Cameron Parish, LA

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2022 Population
5,447
3.59% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.3
2.04% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
48.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,847
8.25% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$177,600
16.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cameron Parish, LA had a population of 5.45k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $69,847. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cameron Parish, LA declined from 5,650 to 5,447, a −3.59% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,525 to $69,847, a 8.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cameron Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.46%), White (Hispanic) (3.98%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%).

None of the households in Cameron 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.

96.9% of the residents in Cameron Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cameron Parish, LA was $177,600, and the homeownership rate was 89.5%.

Most people in Cameron Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cameron Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cameron Parish, LA is home to a population of 5.45k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.12% of Cameron Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (170 people).

In 2022, there were 19.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.75k people) in Cameron Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 243 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 217 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Cameron Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cameron Parish, LA was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cameron Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.75k ± 287
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    243 ± 253
  3. White (Hispanic)
    217 ± 309
4%
Hispanic Population
218 people

In 2022, there were 19.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.75k people) in Cameron Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 243 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 217 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4% of the people in Cameron Parish, LA are hispanic (218 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
170 people
4.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
253 people

As of 2022, 3.12% of Cameron Parish, LA residents (170 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 Cameron Parish, LA was 4.48%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    87 ± 134
  2. Vietnam
    41 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    13 ± 28

Cameron Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cameron Parish, LA employs 2.58k people. The largest industries in Cameron Parish, LA are Construction (425 people), Retail Trade (336 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (294 people), and the highest paying industries are Other Services Except Public Administration ($160,288), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($88,021), and Manufacturing ($83,611).

Occupations

2.58k
2022 Value
± 433
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cameron Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 2.56k employees to 2.58k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cameron Parish, LA, are Management Occupations (468 people), Production Occupations (321 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (257 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cameron Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.58k
2022 Value
± 433
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cameron Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 2.56k employees to 2.58k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cameron Parish, LA, are Construction (425 people), Retail Trade (336 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (294 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cameron Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Cameron 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

$48,063
Median earning men ± $22,837
$32,083
Median earning women ± $14,150

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($79,583), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,264), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,015).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($55,455), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,468), and Retail Trade ($34,479).

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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. 29
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 26
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 25
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cameron County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 90.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (8.02%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.569%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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 Cameron Parish, LA was $177,600 in 2022, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $152,500 to $177,600, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Cameron Parish, LA is 89.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cameron Parish, LA have an average commute time of 33.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cameron Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$177,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$40,629
$1,939
Median Property Taxes
±$353

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 Cameron Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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

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Rent vs Own

89.5%
Homeownership
2022
70.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 89.5% of the housing units in Cameron Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 92.5%.

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Income by Location

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Household Income

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$69,847
Median Household Income
± $16,919
2.17k
Number of Households
± 397

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.17k households in Cameron Parish, LA grew to $69,847 from the previous year's value of $64,525.

The following chart displays the households in Cameron 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cameron 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 (89.1%)
  2. Carpooled (4.39%)
  3. Walked (4.11%)

In 2022, 89.1% of workers in Cameron Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (4.39%) and those who walked to work (4.11%).

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

33.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cameron Parish, LA have a longer commute time (33.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 8.68% of the workforce in Cameron 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 Cameron Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cameron Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cameron Parish, LA (669 out of 5.41k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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Health

91.8% of the population of Cameron Parish, LA has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.184% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.5% were men and 47.5% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 14.1% between 18 and 34 years, 48.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.5% were men and 47.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.17%
Uninsured
46.6%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
0.184%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cameron Parish, LA declined by 15% from 9.61% to 8.17%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 34.8% in Cameron Parish, LA.

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