA have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Webster Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Webster Parish, LA is $34,263. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Webster Parish, LA was Census Tract 316 with a value of $73,493, followed by Census Tract 311 and Census Tract 320, with respective values of $55,568 and $37,560.

In 2022, 16% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Webster Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.29%.

Property

$100,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,799
$9,926
Median Property Taxes
±$646

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 Webster Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Webster Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.1%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.1% of the housing units in Webster Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 316
  2. Census Tract 311
  3. Census Tract 320

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Webster Parish, LA was Census Tract 316 with a value of $73,493, followed by Census Tract 311 and Census Tract 320, with respective values of $55,568 and $37,560.

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

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Household Income

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$34,263
Median Household Income
± $1,859
14.8k
Number of Households
± 869

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.8k households in Webster Parish, LA grew to $34,263 from the previous year's value of $31,197.

The following chart displays the households in Webster 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Webster 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 (86%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.06%)
  3. Carpooled (3.67%)

In 2022, 86% of workers in Webster Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.06%) and those who carpooled to work (3.67%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Webster Parish, LA have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.59% of the workforce in Webster Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Webster Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Webster Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Webster Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.29%.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Webster Parish, LA (9.89k out of 35.8k 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 Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Webster Parish, LA is Black, followed by White 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, 28.1% of the children was living in poverty in Webster Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 368 in Webster Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 101 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Webster Parish, LA has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 35.7% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.989% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Webster Parish, LA see 1667 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.41% increase from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4216 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 395 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,667 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Webster Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Webster Parish, LA see an average of 1,667 patients per year. This represents a 7.41% increase from the previous year (1,552 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Webster 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 24.1% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.25%
Uninsured
32.3%
Employer Coverage
35.7%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
0.989%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Webster Parish, LA declined by 4.56% from 7.6% to 7.25%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Webster Parish, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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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 120 in Webster 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 42.4% in Webster Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.9% in Webster Parish, LA.

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