Economics Parish Health Profiles
 
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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana Ascension
Total 281,421,906 4,468,976 76,627
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Sample File 3 (SF3), Tables: P6. Race and P8. Sex by Age,
http://factfinder.census.gov <keyword: data sets>
INCOME and POVERTY      
Per Capita Personal Income1 United States Louisiana Ascension
2,000 29,847 23,078 23,788
2,001 30,527 24,685 25,334
2,002 30,906 25,565 26,048
2,003 31,472 26,312 26,441
Rank for 20032 -- 43 10
Median Household Income, 20023 43,057 33,536 46,214
% All Ages In Poverty, 2002 12.1 18.1 10.4
% Ages 0 to 17 Years 16.7 26.6 14.6
% Ages 5-17 in Families 15.3 23.9 13.0
1Average dollar earned/person. State/local area estimates are in current dollars (not adjusted for inflation).
Per capita personal income was computed using Census Bureau midyear population estimates.
Estimates for 2000-2002 reflect county population estimates available as of April 2004.
2 State ranking is a national rank. Parish ranking is a state rank.
3 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEARFACTS 1993-2003, Louisiana,
Parish and State data, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates
http://www.census.gov/ <key words: People, Poverty>.
United States data, U.S. Bureau of the Census, American FactFinder, 2002 American Community Survey,
Table P070, Median Household Income in the PaSt12 Months http://factfinder.census.gov/
U.S. Bureau of the Census, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, Small Area Income &
Poverty Estimates Program; Updated: December 9, 2004; http://www.census.gov/
<key words: People, Poverty>.
NET DOMESTIC MIGRATION4      
Total Population Change United States Louisiana Ascension
1991 not applicable -25,551 401
1992 -7,665 687
1993 -19,923 677
1994 -8,822 1,228
1995 -8,263 1,206
1996 -15,705 1,242
1997 -17,005 1,539
1998 -17,720 994
1999 -19,050 1,580
2000 * *
2001 -39,558 1,709
2002 -17,611 1,227
2003 -10,605 1,626
*Data not available for 2000
4Decade years represent April 1. Census data, not the mid-year estimates
Source: Real Estate Center at Texas A & M University, U.S. Bureau of the Census
http://recenter.tamu.edu/data/pops/pops22.htm <key words: Data, Migration, Louisiana, County>.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE      
United States Louisiana Ascension
1997 5.0 6.1 5.5
1998 4.6 5.7 5.1
1999 4.3 5.1 4.5
2000 4.0 5.5 5.8
2001 4.8 5.9 6.4
2002 5.8 6.1 7.3
2003 6.0 6.6 7.8
2004 5.4 5.7 7.2
Source: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. Data derived from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment (LAUS), Updated December 9, 2004 and Bureau of Census, Small Area Income & Poverty
Estimates Program,
http://www.ers.usda.gov/ <key words: Unemployment and Median Household Income, Louisiana>.
SELECTED PARISH CHARACTERISTICS, 2000  
United States Louisiana Ascension
Total Housing Units 115,904,641 1,896,748 29,172
% Occupied 88.2 91.5
% Heated by gas 51.2 46.9 41.0
% Heated by Electricity 30.3 46.8 56.0
% with No Telephone Service 2.4 4.2 3.9
% Without Vehicle 10.3 11.9 6.9
% with One Vehicle 34.2 37.0 30.5
% with Two Vehicles 38.4 38.0 45.8
Median Monthly Cost (dollars)
Mortgage 1,088 816 895
Rent 602 466 450
Transportation to Work, Workers 16 and Over
% Drove Alone 75.7 78.1 85.0
% Carpooled 12.2 13.6 10.2
% Public Transportation 4.7 2.4 0.1
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 25.5 25.7 26.3
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census; Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3), Table DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics
Summary File 3 (SF 3), Table QT-P23 Journey to Work.
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HOMELESS NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY, 2004  
United States Louisiana Ascension
Number of Shelters, 20045 not available 155 3
# Responding to Survey 151 3
Daily Capacity Responding Shelters 5,045 27
# Served In 12 Month Period (unduplicated) 45,165 159
Adults 18 Years and Older 38,401 123
Youth 5 to 17 Years 4,139 20
Children Under 5 2,625 16
5Bossier and Caddo Parishes data not reported separately
Source: Louisiana Interagency Council for the Homeless, Needs Assessment Survey 2004