Washington Parish, Louisiana Population 2021

Washington Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 45,406 with a growth rate of -0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington Parish, Louisiana is the 27th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 Population was 47,089 and has seen a growth of -3.57% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202145,406-394-0.86%
202045,800-394-0.85%
201946,194-394-0.85%
201846,588-61-0.13%
201746,6492620.56%
201646,387290.06%
201546,358390.08%
201446,319-88-0.19%
201346,407-269-0.58%
201246,676-451-0.96%
201147,127380.08%
201047,0893,9049.04%
199043,185-1,022-2.31%
198044,2072,2205.29%
197041,987-2,028-4.61%
196044,0155,64414.71%
195038,3713,92811.40%
194034,4434,53915.18%
193029,9045,74023.75%
192024,1645,27827.95%
191018,8869,25896.16%
19009,6282,92843.70%
18906,7001,51029.09%
18805,1901,86055.86%
18703,330-1,378-29.27%
18604,7081,30038.15%
18503,40875928.65%
18402,64936315.88%
18302,286-231-9.18%
18202,5170.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.86%
County Website
Founded
1819
County Seat
2010 Population
47,089
Growth Since 2010
-3.57%
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Washington Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,08666.95%
Black or African American14,03230.22%
Two or More Races7771.67%
Some Other Race3810.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native1070.23%
Asian520.11%
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Washington Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Washington Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Washington Parish, Louisiana Median Age

39.4


Total

38


Male

40.6


Female

Washington Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 35,254 adults, (8,135 of whom are seniors) in Washington Parish, Louisiana.

Washington Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

71.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

23,510

50.63%

Male

22,925

49.37%

Washington Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Washington Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washington Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.3%13.7%
All67.4%32.6%
Male60.7%39.3%
Non Family59.6%40.4%
Female41.1%58.9%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Washington Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,6132.5367.4
Married7,4423.1386.3
Non Family5,6891.1459.6
Female3,3593.3441.1
Male1,1233.1460.7

3.06

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Washington Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0986.66%
9th to 12th Grade4,37713.89%
High School Graduate14,07844.66%
Some College5,63817.89%
Associates Degree1,6795.33%
Bachelors Degree2,4167.66%
Graduate Degree1,2343.91%
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Washington Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White21,58617,7962,534
Black9,0186,6791,005
Hispanic56930164
2+ Races22115326
Other Race2048431
Native American93806
Asian525121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 98.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.38%.

Washington Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,734$36,875$23,467
Less Than 9th Grade$23,323$30,213$17,793
High School Graduate$26,731$33,694$20,401
Some College$27,068$37,800$23,125
Bachelors Degree$41,924$57,603$39,176
Graduate Degree$46,768$49,500$45,426

$27,734

Average Earnings

$36,875

Average Male

$23,467

Average Female

Washington Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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Washington Parish, Louisiana Language

95.68% of Washington Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 4.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.11% of the population.

Washington Parish, Louisiana Language

Washington Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,5395,98020.24%
Black13,0684,14631.73%
Multiple76142655.98%
Hispanic97225926.65%
Other3584011.17%
Asian451533.33%
Native921415.22%

24.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.41%

Male Poverty Rate

28.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington Parish, Louisiana is Multiple, with 55.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington Parish, Louisiana is Other, with 11.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.63%.

Washington Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.27%
High School20.09%
Some College14.90%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%

Washington Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed66.82%
Male Unemployed43.33%
Female Employed16.79%
Male Employed5.62%

Washington Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,570$52,104
Families$46,898$60,734
Married Families$61,989-
Non Families$19,760$29,656
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Income by Household Type

Washington Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

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Washington Parish, Louisiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Washington Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

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Washington Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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3,043

Number of Veterans

2,750

Male Veterans

293

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,242
First Gulf War872
Second Gulf War505
Korea230
World War II7

Washington Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74916
35 to 54794
55 to 64594
75+510
18 to 34229

Washington Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2549.33%
Black7617.27%
2+ Races135.88%
Hispanic91.35%
Other Race94.00%
Native American66.45%

Washington Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Washington Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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9.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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52.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.4%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Washington Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

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Washington Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

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Washington Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.43%

Born in Washington Parish, Louisiana

98.82%

Native Born

1.18%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.82% of Washington Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 78.43% having been born in Louisiana. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Washington Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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