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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
St. Landry
Number
22,700
22,600
22,674
22,630
22,230
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
St. Landry
Number
22,700
22,600
22,674
22,630
22,230
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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
St. Landry
0 to 4
Number
6,318
6,343
6,367
6,209
6,015
St. Landry
5 to 13
Number
11,338
11,401
11,333
11,111
10,948
St. Landry
14 to 17
Number
4,949
4,944
4,930
4,815
4,797
St. Landry
less than 18
Number
22,605
22,688
22,630
22,135
21,760
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
St. Landry
0 to 4
Number
6,318
6,343
6,367
6,209
6,015
St. Landry
5 to 13
Number
11,338
11,401
11,333
11,111
10,948
St. Landry
14 to 17
Number
4,949
4,944
4,930
4,815
4,797
St. Landry
less than 18
Number
22,605
22,688
22,630
22,135
21,760
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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%
St. Landry
Less than age 18
Number
22,605
22,688
22,630
22,135
21,760
St. Landry
Less than age 18
Percent
27.0%
27.1%
27.1%
26.7%
26.5%
St. Landry
Age 18 and Over
Number
61,044
61,080
60,905
60,647
60,364
St. Landry
Age 18 and Over
Percent
73.0%
72.9%
72.9%
73.3%
73.5%
St. Landry
Total population
Number
83,649
83,768
83,535
82,782
82,124
St. Landry
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%
St. Landry
Less than age 18
Number
22,605
22,688
22,630
22,135
21,760
St. Landry
Less than age 18
Percent
27.0%
27.1%
27.1%
26.7%
26.5%
St. Landry
Age 18 and Over
Number
61,044
61,080
60,905
60,647
60,364
St. Landry
Age 18 and Over
Percent
73.0%
72.9%
72.9%
73.3%
73.5%
St. Landry
Total population
Number
83,649
83,768
83,535
82,782
82,124
St. Landry
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%
St. Landry
Total
Number
22,605
22,688
22,630
22,135
21,760
St. Landry
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Hispanic
Number
691
747
775
773
796
St. Landry
Hispanic
Percent
3.1%
3.3%
3.4%
3.5%
3.7%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
69
70
72
63
57
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
136
132
134
130
125
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
10,767
10,757
10,739
10,481
10,274
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
47.6%
47.4%
47.5%
47.4%
47.2%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Number
10,942
10,982
10,910
10,688
10,508
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
48.4%
48.4%
48.2%
48.3%
48.3%
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%
St. Landry
Total
Number
22,605
22,688
22,630
22,135
21,760
St. Landry
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Hispanic
Number
691
747
775
773
796
St. Landry
Hispanic
Percent
3.1%
3.3%
3.4%
3.5%
3.7%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
69
70
72
63
57
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
136
132
134
130
125
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
10,767
10,757
10,739
10,481
10,274
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
47.6%
47.4%
47.5%
47.4%
47.2%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Number
10,942
10,982
10,910
10,688
10,508
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
48.4%
48.4%
48.2%
48.3%
48.3%
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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
St. Landry
Currency
$24,870,290
$26,265,037
$27,495,239
$28,493,967
$28,629,052
St. Landry
Percent
35%
35%
34%
28%
33%
St. Landry
Number
11,242
11,510
11,663
11,867
11,617
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
St. Landry
Currency
$24,870,290
$26,265,037
$27,495,239
$28,493,967
$28,629,052
St. Landry
Percent
35%
35%
34%
28%
33%
St. Landry
Number
11,242
11,510
11,663
11,867
11,617
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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
St. Landry
Currency
$31,939,784
$32,341,386
$32,939,680
$32,711,853
St. Landry
Percent
36.2%
35.8%
35.0%
34.4%
St. Landry
Number
12,036
11,888
11,772
11,510
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
St. Landry
Currency
$31,939,784
$32,341,386
$32,939,680
$32,711,853
St. Landry
Percent
36.2%
35.8%
35.0%
34.4%
St. Landry
Number
12,036
11,888
11,772
11,510
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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
St. Landry
currency
$32,919,248
St. Landry
number
11,300.0
Location Data Type 2014
Louisiana
currency
$1,421,718,854
Louisiana
number
507,218.0
St. Landry
currency
$32,919,248
St. Landry
number
11,300.0
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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
St. Landry
Currency
$34,000
$32,000
$36,000
$37,000
$40,000
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Currency
$46,000
$45,000
$46,000
$48,000
$51,000
St. Landry
Currency
$34,000
$32,000
$36,000
$37,000
$40,000
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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%
St. Landry
Number
2,719
2,653
2,156
1,992
2,000
St. Landry
Percent
8.0%
8.1%
6.7%
6.2%
6.3%
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%
St. Landry
Number
2,719
2,653
2,156
1,992
2,000
St. Landry
Percent
8.0%
8.1%
6.7%
6.2%
6.3%
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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%
St. Landry
Number
4,552
4,317
4,073
4,149
St. Landry
Percent
60%
59%
58%
59%
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%
St. Landry
Number
4,552
4,317
4,073
4,149
St. Landry
Percent
60%
59%
58%
59%
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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%
St. Landry
Households in poverty
Number
8,387
7,581
8,949
8,331
10,396
St. Landry
Households in poverty
Percent
27.5%
24.5%
31.1%
27.5%
34.7%
St. Landry
ALICE households
Number
6,802
6,920
9,778
8,911
8,294
St. Landry
ALICE households
Percent
22.3%
22.4%
34.0%
29.4%
27.7%
St. Landry
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Number
15,189
14,501
18,727
17,242
18,690
St. Landry
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Percent
49.8%
46.9%
65.2%
56.9%
62.4%
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%
St. Landry
Households in poverty
Number
8,387
7,581
8,949
8,331
10,396
St. Landry
Households in poverty
Percent
27.5%
24.5%
31.1%
27.5%
34.7%
St. Landry
ALICE households
Number
6,802
6,920
9,778
8,911
8,294
St. Landry
ALICE households
Percent
22.3%
22.4%
34.0%
29.4%
27.7%
St. Landry
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Number
15,189
14,501
18,727
17,242
18,690
St. Landry
All households with income below the ALICE threshold
Percent
49.8%
46.9%
65.2%
56.9%
62.4%
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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%
St. Landry
Number
204
223
242
210
151
St. Landry
Percent
0.9%
1.0%
1.1%
0.9%
0.7%
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%
St. Landry
Number
204
223
242
210
151
St. Landry
Percent
0.9%
1.0%
1.1%
0.9%
0.7%
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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
St. Landry
Number
123
109
102
106
109
St. Landry
Rate per 1,000 children
5.4
4.8
4.5
4.8
5.0
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
St. Landry
Number
123
109
102
106
109
St. Landry
Rate per 1,000 children
5.4
4.8
4.5
4.8
5.0
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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%
St. Landry
Served
Number
1,082
440
343
296
351
St. Landry
Served
Percent
6.1%
2.6%
2.1%
1.8%
2.2%
St. Landry
On Waitlist
Number
0
0
0
0
95
St. Landry
On Waitlist
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.6%
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%
St. Landry
Served
Number
1,082
440
343
296
351
St. Landry
Served
Percent
6.1%
2.6%
2.1%
1.8%
2.2%
St. Landry
On Waitlist
Number
0
0
0
0
95
St. Landry
On Waitlist
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.6%
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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%
St. Landry
Number
11,068
11,352
10,799
10,282
10,005
St. Landry
Percent
48.8%
50.0%
48.1%
46.3%
46.0%
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%
St. Landry
Number
11,068
11,352
10,799
10,282
10,005
St. Landry
Percent
48.8%
50.0%
48.1%
46.3%
46.0%
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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
St. Landry
Mothers
Number
1,328
1,232
1,131
1,637
1,559
St. Landry
Infants
Number
1,031
937
842
818
829
St. Landry
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
3,306
3,414
3,254
3,069
2,864
St. Landry
Total
Number
5,665
5,583
5,227
5,524
5,252
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
St. Landry
Mothers
Number
1,328
1,232
1,131
1,637
1,559
St. Landry
Infants
Number
1,031
937
842
818
829
St. Landry
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
3,306
3,414
3,254
3,069
2,864
St. Landry
Total
Number
5,665
5,583
5,227
5,524
5,252
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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%
St. Landry
Number
24,860
22,330
21,990
21,030
26,700
St. Landry
Percent
30%
27%
27%
26%
33%
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%
St. Landry
Number
24,860
22,330
21,990
21,030
26,700
St. Landry
Percent
30%
27%
27%
26%
33%
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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%
St. Landry
Number
8,330
8,530
8,000
10,230
6,340
St. Landry
Percent
37%
38%
36%
47%
30%
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%
St. Landry
Number
8,330
8,530
8,000
10,230
6,340
St. Landry
Percent
37%
38%
36%
47%
30%
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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
St. Landry
Type I
Number
NA
1
0
0
0
St. Landry
Type II
Number
NA
1
1
1
1
St. Landry
Type III
Number
NA
26
27
26
13
St. Landry
All Types
Number
30
28
28
27
14
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
St. Landry
Type I
Number
NA
1
0
0
0
St. Landry
Type II
Number
NA
1
1
1
1
St. Landry
Type III
Number
NA
26
27
26
13
St. Landry
All Types
Number
30
28
28
27
14
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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
St. Landry
Number
1,984
1,889
1,760
1,708
613
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2018 2019 June 2020
Louisiana
Number
126,434
126,502
122,237
123,477
83,187
St. Landry
Number
1,984
1,889
1,760
1,708
613
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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
St. Landry
Infant
Currency
$5,055
$5,200
$5,368
$5,460
$5,980
St. Landry
Infant & 3 year old
Currency
$9,865
$10,140
$10,568
$10,660
$11,960
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
St. Landry
Infant
Currency
$5,055
$5,200
$5,368
$5,460
$5,980
St. Landry
Infant & 3 year old
Currency
$9,865
$10,140
$10,568
$10,660
$11,960
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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%
St. Landry
Infant
Percent
15%
16%
16%
17%
17%
St. Landry
Infant & 3 year old
Percent
30%
30%
31%
33%
34%
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%
St. Landry
Infant
Percent
15%
16%
16%
17%
17%
St. Landry
Infant & 3 year old
Percent
30%
30%
31%
33%
34%
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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
St. Landry
Number
640
603
619
650
600
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
35,034
34,971
34,781
35,102
35,033
St. Landry
Number
640
603
619
650
600
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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%
St. Landry
Number
11,684
12,341
11,663
11,859
11,783
St. Landry
Percent
77%
83%
78%
79%
78%
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%
St. Landry
Number
11,684
12,341
11,663
11,859
11,783
St. Landry
Percent
77%
83%
78%
79%
78%
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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%
St. Landry
Number
11,595
11,946
10,756
10,396
10,312
St. Landry
Percent
78.8%
83.4%
76.9%
75.8%
77.5%
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%
St. Landry
Number
11,595
11,946
10,756
10,396
10,312
St. Landry
Percent
78.8%
83.4%
76.9%
75.8%
77.5%
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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
St. Landry
Number
14,718
14,319
13,978
13,713
13,299
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
725,606
723,554
722,666
719,215
719,812
St. Landry
Number
14,718
14,319
13,978
13,713
13,299
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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%
St. Landry
1-20 Students
Number
3,797
4,069
3,915
4,688
4,857
St. Landry
1-20 Students
Percent
60%
64%
65%
73%
74%
St. Landry
21-26 Students
Number
1,912
1,809
1,602
1,261
1,281
St. Landry
21-26 Students
Percent
30%
29%
27%
20%
20%
St. Landry
27-33 Students
Number
513
404
401
367
356
St. Landry
27-33 Students
Percent
8%
6%
7%
6%
5%
St. Landry
More than 33 Students
Number
61
63
61
75
71
St. Landry
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%
St. Landry
1-20 Students
Number
3,797
4,069
3,915
4,688
4,857
St. Landry
1-20 Students
Percent
60%
64%
65%
73%
74%
St. Landry
21-26 Students
Number
1,912
1,809
1,602
1,261
1,281
St. Landry
21-26 Students
Percent
30%
29%
27%
20%
20%
St. Landry
27-33 Students
Number
513
404
401
367
356
St. Landry
27-33 Students
Percent
8%
6%
7%
6%
5%
St. Landry
More than 33 Students
Number
61
63
61
75
71
St. Landry
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%
St. Landry
Number
108
110
106
159
184
St. Landry
Percent
0.7%
0.8%
0.8%
1.2%
1.4%
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%
St. Landry
Number
108
110
106
159
184
St. Landry
Percent
0.7%
0.8%
0.8%
1.2%
1.4%
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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%
St. Landry
All Students
Number
15,635
15,574
15,363
15,185
15,231
St. Landry
All Students
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
American Indian Students
Number
14
16
10
14
13
St. Landry
American Indian Students
Percent
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
St. Landry
Asian Students
Number
58
69
80
82
75
St. Landry
Asian Students
Percent
0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
St. Landry
Black Students
Number
8,891
8,868
8,806
8,668
8,784
St. Landry
Black Students
Percent
56.9%
56.9%
57.3%
57.1%
57.7%
St. Landry
Hispanic Students
Number
76
78
101
155
168
St. Landry
Hispanic Students
Percent
0.5%
0.5%
0.7%
1.0%
1.1%
St. Landry
White Students
Number
6,596
6,543
6,366
6,266
6,191
St. Landry
White Students
Percent
42.2%
42.0%
41.4%
41.3%
40.6%
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%
St. Landry
All Students
Number
15,635
15,574
15,363
15,185
15,231
St. Landry
All Students
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
American Indian Students
Number
14
16
10
14
13
St. Landry
American Indian Students
Percent
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
St. Landry
Asian Students
Number
58
69
80
82
75
St. Landry
Asian Students
Percent
0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
St. Landry
Black Students
Number
8,891
8,868
8,806
8,668
8,784
St. Landry
Black Students
Percent
56.9%
56.9%
57.3%
57.1%
57.7%
St. Landry
Hispanic Students
Number
76
78
101
155
168
St. Landry
Hispanic Students
Percent
0.5%
0.5%
0.7%
1.0%
1.1%
St. Landry
White Students
Number
6,596
6,543
6,366
6,266
6,191
St. Landry
White Students
Percent
42.2%
42.0%
41.4%
41.3%
40.6%
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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%
St. Landry
American Indian
Number
26
26
33
32
29
St. Landry
American Indian
Percent
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
St. Landry
Asian
Number
85
84
84
82
78
St. Landry
Asian
Percent
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
St. Landry
Black
Number
8,633
8,464
8,239
7,985
7,753
St. Landry
Black
Percent
58.7%
59.1%
58.9%
58.2%
58.3%
St. Landry
Hispanic
Number
279
259
309
304
340
St. Landry
Hispanic
Percent
1.9%
1.8%
2.2%
2.2%
2.6%
St. Landry
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Number
87
93
75
120
143
St. Landry
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Percent
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.9%
1.1%
St. Landry
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Number
6
5
0
0
0
St. Landry
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
St. Landry
White
Number
5,602
5,388
5,238
5,190
4,956
St. Landry
White
Percent
38.1%
37.6%
37.5%
37.8%
37.3%
St. Landry
Total
Number
14,718
14,319
13,978
13,713
13,299
St. Landry
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%
St. Landry
American Indian
Number
26
26
33
32
29
St. Landry
American Indian
Percent
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
St. Landry
Asian
Number
85
84
84
82
78
St. Landry
Asian
Percent
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
St. Landry
Black
Number
8,633
8,464
8,239
7,985
7,753
St. Landry
Black
Percent
58.7%
59.1%
58.9%
58.2%
58.3%
St. Landry
Hispanic
Number
279
259
309
304
340
St. Landry
Hispanic
Percent
1.9%
1.8%
2.2%
2.2%
2.6%
St. Landry
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Number
87
93
75
120
143
St. Landry
More than one race (Non-Hispanic)
Percent
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.9%
1.1%
St. Landry
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Number
6
5
0
0
0
St. Landry
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
St. Landry
White
Number
5,602
5,388
5,238
5,190
4,956
St. Landry
White
Percent
38.1%
37.6%
37.5%
37.8%
37.3%
St. Landry
Total
Number
14,718
14,319
13,978
13,713
13,299
St. Landry
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
St. Landry
percent
8.0%
8.0%
7.6%
6.5%
7.4%
St. Landry
number
1,780
1,790
1,720
1,470
1,680
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
St. Landry
percent
8.0%
8.0%
7.6%
6.5%
7.4%
St. Landry
number
1,780
1,790
1,720
1,470
1,680
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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
St. Landry
Number
1,365
1,294
1,181
1,169
1,117
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Number
64,509
63,126
60,920
59,498
58,815
St. Landry
Number
1,365
1,294
1,181
1,169
1,117
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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
St. Landry
Percent
80%
79%
82%
84%
85%
St. Landry
Number
1,178
1,189
1,193
1,213
1,060
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
St. Landry
Percent
80%
79%
82%
84%
85%
St. Landry
Number
1,178
1,189
1,193
1,213
1,060
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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%
St. Landry
number
1,086
1,030
979
967
906
St. Landry
percent
79.6%
79.6%
82.9%
82.7%
81.1%
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%
St. Landry
number
1,086
1,030
979
967
906
St. Landry
percent
79.6%
79.6%
82.9%
82.7%
81.1%
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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%
St. Landry
Number
146
149
145
127
127
St. Landry
Percent
10.7%
11.5%
12.3%
10.9%
11.4%
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%
St. Landry
Number
146
149
145
127
127
St. Landry
Percent
10.7%
11.5%
12.3%
10.9%
11.4%
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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
St. Landry
Percent
11.6%
13.4%
12.6%
12.9%
12.6%
St. Landry
Number
159
174
149
151
141
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
St. Landry
Percent
11.6%
13.4%
12.6%
12.9%
12.6%
St. Landry
Number
159
174
149
151
141
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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%
St. Landry
Number
153
129
105
105
88
St. Landry
Percent
11.2%
10.0%
8.9%
9.0%
7.9%
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%
St. Landry
Number
153
129
105
105
88
St. Landry
Percent
11.2%
10.0%
8.9%
9.0%
7.9%
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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
St. Landry
Number
151
125
103
104
86
St. Landry
Rate per 1,000 females ages 15-19
55.0
45.6
38.6
39.2
32.5
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
St. Landry
Number
151
125
103
104
86
St. Landry
Rate per 1,000 females ages 15-19
55.0
45.6
38.6
39.2
32.5
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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%
St. Landry
Number
800
780
714
755
720
St. Landry
Percent
58.6%
60.3%
60.5%
64.6%
64.5%
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%
St. Landry
Number
800
780
714
755
720
St. Landry
Percent
58.6%
60.3%
60.5%
64.6%
64.5%
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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%
St. Landry
Number
156
162
193
194
179
St. Landry
Percent
11.8%
10.9%
12.7%
13.3%
12.3%
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%
St. Landry
Number
156
162
193
194
179
St. Landry
Percent
11.8%
10.9%
12.7%
13.3%
12.3%
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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
St. Landry
percent
13.4%
13.6%
13.8%
10.9%
9.0%
St. Landry
number
183
176
163
128
101
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
St. Landry
percent
13.4%
13.6%
13.8%
10.9%
9.0%
St. Landry
number
183
176
163
128
101
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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
St. Landry
Total
Number
19,522
19,584
18,837
18,360
18,194
St. Landry
LaCHIP
Number
3,057
3,037
2,979
3,083
2,684
St. Landry
Medicaid
Number
16,465
16,547
15,858
15,277
15,510
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
St. Landry
Total
Number
19,522
19,584
18,837
18,360
18,194
St. Landry
LaCHIP
Number
3,057
3,037
2,979
3,083
2,684
St. Landry
Medicaid
Number
16,465
16,547
15,858
15,277
15,510
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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%
St. Landry
Number
22,122
22,439
22,711
22,601
22,036
St. Landry
Percent
95%
96%
97%
97%
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%
St. Landry
Number
22,122
22,439
22,711
22,601
22,036
St. Landry
Percent
95%
96%
97%
97%
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
St. Landry
Number
11
11
12
10
12
St. Landry
Rate
8.6
8.3
9.2
8.3
9.5
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
St. Landry
Number
11
11
12
10
12
St. Landry
Rate
8.6
8.3
9.2
8.3
9.5
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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%
St. Landry
Number
11,068
11,352
10,799
10,282
10,005
St. Landry
Percent
48.8%
50.0%
48.1%
46.3%
46.0%
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%
St. Landry
Number
11,068
11,352
10,799
10,282
10,005
St. Landry
Percent
48.8%
50.0%
48.1%
46.3%
46.0%
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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
St. Landry
Mothers
Number
1,328
1,232
1,131
1,637
1,559
St. Landry
Infants
Number
1,031
937
842
818
829
St. Landry
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
3,306
3,414
3,254
3,069
2,864
St. Landry
Total
Number
5,665
5,583
5,227
5,524
5,252
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
St. Landry
Mothers
Number
1,328
1,232
1,131
1,637
1,559
St. Landry
Infants
Number
1,031
937
842
818
829
St. Landry
Children ages 1 - 5
Number
3,306
3,414
3,254
3,069
2,864
St. Landry
Total
Number
5,665
5,583
5,227
5,524
5,252
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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%
St. Landry
number
12
St. Landry
percent
6.6%
Location Data Type 2017
Louisiana
number
2,208
Louisiana
percent
3.4%
St. Landry
number
12
St. Landry
percent
6.6%
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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%
St. Landry
number
1,278
182
St. Landry
percent
14.3%
2.1%
Location Data Type 2011 2017
Louisiana
number
57,278
64,020
Louisiana
percent
13.1%
14.8%
St. Landry
number
1,278
182
St. Landry
percent
14.3%
2.1%
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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%
St. Landry
Percent
73%
73%
71%
70%
78%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Percent
73%
71%
69%
70%
72%
St. Landry
Percent
73%
73%
71%
70%
78%
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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%
St. Landry
Total
Number
1,178
1,189
1,193
1,213
1,060
St. Landry
Total
Percent
80%
79%
82%
84%
85%
St. Landry
Black or African American
Number
539
523
533
569
488
St. Landry
Black or African American
Percent
73%
73%
75%
78%
79%
St. Landry
White
Number
627
655
654
630
566
St. Landry
White
Percent
86%
84%
89%
90%
91%
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%
St. Landry
Total
Number
1,178
1,189
1,193
1,213
1,060
St. Landry
Total
Percent
80%
79%
82%
84%
85%
St. Landry
Black or African American
Number
539
523
533
569
488
St. Landry
Black or African American
Percent
73%
73%
75%
78%
79%
St. Landry
White
Number
627
655
654
630
566
St. Landry
White
Percent
86%
84%
89%
90%
91%
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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
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
percent
76.5%
77.0%
80.0%
81.7%
77.9%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
number
489
469
427
456
403
St. Landry
Hispanic
percent
67.6%
73.9%
84.8%
72.0%
70.3%
St. Landry
Hispanic
number
25
34
28
18
26
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
percent
83.5%
83.4%
85.6%
84.4%
84.8%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
number
548
503
504
477
453
St. Landry
Total
percent
79.6%
79.6%
82.9%
82.7%
81.1%
St. Landry
Total
number
1,086
1,030
979
967
906
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
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
percent
76.5%
77.0%
80.0%
81.7%
77.9%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
number
489
469
427
456
403
St. Landry
Hispanic
percent
67.6%
73.9%
84.8%
72.0%
70.3%
St. Landry
Hispanic
number
25
34
28
18
26
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
percent
83.5%
83.4%
85.6%
84.4%
84.8%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
number
548
503
504
477
453
St. Landry
Total
percent
79.6%
79.6%
82.9%
82.7%
81.1%
St. Landry
Total
number
1,086
1,030
979
967
906
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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%
St. Landry
Total
Number
1,326
1,488
1,518
1,461
1,463
St. Landry
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Black or African American
Number
643
741
724
718
740
St. Landry
Black or African American
Percent
48.5%
49.8%
47.7%
49.1%
50.6%
St. Landry
White
Number
677
732
781
735
704
St. Landry
White
Percent
51.1%
49.2%
51.4%
50.3%
48.1%
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%
St. Landry
Total
Number
1,326
1,488
1,518
1,461
1,463
St. Landry
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Black or African American
Number
643
741
724
718
740
St. Landry
Black or African American
Percent
48.5%
49.8%
47.7%
49.1%
50.6%
St. Landry
White
Number
677
732
781
735
704
St. Landry
White
Percent
51.1%
49.2%
51.4%
50.3%
48.1%
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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
St. Landry
Hispanic
Percent
2.7%
3.6%
2.8%
2.1%
3.3%
St. Landry
Hispanic
Number
37
46
33
25
37
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
46.8%
47.1%
45.2%
47.7%
46.3%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
639
609
534
558
517
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
48.1%
46.6%
49.9%
48.3%
47.8%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Number
656
603
589
565
534
St. Landry
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Total
Number
1,365
1,294
1,181
1,169
1,117
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
St. Landry
Hispanic
Percent
2.7%
3.6%
2.8%
2.1%
3.3%
St. Landry
Hispanic
Number
37
46
33
25
37
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
46.8%
47.1%
45.2%
47.7%
46.3%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
639
609
534
558
517
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
48.1%
46.6%
49.9%
48.3%
47.8%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Number
656
603
589
565
534
St. Landry
Total
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Total
Number
1,365
1,294
1,181
1,169
1,117
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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
St. Landry
Total
Percent
10.7%
12.7%
12.2%
11.3%
10.8%
St. Landry
Total
Number
145
177
176
168
160
St. Landry
White
Percent
7.9%
9.2%
8.7%
8.2%
8.2%
St. Landry
White
Number
54
64
63
62
61
St. Landry
Black or African American
Percent
13.8%
16.1%
15.8%
14.4%
13.3%
St. Landry
Black or African American
Number
91
113
111
105
97
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
St. Landry
Total
Percent
10.7%
12.7%
12.2%
11.3%
10.8%
St. Landry
Total
Number
145
177
176
168
160
St. Landry
White
Percent
7.9%
9.2%
8.7%
8.2%
8.2%
St. Landry
White
Number
54
64
63
62
61
St. Landry
Black or African American
Percent
13.8%
16.1%
15.8%
14.4%
13.3%
St. Landry
Black or African American
Number
91
113
111
105
97
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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%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
81
92
93
93
82
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
12.7%
15.1%
17.4%
16.7%
15.9%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Number
61
47
49
34
39
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
9.3%
7.8%
8.3%
6.0%
7.3%
St. Landry
Hispanic
Number
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Hispanic
Percent
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Total
Number
146
149
145
127
127
St. Landry
Total
Percent
10.7%
11.5%
12.3%
10.9%
11.4%
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%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
81
92
93
93
82
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
12.7%
15.1%
17.4%
16.7%
15.9%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Number
61
47
49
34
39
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
9.3%
7.8%
8.3%
6.0%
7.3%
St. Landry
Hispanic
Number
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Hispanic
Percent
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Total
Number
146
149
145
127
127
St. Landry
Total
Percent
10.7%
11.5%
12.3%
10.9%
11.4%
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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%
St. Landry
Total
Number
201
198
189
172
157
St. Landry
Total
Percent
14.0%
13.4%
12.8%
12.1%
11.6%
St. Landry
Black or African American
Number
113
109
105
98
90
St. Landry
Black or African American
Percent
16.2%
15.0%
14.4%
13.8%
13.4%
St. Landry
White
Number
86
87
82
71
65
St. Landry
White
Percent
11.8%
11.6%
11.1%
10.1%
9.7%
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%
St. Landry
Total
Number
201
198
189
172
157
St. Landry
Total
Percent
14.0%
13.4%
12.8%
12.1%
11.6%
St. Landry
Black or African American
Number
113
109
105
98
90
St. Landry
Black or African American
Percent
16.2%
15.0%
14.4%
13.8%
13.4%
St. Landry
White
Number
86
87
82
71
65
St. Landry
White
Percent
11.8%
11.6%
11.1%
10.1%
9.7%
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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
St. Landry
Hispanic
Percent
13.5%
10.9%
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Hispanic
Number
5
5
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
13.0%
17.2%
17.4%
18.5%
16.9%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
83
105
93
103
87
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
10.4%
9.8%
8.7%
7.6%
9.0%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Number
68
59
51
43
48
St. Landry
Total
Percent
11.6%
13.4%
12.6%
12.9%
12.6%
St. Landry
Total
Number
159
174
149
151
141
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
St. Landry
Hispanic
Percent
13.5%
10.9%
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Hispanic
Number
5
5
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
13.0%
17.2%
17.4%
18.5%
16.9%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
83
105
93
103
87
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
10.4%
9.8%
8.7%
7.6%
9.0%
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Number
68
59
51
43
48
St. Landry
Total
Percent
11.6%
13.4%
12.6%
12.9%
12.6%
St. Landry
Total
Number
159
174
149
151
141
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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
St. Landry
Hispanic or Latino
Rate per 1,000
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Hispanic or Latino
Number
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Rate per 1,000
11.0
10.9
13.8
12.3
13.0
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
7
7
8
7
7
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Rate per 1,000
6.9
6.3
5.7
5.2
6.8
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Number
4
4
4
3
4
St. Landry
Total
Rate per 1,000
8.6
8.3
9.2
8.3
9.5
St. Landry
Total
Number
11
11
12
10
12
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
St. Landry
Hispanic or Latino
Rate per 1,000
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Hispanic or Latino
Number
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Rate per 1,000
11.0
10.9
13.8
12.3
13.0
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
7
7
8
7
7
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Rate per 1,000
6.9
6.3
5.7
5.2
6.8
St. Landry
Non-Hispanic White
Number
4
4
4
3
4
St. Landry
Total
Rate per 1,000
8.6
8.3
9.2
8.3
9.5
St. Landry
Total
Number
11
11
12
10
12
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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
St. Landry
Valid
Percent
20.7%
25.7%
31.1%
St. Landry
Valid
Number
119
202
246
St. Landry
Other
Percent
4.2%
5.4%
3.0%
St. Landry
Other
Number
24
42
24
St. Landry
Invalid
Percent
75.1%
68.9%
65.9%
St. Landry
Invalid
Number
431
541
521
St. Landry
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Total investigations
Number
574
785
791
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
St. Landry
Valid
Percent
20.7%
25.7%
31.1%
St. Landry
Valid
Number
119
202
246
St. Landry
Other
Percent
4.2%
5.4%
3.0%
St. Landry
Other
Number
24
42
24
St. Landry
Invalid
Percent
75.1%
68.9%
65.9%
St. Landry
Invalid
Number
431
541
521
St. Landry
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Total investigations
Number
574
785
791
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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
St. Landry
Valid
Percent
39.3%
36.0%
28.1%
St. Landry
Valid
Number
35
202
138
St. Landry
Invalid
Percent
59.6%
61.9%
66.6%
St. Landry
Invalid
Number
53
347
327
St. Landry
Other
Percent
1.1%
2.1%
5.3%
St. Landry
Other
Number
1
12
26
St. Landry
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Total investigations
Number
89
561
491
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
St. Landry
Valid
Percent
39.3%
36.0%
28.1%
St. Landry
Valid
Number
35
202
138
St. Landry
Invalid
Percent
59.6%
61.9%
66.6%
St. Landry
Invalid
Number
53
347
327
St. Landry
Other
Percent
1.1%
2.1%
5.3%
St. Landry
Other
Number
1
12
26
St. Landry
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Total investigations
Number
89
561
491
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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.

Child protection investigations by finding (Number & Percent)

Location Finding Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Invalid
Number
16,667
13,761
11,967
12,604
12,873
Louisiana
Invalid
Percent
62.8%
60.9%
57.6%
60.5%
65.0%
Louisiana
Other
Number
1,222
1,303
1,399
1,496
1,271
Louisiana
Other
Percent
4.6%
5.8%
6.7%
7.2%
6.4%
Louisiana
Valid
Number
8,661
7,546
7,403
6,739
5,666
Louisiana
Valid
Percent
32.6%
33.4%
35.6%
32.3%
28.6%
Louisiana
Total investigations
Number
26,550
22,610
20,769
20,839
19,810
Louisiana
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Invalid
Number
332
259
220
267
273
St. Landry
Invalid
Percent
59.9%
58.6%
53.9%
58.7%
67.9%
St. Landry
Other
Number
21
22
18
13
10
St. Landry
Other
Percent
3.8%
5.0%
4.4%
2.9%
2.5%
St. Landry
Valid
Number
201
161
170
175
119
St. Landry
Valid
Percent
36.3%
36.4%
41.7%
38.5%
29.6%
St. Landry
Total investigations
Number
554
442
408
455
402
St. Landry
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Finding Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
Invalid
Number
16,667
13,761
11,967
12,604
12,873
Louisiana
Invalid
Percent
62.8%
60.9%
57.6%
60.5%
65.0%
Louisiana
Other
Number
1,222
1,303
1,399
1,496
1,271
Louisiana
Other
Percent
4.6%
5.8%
6.7%
7.2%
6.4%
Louisiana
Valid
Number
8,661
7,546
7,403
6,739
5,666
Louisiana
Valid
Percent
32.6%
33.4%
35.6%
32.3%
28.6%
Louisiana
Total investigations
Number
26,550
22,610
20,769
20,839
19,810
Louisiana
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
St. Landry
Invalid
Number
332
259
220
267
273
St. Landry
Invalid
Percent
59.9%
58.6%
53.9%
58.7%
67.9%
St. Landry
Other
Number
21
22
18
13
10
St. Landry
Other
Percent
3.8%
5.0%
4.4%
2.9%
2.5%
St. Landry
Valid
Number
201
161
170
175
119
St. Landry
Valid
Percent
36.3%
36.4%
41.7%
38.5%
29.6%
St. Landry
Total investigations
Number
554
442
408
455
402
St. Landry
Total investigations
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Child protection investigations conducted during the calendar year, by finding 

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.

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services web site offers more information on the child protection investigation process. 

Child welfare data is reported according to the location of the DCFS office through which the case is handled. Some parishes do not have a DCFS office that handles child welfare cases, and children in those parishes are served by offices in the nearest parish. Geographies reported here reflect instances in which one parish office serves children in multiple parishes (e.g. Jefferson Parish's offices also serve children in Plaquemines and St. Bernard). 

2017-2019 data does not include any investigations considered to be ongoing.

Updated November 18, 2020

Children who were victims of abuse or neglect by type of abuse (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Type of Abuse Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Sexual Abuse
Rate per 1,000
0.5
0.7
0.7
0.6
0.5
Louisiana
Sexual Abuse
Number
610
749
753
637
558
Louisiana
Neglect
Rate per 1,000
8.9
9.2
8.9
8.8
7.9
Louisiana
Neglect
Number
9,882
10,242
9,960
9,757
8,635
Louisiana
Physical Abuse
Rate per 1,000
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.5
Louisiana
Physical Abuse
Number
2,109
2,082
2,030
2,045
1,656
St. Landry
Sexual Abuse
Rate per 1,000
0.4
0.6
0.4
0.5
0.4
St. Landry
Sexual Abuse
Number
8
13
10
11
9
St. Landry
Neglect
Rate per 1,000
12.1
11.9
8.4
9.2
10.5
St. Landry
Neglect
Number
275
268
191
209
234
St. Landry
Physical Abuse
Rate per 1,000
1.6
1.3
1.6
1.6
1.6
St. Landry
Physical Abuse
Number
37
30
36
37
36
Location Type of Abuse Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Louisiana
Sexual Abuse
Rate per 1,000
0.5
0.7
0.7
0.6
0.5
Louisiana
Sexual Abuse
Number
610
749
753
637
558
Louisiana
Neglect
Rate per 1,000
8.9
9.2
8.9
8.8
7.9
Louisiana
Neglect
Number
9,882
10,242
9,960
9,757
8,635
Louisiana
Physical Abuse
Rate per 1,000
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.5
Louisiana
Physical Abuse
Number
2,109
2,082
2,030
2,045
1,656
St. Landry
Sexual Abuse
Rate per 1,000
0.4
0.6
0.4
0.5
0.4
St. Landry
Sexual Abuse
Number
8
13
10
11
9
St. Landry
Neglect
Rate per 1,000
12.1
11.9
8.4
9.2
10.5
St. Landry
Neglect
Number
275
268
191
209
234
St. Landry
Physical Abuse
Rate per 1,000
1.6
1.3
1.6
1.6
1.6
St. Landry
Physical Abuse
Number
37
30
36
37
36
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Definitions:

Number - the unduplicated number of children who were victims of child abuse or neglect during a calendar year, by type of abuse. 
Rate - the number of children who were victims of child abuse or neglect per 1,000 children ages 0-17 in the population.


In addition to the three categories reported here (neglect, physical abuse and sexual abuse), the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services also reports child abuse and neglect data for children for three additional categories--maltreatment, life-threatening injuries and death.  Because of the small number of events in most parishes, those data are not reported here.

Data Source: Child Victim Data - Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, by special request
Population Data - Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C. Release Date: June 2019

Footnotes:

Child welfare data is reported according to the location of the DCFS office through which the case is handled. Some parishes do not have a DCFS office that handles child welfare cases, and children in those parishes are served by offices in the nearest parish. Geographies reported here reflect instances in which one parish office serves children in multiple parishes (e.g. Jefferson Parish's offices also serve children in Plaquemines and St. Bernard). 

Data for 2017 and 2018 data does not include any investigations considered to be ongoing. Note that 2016 and 2017 data have been updated as more investigations were finalized.

LNE (low number event) - a number of fewer than five children 

n.a. - not applicable

Updated July 2, 2020

Children confirmed to have been victims of abuse or neglect by age group (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Age group Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
0 to 2
Number
4,007
3,726
3,865
3,871
3,400
Louisiana
0 to 2
Rate per 1,000
21.2
19.6
20.6
21.2
19.1
Louisiana
3 to 5
Number
2,341
2,035
1,953
1,671
1,266
Louisiana
3 to 5
Rate per 1,000
12.7
11.1
10.6
9.1
6.8
Louisiana
6 to 10
Number
3,286
2,927
2,919
2,432
1,723
Louisiana
6 to 10
Rate per 1,000
10.5
9.4
9.4
8.0
5.7
Louisiana
11 to 13
Number
1,510
1,333
1,405
1,170
946
Louisiana
11 to 13
Rate per 1,000
8.3
7.3
7.7
6.3
5.1
Louisiana
14 to 17
Number
1,829
1,536
1,575
1,386
1,004
Louisiana
14 to 17
Rate per 1,000
7.4
6.2
6.5
5.8
4.2
Louisiana
less than 18
Number
12,973
11,557
11,717
10,530
8,339
Louisiana
less than 18
Rate per 1,000
11.6
10.4
10.6
9.6
7.7
St. Landry
0 to 2
Number
98
82
104
110
74
St. Landry
0 to 2
Rate per 1,000
25.9
21.4
26.9
29.7
21.2
St. Landry
3 to 5
Number
47
29
30
37
23
St. Landry
3 to 5
Rate per 1,000
12.2
7.6
8.1
10.0
6.1
St. Landry
6 to 10
Number
87
51
47
64
38
St. Landry
6 to 10
Rate per 1,000
13.7
8.0
7.4
10.4
6.3
St. Landry
11 to 13
Number
36
28
27
32
23
St. Landry
11 to 13
Rate per 1,000
9.8
7.6
7.2
8.6
6.3
St. Landry
14 to 17
Number
42
33
36
36
31
St. Landry
14 to 17
Rate per 1,000
8.5
6.7
7.3
7.5
6.5
St. Landry
less than 18
Number
310
223
244
279
189
St. Landry
less than 18
Rate per 1,000
13.7
9.8
10.8
12.6
8.7
Location Age group Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Louisiana
0 to 2
Number
4,007
3,726
3,865
3,871
3,400
Louisiana
0 to 2
Rate per 1,000
21.2
19.6
20.6
21.2
19.1
Louisiana
3 to 5
Number
2,341
2,035
1,953
1,671
1,266
Louisiana
3 to 5
Rate per 1,000
12.7
11.1
10.6
9.1
6.8
Louisiana
6 to 10
Number
3,286
2,927
2,919
2,432
1,723
Louisiana
6 to 10
Rate per 1,000
10.5
9.4
9.4
8.0
5.7
Louisiana
11 to 13
Number
1,510
1,333
1,405
1,170
946
Louisiana
11 to 13
Rate per 1,000
8.3
7.3
7.7
6.3
5.1
Louisiana
14 to 17
Number
1,829
1,536
1,575
1,386
1,004
Louisiana
14 to 17
Rate per 1,000
7.4
6.2
6.5
5.8
4.2
Louisiana
less than 18
Number
12,973
11,557
11,717
10,530
8,339
Louisiana
less than 18
Rate per 1,000
11.6
10.4
10.6
9.6
7.7
St. Landry
0 to 2
Number
98
82
104
110
74
St. Landry
0 to 2
Rate per 1,000
25.9
21.4
26.9
29.7
21.2
St. Landry
3 to 5
Number
47
29
30
37
23
St. Landry
3 to 5
Rate per 1,000
12.2
7.6
8.1
10.0
6.1
St. Landry
6 to 10
Number
87
51
47
64
38
St. Landry
6 to 10
Rate per 1,000
13.7
8.0
7.4
10.4
6.3
St. Landry
11 to 13
Number
36
28
27
32
23
St. Landry
11 to 13
Rate per 1,000
9.8
7.6
7.2
8.6
6.3
St. Landry
14 to 17
Number
42
33
36
36
31
St. Landry
14 to 17
Rate per 1,000
8.5
6.7
7.3
7.5
6.5
St. Landry
less than 18
Number
310
223
244
279
189
St. Landry
less than 18
Rate per 1,000
13.7
9.8
10.8
12.6
8.7
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