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Child population (Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Number
1,113,734
1,114,942
1,113,728
1,106,369
1,095,916
Calcasieu
Number
49,062
49,408
49,982
50,576
50,566
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Number
1,113,734
1,114,942
1,113,728
1,106,369
1,095,916
Calcasieu
Number
49,062
49,408
49,982
50,576
50,566
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Definitions: Child population ages 0-17.
Figures for 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 represent Census counts from April 1 of the stated years. Data presented for 2001 through 2009 are Vintage 2009 population estimates.  Data presented for 2011 through 2019 are Vintage 2019 population estimates.  Each year the U.S. Census Bureau revises its population estimates. Therefore, data presented here may differ from previously published estimates.


Data Source: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau.
1980: U.S. Census Bureau: Census 1980, Summary Tape File 1, extracted from National Historical Geographic Information System; 1990: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 1990, Summary File 1, extracted from National Historical Geographic Information System; 2000: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2000, Summary File 1, extracted from American Fact Finder; 2001-2009: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C. Release Date: June 2010, available at http://www.census.gov; 2000: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2010, Summary File 1, extracted from American Fact Finder; 2011-2019: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C. Release Date: June 2020, available at http://www.census.gov.

Footnotes: Updated November 18, 2020

Child population by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
0 to 4
Number
311,682
312,246
311,091
307,092
301,469
Louisiana
5 to 13
Number
555,416
555,041
552,187
549,429
547,589
Louisiana
14 to 17
Number
247,871
246,834
244,054
240,233
238,572
Louisiana
less than 18
Number
1,114,969
1,114,121
1,107,332
1,096,754
1,087,630
Calcasieu
0 to 4
Number
13,717
14,141
14,493
14,582
14,473
Calcasieu
5 to 13
Number
24,682
24,893
25,181
25,296
25,475
Calcasieu
14 to 17
Number
11,019
10,999
11,002
10,818
10,808
Calcasieu
less than 18
Number
49,418
50,033
50,676
50,696
50,756
Location Age group Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
0 to 4
Number
311,682
312,246
311,091
307,092
301,469
Louisiana
5 to 13
Number
555,416
555,041
552,187
549,429
547,589
Louisiana
14 to 17
Number
247,871
246,834
244,054
240,233
238,572
Louisiana
less than 18
Number
1,114,969
1,114,121
1,107,332
1,096,754
1,087,630
Calcasieu
0 to 4
Number
13,717
14,141
14,493
14,582
14,473
Calcasieu
5 to 13
Number
24,682
24,893
25,181
25,296
25,475
Calcasieu
14 to 17
Number
11,019
10,999
11,002
10,818
10,808
Calcasieu
less than 18
Number
49,418
50,033
50,676
50,696
50,756
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Definitions: Child population by age group.
Figures for 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 represent Census counts from April 1 of the stated years. Data presented for 2011-2019 are Vintage 2019 estimates. Data presented for 2001 through 2009 are Vintage 2009 population estimates.  Each year the U.S. Census Bureau revises their post-2010 estimates. Therefore, data presented here may differ from previously published estimates. 

Data Source: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau

1980: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 1980, Summary Tape File 1, extracted from National Historical Geographic Information System 1990: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 1990, Summary File 1, extracted from National Historical Geographic Information System, 2000: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2000, Summary File 1, extracted from American Fact Finder, 2001-2009: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C. Release Date: June 2010, available at www.census.gov, 2010:  2000: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2010, Summary File 1, extracted from American Fact Finder 2011-2019: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C. Release Date: June 2020, available at www.census.gov.

Footnotes: Note that data for 2001-2009 and 2011-2019 represent estimates (not actual counts) of the resident population as of July 1 of the stated year, while data from 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 represent Census counts for April 1 of the stated year.  For more information on how the Census develops estimates, please visit the Population Estimates page at the Census Bureau's web site.

Updated November 18, 2020

Total population by child and adult populations (Number & Percent)

Location Age group Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Less than age 18
Number
1,114,969
1,114,121
1,107,332
1,096,754
1,087,630
Louisiana
Less than age 18
Percent
23.9%
23.8%
23.7%
23.5%
23.4%
Louisiana
Age 18 and Over
Number
3,549,659
3,564,014
3,563,228
3,562,936
3,561,164
Louisiana
Age 18 and Over
Percent
76.1%
76.2%
76.3%
76.5%
76.6%
Louisiana
Total population
Number
4,664,628
4,678,135
4,670,560
4,659,690
4,648,794
Louisiana
Total population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Less than age 18
Number
49,418
50,033
50,676
50,696
50,756
Calcasieu
Less than age 18
Percent
24.9%
24.9%
25.0%
25.0%
24.9%
Calcasieu
Age 18 and Over
Number
149,032
150,535
151,790
152,481
152,680
Calcasieu
Age 18 and Over
Percent
75.1%
75.1%
75.0%
75.0%
75.1%
Calcasieu
Total population
Number
198,450
200,568
202,466
203,177
203,436
Calcasieu
Total population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Age group Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Less than age 18
Number
1,114,969
1,114,121
1,107,332
1,096,754
1,087,630
Louisiana
Less than age 18
Percent
23.9%
23.8%
23.7%
23.5%
23.4%
Louisiana
Age 18 and Over
Number
3,549,659
3,564,014
3,563,228
3,562,936
3,561,164
Louisiana
Age 18 and Over
Percent
76.1%
76.2%
76.3%
76.5%
76.6%
Louisiana
Total population
Number
4,664,628
4,678,135
4,670,560
4,659,690
4,648,794
Louisiana
Total population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Less than age 18
Number
49,418
50,033
50,676
50,696
50,756
Calcasieu
Less than age 18
Percent
24.9%
24.9%
25.0%
25.0%
24.9%
Calcasieu
Age 18 and Over
Number
149,032
150,535
151,790
152,481
152,680
Calcasieu
Age 18 and Over
Percent
75.1%
75.1%
75.0%
75.0%
75.1%
Calcasieu
Total population
Number
198,450
200,568
202,466
203,177
203,436
Calcasieu
Total population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Number - population by child and adult categories.
Percent - share of the population belonging to the child or adult categories.

Data for 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 reflect official Census counts from April 1 of the stated year, while data for 2001-2018 reflect population estimates for July 1 of the stated year. Data presented for 2001 through 2009 are Vintage 2009 population estimates.  Data presented for 2011-2019 are Vintage 2019 population estimates. Each year the U.S. Census Bureau revises their post-2010 estimates. Therefore, data presented here may differ from previously published estimates.

Data Source: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau.

1980: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 1980, Summary Tape File 1, extracted from National Historical Geographic Information System, 1990: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 1990, Summary File 1, extracted from National Historical Geographic Information System, 2000: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2000, Summary File 1, extracted from American Fact Finder, 2001-2009: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C. Release Date: June 2010, available at http://www.census.gov/popest/, 2010: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2000, Summary File 1, extracted from American Fact Finder, 2011-2019: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C. Release Date: June 2020, available at www.census.gov.

Footnotes: Updated November 18, 2020

Child population by race (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Total
Number
1,114,969
1,114,121
1,107,332
1,096,754
1,087,630
Louisiana
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
Hispanic
Number
70,092
73,435
75,730
77,646
79,882
Louisiana
Hispanic
Percent
6.3%
6.6%
6.8%
7.1%
7.3%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
8,400
8,290
8,206
8,033
7,951
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
19,615
19,980
19,890
19,945
19,920
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
426,184
424,447
421,031
415,156
409,784
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
38.2%
38.1%
38.0%
37.9%
37.7%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Number
590,678
587,969
582,475
575,974
570,093
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
53.0%
52.8%
52.6%
52.5%
52.4%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
49,418
50,033
50,676
50,696
50,756
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Number
2,128
2,302
2,540
2,759
2,926
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Percent
4.3%
4.6%
5.0%
5.4%
5.8%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
237
224
232
234
246
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
0.5%
0.4%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
637
701
708
756
780
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
1.3%
1.4%
1.4%
1.5%
1.5%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
15,137
15,312
15,544
15,545
15,572
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
30.6%
30.6%
30.7%
30.7%
30.7%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Number
31,279
31,494
31,652
31,402
31,232
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
63.3%
62.9%
62.5%
61.9%
61.5%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Total
Number
1,114,969
1,114,121
1,107,332
1,096,754
1,087,630
Louisiana
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
Hispanic
Number
70,092
73,435
75,730
77,646
79,882
Louisiana
Hispanic
Percent
6.3%
6.6%
6.8%
7.1%
7.3%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
8,400
8,290
8,206
8,033
7,951
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
19,615
19,980
19,890
19,945
19,920
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
426,184
424,447
421,031
415,156
409,784
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
38.2%
38.1%
38.0%
37.9%
37.7%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Number
590,678
587,969
582,475
575,974
570,093
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
53.0%
52.8%
52.6%
52.5%
52.4%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
49,418
50,033
50,676
50,696
50,756
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Number
2,128
2,302
2,540
2,759
2,926
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Percent
4.3%
4.6%
5.0%
5.4%
5.8%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
237
224
232
234
246
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
0.5%
0.4%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
637
701
708
756
780
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
1.3%
1.4%
1.4%
1.5%
1.5%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
15,137
15,312
15,544
15,545
15,572
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
30.6%
30.6%
30.7%
30.7%
30.7%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Number
31,279
31,494
31,652
31,402
31,232
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
63.3%
62.9%
62.5%
61.9%
61.5%
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Definitions: Estimate of resident population ages 0-17 by race and Hispanic origin.

Data Source: 2000-2019: Puzzanchera, C., Sladky, A. and Kang, W. "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations." Available: http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop

Footnotes: Estimates presented here are "bridged race estimates," meaning that statistical methods have been used to create new population estimates showing four racial categories (plus Hispanic origin) rather than the 31 race groups used by the 2000 and 2010 Census.  For more information on race bridging, please visit the National Center for Health Statistics web site.

Updated November 18, 2020

Federal earned income tax credit (EITC) (Number, Percent & Currency)

Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Louisiana
Currency
$1,101,953,960
$1,080,847,774
$1,138,787,659
$1,200,267,042
$1,211,303,516
Louisiana
Percent
29%
29%
28%
25%
27%
Louisiana
Number
509,953
485,040
496,072
512,365
505,387
Calcasieu
Currency
$40,247,427
$40,684,418
$41,442,277
$43,438,406
$44,213,084
Calcasieu
Percent
25%
25%
24%
22%
24%
Calcasieu
Number
19,472
19,051
19,011
19,515
19,556
Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Louisiana
Currency
$1,101,953,960
$1,080,847,774
$1,138,787,659
$1,200,267,042
$1,211,303,516
Louisiana
Percent
29%
29%
28%
25%
27%
Louisiana
Number
509,953
485,040
496,072
512,365
505,387
Calcasieu
Currency
$40,247,427
$40,684,418
$41,442,277
$43,438,406
$44,213,084
Calcasieu
Percent
25%
25%
24%
22%
24%
Calcasieu
Number
19,472
19,051
19,011
19,515
19,556
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Definitions: Number - the number of tax returns that resulted in the receipt of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit
Percent - the number of tax returns that resulted in the receipt of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit per 100 tax returns filed
Currency - the total value of earned income tax credits received

Data Source: Agenda for Children's analysis of data provided by the Brookings Institution's EITC Interactive data system.

Footnotes: Data for 1997-2008 reflects a full year of tax return data. Beginning with 2009, data reflects tax returns filed between January and June.

Note that this indicator reflects the number of tax returns that resulted in the receipt of the EITC, not the number of households or children receiving the EITC. A single household can have multiple tax filers (such as when several unmarried adults share a house). Additionally, some households do not include any tax filers. 

For more EITC data, please visit Brookings' EITC Interactive Data System at http://www.brookings.edu/metro/EITC/EITC-Data.aspx.

Federal earned income tax credit (Currency, Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012
Louisiana
Currency
$1,342,244,833
$1,339,451,762
$1,378,897,664
$1,384,861,618
Louisiana
Percent
29.8%
29.3%
29.0%
28.6%
Louisiana
Number
523,327
522,084
527,286
515,787
Calcasieu
Currency
$50,100,795
$50,371,291
$51,003,972
$51,660,370
Calcasieu
Percent
26.8%
27.0%
26.3%
26.0%
Calcasieu
Number
20,494
20,772
20,537
20,328
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012
Louisiana
Currency
$1,342,244,833
$1,339,451,762
$1,378,897,664
$1,384,861,618
Louisiana
Percent
29.8%
29.3%
29.0%
28.6%
Louisiana
Number
523,327
522,084
527,286
515,787
Calcasieu
Currency
$50,100,795
$50,371,291
$51,003,972
$51,660,370
Calcasieu
Percent
26.8%
27.0%
26.3%
26.0%
Calcasieu
Number
20,494
20,772
20,537
20,328
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Definitions: Number - the number of tax returns that resulted in the receipt of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit
Percent - the number of tax returns that resulted in the receipt of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit per 100 tax returns filed
Currency - the total value of earned income tax credits received

Data Source: Agenda for Children's analysis of data provided by the Brookings Institution's EITC Interactive data system.

Footnotes: Data for 1997-2008 reflects a full year of tax return data. Beginning with 2009, data reflects tax returns filed between January and June.

Note that this indicator reflects the number of tax returns that resulted in the receipt of the EITC, not the number of households or children receiving the EITC. A single household can have multiple tax filers (such as when several unmarried adults share a house). Additionally, some households do not include any tax filers. 

For more EITC data, please visit Brookings' EITC Interactive Data System.

Federal earned income tax credit (number & currency)

Location Data Type 2014
Louisiana
currency
$1,421,718,854
Louisiana
number
507,218.0
Calcasieu
currency
$55,158,569
Calcasieu
number
20,878.0
Location Data Type 2014
Louisiana
currency
$1,421,718,854
Louisiana
number
507,218.0
Calcasieu
currency
$55,158,569
Calcasieu
number
20,878.0
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Definitions: Number - the number of tax returns that resulted in the receipt of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit
Currency - the total value of earned income tax credits received

Data Source: Agenda for Children's analysis of data provided by the Brookings Institution's EITC Interactive data system.

Footnotes: Data for 1997-2008 reflects a full year of tax return data. Beginning with 2009, data reflects tax returns filed between January and June. Beginning with the 2014 tax year, the IRS imposed much more stringent data sanitization requirements on the source Brookings uses to provide this data, the IRS-SPEC ZIP code data, which has led to significant changes in what is available. Specifically, the IRS-SPEC database for Tax Year 2014:

  • Only includes information on returns with adjusted gross incomes (AGI) under $60,000; 
  • Only includes data for ZIP codes that have more than 100 filers with AGIs under $60,000. All other ZIP codes are suppressed;
Note that this indicator reflects the number of tax returns that resulted in the receipt of the EITC, not the number of households or children receiving the EITC. A single household can have multiple tax filers (such as when several unmarried adults share a house). Additionally, some households do not include any tax filers. 

For more EITC data, please visit Brookings' EITC Interactive Data System.

Median household income (Currency)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Currency
$46,000
$45,000
$46,000
$48,000
$51,000
Calcasieu
Currency
$47,000
$47,000
$52,000
$51,000
$53,000
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Currency
$46,000
$45,000
$46,000
$48,000
$51,000
Calcasieu
Currency
$47,000
$47,000
$52,000
$51,000
$53,000
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Definitions: Median household income is the estimated point at which one half of all households have higher incomes and one half of all households have lower incomes.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, Small Area Estimates Branch, Washington D.C. 

Footnotes: Please use caution in interpreting income trends from year to year, as the methodology and data sources used to produce income estimates changed significantly, beginning with the release of the 2005 estimates. For more information, visit http://www.census.gov//did/www/saipe/index.html.

Data updated February 8, 2021.

Unemployment (annual average) (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
136,878
129,105
108,317
102,708
101,169
Louisiana
Percent
6.3%
6.1%
5.1%
4.9%
4.8%
Calcasieu
Number
5,365
4,909
4,290
4,195
4,338
Calcasieu
Percent
5.4%
4.8%
3.9%
3.8%
4.1%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
136,878
129,105
108,317
102,708
101,169
Louisiana
Percent
6.3%
6.1%
5.1%
4.9%
4.8%
Calcasieu
Number
5,365
4,909
4,290
4,195
4,338
Calcasieu
Percent
5.4%
4.8%
3.9%
3.8%
4.1%
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Definitions: Number - the estimated average annual number of unemployed workers in the civilian labor force.
Rate - the estimated average annual number of unemployed workers in the civilian labor force per 100 workers in the labor force.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines unemployed persons as "All persons who had no employment during the reference week, were available for work, except for temporary illness, and had made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week. Persons who were waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not have been looking for work to be classified as unemployed." 

Data Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Monthly data is available at the BLS web site.

Footnotes: Data from 2007 and later reflect a revised model used to develop unemployment estimates.  Data from 2010 and later reflect revised population controls.

NA - data for hurricane-impacted parishes is not available for 2005 and 2006.

Data updated June 25, 2020.

Children under age 6 with all available parents in the labor force (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Louisiana
Number
241,271
242,988
238,647
240,007
Louisiana
Percent
67%
68%
67%
68%
Calcasieu
Number
9,791
9,815
9,948
10,496
Calcasieu
Percent
65%
64%
63%
65%
Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Louisiana
Number
241,271
242,988
238,647
240,007
Louisiana
Percent
67%
68%
67%
68%
Calcasieu
Number
9,791
9,815
9,948
10,496
Calcasieu
Percent
65%
64%
63%
65%
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Definitions:  The share of children under age 6 whose resident parents are in the civilian labor force.

Data Source: Agenda for Children, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 - 2018 American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated June 25, 2020

Households with earnings below the ALICE threshold (Number & Percent)

Location Income level Data Type 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
Louisiana
Households in poverty
Number
295,562
324,679
327,500
334,779
314,968
Louisiana
Households in poverty
Percent
17.5%
18.9%
19.0%
19.4%
18.1%
Louisiana
ALICE households
Number
474,246
501,621
518,742
539,932
576,381
Louisiana
ALICE households
Percent
28.1%
29.2%
30.1%
31.2%
33.2%
Louisiana
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Number
769,808
826,300
846,242
874,711
891,349
Louisiana
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Percent
45.7%
48.0%
49.1%
50.6%
51.4%
Calcasieu
Households in poverty
Number
12,944
13,068
13,273
15,522
10,537
Calcasieu
Households in poverty
Percent
17.6%
17.5%
18.0%
20.2%
13.4%
Calcasieu
ALICE households
Number
18,352
19,937
19,287
18,310
25,957
Calcasieu
ALICE households
Percent
25.0%
26.7%
26.1%
23.8%
33.1%
Calcasieu
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Number
31,296
33,005
32,560
33,832
36,494
Calcasieu
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Percent
42.6%
44.2%
44.1%
43.9%
46.6%
Location Income level Data Type 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
Louisiana
Households in poverty
Number
295,562
324,679
327,500
334,779
314,968
Louisiana
Households in poverty
Percent
17.5%
18.9%
19.0%
19.4%
18.1%
Louisiana
ALICE households
Number
474,246
501,621
518,742
539,932
576,381
Louisiana
ALICE households
Percent
28.1%
29.2%
30.1%
31.2%
33.2%
Louisiana
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Number
769,808
826,300
846,242
874,711
891,349
Louisiana
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Percent
45.7%
48.0%
49.1%
50.6%
51.4%
Calcasieu
Households in poverty
Number
12,944
13,068
13,273
15,522
10,537
Calcasieu
Households in poverty
Percent
17.6%
17.5%
18.0%
20.2%
13.4%
Calcasieu
ALICE households
Number
18,352
19,937
19,287
18,310
25,957
Calcasieu
ALICE households
Percent
25.0%
26.7%
26.1%
23.8%
33.1%
Calcasieu
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Number
31,296
33,005
32,560
33,832
36,494
Calcasieu
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Percent
42.6%
44.2%
44.1%
43.9%
46.6%
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Why This Indicator Matters

The official poverty threshold is widely acknowledged to be an outdated measure of a family's needs. United Way has developed the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) measure as a way to calculate how many households in our community have earnings that are above the official poverty threshold, but below what it takes to meet basic needs in each of Louisiana's parishes. Where the federal poverty threshold is based on the cost of the national "thrifty" food diet multiplied by three, the ALICE threshold is developed using local data on the cost of household essentials, including food, health care, transportation, housing, and child care (when applicable).
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Definitions: Households in poverty
number - number of households with income below the official poverty threshold
percent - number of households with income below the official poverty threshold per 100 households

ALICE households
number - number of households with income above the official poverty threshold, but below the threshold for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE)
percent - number of households with income above the official poverty threshold, but below the ALICE threshold per 100 households

All households with income below the ALICE threshold
number - total number of households with income below the threshold for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE), including households with income below the official poverty threshold
percent - total number of households with income below the threshold for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE), including households with income below the official poverty threshold per 100 households

Data Source: United Way, United for ALICE Research Center

Footnotes: Visit the United for ALICE Research Center for more information about how the ALICE measure was developed, and learn about ALICE survival budgets by family size, family members' ages and parish.

Updated December 7, 2020

Children served by the FITAP program (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Louisiana
Number
6,909
7,453
7,632
6,433
5,402
Louisiana
Percent
0.6%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.5%
Calcasieu
Number
142
154
166
146
111
Calcasieu
Percent
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
Location Data Type FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Louisiana
Number
6,909
7,453
7,632
6,433
5,402
Louisiana
Percent
0.6%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.5%
Calcasieu
Number
142
154
166
146
111
Calcasieu
Percent
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
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Definitions: Number - the average number of children served by the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) in a state fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
Percent - the average number of children served by the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) in a state fiscal year (July 1-June 30) per 100 children in the population.

Data Source: FITAP Data: Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Office of Family Support, Quality Assurance Division.
Population Data: 2001-2019: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C. Available at http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php

Footnotes: FITAP provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs. The average family in the program consists of a mother and two children. The average grant in Louisiana is $200 per month. 

Because FITAP data are based on state fiscal year averages, population estimates for two years were averaged to calculate a FITAP participation rate per 100 children.

LNE (Low Number Event) - a value of fewer than 5 events

Updated November 16, 2020

Children served by the kinship care program (Number & Rate per 1,000 children)

Location Data Type FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Louisiana
Number
3,998
3,732
3,595
3,560
3,222
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000 children
3.6
3.4
3.3
3.2
3.0
Calcasieu
Number
132
135
132
130
121
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000 children
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.4
Location Data Type FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Louisiana
Number
3,998
3,732
3,595
3,560
3,222
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000 children
3.6
3.4
3.3
3.2
3.0
Calcasieu
Number
132
135
132
130
121
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000 children
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.4
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Definitions: Number: Average number of children served by the Kinship Care program in a state fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
Rate: Average number of children served by the Kinship Care program in a state fiscal year (July 1-June 30) per 1,000 children in the population.

Data Source: Kinship Care Data: Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Office of Family Support, Quality Assurance Division
Population Data: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C. Available at http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php

Footnotes: The Kinship Care subsidy provides cash assistance ($222 a month per child) to relatives who are caring for a related child in their home. In order to qualify for the program, the child must live with the relative full-time and the parents cannot live in the same home as the child. In addition to other requirements, the relative and child must meet the program's income guidelines.

LNE (Low Number Event) - a value of fewer than 5 events and thus is not reported as a numerical value.

Because Kinship Care data are based on state fiscal year averages, population estimates for two years were averaged to calculate a Kinship Care participation rate per 1,000 children. 

Updated November 17, 2020



Children served by the child care assistance program (Number & Percent)

Location Status Data Type FY 2003 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 2019
Louisiana
Served
Number
48,645
20,180
15,779
14,819
14,526
Louisiana
Served
Percent
5.8%
2.5%
2.0%
1.8%
1.8%
Louisiana
On Waitlist
Number
0
0
0
0
3,797
Louisiana
On Waitlist
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.5%
Calcasieu
Served
Number
2,109
725
576
573
497
Calcasieu
Served
Percent
6.1%
2.0%
1.6%
1.6%
1.3%
Calcasieu
On Waitlist
Number
0
0
0
0
171
Calcasieu
On Waitlist
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.5%
Location Status Data Type FY 2003 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 2019
Louisiana
Served
Number
48,645
20,180
15,779
14,819
14,526
Louisiana
Served
Percent
5.8%
2.5%
2.0%
1.8%
1.8%
Louisiana
On Waitlist
Number
0
0
0
0
3,797
Louisiana
On Waitlist
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.5%
Calcasieu
Served
Number
2,109
725
576
573
497
Calcasieu
Served
Percent
6.1%
2.0%
1.6%
1.6%
1.3%
Calcasieu
On Waitlist
Number
0
0
0
0
171
Calcasieu
On Waitlist
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.5%
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Definitions: Number - the average number of children who were served by the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) in a state fiscal year (July 1-June 30) or calendar year. Note that waitlist data is reported according to the number of children on the waitlist in August of a given year,
Percent - the average number of children who were served by, or on the waitlist for, the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) in a state fiscal year per 100 children ages 0-12.

Data Source: Child Care Assistance Data: 2015 and earlier: Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Office of Family Support, Quality Assurance Division. 2016-2019: Louisiana Department of Education

 Population Data: 2000-2009: Puzzanchera, C., Finnegan, T. and Kang, W. "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations," extracted from http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/ 2010: U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2010, Summary File 1, extracted from American Fact Finder, 2011-2018: Puzzanchera, C., Finnegan, T. and Kang, W. "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations," extracted from http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/ 

Footnotes: CCAP helps low- and moderate-income families by subsidizing a portion of eligible working families' child care costs. The program serves children under age 13, as well as disabled children under age 18. 

Because CCAP data was reported by fiscal year prior to 2016, the population data used to calculate the percentage for those years reflects an average of two calendar years of data.

Updated June 29, 2020

Children served by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Louisiana
Number
423,059
429,430
407,456
389,606
374,862
Louisiana
Percent
38.0%
38.6%
37.0%
35.6%
34.5%
Calcasieu
Number
15,963
16,361
15,545
14,755
14,698
Calcasieu
Percent
32.2%
32.8%
30.7%
29.2%
29.0%
Location Data Type FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Louisiana
Number
423,059
429,430
407,456
389,606
374,862
Louisiana
Percent
38.0%
38.6%
37.0%
35.6%
34.5%
Calcasieu
Number
15,963
16,361
15,545
14,755
14,698
Calcasieu
Percent
32.2%
32.8%
30.7%
29.2%
29.0%
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Definitions: Number - the average number of children served by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in a given state fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
Percent - the average number of children served by SNAP in a given state fiscal year (July 1-June 30) per 100 children ages 0-17 in the population.

Data Source: SNAP participation data - Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Office of Family Support, Quality Assurance Division.
Population Data - 2004-2009 and 2011-2019 Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C., 2010:  U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2010, Summary File 1

Footnotes: SNAP provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy food. Because SNAP data are based on state fiscal year averages, population estimates for two years were averaged to calculate a SNAP participation rate per 100 children.

Updated November 16, 2020

Women, infants and children served by WIC (Number)

Location WIC category Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Mothers
Number
43,648
41,151
38,686
62,395
59,057
Louisiana
Infants
Number
37,334
35,852
34,195
32,378
32,516
Louisiana
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
115,004
113,209
107,071
99,236
92,093
Louisiana
Total
Number
195,986
190,212
179,952
194,009
183,666
Calcasieu
Mothers
Number
1,840
1,785
1,716
2,705
2,495
Calcasieu
Infants
Number
1,471
1,557
1,493
1,451
1,399
Calcasieu
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
4,438
4,240
3,991
3,631
3,365
Calcasieu
Total
Number
7,749
7,582
7,200
7,787
7,259
Location WIC category Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Mothers
Number
43,648
41,151
38,686
62,395
59,057
Louisiana
Infants
Number
37,334
35,852
34,195
32,378
32,516
Louisiana
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
115,004
113,209
107,071
99,236
92,093
Louisiana
Total
Number
195,986
190,212
179,952
194,009
183,666
Calcasieu
Mothers
Number
1,840
1,785
1,716
2,705
2,495
Calcasieu
Infants
Number
1,471
1,557
1,493
1,451
1,399
Calcasieu
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
4,438
4,240
3,991
3,631
3,365
Calcasieu
Total
Number
7,749
7,582
7,200
7,787
7,259
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Definitions: Number of women and children receiving nutrition education and dietary supplements through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, by special request

Footnotes: For more information about WIC in Louisiana, including information on how to apply, visit the Louisiana Department of Health's web site.

Population in poverty (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Number
898,900
885,850
911,970
893,830
848,010
Louisiana
Percent
20%
20%
20%
20%
19%
Calcasieu
Number
35,590
34,100
39,040
28,180
29,740
Calcasieu
Percent
18%
18%
20%
14%
15%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Number
898,900
885,850
911,970
893,830
848,010
Louisiana
Percent
20%
20%
20%
20%
19%
Calcasieu
Number
35,590
34,100
39,040
28,180
29,740
Calcasieu
Percent
18%
18%
20%
14%
15%
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Definitions: Estimated number and percentage of the total population with incomes less than the federal poverty threshold.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, Small Area Estimates Branch, Washington D.C. 

Footnotes: Please use caution in interpreting poverty trends from year to year, as the methodology and data sources used to produce poverty estimates changed significantly, beginning with the release of the 2005 poverty estimates.   For more information, visit http://www.census.gov//did/www/saipe/index.html.

Updated February 18, 2020

Children in poverty (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
309,190
310,390
303,020
286,530
282,300
Louisiana
Percent
28%
28%
28%
27%
26%
Calcasieu
Number
12,640
13,430
10,310
10,510
12,940
Calcasieu
Percent
26%
28%
21%
21%
26%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
309,190
310,390
303,020
286,530
282,300
Louisiana
Percent
28%
28%
28%
27%
26%
Calcasieu
Number
12,640
13,430
10,310
10,510
12,940
Calcasieu
Percent
26%
28%
21%
21%
26%
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Definitions: Estimated number and percentage of related children under age 18 living in families with incomes less than the federal poverty threshold.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, Small Area Estimates Branch, Washington D.C. 

Footnotes: Please use caution in interpreting poverty trends from year to year, as the methodology and data sources used to produce poverty estimates changed significantly, beginning with the release of the 2005 poverty estimates. For more information, visit http://www.census.gov//did/www/saipe/index.html.

Updated February 8, 2021

Licensed early learning centers (Number)

Location License Type Data Type 2015 2017 2018 2019 June 2020
Louisiana
Type I
Number
NA
302
292
270
144
Louisiana
Type II
Number
NA
169
185
207
133
Louisiana
Type III
Number
NA
1,018
1,005
985
668
Louisiana
All Types
Number
1,599
1,489
1,482
1,462
945
Calcasieu
Type I
Number
NA
6
5
5
4
Calcasieu
Type II
Number
NA
4
8
10
7
Calcasieu
Type III
Number
NA
44
42
43
33
Calcasieu
All Types
Number
56
54
55
58
44
Location License Type Data Type 2015 2017 2018 2019 June 2020
Louisiana
Type I
Number
NA
302
292
270
144
Louisiana
Type II
Number
NA
169
185
207
133
Louisiana
Type III
Number
NA
1,018
1,005
985
668
Louisiana
All Types
Number
1,599
1,489
1,482
1,462
945
Calcasieu
Type I
Number
NA
6
5
5
4
Calcasieu
Type II
Number
NA
4
8
10
7
Calcasieu
Type III
Number
NA
44
42
43
33
Calcasieu
All Types
Number
56
54
55
58
44
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Definitions: Number of licensed early learning centers (also known as day care centers) by license type.

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Licensing, Baton Rouge, LA and Louisiana Department of Education, Baton Rouge, LA

Footnotes: The Louisiana Department of Education licenses early learning centers in Louisiana. Licensed facilities must meet minimum standards regarding health and safety, program activities, staff training, environment, and child/staff ratios. Some programs serving young children are exempt from the Louisiana DOE licensing regulations and are thus excluded from this count. Exempt facilities include: private or public day schools serving children in grades one and above or operating kindergartens or prekindergarten programs, as well as certified Montessori schools, camps, and some part-day programs.

In Louisiana, centers can receive a Type I, Type II or Type III license. Requirements vary for each type of licensing. Only Type III centers are eligible to receive most sources of government funding for early learning centers (e.g. the Child Care Assistance Program, Early Head Start. Head Start, LA4, Nonpublic Schools Early Childhood Development funds and Preschool Expansion Grant funding). Type III centers are required to participate in Louisiana's accountability system for early childhood education programs.

Louisiana's licensing regulations can be found in Bulletin 137.

Updated June 30, 2020

Capacity of licensed child care centers (Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2018 2019 June 2020
Louisiana
Number
126,434
126,502
122,237
123,477
83,187
Calcasieu
Number
4,349
4,295
4,299
4,431
3,514
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2018 2019 June 2020
Louisiana
Number
126,434
126,502
122,237
123,477
83,187
Calcasieu
Number
4,349
4,295
4,299
4,431
3,514
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Definitions: The combined total capacity of licensed early learning centers. Capacity reflects the total number of children that can be legally cared for in a particular center.

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Licensing, Baton Rouge, LA and Louisiana Department of Education, Baton Rouge, LA

Footnotes: Capacity is determined by a facility’s physical characteristics and size. Because many centers do not operate at full capacity for various reasons (including quality, staffing difficulties, low demand, etc.), the actual number of children served in licensed settings is likely to be  lower than the maximum capacity.

Note that June 2020 data reflects the capacity of open centers, and does not include the capacity of sites that have temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Updated June 30, 2020

Median cost of child care in a Type III/Class A child care center (Currency)

Location Age group Data Type 2009 2010 2012 2014 2017
Louisiana
Infant
Currency
$5,460
$5,720
$6,000
$6,500
$7,020
Louisiana
Infant & 3 year old
Currency
$10,556
$10,920
$11,720
$12,355
$13,520
Calcasieu
Infant
Currency
$5,236
$5,720
$5,980
$6,240
$7,540
Calcasieu
Infant & 3 year old
Currency
$10,376
$11,180
$11,730
$12,341
$14,300
Location Age group Data Type 2009 2010 2012 2014 2017
Louisiana
Infant
Currency
$5,460
$5,720
$6,000
$6,500
$7,020
Louisiana
Infant & 3 year old
Currency
$10,556
$10,920
$11,720
$12,355
$13,520
Calcasieu
Infant
Currency
$5,236
$5,720
$5,980
$6,240
$7,540
Calcasieu
Infant & 3 year old
Currency
$10,376
$11,180
$11,730
$12,341
$14,300
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Definitions: The median annual cost of child care in a Type III (or, for years prior to 2017, Class A) child care center.

Data Source: Agenda for Children's analysis of data from the "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2005," "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2007," "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2009,"  "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2010," "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2012," and "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2014," which were produced by Care Solutions, Inc. and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. The full reports for 2005-2014 are available from the Care Solution's web siteThe 2017 Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey was produced by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab and is available through the Louisiana Department of Education's web site.

Footnotes: Because data is not available at the parish level, this data reflects the median cost of child care in that parish's DCFS region for the 2005-2014 data. The parish's zone (urban versus non-urban) was used for the 2017 data, as that is the smallest geography that was made publicly available. The annual cost was determined by multiplying the median weekly weekday rate by 52 to provide an estimate of the cost of full-time, year-round care. Note that the median cost is that point at which half of the child care centers in that region are more expensive, and half are less expensive.

Center-based child care costs as a percentage of median income (Percent)

Location Age group Data Type 2009 2010 2012 2014 2017
Louisiana
Infant
Percent
13%
13%
14%
15%
15%
Louisiana
Infant & 3 year old
Percent
25%
26%
28%
28%
29%
Calcasieu
Infant
Percent
12%
14%
15%
14%
14%
Calcasieu
Infant & 3 year old
Percent
24%
27%
29%
27%
27%
Location Age group Data Type 2009 2010 2012 2014 2017
Louisiana
Infant
Percent
13%
13%
14%
15%
15%
Louisiana
Infant & 3 year old
Percent
25%
26%
28%
28%
29%
Calcasieu
Infant
Percent
12%
14%
15%
14%
14%
Calcasieu
Infant & 3 year old
Percent
24%
27%
29%
27%
27%
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Definitions: The median cost for child care in a Type III (or, prior to 2017, a Class A center) as a percentage of the parish's median income.

Data Source: Child Care Costs - Agenda for Children's analysis of data from the "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2005," "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2007," "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2009," "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2010," "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2012," and "Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey 2014," which are produced by Care Solutions, Inc. and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services; The 2017 Louisiana Child Care Market Rate Survey was produced by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab and is available through the Louisiana Department of Education's web site.

 Median Household Income Data - U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, Small Area Estimates Branch, Washington D.C.

Footnotes: Because parish-level data is not available, the child care costs for each DCFS region was used as the denominator prior to 2017. Beginning with the 2017 survey, data is reported according to each parish's zone (urban versus nonurban), which was the smallest geography made publicly available.

Pre-kindergarten enrollment in public schools (Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
35,034
34,971
34,781
35,102
35,033
Calcasieu
Number
2,367
2,403
2,084
1,629
1,599
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
35,034
34,971
34,781
35,102
35,033
Calcasieu
Number
2,367
2,403
2,084
1,629
1,599
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Definitions: Number of children enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs in public schools. This count includes children enrolled in special education, as well as children enrolled in general education programs.

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Planning, Analysis & Information Resources Division

Footnotes: Louisiana operates several different preschool programs through the public school system, including LA4 and programs funded through 8(g) grants and Title I funds. Some parishes also offer Head Start programs in public schools.

For parish-level data, data for Recovery School District schools, charter schools, lab schools and city districts are reflected in the parish-level data of the parish in which the school is located. Data for Louisiana School for the Deaf and Louisiana Special Education Center are not included in parish-level data, but are reflected in the statewide totals.

Data reflect October total enrollment counts, except for SY 2005 data, which reflect February 2006 counts.

Updated June 30, 2020

Public school students eligible to receive free or reduced lunch (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Louisiana
Number
457,566
464,752
475,948
473,647
480,963
Louisiana
Percent
66%
66%
67%
66%
67%
Calcasieu
Number
19,209
20,267
20,062
20,478
20,876
Calcasieu
Percent
58%
61%
60%
60%
61%
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Louisiana
Number
457,566
464,752
475,948
473,647
480,963
Louisiana
Percent
66%
66%
67%
66%
67%
Calcasieu
Number
19,209
20,267
20,062
20,478
20,876
Calcasieu
Percent
58%
61%
60%
60%
61%
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Why This Indicator Matters

The percentage of students eligible for the federally subsidized free or reduced lunch program is often used as a measure of how many children from low-income families are enrolled in public schools. The maximum family income for eligibility in the Free or Reduced Lunch programs is set at 185% of the Federal Poverty Line, which was equivalent to $46,435 for a family of four in the 2018-2019 school year. 
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Definitions: Number - Registered students who are eligible for free or reduced price school lunch. 
Percent - Registered students who are eligible for free or reduced price school lunch per 100 registered students.

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Planning, Analysis, and Information Resources

Footnotes: Data for Recovery School District schools, charter schools and city district schools are reflected in the parish-level data of the parish in which the school is located. Data for the following schools and school systems are not included in parish-level data, but are reflected in the statewide totals: Special School District, Louisiana School For Math, Science & the Arts, Louisiana School for the Deaf, Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, Louisiana Special Education Center, Community School for Apprenticeship Learning, Inc., virtual schools, and La Office of Juvenile Justice. 

Data reflect October total enrollment counts, with the exception of data for SY 2005, which reflect February 2006 data.

Starting with the 2014 school year, Louisiana began to track a new measure, "economically disadvantaged students" instead of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch. Because it is derived from different data sources, "free and reduced price lunch" data should not be compared to data on "economically disadvantaged students."

Economically disadvantaged public school students (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
498,977
516,071
486,969
493,017
497,155
Louisiana
Percent
68.8%
71.3%
67.4%
68.5%
69.1%
Calcasieu
Number
22,387
22,196
22,125
21,807
21,705
Calcasieu
Percent
64.7%
63.7%
63.2%
63.2%
63.7%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
498,977
516,071
486,969
493,017
497,155
Louisiana
Percent
68.8%
71.3%
67.4%
68.5%
69.1%
Calcasieu
Number
22,387
22,196
22,125
21,807
21,705
Calcasieu
Percent
64.7%
63.7%
63.2%
63.2%
63.7%
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Definitions: Number - Registered students who are considered economically disadvantaged. 
Percent - Registered students who are considered economically disadvantaged per 100 registered students. 
"Economically disadvantaged" data are derived from and include students eligible for SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, and those that are receiving reduced price lunch, limited English proficient (LEP), homeless, migrant, foster care, or incarcerated children.

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Planning, Analysis, and Information Resources

Footnotes: Data for Recovery School District schools, charter schools and city district schools are reflected in the parish-level data of the parish in which the school is located. Data for the following schools and school systems are not included in parish-level data, but are reflected in the statewide totals: Special School District, Louisiana School For Math, Science & the Arts, Louisiana School for the Deaf, Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, Louisiana Special Education Center, Community School for Apprenticeship Learning, Inc., virtual schools, and La Office of Juvenile Justice. 

Data reflect October total enrollment counts.

Prior to the 2014-2015 school year, Louisiana reported data for "students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch," a commonly used measure for the number of low-income children enrolled in public school. Beginning in 2014, high-poverty schools have been able to opt into the "Community Eligibility Program" (CEP), which allows them to provide free meals to all students. Due to participation in the CEP, many districts and schools no longer collect forms for reduced-price lunch students and do not have access to the number of eligible students. As a result, since 2014, Louisiana uses a new method to measure the number of low-income students in public schools, reporting this category as “Economically Disadvantaged.” Economically Disadvantaged data is derived from and includes students eligible for SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, and those that are receiving reduced price lunch, limited English proficient (LEP), homeless, migrant, foster care, or incarcerated children. 

Updated June 30, 2020

Student enrollment in public schools (Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
725,606
723,554
722,666
719,215
719,812
Calcasieu
Number
34,626
34,835
34,992
34,520
34,082
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
725,606
723,554
722,666
719,215
719,812
Calcasieu
Number
34,626
34,835
34,992
34,520
34,082
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Definitions: The total number of public school students of any age reported as actively enrolled. This count includes special education infants and preschoolers, pre-kindergarten-12, and non-graded students.

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Planning, Analysis, and Information Resources

Footnotes: Data for Recovery School District schools, charter schools and city district schools are reflected in the parish-level data of the parish in which the school is located. Data for the following schools and school systems are not included in parish-level data, but are reflected in the statewide totals: Special School District, Louisiana School For Math, Science & the Arts, Louisiana School for the Deaf, Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, Louisiana School for the Deaf and Visually Impaired, Louisiana Special Education Center, and La Office of Juvenile Justice. 

Data reflect October 1 enrollment counts, except for SY 2005 data, which reflect February 2006 counts. Because data reflect a total enrollment count, data reported here may be slightly higher than the MFP (Minimum Foundation Program) counts.

Updated June 30, 2020

Class size characteristics (public schools) (Number & Percent)

Location Class Size Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
1-20 Students
Number
330,302
333,594
344,370
350,448
358,410
Louisiana
1-20 Students
Percent
56%
56%
58%
59%
60%
Louisiana
21-26 Students
Number
174,526
176,098
170,974
168,644
165,210
Louisiana
21-26 Students
Percent
30%
30%
29%
28%
28%
Louisiana
27-33 Students
Number
67,838
67,360
63,958
64,058
63,060
Louisiana
27-33 Students
Percent
12%
11%
11%
11%
11%
Louisiana
More than 33 Students
Number
13,550
15,552
10,332
10,016
9,446
Louisiana
More than 33 Students
Percent
2%
3%
2%
2%
2%
Calcasieu
1-20 Students
Number
7,202
7,304
8,564
8,716
9,258
Calcasieu
1-20 Students
Percent
60%
60%
64%
64%
66%
Calcasieu
21-26 Students
Number
3,643
3,818
3,918
3,783
3,757
Calcasieu
21-26 Students
Percent
30%
31%
29%
28%
27%
Calcasieu
27-33 Students
Number
1,030
939
772
974
931
Calcasieu
27-33 Students
Percent
9%
8%
6%
7%
7%
Calcasieu
More than 33 Students
Number
163
167
149
167
123
Calcasieu
More than 33 Students
Percent
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
Location Class Size Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
1-20 Students
Number
330,302
333,594
344,370
350,448
358,410
Louisiana
1-20 Students
Percent
56%
56%
58%
59%
60%
Louisiana
21-26 Students
Number
174,526
176,098
170,974
168,644
165,210
Louisiana
21-26 Students
Percent
30%
30%
29%
28%
28%
Louisiana
27-33 Students
Number
67,838
67,360
63,958
64,058
63,060
Louisiana
27-33 Students
Percent
12%
11%
11%
11%
11%
Louisiana
More than 33 Students
Number
13,550
15,552
10,332
10,016
9,446
Louisiana
More than 33 Students
Percent
2%
3%
2%
2%
2%
Calcasieu
1-20 Students
Number
7,202
7,304
8,564
8,716
9,258
Calcasieu
1-20 Students
Percent
60%
60%
64%
64%
66%
Calcasieu
21-26 Students
Number
3,643
3,818
3,918
3,783
3,757
Calcasieu
21-26 Students
Percent
30%
31%
29%
28%
27%
Calcasieu
27-33 Students
Number
1,030
939
772
974
931
Calcasieu
27-33 Students
Percent
9%
8%
6%
7%
7%
Calcasieu
More than 33 Students
Number
163
167
149
167
123
Calcasieu
More than 33 Students
Percent
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
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Definitions: Number - Total number of public school classes by class size.
Rate- Total number of public school classes by class size per 100 classes.

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Planning, Analysis, and Information Resources

Footnotes: Data for Recovery School District schools, charter schools and city district schools are reflected in the parish-level data of the parish in which the school is located. Data for the following schools and school systems are not included in parish-level data, but are reflected in the statewide totals: Special School District, Louisiana School For Math, Science & the Arts, Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy, Louisiana Connections Academy, Louisiana School for the Deaf and the Visually Impaired, Louisiana Special Education Center, and La Office of Juvenile Justice. 

Updated July 1, 2020

Public school students with limited English proficiency (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
21,733
22,335
24,828
25,118
28,728
Louisiana
Percent
3.0%
3.1%
3.4%
3.5%
4.0%
Calcasieu
Number
525
581
730
865
902
Calcasieu
Percent
1.5%
1.7%
2.1%
2.5%
2.6%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
21,733
22,335
24,828
25,118
28,728
Louisiana
Percent
3.0%
3.1%
3.4%
3.5%
4.0%
Calcasieu
Number
525
581
730
865
902
Calcasieu
Percent
1.5%
1.7%
2.1%
2.5%
2.6%
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Definitions: Number - The number of public school students that have been identified as having limited proficiency in the English language.

Percent - The number of public school students that have been identified as having limited proficiency in the English language per 100 students enrolled in public school.
As defined by Title VII, Part E, Section 7501(8) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 103-382), a student is considered to lack proficiency in English if the student has sufficient difficulty speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language and whose difficulties may deny such individual the opportunity to learn successfully in classrooms where the language of instruction is English or to participate fully in our society.

 

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Planning, Analysis, and Information Resources

Footnotes: Data for Recovery School District schools, charter schools and city district schools are reflected in the parish-level data of the parish in which the school is located. Data for the following schools and school systems are not included in parish-level data, but are reflected in the statewide totals: Special School District, Louisiana School For Math, Science & the Arts, Louisiana School for the Deaf, Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, Louisiana Special Education Center, and La Office of Juvenile Justice. 

Data reflect October 1st total enrollment counts, except for data for the 2005 school year, which reflect February 2006 counts. 

LNE (low number event) - data is not reported when there are more than zero and fewer than 5 students in a category.

Updated June 30, 2020

Student enrollment in public schools by race (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type SY 2005 SY 2006 SY 2007 SY 2008 SY 2009
Louisiana
All Students
Number
661,246
681,753
687,142
690,340
696,444
Louisiana
All Students
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
American Indian Students
Number
5,186
5,291
5,466
5,674
5,770
Louisiana
American Indian Students
Percent
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
Louisiana
Asian Students
Number
8,741
9,369
9,588
9,806
10,331
Louisiana
Asian Students
Percent
1.3%
1.4%
1.4%
1.4%
1.5%
Louisiana
Black Students
Number
293,085
309,329
315,395
317,916
320,020
Louisiana
Black Students
Percent
44.3%
45.4%
45.9%
46.1%
46.0%
Louisiana
Hispanic Students
Number
13,919
16,108
18,373
19,884
22,238
Louisiana
Hispanic Students
Percent
2.1%
2.4%
2.7%
2.9%
3.2%
Louisiana
White Students
Number
340,315
341,656
338,320
337,060
338,085
Louisiana
White Students
Percent
51.5%
50.1%
49.2%
48.8%
48.5%
Calcasieu
All Students
Number
32,192
32,819
32,837
32,995
33,196
Calcasieu
All Students
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
American Indian Students
Number
62
63
66
76
84
Calcasieu
American Indian Students
Percent
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
Calcasieu
Asian Students
Number
262
280
288
315
332
Calcasieu
Asian Students
Percent
0.8%
0.9%
0.9%
1.0%
1.0%
Calcasieu
Black Students
Number
11,161
11,548
11,820
11,845
11,940
Calcasieu
Black Students
Percent
34.7%
35.2%
36.0%
35.9%
36.0%
Calcasieu
Hispanic Students
Number
307
409
514
573
616
Calcasieu
Hispanic Students
Percent
1.0%
1.2%
1.6%
1.7%
1.9%
Calcasieu
White Students
Number
20,400
20,519
20,149
20,186
20,224
Calcasieu
White Students
Percent
63.4%
62.5%
61.4%
61.2%
60.9%
Location Race Data Type SY 2005 SY 2006 SY 2007 SY 2008 SY 2009
Louisiana
All Students
Number
661,246
681,753
687,142
690,340
696,444
Louisiana
All Students
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
American Indian Students
Number
5,186
5,291
5,466
5,674
5,770
Louisiana
American Indian Students
Percent
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
Louisiana
Asian Students
Number
8,741
9,369
9,588
9,806
10,331
Louisiana
Asian Students
Percent
1.3%
1.4%
1.4%
1.4%
1.5%
Louisiana
Black Students
Number
293,085
309,329
315,395
317,916
320,020
Louisiana
Black Students
Percent
44.3%
45.4%
45.9%
46.1%
46.0%
Louisiana
Hispanic Students
Number
13,919
16,108
18,373
19,884
22,238
Louisiana
Hispanic Students
Percent
2.1%
2.4%
2.7%
2.9%
3.2%
Louisiana
White Students
Number
340,315
341,656
338,320
337,060
338,085
Louisiana
White Students
Percent
51.5%
50.1%
49.2%
48.8%
48.5%
Calcasieu
All Students
Number
32,192
32,819
32,837
32,995
33,196
Calcasieu
All Students
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
American Indian Students
Number
62
63
66
76
84
Calcasieu
American Indian Students
Percent
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
Calcasieu
Asian Students
Number
262
280
288
315
332
Calcasieu
Asian Students
Percent
0.8%
0.9%
0.9%
1.0%
1.0%
Calcasieu
Black Students
Number
11,161
11,548
11,820
11,845
11,940
Calcasieu
Black Students
Percent
34.7%
35.2%
36.0%
35.9%
36.0%
Calcasieu
Hispanic Students
Number
307
409
514
573
616
Calcasieu
Hispanic Students
Percent
1.0%
1.2%
1.6%
1.7%
1.9%
Calcasieu
White Students
Number
20,400
20,519
20,149
20,186
20,224
Calcasieu
White Students
Percent
63.4%
62.5%
61.4%
61.2%
60.9%
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Definitions: Number - The number of public school students of any age reported as actively enrolled by race and Hispanic origin. This count includes special education infants and preschoolers, pre-kindergarten-12, and non-graded students. 
Percent - the number of public school students of a given race per 100 public school students.

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Planning, Analysis, and Information Resources

Footnotes: NA - data was not available for a school district/local education agency (LEA) for that school year. This occurs because  the LEA was not in existence in the reporting period or because the entity was not reporting enrollment data to the Louisiana Department of Education at that time.

Data for Recovery School District schools, charter schools and city district schools are reflected in the parish-level data of the parish in which the school is located. Data for the following schools and school systems are not included in parish-level data, but is reflected in the statewide totals: Special School Districts #1 and #2, Louisiana School For Math, Science & the Arts, Louisiana School for the Deaf, Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, Louisiana Special Education Center, and La Office of Juvenile Justice. 

For some years' data, the statewide total is slightly higher than the sum of the district-level data because data for districts that are no longer operational are not reported individually, but are reported in the statewide total. 

Data reflect October enrollment counts, except for SY 2005 data, which reflect February 2006 counts.

Note that beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, data was reported for two additional categories (Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and "more than one race").  Therefore, data collected prior to the 2010 school year are not directly comparable to later data.

Student enrollment in public schools by race (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
American Indian
Number
4,982
4,791
4,723
4,558
4,485
Louisiana
American Indian
Percent
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
Louisiana
Asian
Number
11,038
11,274
11,448
11,427
11,523
Louisiana
Asian
Percent
1.5%
1.6%
1.6%
1.6%
1.6%
Louisiana
Black
Number
320,981
318,187
315,065
310,881
306,599
Louisiana
Black
Percent
44.2%
44.0%
43.6%
43.2%
42.6%
Louisiana
Hispanic
Number
42,917
45,777
49,917
53,225
60,157
Louisiana
Hispanic
Percent
5.9%
6.3%
6.9%
7.4%
8.4%
Louisiana
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Number
14,729
16,447
17,911
19,447
20,610
Louisiana
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Percent
2.0%
2.3%
2.5%
2.7%
2.9%
Louisiana
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Number
623
719
558
597
628
Louisiana
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Percent
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Louisiana
White
Number
330,336
326,359
323,044
319,080
315,810
Louisiana
White
Percent
45.5%
45.1%
44.7%
44.4%
43.9%
Louisiana
Total
Number
725,606
723,554
722,666
719,215
719,812
Louisiana
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
American Indian
Number
78
85
89
101
102
Calcasieu
American Indian
Percent
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
Calcasieu
Asian
Number
459
518
580
599
582
Calcasieu
Asian
Percent
1.3%
1.5%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
Calcasieu
Black
Number
12,426
12,578
12,559
12,219
12,051
Calcasieu
Black
Percent
35.9%
36.1%
35.9%
35.4%
35.4%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Number
1,244
1,407
1,759
2,122
2,243
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Percent
3.6%
4.0%
5.0%
6.1%
6.6%
Calcasieu
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Number
821
689
843
918
953
Calcasieu
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Percent
2.4%
2.0%
2.4%
2.7%
2.8%
Calcasieu
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Number
21
22
31
44
40
Calcasieu
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Percent
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Calcasieu
White
Number
19,577
19,536
19,131
18,517
18,111
Calcasieu
White
Percent
56.5%
56.1%
54.7%
53.6%
53.1%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
34,626
34,835
34,992
34,520
34,082
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
American Indian
Number
4,982
4,791
4,723
4,558
4,485
Louisiana
American Indian
Percent
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
Louisiana
Asian
Number
11,038
11,274
11,448
11,427
11,523
Louisiana
Asian
Percent
1.5%
1.6%
1.6%
1.6%
1.6%
Louisiana
Black
Number
320,981
318,187
315,065
310,881
306,599
Louisiana
Black
Percent
44.2%
44.0%
43.6%
43.2%
42.6%
Louisiana
Hispanic
Number
42,917
45,777
49,917
53,225
60,157
Louisiana
Hispanic
Percent
5.9%
6.3%
6.9%
7.4%
8.4%
Louisiana
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Number
14,729
16,447
17,911
19,447
20,610
Louisiana
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Percent
2.0%
2.3%
2.5%
2.7%
2.9%
Louisiana
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Number
623
719
558
597
628
Louisiana
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Percent
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Louisiana
White
Number
330,336
326,359
323,044
319,080
315,810
Louisiana
White
Percent
45.5%
45.1%
44.7%
44.4%
43.9%
Louisiana
Total
Number
725,606
723,554
722,666
719,215
719,812
Louisiana
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
American Indian
Number
78
85
89
101
102
Calcasieu
American Indian
Percent
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
Calcasieu
Asian
Number
459
518
580
599
582
Calcasieu
Asian
Percent
1.3%
1.5%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
Calcasieu
Black
Number
12,426
12,578
12,559
12,219
12,051
Calcasieu
Black
Percent
35.9%
36.1%
35.9%
35.4%
35.4%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Number
1,244
1,407
1,759
2,122
2,243
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Percent
3.6%
4.0%
5.0%
6.1%
6.6%
Calcasieu
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Number
821
689
843
918
953
Calcasieu
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Percent
2.4%
2.0%
2.4%
2.7%
2.8%
Calcasieu
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Number
21
22
31
44
40
Calcasieu
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Percent
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Calcasieu
White
Number
19,577
19,536
19,131
18,517
18,111
Calcasieu
White
Percent
56.5%
56.1%
54.7%
53.6%
53.1%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
34,626
34,835
34,992
34,520
34,082
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Number - the number of public school students of any age reported as actively enrolled by race and Hispanic origin. This count includes special education infants and preschoolers, pre-kindergarten-12, and non-graded students. 

Percent - the number of public school students of a given race per 100 public school students.

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Planning, Analysis, and Information Resources

Footnotes:

Data for Recovery School District schools, charter schools and city district schools are reflected in the parish-level data of the parish in which the school is located. Data for the following schools and school systems are not included in parish-level data, but is reflected in the statewide totals: Special School District, Louisiana School For Math, Science & the Arts, Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy, Louisiana Connections Academy, Louisiana School for the Deaf and the Visually Impaired, Louisiana Special Education Center, and La Office of Juvenile Justice. 

Note that beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, data was reported for two additional categories (Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and "more than one race").  Therefore, data collected prior to the 2010 school year are not directly comparable to later data.

Updated June 30, 2020

Children living in a grandparent-headed household (number & percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Louisiana
percent
11.0%
10.6%
10.5%
10.6%
10.4%
Louisiana
number
121,840
117,280
117,000
117,270
115,340
Calcasieu
percent
8.9%
9.8%
10.4%
10.3%
10.5%
Calcasieu
number
4,340
4,770
5,100
5,080
5,210
Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Louisiana
percent
11.0%
10.6%
10.5%
10.6%
10.4%
Louisiana
number
121,840
117,280
117,000
117,270
115,340
Calcasieu
percent
8.9%
9.8%
10.4%
10.3%
10.5%
Calcasieu
number
4,340
4,770
5,100
5,080
5,210
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Definitions: number - estimated number of children who live in a household headed by their grandparent
percent - estimated number of children who live in a household headed by their grandparent per 100 children

Data Source: Agenda for Children, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2018 American Community Survey.

These data were derived from ACS table B09018.

Footnotes: That these data include all children living in a grandparent-headed household, regardless of whether the grandparent is responsible for caring for the child. In the 2014-2018 time period, about 57% of children living in a grandparent-headed household in Louisiana were living with a grandparent who was responsible for caring for them. This data also does not include children who live with their grandparents in households headed by a parent or another individual. 

S - estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.

Updated December 7, 2020

Live births (Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
64,509
63,126
60,920
59,498
58,815
Calcasieu
Number
2,851
3,029
2,983
3,052
2,961
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
64,509
63,126
60,920
59,498
58,815
Calcasieu
Number
2,851
3,029
2,983
3,052
2,961
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Definitions: Total number of live births.

Data Source: Live births 1996-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: Updated November 17, 2020

Births to women who received adequate prenatal care (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Louisiana
Percent
85%
85%
85%
85%
87%
Louisiana
Number
53,199
55,599
55,087
55,168
50,242
Calcasieu
Percent
92%
90%
91%
91%
94%
Calcasieu
Number
2,634
2,531
2,574
2,576
2,279
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Louisiana
Percent
85%
85%
85%
85%
87%
Louisiana
Number
53,199
55,599
55,087
55,168
50,242
Calcasieu
Percent
92%
90%
91%
91%
94%
Calcasieu
Number
2,634
2,531
2,574
2,576
2,279
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Definitions: Number - number of live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care.
Rate - number of live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care per 100 live births.
The Kotelchuck Index is used to measure early and adequate prenatal care (PNC):

  • Adequate plus PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 110 % or more expected PNC visits were received
  • Adequate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 80% to 109% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Intermediate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 50% to 79% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Inadequate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 5 or later or less than 50% of expected PNC visits were received

Early and adequate PNC includes "adequate plus PNC" and "adequate PNC."


Data Source: Live births 2001-2010: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: Louisiana began using the 2003 birth certificate format in December, 2010. Because questions related to prenatal care are not directly comparable for the 2003 birth certificate and the previous version used, 2010 data only reflects births that occurred through Dec 6, 2010.

Births to women who received early & adequate prenatal care (number & percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
number
47,225
45,507
45,562
44,542
44,132
Louisiana
percent
73.2%
72.1%
74.8%
74.9%
75.0%
Calcasieu
number
2,005
1,990
1,887
1,848
2,081
Calcasieu
percent
70.3%
65.7%
63.3%
60.6%
70.3%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
number
47,225
45,507
45,562
44,542
44,132
Louisiana
percent
73.2%
72.1%
74.8%
74.9%
75.0%
Calcasieu
number
2,005
1,990
1,887
1,848
2,081
Calcasieu
percent
70.3%
65.7%
63.3%
60.6%
70.3%
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Definitions: Number - number of live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care.
Percent - number of live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care per 100 live births.
The Kotelchuck Index is used to measure early and adequate prenatal care (PNC):

  • Adequate plus PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 110 % or more expected PNC visits were received
  • Adequate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 80% to 109% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Intermediate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 50% to 79% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Inadequate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 5 or later or less than 50% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Early and adequate PNC includes "adequate plus PNC" and "adequate PNC."

Data Source: Live births 2011-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period.

Data presented here are not comparable to data for births that occurred prior to 2011. Louisiana began using the 2003 revised birth certificate in December, 2010. Items related to prenatal care on the 2003 revision of the birth certificate are not comparable to the prenatal care items on the previous version of the birth certificate.

Data from 2018 and 2019 are preliminary, and therefore subject to change.

Updated November 17, 2020

Low birthweight babies (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
6,838
6,738
6,522
6,436
6,371
Louisiana
Percent
10.6%
10.7%
10.7%
10.8%
10.8%
Calcasieu
Number
261
317
338
320
313
Calcasieu
Percent
9.2%
10.5%
11.3%
10.5%
10.6%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
6,838
6,738
6,522
6,436
6,371
Louisiana
Percent
10.6%
10.7%
10.7%
10.8%
10.8%
Calcasieu
Number
261
317
338
320
313
Calcasieu
Percent
9.2%
10.5%
11.3%
10.5%
10.6%
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Definitions: Number- number of live births with birthweight less than 2,500 grams (or 5 pounds, 8 ounces)
Rate - number of live births with birthweight less than 2,500 grams (or 5 pounds, 8 ounces) per 100 live births.

Data Source: Live births 2001-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Rates based on fewer than 20 events were not reported prior to 2015.

2018 and 2019 data are preliminary and subject to revision. 

 Updated November 17, 2020

Preterm births (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Percent
12.3%
12.6%
12.7%
13.0%
13.1%
Louisiana
Number
7,942
7,963
7,707
7,741
7,715
Calcasieu
Percent
10.8%
12.1%
13.4%
12.9%
12.6%
Calcasieu
Number
307
367
401
394
374
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Percent
12.3%
12.6%
12.7%
13.0%
13.1%
Louisiana
Number
7,942
7,963
7,707
7,741
7,715
Calcasieu
Percent
10.8%
12.1%
13.4%
12.9%
12.6%
Calcasieu
Number
307
367
401
394
374
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Definitions: Number - number of live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks. 
Rate - number of live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks per 100 births.

Data Source: Live births 2001-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (low Number Event) - numbers are not reported when there were fewer than five events during the reporting period. Prior to 2011, rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported.

2018 and 2019 data are preliminary and therefore subject to revision.

Updated November 17, 2020

Births to mothers less than 20 years of age (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
5,068
4,584
4,277
3,997
4,023
Louisiana
Percent
7.9%
7.3%
7.0%
6.7%
6.8%
Calcasieu
Number
270
251
272
239
241
Calcasieu
Percent
9.5%
8.3%
9.1%
7.8%
8.1%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
5,068
4,584
4,277
3,997
4,023
Louisiana
Percent
7.9%
7.3%
7.0%
6.7%
6.8%
Calcasieu
Number
270
251
272
239
241
Calcasieu
Percent
9.5%
8.3%
9.1%
7.8%
8.1%
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Definitions: Number - live births to women under age 20.
Percent - live births to women under age 20 per 100 live births.

Data Source: Live births 2000-2019 Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (low Number Event) - data is not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Prior to 2011, rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported.

2018 and 2019 data are preliminary and therefore subject to revision.

Updated November 17, 2020

Teen birth rate: ages 15-19 (Number & Rate per 1,000 females ages 15-19)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
4,982
4,504
4,220
3,945
3,966
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000 females ages 15-19
33.8
30.4
28.8
27.2
27.5
Calcasieu
Number
266
248
270
236
239
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000 females ages 15-19
41.4
38.7
42.6
37.9
38.3
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
4,982
4,504
4,220
3,945
3,966
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000 females ages 15-19
33.8
30.4
28.8
27.2
27.5
Calcasieu
Number
266
248
270
236
239
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000 females ages 15-19
41.4
38.7
42.6
37.9
38.3
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Definitions: Number - number of live births to women ages 15-19.
Rate - number of live births to women ages 15-19, per 1,000 females ages 15-19 years.

Data Source:

Live births 1993-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics
Population: 1993-1999: intercensal population estimates provided by the Research Division, College of Administration and Business of the Louisiana Tech University; 2000: United States Census Bureau 2000 census data, 2001-2004: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2004. Release Date: August 11, 2005; 2005 and 2006: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007. Release Date: May 01, 2008; 2008 and 2009:  Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009. Release Date: June 2010, 2010: United States Census Bureau 2010 census data, 2011-2014: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin, Vintage 2015 estimates, 2015: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin, Vintage 2016 estimates, 2016-2018: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin, Vintage 2019 estimates, 2019: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin, Vintage 2020 estimate



Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - for data prior to 2010, a rate based on fewer than 20 events; for data from 2010 and later, a number or rate based on fewer than five events

Updated November 17, 2020

Births to unmarried women (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
34,109
32,843
32,129
31,689
31,735
Louisiana
Percent
52.9%
52.0%
52.7%
53.3%
54.0%
Calcasieu
Number
1,385
1,521
1,569
1,570
1,569
Calcasieu
Percent
48.6%
50.2%
52.6%
51.4%
53.0%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
34,109
32,843
32,129
31,689
31,735
Louisiana
Percent
52.9%
52.0%
52.7%
53.3%
54.0%
Calcasieu
Number
1,385
1,521
1,569
1,570
1,569
Calcasieu
Percent
48.6%
50.2%
52.6%
51.4%
53.0%
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Definitions: Number - births occurring to women who were not married at the time of the birth.
Rate - births occurring to women who were not married at the time of the birth per 100 births.

Data Source: Live births 2000-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: Updated November 17, 2020

Births to women who reported smoking during pregnancy (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Louisiana
Number
6,236
6,423
6,822
6,678
6,512
Louisiana
Percent
10.4%
10.2%
10.4%
10.3%
10.1%
Calcasieu
Number
321
339
362
357
245
Calcasieu
Percent
12.3%
11.9%
12.8%
12.7%
8.6%
Location Data Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Louisiana
Number
6,236
6,423
6,822
6,678
6,512
Louisiana
Percent
10.4%
10.2%
10.4%
10.3%
10.1%
Calcasieu
Number
321
339
362
357
245
Calcasieu
Percent
12.3%
11.9%
12.8%
12.7%
8.6%
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Definitions: Number - births in which women reported smoking during their pregnancy on their child's birth certificate.
Rate - births in which women reported smoking during their pregnancy on their child's birth certificate per 100 live births.

Data Source: Live births 2001-2009: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - a value of fewer than five events or a rate based on fewer than 20 events and is thus not reported.

Please note that the actual number of mothers who smoke during pregnancy is likely to be higher than the data reported here because some mothers who smoke may not report doing so on their child's birth certificate.  For example, data from Pregnancy Risk Assessment System (PRAMS), an ongoing survey of Louisiana mothers before, during, and just after pregnancy, showed that 15% of Louisiana mothers smoked during pregnancy in 2008.  That same year, 10.1% of births were to women who reported smoking on their child's birth certificate.

Births to women who reported smoking during pregnancy (number & percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
percent
6.8%
6.8%
6.4%
6.2%
5.1%
Louisiana
number
4,387
4,279
3,907
3,672
2,971
Calcasieu
percent
9.3%
8.0%
8.1%
4.9%
3.6%
Calcasieu
number
266
243
241
151
108
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
percent
6.8%
6.8%
6.4%
6.2%
5.1%
Louisiana
number
4,387
4,279
3,907
3,672
2,971
Calcasieu
percent
9.3%
8.0%
8.1%
4.9%
3.6%
Calcasieu
number
266
243
241
151
108
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Why This Indicator Matters

Smoking during pregnancy increases a baby's risk of being born premature and having a low birthweight. It also increases a baby's risk of dying from SIDS. 
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Definitions: Number - births in which women reported smoking during their pregnancy on their child's birth certificate.
Rate - births in which women reported smoking during their pregnancy on their child's birth certificate per 100 live births.

Data Source: Live births 2011-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - a value of fewer than five events or (for 2011) a rate based on fewer than 20 events (or based on fewer than 5 events after 2011) and is thus not reported. 

Please note that the actual number of mothers who smoke during pregnancy may be higher than the data reported here because some mothers who smoke may not report doing so.  

Updated November 17, 2020

Publicly insured children (Medicaid and LaCHIP) (Number)

Location Program Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Total
Number
771,402
761,494
737,694
722,116
712,924
Louisiana
LaCHIP
Number
120,733
121,066
119,317
127,313
113,387
Louisiana
Medicaid
Number
650,669
640,428
618,377
594,803
599,537
Calcasieu
Total
Number
34,214
33,977
32,600
32,205
31,947
Calcasieu
LaCHIP
Number
5,808
5,727
5,445
5,755
5,350
Calcasieu
Medicaid
Number
28,406
28,250
27,155
26,450
26,597
Location Program Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Total
Number
771,402
761,494
737,694
722,116
712,924
Louisiana
LaCHIP
Number
120,733
121,066
119,317
127,313
113,387
Louisiana
Medicaid
Number
650,669
640,428
618,377
594,803
599,537
Calcasieu
Total
Number
34,214
33,977
32,600
32,205
31,947
Calcasieu
LaCHIP
Number
5,808
5,727
5,445
5,755
5,350
Calcasieu
Medicaid
Number
28,406
28,250
27,155
26,450
26,597
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Definitions: Number of children (ages 0-18) who are enrolled in either Medicaid or the Louisiana Child Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP).

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Medicaid Office, by special request

Footnotes: Enrollment figures are from November of the stated year, and thus do not represent an average enrollment for that year. For more information about LaCHIP (including eligibility information), visit www.lachip.org. Note that LaCHIP data includes children in the LaCHIP Affordable Plan.

Children (under age 19) with health insurance (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Number
1,087,263
1,105,939
1,110,444
1,107,478
1,090,815
Louisiana
Percent
95%
96%
97%
97%
97%
Calcasieu
Number
48,364
49,403
49,913
50,713
50,757
Calcasieu
Percent
95%
97%
97%
98%
97%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Number
1,087,263
1,105,939
1,110,444
1,107,478
1,090,815
Louisiana
Percent
95%
96%
97%
97%
97%
Calcasieu
Number
48,364
49,403
49,913
50,713
50,757
Calcasieu
Percent
95%
97%
97%
98%
97%
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Definitions: Number and percent of children ages 0-18 that have health coverage through either private (e.g., private purchase or employer-sponsored) or public (e.g., Medicaid or LaCHIP) insurance according to the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates.

Data Source:  Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, U.S. Census Bureau

Footnotes: Updated July 2020

Infant mortality (5 year average) (Rate & Number)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
Louisiana
Number
514
516
503
484
481
Louisiana
Rate
8.1
8.1
8.0
7.8
7.8
Calcasieu
Number
19
21
21
20
22
Calcasieu
Rate
7.0
7.5
7.5
6.8
7.5
Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
Louisiana
Number
514
516
503
484
481
Louisiana
Rate
8.1
8.1
8.0
7.8
7.8
Calcasieu
Number
19
21
21
20
22
Calcasieu
Rate
7.0
7.5
7.5
6.8
7.5
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Definitions: Number - the average annual number of deaths among children under one year of age during the reporting period.
Rate - number of deaths among children under one year of age per 1,000 live births during the reporting period.

Data Source: Live births and deaths 2001-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: Note that numbers represent an average of data over a five-year period, which allows for data to be reported for more parishes. 

LNE (Low Number Event) - a value or rate based on fewer than 5 events

Updated November 17, 2020

Children served by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Louisiana
Number
423,059
429,430
407,456
389,606
374,862
Louisiana
Percent
38.0%
38.6%
37.0%
35.6%
34.5%
Calcasieu
Number
15,963
16,361
15,545
14,755
14,698
Calcasieu
Percent
32.2%
32.8%
30.7%
29.2%
29.0%
Location Data Type FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Louisiana
Number
423,059
429,430
407,456
389,606
374,862
Louisiana
Percent
38.0%
38.6%
37.0%
35.6%
34.5%
Calcasieu
Number
15,963
16,361
15,545
14,755
14,698
Calcasieu
Percent
32.2%
32.8%
30.7%
29.2%
29.0%
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Definitions: Number - the average number of children served by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in a given state fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
Percent - the average number of children served by SNAP in a given state fiscal year (July 1-June 30) per 100 children ages 0-17 in the population.

Data Source: SNAP participation data - Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Office of Family Support, Quality Assurance Division.
Population Data - 2004-2009 and 2011-2019 Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C., 2010:  U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2010, Summary File 1

Footnotes: SNAP provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy food. Because SNAP data are based on state fiscal year averages, population estimates for two years were averaged to calculate a SNAP participation rate per 100 children.

Updated November 16, 2020

Women, infants and children served by WIC (Number)

Location WIC category Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Mothers
Number
43,648
41,151
38,686
62,395
59,057
Louisiana
Infants
Number
37,334
35,852
34,195
32,378
32,516
Louisiana
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
115,004
113,209
107,071
99,236
92,093
Louisiana
Total
Number
195,986
190,212
179,952
194,009
183,666
Calcasieu
Mothers
Number
1,840
1,785
1,716
2,705
2,495
Calcasieu
Infants
Number
1,471
1,557
1,493
1,451
1,399
Calcasieu
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
4,438
4,240
3,991
3,631
3,365
Calcasieu
Total
Number
7,749
7,582
7,200
7,787
7,259
Location WIC category Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Mothers
Number
43,648
41,151
38,686
62,395
59,057
Louisiana
Infants
Number
37,334
35,852
34,195
32,378
32,516
Louisiana
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
115,004
113,209
107,071
99,236
92,093
Louisiana
Total
Number
195,986
190,212
179,952
194,009
183,666
Calcasieu
Mothers
Number
1,840
1,785
1,716
2,705
2,495
Calcasieu
Infants
Number
1,471
1,557
1,493
1,451
1,399
Calcasieu
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
4,438
4,240
3,991
3,631
3,365
Calcasieu
Total
Number
7,749
7,582
7,200
7,787
7,259
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Definitions: Number of women and children receiving nutrition education and dietary supplements through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, by special request

Footnotes: For more information about WIC in Louisiana, including information on how to apply, visit the Louisiana Department of Health's web site.

Children under age 7 with elevated levels of lead in their blood (number & percent)

Location Data Type 2017
Louisiana
number
2,208
Louisiana
percent
3.4%
Calcasieu
number
80
Calcasieu
percent
9.0%
Location Data Type 2017
Louisiana
number
2,208
Louisiana
percent
3.4%
Calcasieu
number
80
Calcasieu
percent
9.0%
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Why This Indicator Matters

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, exposure to lead is "the most significant and widespread environmental hazard for children in Louisiana." There is no safe level of lead for children, and elevated levels can have lifelong impacts on children.
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Definitions: number - the number of children of children ages 6 months to six years old who received a blood test for lead and had an elevated lead level (≥5 µg/dL)

percent - the number of children of children age 6 months to six years old who received a blood test for lead and had an elevated lead level (≥5 µg/dL) per 100 children under age 7 who received a blood test for lead 

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Prevention Program (LHHCLPPP), by special request

Footnotes: Parish-level data does not include results for which the parish was unknown. Statewide data is therefore larger than the sum of parish-level data.

Updated December 4, 2020

Children under age 7 screened for lead poisoning (number & percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2017
Louisiana
number
57,278
64,020
Louisiana
percent
13.1%
14.8%
Calcasieu
number
3,091
886
Calcasieu
percent
16.2%
4.7%
Location Data Type 2011 2017
Louisiana
number
57,278
64,020
Louisiana
percent
13.1%
14.8%
Calcasieu
number
3,091
886
Calcasieu
percent
16.2%
4.7%
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Why This Indicator Matters

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, exposure to lead is "the most significant and widespread environmental hazard for children in Louisiana." There is no safe level of lead for children, and elevated levels can have lifelong impacts on children. Screening is essential to identify and address lead poisoning in young children.
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Definitions: number - the number of children who received a blood test for lead poisoning

percent - the number of children who received a blood test for lead poisoning per 100 children under the age of seven in the population

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Prevention Program (LHHCLPPP), by special request
Percentages for 2011 were calculated by Agenda for Children using population estimates available through  "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations: 1990-2019." Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/

Footnotes: Data on the parish in which a child lives was missing for many records, and was thus unreportable. As a result, the statewide data is larger than the sum of the parish-level data.

Children ages 19 months-35 months completing the child 7-vaccine series (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Percent
73%
71%
69%
70%
72%
Calcasieu
Percent
64%
63%
60%
60%
66%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Percent
73%
71%
69%
70%
72%
Calcasieu
Percent
64%
63%
60%
60%
66%
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Definitions: percentage of children ages 19 months-35 months who have completed the child 7-vaccine series

The 7-vaccine series includes 4 or more doses of DTaP, 3 or more doses of Polio, 1 or more doses of MMR, Hib full series (3 or 4 doses, depending on product type received), 3 or more doses of HepB, 1 or more doses of Varicella, and 4 or more doses of PCV

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Health

Footnotes: Updated December 4, 2020

Births to women who received early & adequate prenatal care by race (Percent & Number)

Location Race Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Louisiana
Total
Number
53,199
55,599
55,087
55,168
50,242
Louisiana
Total
Percent
85%
85%
85%
85%
87%
Louisiana
Black or African American
Number
19,078
20,212
20,251
20,186
18,363
Louisiana
Black or African American
Percent
79%
79%
80%
80%
82%
Louisiana
White
Number
32,473
33,250
32,626
32,717
29,637
Louisiana
White
Percent
89%
89%
89%
89%
91%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
2,634
2,531
2,574
2,576
2,279
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
92%
90%
91%
91%
94%
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Number
773
739
754
749
646
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Percent
88%
86%
86%
87%
92%
Calcasieu
White
Number
1,815
1,742
1,771
1,779
1,581
Calcasieu
White
Percent
94%
92%
94%
92%
96%
Location Race Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Louisiana
Total
Number
53,199
55,599
55,087
55,168
50,242
Louisiana
Total
Percent
85%
85%
85%
85%
87%
Louisiana
Black or African American
Number
19,078
20,212
20,251
20,186
18,363
Louisiana
Black or African American
Percent
79%
79%
80%
80%
82%
Louisiana
White
Number
32,473
33,250
32,626
32,717
29,637
Louisiana
White
Percent
89%
89%
89%
89%
91%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
2,634
2,531
2,574
2,576
2,279
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
92%
90%
91%
91%
94%
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Number
773
739
754
749
646
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Percent
88%
86%
86%
87%
92%
Calcasieu
White
Number
1,815
1,742
1,771
1,779
1,581
Calcasieu
White
Percent
94%
92%
94%
92%
96%
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Definitions: Number - number of live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care.
Percent - number of live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care per 100 live births.

The Kotelchuck Index is used to measure early and adequate prenatal care (PNC):

    • Adequate plus PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 110 % or more expected PNC visits were received
    • Adequate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 80% to 109% of expected PNC visits were received
    • Intermediate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 50% to 79% of expected PNC visits were received
    • Inadequate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 5 or later or less than 50% of expected PNC visits were received

 Early and adequate PNC includes "adequate plus PNC" and "adequate PNC."


Data Source: Live births 2001-2010: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported.

Note that "Total" data includes all racial and ethnic categories (not just black and white) and thus may be larger than the sum of the two racial categories presented here. Data for other racial and ethnic groups were not reported due to the small number of events in most parishes.

Louisiana began using the 2003 birth certificate format in December, 2010. Because questions related to prenatal care are not directly comparable for the 2003 birth certificate and the previous version used, 2010 data only reflects births that occurred through Dec 6, 2010.

Births to women who received early & adequate prenatal care by race (percent & number)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
percent
66.5%
66.2%
69.5%
69.3%
69.8%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
number
15,716
15,270
15,564
15,256
15,371
Louisiana
Hispanic
percent
64.1%
62.8%
66.5%
66.4%
62.4%
Louisiana
Hispanic
number
3,125
2,976
3,195
3,160
3,136
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
percent
79.4%
77.7%
80.0%
80.3%
80.9%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
number
26,510
25,456
24,997
24,249
23,729
Louisiana
Total
percent
73.2%
72.1%
74.8%
74.9%
75.0%
Louisiana
Total
number
47,225
45,507
45,562
44,542
44,132
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
percent
63.6%
62.7%
62.9%
57.8%
65.1%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
number
498
600
584
570
587
Calcasieu
Hispanic
percent
58.4%
62.9%
61.6%
52.7%
64.5%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
number
66
73
98
99
120
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
percent
73.9%
67.8%
63.7%
63.3%
73.4%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
number
1,381
1,266
1,152
1,120
1,297
Calcasieu
Total
percent
70.3%
65.7%
63.3%
60.6%
70.3%
Calcasieu
Total
number
2,005
1,990
1,887
1,848
2,081
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
percent
66.5%
66.2%
69.5%
69.3%
69.8%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
number
15,716
15,270
15,564
15,256
15,371
Louisiana
Hispanic
percent
64.1%
62.8%
66.5%
66.4%
62.4%
Louisiana
Hispanic
number
3,125
2,976
3,195
3,160
3,136
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
percent
79.4%
77.7%
80.0%
80.3%
80.9%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
number
26,510
25,456
24,997
24,249
23,729
Louisiana
Total
percent
73.2%
72.1%
74.8%
74.9%
75.0%
Louisiana
Total
number
47,225
45,507
45,562
44,542
44,132
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
percent
63.6%
62.7%
62.9%
57.8%
65.1%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
number
498
600
584
570
587
Calcasieu
Hispanic
percent
58.4%
62.9%
61.6%
52.7%
64.5%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
number
66
73
98
99
120
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
percent
73.9%
67.8%
63.7%
63.3%
73.4%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
number
1,381
1,266
1,152
1,120
1,297
Calcasieu
Total
percent
70.3%
65.7%
63.3%
60.6%
70.3%
Calcasieu
Total
number
2,005
1,990
1,887
1,848
2,081
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Definitions: Number - number of live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care.
Rate - number of live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care per 100 live births.
The Kotelchuck Index is used to measure early and adequate prenatal care (PNC): 

  • Adequate plus PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 110 % or more expected PNC visits were received
  • Adequate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 80% to 109% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Intermediate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 50% to 79% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Inadequate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 5 or later or less than 50% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Early and adequate PNC includes "adequate plus PNC" and "adequate PNC."

Data Source: Live births 2011-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: Data presented here are not comparable to data for births that occurred prior to 2011. Louisiana began using the 2003 revised birth certificate in December, 2010. Items related to prenatal care on the 2003 revision of the birth certificate are not comparable to the prenatal care items on the previous version of the birth certificate.

2018 and 2019 data are preliminary, and thus subject to revision.

LNE (low number event) - data are not reported when there are fewer than 5 events

Updated November 17, 2020

Live births by race (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Louisiana
Total
Number
60,531
63,186
66,062
65,083
64,843
Louisiana
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
Black or African American
Number
23,887
24,293
25,698
25,594
25,183
Louisiana
Black or African American
Percent
39.5%
38.4%
38.9%
39.3%
38.8%
Louisiana
White
Number
34,962
36,809
37,671
36,803
36,881
Louisiana
White
Percent
57.8%
58.3%
57.0%
56.5%
56.9%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
2,630
2,874
2,830
2,829
2,851
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Number
769
882
867
881
862
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Percent
29.2%
30.7%
30.6%
31.1%
30.2%
Calcasieu
White
Number
1,817
1,938
1,904
1,894
1,935
Calcasieu
White
Percent
69.1%
67.4%
67.3%
66.9%
67.9%
Location Race Data Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Louisiana
Total
Number
60,531
63,186
66,062
65,083
64,843
Louisiana
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
Black or African American
Number
23,887
24,293
25,698
25,594
25,183
Louisiana
Black or African American
Percent
39.5%
38.4%
38.9%
39.3%
38.8%
Louisiana
White
Number
34,962
36,809
37,671
36,803
36,881
Louisiana
White
Percent
57.8%
58.3%
57.0%
56.5%
56.9%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
2,630
2,874
2,830
2,829
2,851
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Number
769
882
867
881
862
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Percent
29.2%
30.7%
30.6%
31.1%
30.2%
Calcasieu
White
Number
1,817
1,938
1,904
1,894
1,935
Calcasieu
White
Percent
69.1%
67.4%
67.3%
66.9%
67.9%
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Definitions: Total number of live births, disaggregated by race.

Data Source: Live births 1996-2009: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period.

Note that "Total" data includes all racial and ethnic categories (not just black and white) and thus may be larger than the sum of the two racial categories presented here. Data for other racial and ethnic groups were not reported here due to the small number of events in most parishes.

Live births by race & Hispanic origin (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Hispanic
Percent
7.6%
7.5%
7.9%
8.0%
8.5%
Louisiana
Hispanic
Number
4,875
4,742
4,801
4,757
5,024
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
36.6%
36.5%
36.8%
37.0%
37.4%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
23,641
23,057
22,398
22,026
22,017
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
51.8%
51.9%
51.3%
50.7%
49.8%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Number
33,388
32,762
31,236
30,190
29,319
Louisiana
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
Total
Number
64,509
63,126
60,920
59,498
58,815
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Percent
4.0%
3.8%
5.3%
6.2%
6.3%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Number
113
116
159
188
186
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
27.5%
31.6%
31.1%
32.3%
30.4%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
783
957
929
986
901
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
65.6%
61.6%
60.6%
58.0%
59.6%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Number
1,869
1,867
1,808
1,769
1,766
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
2,851
3,029
2,983
3,052
2,961
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Hispanic
Percent
7.6%
7.5%
7.9%
8.0%
8.5%
Louisiana
Hispanic
Number
4,875
4,742
4,801
4,757
5,024
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
36.6%
36.5%
36.8%
37.0%
37.4%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
23,641
23,057
22,398
22,026
22,017
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
51.8%
51.9%
51.3%
50.7%
49.8%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Number
33,388
32,762
31,236
30,190
29,319
Louisiana
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
Total
Number
64,509
63,126
60,920
59,498
58,815
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Percent
4.0%
3.8%
5.3%
6.2%
6.3%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Number
113
116
159
188
186
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
27.5%
31.6%
31.1%
32.3%
30.4%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
783
957
929
986
901
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
65.6%
61.6%
60.6%
58.0%
59.6%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Number
1,869
1,867
1,808
1,769
1,766
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
2,851
3,029
2,983
3,052
2,961
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Definitions: Total number of live births, disaggregated by race and Hispanic Origin.

Data Source: Live births 2010-2018: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period.

The total number of births may be higher than the sum of each group reported here, as data is not reported at the parish level for all race and ethnic categories.

Updated November 17, 2020

Low birthweight babies by race (3 year average) 2001-2009 (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2001 - 2003 2004 - 2006 2005 - 2007 2006 - 2008 2007 - 2009
Louisiana
Total
Percent
10.5%
11.3%
11.4%
11.2%
10.9%
Louisiana
Total
Number
6,839
7,093
7,206
7,241
7,140
Louisiana
White
Percent
7.6%
8.3%
8.5%
8.2%
8.1%
Louisiana
White
Number
2,808
3,012
3,083
3,058
3,019
Louisiana
Black or African American
Percent
14.7%
15.8%
16.0%
15.8%
15.2%
Louisiana
Black or African American
Number
3,898
3,935
3,949
3,969
3,885
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
9.2%
10.9%
11.2%
10.9%
11.1%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
252
299
311
309
314
Calcasieu
White
Percent
7.2%
8.9%
9.4%
9.0%
9.7%
Calcasieu
White
Number
136
167
177
172
185
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Percent
13.9%
15.7%
15.4%
15.1%
14.0%
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Number
114
129
129
132
122
Location Race Data Type 2001 - 2003 2004 - 2006 2005 - 2007 2006 - 2008 2007 - 2009
Louisiana
Total
Percent
10.5%
11.3%
11.4%
11.2%
10.9%
Louisiana
Total
Number
6,839
7,093
7,206
7,241
7,140
Louisiana
White
Percent
7.6%
8.3%
8.5%
8.2%
8.1%
Louisiana
White
Number
2,808
3,012
3,083
3,058
3,019
Louisiana
Black or African American
Percent
14.7%
15.8%
16.0%
15.8%
15.2%
Louisiana
Black or African American
Number
3,898
3,935
3,949
3,969
3,885
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
9.2%
10.9%
11.2%
10.9%
11.1%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
252
299
311
309
314
Calcasieu
White
Percent
7.2%
8.9%
9.4%
9.0%
9.7%
Calcasieu
White
Number
136
167
177
172
185
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Percent
13.9%
15.7%
15.4%
15.1%
14.0%
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Number
114
129
129
132
122
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Definitions: Number - average annual number of live births with birth weight less than 2,500 grams (or 5 pounds, 8 ounces) during the reporting period.
Percent - number of live births with birth weight less than 2,500 grams (or 5 pounds, 8 ounces) per 100 live births during the reporting period.

Data Source: Live births 2001-2009: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: Three years of data were aggregated, then averaged. For example, data for 2007-2009 reflects an average of data for 2007, 2008 and 2009.

LNE (Low Number Event) - Numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported.

Note that "Total" data includes all racial and ethnic categories (not just black and white) and thus may be larger than the sum of the two racial categories presented here. Data for other racial and ethnic groups were not reported due to the small number of events in most parishes.

Low birthweight babies by race & Hispanic origin (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
3,596
3,593
3,497
3,533
3,535
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
15.2%
15.6%
15.6%
16.0%
16.1%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Number
2,643
2,553
2,421
2,253
2,231
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
7.9%
7.8%
7.8%
7.5%
7.6%
Louisiana
Hispanic
Number
353
353
361
420
359
Louisiana
Hispanic
Percent
7.2%
7.4%
7.5%
8.8%
7.1%
Louisiana
Total
Number
6,838
6,738
6,522
6,436
6,371
Louisiana
Total
Percent
10.6%
10.7%
10.7%
10.8%
10.8%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
111
157
156
154
130
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
14.2%
16.4%
16.8%
15.6%
14.4%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Number
126
138
160
135
153
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
6.7%
7.4%
8.8%
7.6%
8.7%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Number
13
9
13
18
19
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Percent
11.5%
7.8%
8.2%
9.6%
10.2%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
261
317
338
320
313
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
9.2%
10.5%
11.3%
10.5%
10.6%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
3,596
3,593
3,497
3,533
3,535
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
15.2%
15.6%
15.6%
16.0%
16.1%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Number
2,643
2,553
2,421
2,253
2,231
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
7.9%
7.8%
7.8%
7.5%
7.6%
Louisiana
Hispanic
Number
353
353
361
420
359
Louisiana
Hispanic
Percent
7.2%
7.4%
7.5%
8.8%
7.1%
Louisiana
Total
Number
6,838
6,738
6,522
6,436
6,371
Louisiana
Total
Percent
10.6%
10.7%
10.7%
10.8%
10.8%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
111
157
156
154
130
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
14.2%
16.4%
16.8%
15.6%
14.4%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Number
126
138
160
135
153
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
6.7%
7.4%
8.8%
7.6%
8.7%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Number
13
9
13
18
19
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Percent
11.5%
7.8%
8.2%
9.6%
10.2%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
261
317
338
320
313
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
9.2%
10.5%
11.3%
10.5%
10.6%
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Definitions: Number -  number of live births with birth weight less than 2,500 grams (or 5 pounds, 8 ounces) during the reporting period.
Percent - number of live births with birth weight less than 2,500 grams (or 5 pounds, 8 ounces) per 100 live births during the reporting period.

Data Source: Live births 2010-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - Numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Prior to 2015, rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported.

Note that "Total" data includes all racial and ethnic categories and thus may be larger than the sum of the two racial categories presented here. Data for other racial and ethnic groups were not reported due to the small number of events in most parishes.

2018 and 2019 data are preliminary, and therefore subject to revision.

Updated November 17, 2020

Preterm births by race (3 year averages for 2001-2009) (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2005 - 2007 2006 - 2008 2007 - 2009 2008 - 2010 2009 - 2011
Louisiana
Total
Number
8,504
8,458
8,232
7,931
7,763
Louisiana
Total
Percent
13.5%
13.1%
12.6%
12.4%
12.4%
Louisiana
Black or African American
Number
4,219
4,170
4,040
3,885
3,759
Louisiana
Black or African American
Percent
17.2%
16.6%
15.8%
15.6%
15.5%
Louisiana
White
Number
4,079
4,055
3,945
3,788
3,677
Louisiana
White
Percent
11.2%
11.0%
10.6%
10.5%
10.5%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
352
341
334
315
321
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
12.7%
12.0%
11.8%
11.4%
11.9%
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Number
132
131
116
105
107
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Percent
15.8%
15.0%
13.4%
12.5%
13.4%
Calcasieu
White
Number
215
205
212
205
206
Calcasieu
White
Percent
11.5%
10.8%
11.1%
11.0%
11.4%
Location Race Data Type 2005 - 2007 2006 - 2008 2007 - 2009 2008 - 2010 2009 - 2011
Louisiana
Total
Number
8,504
8,458
8,232
7,931
7,763
Louisiana
Total
Percent
13.5%
13.1%
12.6%
12.4%
12.4%
Louisiana
Black or African American
Number
4,219
4,170
4,040
3,885
3,759
Louisiana
Black or African American
Percent
17.2%
16.6%
15.8%
15.6%
15.5%
Louisiana
White
Number
4,079
4,055
3,945
3,788
3,677
Louisiana
White
Percent
11.2%
11.0%
10.6%
10.5%
10.5%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
352
341
334
315
321
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
12.7%
12.0%
11.8%
11.4%
11.9%
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Number
132
131
116
105
107
Calcasieu
Black or African American
Percent
15.8%
15.0%
13.4%
12.5%
13.4%
Calcasieu
White
Number
215
205
212
205
206
Calcasieu
White
Percent
11.5%
10.8%
11.1%
11.0%
11.4%
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Definitions: Number - average annual number of live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks during the reporting period.
Percentnumber of live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks per 100 live births.

Data Source: Live births 2001-2009: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: Three years of data were aggregated, then averaged. For example, data for 2001-2003 reflects an average of data for 2001, 2002, and 2003.

LNE (Low Number Events) - Numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported.

Note that "Total" data includes all racial and ethnic categories (not just black and white) and thus may be larger than the sum of the two racial categories presented here. Data for other racial and ethnic groups were not reported due to the small number of events in most parishes.

Preterm births by race & Hispanic origin (2010 - 2019) (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Hispanic
Percent
9.7%
9.0%
9.3%
10.8%
10.4%
Louisiana
Hispanic
Number
474
428
447
515
523
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
15.6%
16.3%
16.3%
17.0%
16.8%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
3,680
3,761
3,649
3,748
3,693
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
10.5%
10.6%
10.7%
10.6%
11.0%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Number
3,505
3,470
3,354
3,209
3,212
Louisiana
Total
Percent
12.3%
12.6%
12.7%
13.0%
13.1%
Louisiana
Total
Number
7,942
7,963
7,707
7,741
7,715
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Percent
10.6%
9.5%
9.4%
10.6%
11.3%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Number
12
11
15
20
21
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
14.4%
15.6%
17.2%
16.6%
16.2%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
113
149
160
163
146
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
9.1%
10.6%
12.2%
10.8%
11.0%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Number
171
197
221
190
194
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
10.8%
12.1%
13.4%
12.9%
12.6%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
307
367
401
394
374
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Hispanic
Percent
9.7%
9.0%
9.3%
10.8%
10.4%
Louisiana
Hispanic
Number
474
428
447
515
523
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
15.6%
16.3%
16.3%
17.0%
16.8%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
3,680
3,761
3,649
3,748
3,693
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
10.5%
10.6%
10.7%
10.6%
11.0%
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Number
3,505
3,470
3,354
3,209
3,212
Louisiana
Total
Percent
12.3%
12.6%
12.7%
13.0%
13.1%
Louisiana
Total
Number
7,942
7,963
7,707
7,741
7,715
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Percent
10.6%
9.5%
9.4%
10.6%
11.3%
Calcasieu
Hispanic
Number
12
11
15
20
21
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
14.4%
15.6%
17.2%
16.6%
16.2%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
113
149
160
163
146
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
9.1%
10.6%
12.2%
10.8%
11.0%
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Number
171
197
221
190
194
Calcasieu
Total
Percent
10.8%
12.1%
13.4%
12.9%
12.6%
Calcasieu
Total
Number
307
367
401
394
374
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Definitions: Number - number of live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks during the reporting period.
Percent - number of live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks per 100 live births.

Data Source: Live births 2010-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Events) - Data is not reported when there were fewer than five events during the reporting period. 

Note that "Total" data includes all racial and ethnic categories and thus may be larger than the sum of the categories presented here. Data for other racial and ethnic groups were not reported due to the small number of events in most parishes.

Updated November 17, 2020

Infant mortality by Race & Hispanic Origin (5 year average) (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Race Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
Louisiana
Hispanic or Latino
Rate per 1,000
6.0
6.7
7.6
5.3
5.8
Louisiana
Hispanic or Latino
Number
25
29
35
25
28
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Rate per 1,000
12.3
12.5
12.3
12.0
12.1
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
290
294
287
276
275
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Rate per 1,000
5.6
5.4
5.1
5.2
5.3
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Number
185
178
167
169
165
Louisiana
Total
Rate per 1,000
8.1
8.1
8.0
7.8
7.8
Louisiana
Total
Number
514
516
503
484
481
Calcasieu
Hispanic or Latino
Rate per 1,000
LNE
LNE
12.3
8.9
11.8
Calcasieu
Hispanic or Latino
Number
LNE
LNE
1
1
2
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Rate per 1,000
12.1
14.2
13.3
12.2
12.3
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
10
12
11
11
11
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Rate per 1,000
4.9
4.6
4.6
4.3
5.0
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Number
9
8
8
8
9
Calcasieu
Total
Rate per 1,000
7.0
7.5
7.5
6.8
7.5
Calcasieu
Total
Number
19
21
21
20
22
Location Race Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
Louisiana
Hispanic or Latino
Rate per 1,000
6.0
6.7
7.6
5.3
5.8
Louisiana
Hispanic or Latino
Number
25
29
35
25
28
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Rate per 1,000
12.3
12.5
12.3
12.0
12.1
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
290
294
287
276
275
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Rate per 1,000
5.6
5.4
5.1
5.2
5.3
Louisiana
Non-Hispanic White
Number
185
178
167
169
165
Louisiana
Total
Rate per 1,000
8.1
8.1
8.0
7.8
7.8
Louisiana
Total
Number
514
516
503
484
481
Calcasieu
Hispanic or Latino
Rate per 1,000
LNE
LNE
12.3
8.9
11.8
Calcasieu
Hispanic or Latino
Number
LNE
LNE
1
1
2
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Rate per 1,000
12.1
14.2
13.3
12.2
12.3
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
10
12
11
11
11
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Rate per 1,000
4.9
4.6
4.6
4.3
5.0
Calcasieu
Non-Hispanic White
Number
9
8
8
8
9
Calcasieu
Total
Rate per 1,000
7.0
7.5
7.5
6.8
7.5
Calcasieu
Total
Number
19
21
21
20
22
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Definitions: Number - the average annual number of deaths among children under one year of age during the reporting period.
Rate - number of deaths among children under one year of age per 1,000 live births during the reporting period.

Data Source: Live births and deaths 2006-2019: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: Note that numbers represent an average of data over a five-year period, which allows for data to be reported for more parishes. 

LNE (Low Number Event) - a value or rate based on fewer than 5 events

Updated November 17, 2020

Child protection investigations by finding (Number & Percent)

Location Finding Data Type FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
Louisiana
Valid
Percent
27.8%
28.0%
32.0%
Louisiana
Valid
Number
8,579
7,714
7,659
Louisiana
Other
Percent
6.9%
10.0%
7.1%
Louisiana
Other
Number
2,122
2,749
1,704
Louisiana
Invalid
Percent
65.3%
62.0%
60.8%
Louisiana
Invalid
Number
20,108
17,070
14,545
Louisiana
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
Total investigations
Number
30,809
27,532
23,911
Calcasieu
Valid
Percent
42.7%
37.8%
41.8%
Calcasieu
Valid
Number
652
396
814
Calcasieu
Other
Percent
5.1%
7.1%
7.6%
Calcasieu
Other
Number
78
74
149
Calcasieu
Invalid
Percent
52.2%
55.2%
50.6%
Calcasieu
Invalid
Number
797
578
986
Calcasieu
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Total investigations
Number
1,527
1,048
1,949
Location Finding Data Type FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
Louisiana
Valid
Percent
27.8%
28.0%
32.0%
Louisiana
Valid
Number
8,579
7,714
7,659
Louisiana
Other
Percent
6.9%
10.0%
7.1%
Louisiana
Other
Number
2,122
2,749
1,704
Louisiana
Invalid
Percent
65.3%
62.0%
60.8%
Louisiana
Invalid
Number
20,108
17,070
14,545
Louisiana
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
Total investigations
Number
30,809
27,532
23,911
Calcasieu
Valid
Percent
42.7%
37.8%
41.8%
Calcasieu
Valid
Number
652
396
814
Calcasieu
Other
Percent
5.1%
7.1%
7.6%
Calcasieu
Other
Number
78
74
149
Calcasieu
Invalid
Percent
52.2%
55.2%
50.6%
Calcasieu
Invalid
Number
797
578
986
Calcasieu
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Total investigations
Number
1,527
1,048
1,949
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Definitions: Child protection investigations (by finding) conducted during the state fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, by special request

Footnotes: The child protection investigation process begins with a report of child abuse and/or neglect. Reports are then screened to determine whether or not the allegations meet the definition of child abuse and/or neglect. Investigations are then conducted for screened-in reports of child abuse and neglect. Data reported here reflect the outcomes of these investigations according to three possible outcomes: valid, invalid, and other.

Child protection investigations for some parishes are included in the data of another parish. During the 2005-2007 time period, the offices listed below served multiple parishes as follows:

Calcasieu - served Calcasieu and Cameron parishes
Catahoula - served Catahoula and La Salle parishes
East Feliciana - served East Feliciana and West Feliciana
Iberville - served Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes
Lafourche - served Assumption and Lafourche parishes
Natchitoches - served Natchitoches and Red River parishes
Ouachita - served Caldwell and Ouachita parishes
St. John the Baptist - served St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes
Tangipahoa - served St. Helena and Tangipahoa
Webster - served Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson and Webster parishes

LNE (Low Number Event) is a value of fewer than 5 events and thus is not reported as a numerical value.

Note that totals from parishes do not add up to the Louisiana totals because a small number of cases are handled directly by the state office.

Child protection investigations by finding (Percent & Number)

Location Finding Data Type FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010
Louisiana
Valid
Percent
32.2%
31.6%
30.3%
Louisiana
Valid
Number
7,131
6,516
6,178
Louisiana
Invalid
Percent
62.5%
61.9%
57.5%
Louisiana
Invalid
Number
13,853
12,764
11,722
Louisiana
Other
Percent
5.3%
6.6%
12.3%
Louisiana
Other
Number
1,176
1,356
2,501
Louisiana
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
Total investigations
Number
22,160
20,636
20,401
Calcasieu
Valid
Percent
34.9%
36.3%
32.6%
Calcasieu
Valid
Number
533
534
522
Calcasieu
Invalid
Percent
57.3%
58.5%
57.2%
Calcasieu
Invalid
Number
876
862
915
Calcasieu
Other
Percent
7.8%
5.2%
10.2%
Calcasieu
Other
Number
120
77
163
Calcasieu
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Total investigations
Number
1,529
1,473
1,600
Location Finding Data Type FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010
Louisiana
Valid
Percent
32.2%
31.6%
30.3%
Louisiana
Valid
Number
7,131
6,516
6,178
Louisiana
Invalid
Percent
62.5%
61.9%
57.5%
Louisiana
Invalid
Number
13,853
12,764
11,722
Louisiana
Other
Percent
5.3%
6.6%
12.3%
Louisiana
Other
Number
1,176
1,356
2,501
Louisiana
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Louisiana
Total investigations
Number
22,160
20,636
20,401
Calcasieu
Valid
Percent
34.9%
36.3%
32.6%
Calcasieu
Valid
Number
533
534
522
Calcasieu
Invalid
Percent
57.3%
58.5%
57.2%
Calcasieu
Invalid
Number
876
862
915
Calcasieu
Other
Percent
7.8%
5.2%
10.2%
Calcasieu
Other
Number
120
77
163
Calcasieu
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Calcasieu
Total investigations
Number
1,529
1,473
1,600
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Definitions: Child protection investigations by finding conducted during the state fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, by special request

Footnotes:

The child protection investigation process begins with a report of child abuse and/or neglect. Reports are then screened to determine whether or not the allegations meet the definition of child abuse and/or neglect. Investigations are then conducted for screened-in reports of child abuse and neglect. Data reported here reflect the outcomes of these investigations according to three possible outcomes: valid, invalid, and other.

Child protection investigations for some parishes are included in the data of another parish. During the 2008-2010 time period, the offices listed below served multiple parishes as follows:

Calcasieu - served Calcasieu and Cameron parishes
Catahoula - served Catahoula and La Salle parishes
East Feliciana - served East Feliciana and West Feliciana
Iberville - served Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes
Jefferson - served Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes
Lafourche - served Assumption and Lafourche parishes
Madison - served Madison and Tensas parishes
Natchitoches - served Natchitoches and Red River parishes
Ouachita - served Caldwell and Ouachita parishes
Richland - served Richland and West Carroll parishes
St. John the Baptist - served St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes
Tangipahoa - served St. Helena and Tangipahoa
Webster - served Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson and Webster parishes

NA - data was not available for that geography for this timeframe.

LNE (Low Number Event) - a value of fewer than 5 events and thus is not reported as a numerical value.

Note that totals from parishes do not add up to the Louisiana totals because a small number of cases are handled directly by the state office.

Youth under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice (Number & Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Louisiana
Number
4,716
4,798
4,919
4,711
4,264
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
7.0
7.0
7.1
6.8
6.1
Calcasieu
Number
75
49
66
56
53
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
2.6
1.7
2.3
2.0
1.8
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Louisiana
Number
4,716
4,798
4,919
4,711
4,264
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
7.0
7.0
7.1
6.8
6.1
Calcasieu
Number
75
49
66
56
53
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
2.6
1.7
2.3
2.0
1.8
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Definitions: Number - number of children in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice, including youth in secure or non-secure custody, as well as those on probation or parole. 
Rate - number of children in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice per 1,000 youth ages 10-20.

Data Source: Juvenile Justice Data - Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (formerly the Office of Youth Development), by special request
Population Data - 2000-2009: National Center for Health Statistics. Postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States for July 1, 2000-July 1, 2009, by year, county, age, bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex (Vintage 2009). Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau; released June 20, 2010. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm as of July 23, 2010; 2010: U.S. Census Bureau Census 2010, Summary File 1, extracted from American Fact Finder

Footnotes:

Data reflect the population count for September 1 of a given year, and thus do not represent the total number of children who may have been under OJJ supervision in a given year.

Statewide data are larger than the sum of data from all parishes because a small number of youth under the supervision or in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Justice are "out of state" youth.

LNE (low number event) - a value of fewer than 5 events or a rate based on fewer than twenty events and thus is not reported as a numerical value.

Youth under the supervision of OJJ (Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20 & Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
9.2
8.5
8.4
8.4
8.3
Louisiana
Number
6,118
5,681
5,628
5,542
5,482
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
3.6
3.8
4.5
4.3
4.3
Calcasieu
Number
103
109
130
126
126
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
9.2
8.5
8.4
8.4
8.3
Louisiana
Number
6,118
5,681
5,628
5,542
5,482
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
3.6
3.8
4.5
4.3
4.3
Calcasieu
Number
103
109
130
126
126
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Definitions: Number - number of children in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice, including youth in secure or non-secure custody, as well as those on probation or parole over the course of the entire calendar year.

Rate - number of children in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice per 1,000 youth ages 10-20.

These data do not include youth in the adult criminal justice system. Data also do not include youth who are served by parish juvenile courts that operate their own probation and parole systems (Calcasieu, Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Rapides).

Data Source: Juvenile Justice Data - Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (formerly the Office of Youth Development), by special request
Population Data - Puzzanchera, C., Sladky, A. and Kang, W. (2020). "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations: 1990-2019." Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/

Footnotes: Data for 2011 and later should not be compared to previous years' data. Previously, data reflected how many youth were under OJJ supervision on September 1st of a given year. Beginning in 2011, data reflects how many youth were under OJJ supervision at any point during a calendar year. 

Updated August 27, 2020

Children in foster care (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000
7.4
7.0
7.1
7.0
6.5
Louisiana
Number
8,276
7,842
7,877
7,690
7,028
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000
10.9
10.1
9.4
8.7
6.9
Calcasieu
Number
540
506
475
442
351
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000
7.4
7.0
7.1
7.0
6.5
Louisiana
Number
8,276
7,842
7,877
7,690
7,028
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000
10.9
10.1
9.4
8.7
6.9
Calcasieu
Number
540
506
475
442
351
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Definitions: number - the number of children and youth in the foster care system
rate - the number of children in foster care per 1,000 children under age 18 in the population

Rates are based on Census Bureau estimates of the population of children ages 0 to 17 in each parish, as of July 1st of the respective year. 

Data Source: Agenda for Children's analysis of data provided by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, by special request.

Population data - Puzzanchera, C., Sladky, A. and Kang, W. (2020). "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations: 1990-2019." Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/

Footnotes: Data is reported according to the location of court of entry into foster care. Note that the parish location data was missing for a small number of children each year, and a very small (<5) number of children in foster care have cases that originated in other states. As a result, the statewide total is larger than the sum of data from all parishes.

Data is unduplicated, so if a child entered and exited foster care multiple times over the course of the year, he/she would only be counted once.

Updated December 1, 2020

Children entering foster care (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
3,599
3,391
2,781
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000
3.3
3.1
2.6
Calcasieu
Number
189
179
88
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000
3.7
3.5
1.7
Location Data Type 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
3,599
3,391
2,781
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000
3.3
3.1
2.6
Calcasieu
Number
189
179
88
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000
3.7
3.5
1.7
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Definitions: number - the number of children entering foster care during a calendar year
rate - the number of children entering foster care during a calendar year per 1,000 children ages 0-17
Rates are based on Census Bureau estimates of the population of children ages 0 to 17 in each parish, as of July 1st of the respective year. 

Data Source: Agenda for Children's analysis of data provided by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, by special request.

Population data - Puzzanchera, C., Sladky, A. and Kang, W. (2020). "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations: 1990-2019." Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/

Footnotes: Data is reported according to the location of court of entry into foster care.

Note that the parish location data was missing for a small number of children each year, and a very small (<5) number of children in foster care have cases that originated in other states. As a result, the statewide total is larger than the sum of data from all parishes.

Data is unduplicated, so if a child entered and exited foster care multiple times over the course of the year, he/she would only be counted once.

Updated December 1, 2020

Children exiting foster care (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
3,672
3,431
3,319
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000
3.3
3.1
3.1
Calcasieu
Number
213
176
151
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000
4.2
3.5
3.0
Location Data Type 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
3,672
3,431
3,319
Louisiana
Rate per 1,000
3.3
3.1
3.1
Calcasieu
Number
213
176
151
Calcasieu
Rate per 1,000
4.2
3.5
3.0
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Definitions: number - the number of children entering foster care during a calendar year
rate - the number of children entering foster care during a calendar year per 1,000 children ages 0-17


Rates are based on Census Bureau estimates of the population of children ages 0 to 17 in each parish, as of July 1st of the respective year. 

Data Source: Agenda for Children's analysis of data provided by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, by special request.

Population data - Puzzanchera, C., Sladky, A. and Kang, W. (2020). "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations: 1990-2019." Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/

Footnotes: Data is reported according to the location of court of entry into foster care.

Note that the parish location data was missing for a small number of children each year, and a very small (<5) number of children in foster care have cases that originated in other states. As a result, the statewide total is larger than the sum of data from all parishes.

Data is unduplicated, so if a child entered and exited foster care multiple times over the course of the year, he/she would only be counted once.

LNE (Low Number Event): data is not reported when there fewer than five children exited foster care in a parish over the course of the year.

Updated December 1, 2020

Youth under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice by race (Number & Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20)

Location Race Data Type 2005 - 2006 2006 - 2007 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010
Louisiana
Black
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
13.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
11.0
Louisiana
Black
Number
3,527
3,239
3,268
3,205
2,985
Louisiana
White
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
4.0
3.8
4.0
4.0
3.7
Louisiana
White
Number
1,540
1,445
1,515
1,519
1,405
Louisiana
All youth
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
7.3
7.0
7.0
6.9
6.4
Louisiana
All youth
Number
5,146
4,757
4,859
4,815
4,488
Calcasieu
Black
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
5.0
3.0
2.0
3.0
3.0
Calcasieu
Black
Number
40
27
21
24
28
Calcasieu
White
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
2.2
1.9
2.0
2.0
1.3
Calcasieu
White
Number
42
35
37
37
26
Calcasieu
All youth
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
2.8
2.2
2.0
2.2
1.9
Calcasieu
All youth
Number
81
62
58
61
55
Location Race Data Type 2005 - 2006 2006 - 2007 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010
Louisiana
Black
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
13.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
11.0
Louisiana
Black
Number
3,527
3,239
3,268
3,205
2,985
Louisiana
White
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
4.0
3.8
4.0
4.0
3.7
Louisiana
White
Number
1,540
1,445
1,515
1,519
1,405
Louisiana
All youth
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
7.3
7.0
7.0
6.9
6.4
Louisiana
All youth
Number
5,146
4,757
4,859
4,815
4,488
Calcasieu
Black
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
5.0
3.0
2.0
3.0
3.0
Calcasieu
Black
Number
40
27
21
24
28
Calcasieu
White
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
2.2
1.9
2.0
2.0
1.3
Calcasieu
White
Number
42
35
37
37
26
Calcasieu
All youth
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
2.8
2.2
2.0
2.2
1.9
Calcasieu
All youth
Number
81
62
58
61
55
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Definitions: Number - number of children in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice, including youth in secure or non-secure custody, as well as those on probation or parole. 
Rate - number of children in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice per 1,000 youth ages 10-20.

Data Source: Juvenile Justice Data - Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (formerly the Office of Youth Development), by special request 
Population Data - 2000-2009: National Center for Health Statistics. Postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States for July 1, 2000-July 1, 2009, by year, county, age, bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex (Vintage 2009). Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau; released June 20, 2010. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm as of July 23, 2010; 2010: U.S. Census Bureau Census 2010, Summary File 1, extracted from American Fact Finder.

Footnotes: Data reflect an average of the population count for September 1 of the two stated years, and thus do not represent the total number of children who may have been under OJJ supervision in the given years. 

Statewide data are larger than the sum of data from all parishes because a small number of youth under the supervision or in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Justice are "out of state" youth.  Due to the small number of events in most parishes, data are not reported for racial categories other than "black" and "white."  

LNE (low number event) - a value of fewer than 5 events or a rate based on fewer than twenty events and thus is not reported as a numerical value.

Youth under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice by race (Number & rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20)

Location Race Data Type 2011 - 2012 Avg. 2013 - 2014 Avg. 2015 - 2016 Avg.
Louisiana
Black
Number
4,403
4,196
3,845
Louisiana
Black
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
16.3
16.0
14.9
Louisiana
White
Number
2,162
2,041
1,823
Louisiana
White
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
5.8
5.7
5.1
Louisiana
All youth
Number
6,761
6,471
5,900
Louisiana
All youth
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
9.8
9.6
8.8
Calcasieu
Black
Number
56
55
71
Calcasieu
Black
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
6.1
6.1
7.8
Calcasieu
White
Number
35
30
30
Calcasieu
White
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
1.8
1.6
1.6
Calcasieu
All youth
Number
94
90
106
Calcasieu
All youth
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
3.2
3.1
3.7
Location Race Data Type 2011 - 2012 Avg. 2013 - 2014 Avg. 2015 - 2016 Avg.
Louisiana
Black
Number
4,403
4,196
3,845
Louisiana
Black
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
16.3
16.0
14.9
Louisiana
White
Number
2,162
2,041
1,823
Louisiana
White
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
5.8
5.7
5.1
Louisiana
All youth
Number
6,761
6,471
5,900
Louisiana
All youth
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
9.8
9.6
8.8
Calcasieu
Black
Number
56
55
71
Calcasieu
Black
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
6.1
6.1
7.8
Calcasieu
White
Number
35
30
30
Calcasieu
White
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
1.8
1.6
1.6
Calcasieu
All youth
Number
94
90
106
Calcasieu
All youth
rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-20
3.2
3.1
3.7
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Definitions: Number - number of children in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice, including youth in secure or non-secure custody, as well as those on probation or parole over the course of the entire calendar year. These data do not include youth in the adult criminal justice system. Data also do not include youth who are served by parish juvenile courts that operate their own probation and parole systems (Calcasieu, Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Rapides).

Rate - number of children in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice per 1,000 youth ages 10-20.

Data Source: Juvenile Justice Data - Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (formerly the Office of Youth Development), by special request
Population Data - Puzzanchera, C., Sladky, A. and Kang, W. (2017). "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations: 1990-2016." Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/

Footnotes: Data reflect an average of the population for the two stated years. 

Statewide data are larger than the sum of data from all parishes because a small number of youth under the supervision or in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Justice are "out of state" youth. 

Due to the small number of events in most parishes, data are not reported for racial categories other than "black" and "white."  

LNE (low number event) - a value of fewer than 5 events

Children in foster care by race (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Black
Rate per 1,000
8.1
7.2
7.2
7.1
6.6
Louisiana
Black
Number
3,528
3,154
3,109
3,027
2,762
Louisiana
White
Rate per 1,000
6.6
6.5
6.7
6.6
6.0
Louisiana
White
Number
4,249
4,194
4,303
4,177
3,789
Louisiana
Other
Rate per 1,000
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Louisiana
Other
Number
499
494
465
486
477
Louisiana
Total
Rate per 1,000
7.4
7.0
7.1
7.0
6.5
Louisiana
Total
Number
8,276
7,842
7,877
7,690
7,028
Calcasieu