Economic Data

For a comparison of economic data between West Carroll Parish and the State of Louisiana, please review the table below. These data can be accessed at http://www.statsamerica.org.

West Carroll Parish Compared to the State of Louisiana
People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
West Carroll Parish, LA Louisiana
Population(2009) 11,329 4,492,076
Growth (%) Since 1990 -6.3% 6.4%
Growth (%) Since 1970 -13.0% 23.3%
Land Area (in sq. miles) 359.4 43,561.8
Population Density (2009) 31.5 103.1
% Reporting One Race Only (2000) 99.6% 98.9%
% Reporting Only African American (2000) 18.9% 32.5%
% Reporting Hispanic (of any race) (2000) 1.3% 2.4%
Households (2000) 4,458 1,656,053
Labor Force (2009) 4,485 2,067,886
Unemployment Rate (2009) 16.5 6.8
Per Capita Personal Income (PCPI) (2008) $22,717 $36,091
10 Year PCPI Growth (%) adj. for inflation 17.1% 25.5%
Poverty Rate (2007) 25.5 18.8
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 59.5% 74.8%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 9.5% 18.7%
Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
West Carroll Parish, LA Louisiana
Covered Employment 2,561 1,890,007
Avg Wage Per Job $26,672 $40,381
Manufacturing – % of all jobs N/A 8.1%
Avg Wage Per Job N/A $57,106
Transportation and Warehousing – % of all jobs 60** 4.3%
Avg Wage Per Job $43,583 $52,476
Health Care, Social Assist. – % of all jobs 21** 14.5%
Avg Wage Per Job $44,930 $37,466
Finance and Insurance – % of all jobs 68** 3.1%
Avg Wage Per Job $25,444 $50,862
N/A Not Available or Not Applicable
** Not Percent, Actual Value
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