Migration Profile for Louisiana, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Louisiana in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Louisiana People Moving into Louisiana People Moving out of Louisiana Net # People Moving into Louisiana from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 110,732 108,944 1,788 1.02
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 24,994 22,835 2,159 1.09
Aged 18-19 8,228 6,490 1,738 1.27
Aged 20-24 14,477 15,538 -1,061 0.93
Aged 25-34 24,471 23,094 1,377 1.06
Aged 35-44 15,778 15,239 539 1.04
Aged 45-54 11,733 11,694 39 1.00
Aged 55-64 6,423 7,976 -1,553 0.81
Aged 65+ 4,628 6,078 -1,450 0.76
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 35,534 35,662 -128 1.00
Married 32,890 33,874 -984 0.97
Divorced 11,879 13,070 -1,191 0.91
Separated 4,660 4,386 274 1.06
Widowed 3,296 3,091 205 1.07
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 9,564 9,293 271 1.03
High School Graduate 17,529 16,805 724 1.04
Some college or Associates degree 20,639 17,239 3,400 1.20
Bachelor’s Degree 8,930 12,929 -3,999 0.69
Graduate or Professional Degree 6,371 7,815 -1,444 0.82
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 12,180 14,552 -2,372 0.84
$1-$9,999 24,811 21,550 3,261 1.15
$10,000-$24,999 22,402 21,429 973 1.05
$25,000-$49,999 17,685 17,114 571 1.03
$50,000-$74,999 6,457 8,791 -2,334 0.73
$75,000+ 4,724 6,647 -1,923 0.71
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 24,107 22,145 1,962 1.09
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 8,150 10,665 -2,515 0.76
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 68,217 67,242 975 1.01

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Louisiana” refers to those people living in Louisiana in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Louisiana” refers to those people living in Louisiana in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.02 means that very every 100 people leaving Louisiana for another state, 102 people are moving to Louisiana from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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