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Louisiana




Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

People QuickFactsOuachita ParishLouisiana
Population, 2005 estimate 148,2374,523,628
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 0.7%1.2%
Population, 2000 147,2504,468,976
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 7.5%7.1%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 26.4%25.4%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 12.0%11.8%
Female persons, percent, 2005 52.4%51.4%
White persons, percent, 2005 (a)63.5%64.1%
Black persons, percent, 2005 (a)34.8%33.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 (a)0.3%0.6%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 (a)0.8%1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 (a)0.0%0.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 0.6%0.8%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 (b)1.4%2.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 62.3%61.6%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 56.3%59.0%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 1.0%2.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 3.0%9.2%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 78.6%74.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 22.7%18.7%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 28,298880,047
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 20.425.7
Housing units, 2005 62,3171,940,399
Homeownership rate, 2000 64.1%67.9%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 18.2%18.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $80,000$85,000
Households, 2000 55,2161,656,053
Persons per household, 2000 2.582.62
Median household income, 2003 $32,752$33,792
Per capita money income, 1999 $17,084$16,912
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 19.6%18.1%
Business QuickFactsOuachita ParishLouisiana
Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 4,271103,0672
Private nonfarm employment, 2004 64,2151,623,6802
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 -2.4%2.0%2
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 10,062273,1541
Total number of firms, 2002 12,506328,756
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 15.8%12.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 NA0.8%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.2%2.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 NANA
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 NA2.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 25.7%26.4%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 1,915,42689,540,799
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) D47,192,153
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,759,68241,885,192
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $11,960$9,356
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 199,0237,411,702
Building permits, 2005 79922,811
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 797,94032,954,0592
Geography QuickFactsOuachita ParishLouisiana
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 61043,561
Persons per square mile, 2000 241.0102.6
FIPS Code 07322
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Monroe, LA Metro Area

1: The 2004 Nonemployer totals may be low due to late tax reporting in hurricane-impacted counties/regions in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
2: Includes data not distributed by county.


(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms


Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Friday, 12-Jan-2007 16:04:51 EST

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