16.8% Poverty Rate in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Poverty Rate in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

How does the Poverty Rate in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana compare to other counties in Louisiana?

Louisiana County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

16.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana who were born citizens of the United States is 16.8%.

17.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 17.5%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 189,728 residents of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana who were born citizens of the United States, 31,843 (16.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 946 (17.5%) of 5,414 residents of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

The Poverty Rate in Calcasieu Parish is 16.8%.
Calcasieu Parish is in Louisiana.
Louisiana Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Carlyss 15.1%

5,075

DeQuincy 5.3%

3,077

Iowa 23.2%

3,218

Lake Charles 22.9%

72,465

Moss Bluff 6.4%

12,491

Prien 8.9%

7,853

Sulphur 15.5%

20,114

Vinton 21.8%

3,372

Westlake 14.5%

4,564

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2018 Louisiana Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Louisiana in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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