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Ascension Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2017: 122,948 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 76,627 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,695
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,847
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,952
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,248 (it was 4,739 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%

Land area: 292 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 422 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ascension Parish: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.2%), Retail trade (14.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.1%), Manufacturing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Ascension Parish, LA (2017)
    • 82,221107.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 26,24534.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,5828.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,1784.1%Two or more races
    • 1,1171.5%Asian alone
    • 1260.2%Some other race alone
    • 330.04%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

35.4 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years
Males: 59,493  (48.4%)
Females: 63,455  (51.6%)
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Average household size:
Ascension Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,561 ($44,288 in 1999)
This county:

$70,561
Louisiana:

$46,145

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $826 (lower quartile is $544, upper quartile is $983)
This county:

$826
State:

$678


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $211,000 (it was $89,900 in 2000)
Ascension:

$211,000
Louisiana:

$162,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $124,600 - $284,900

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $254,729
Here:

$254,729
State:

$213,997

Townhouses or other attached units: $216,063
Here:

$216,063
State:

$215,095

In 2-unit structures: $297,709
Here:

$297,709
State:

$274,975

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $111,029
Here:

$111,029
State:

$203,979

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $246,657
Here:

$246,657
State:

$247,539

Mobile homes: $96,617
Here:

$96,617
State:

$72,432

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,416
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $319

Institutionalized population: 752

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 28
  • Assaults: 327
  • Burglaries: 592
  • Thefts: 2090
  • Auto thefts: 299

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 10
  • Rapes: 35
  • Robberies: 26
  • Assaults: 333
  • Burglaries: 561
  • Thefts: 2174
  • Auto thefts: 276
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 717 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 1998: 888 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 1999: 1087 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2000: 796 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2001: 950 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2002: 1027 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2003: 1182 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2004: 1244 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2005: 1674 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2006: 1901 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2007: 997 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2008: 585 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2009: 786 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2010: 711 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2011: 719 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2012: 871 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2013: 907 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2014: 926 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2015: 853 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2016: 857 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2017: 1046 buildings, average cost: $155,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Ascension, LA residents
Average permit cost in Ascension, LA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,209 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $460 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Ascension, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ascension, LA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ascension, LA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.8%
Ascension Parish:

14.8%
Louisiana:

19.7%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.8% for Black residents, 12.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.0% for American Indian residents, 23.4% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.4 years old
(Males: 35.1 years old, Females: 35.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.8 years old, Black residents: 33.4 years old, American Indian residents: 23.7 years old, Asian residents: 32.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.7 years old, Other race residents: 20.3 years old)

Area name: Baton Rouge, LA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ascension Parish is $624 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $720 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $918 a month.

Cities in this county include: Prairieville, Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Sorrento, Lemannville.

Ascension Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Ascension Parish:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Harrison County, Mississippi , Mobile County, Alabama , Putnam County, Florida , Terrell County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Louisiana:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Ascension, LA
County total employment by year in Ascension, LA
County average yearly wages by year in Ascension, LA

Current college students: 3,105
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,236 (31.3% naturalized citizens)

Ascension Parish:

4.3%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8062010 or later
  • 1,3382000 to 2009
  • 7151990 to 1999
  • 2691980 to 1989
  • 2301970 to 1979
  • 214Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.4%

Ascension Parish marital status for males Ascension Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,692
  • One, attached: 323
  • Two: 796
  • 3 or 4: 1,806
  • 5 to 9: 420
  • 10 to 19: 347
  • 20 to 49: 82
  • 50 or more: 73
  • Mobile homes: 10,924
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 70

Housing units in Ascension Parish with a mortgage: 21,430 (388 second mortgage, 2,233 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,571

Here:

63.6% with mortgage
State:

52.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ascension Parish

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic36,4759
Evangelical Protestant11,64347
Mainline Protestant1,84910
Black Protestant1,0496
Other1,0013
None55,198-
Ascension Parish Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Ascension Parish:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Ascension Parish:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ascension Parish:

9.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Ascension Parish:

27.7%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

30.6%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Ascension Parish:

Average size of farms: 151 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,325
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $826.57
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.22%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.90%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,070
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.52%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,744
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.41
Land in orchards: 34 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ascension Parish-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.2 miles away from Ascension Parish center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 379.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 227.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 157.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 165.2 miles away from Ascension Parish center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 309.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 11, 2016 to August 31, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4277: August 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to April 08, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4263: March 13, 2016, FEMA Id: 4263, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3347: August 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 3347, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Louisiana Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 10, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4080: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4080, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to July 07, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3322: May 06, 2011, FEMA Id: 3322, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Louisiana Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to July 07, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4015: August 18, 2011, FEMA Id: 4015, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 01, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1786: September 02, 2008, FEMA Id: 1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3289: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3289, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1607: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3260: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ascension Parish (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ascension

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 36,459 (83.4%)
  • Carpooled: 4,354 (10.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 32 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 110 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 290 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 170 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 268 (0.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,420 (5.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Honduras (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • South Africa (6%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Colombia (3%)
  • Cuba (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ascension Parish


  • French (except Basque) (19%)
  • American (10%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • French Canadian (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 314 people in nursing homes
  • 209 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 15 people in religious group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 460 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 267 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $80,924.

7.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Louisiana average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.23% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($47,219 average AGI)
1.86% relocated from other states ($17,741 average AGI)
Ascension Parish:

1.86%
Louisiana average:

2.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  2.49% ($72,637 average AGI)
from Livingston Parish, LA  0.67% ($55,257)
from St. James Parish, LA  0.26% ($51,861)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.25% ($73,904)
from Iberville Parish, LA  0.18% ($58,662)
from Assumption Parish, LA  0.18% ($44,413)
from St. John the Baptist Parish, LA  0.14% ($88,053)


6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($64,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Louisiana average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.33% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($40,606 average AGI)
1.86% relocated to other states ($23,771 average AGI)
Ascension Parish:

1.86%
Louisiana average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  1.75% ($63,077 average AGI)
to Livingston Parish, LA  0.78% ($52,257)
to Iberville Parish, LA  0.21% ($45,898)
to Assumption Parish, LA  0.18% ($49,342)
to St. James Parish, LA  0.17% ($40,597)
to Harris County, TX  0.15% ($98,820)
to Jefferson Parish, LA  0.14% ($39,950)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.9

Births per 1000 population in Ascension Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Ascension Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ascension Parish
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ascension Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ascension Parish
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ascension Parish
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ascension Parish
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ascension Parish
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ascension Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,352 (8,054 aged, 2,298 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,563 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Ascension Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (796)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (762)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (493)
  • Congestive heart failure (409)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (386)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (309)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (288)
  • Unspecified dementia (237)
  • Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic (177)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (167)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.15
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,422
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 95
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,712

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,659
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 635
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 74.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 57.4
  • Other - 16.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 119.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.4
  • Other - 35.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 122,948
  • In family households: 105,671 (15,724 male householders, 15,637 female householders)
    22,648 spouses, 42,586 children (39,635 natural, 1,419 adopted, 1,532 stepchildren), 2,913 grandchildren, 662 brothers or sisters, 757 parents, 2,602 other relatives, 2,142 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,345 (7,615 male householders (5,846 living alone)), 5,343 female householders (4,455 living alone)), 3,387 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 932

Size of family households: 14,212 2-persons, 7,163 3-persons, 6,041 4-persons, 3,215 5-persons, 293 6-persons, 437 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,301 1-person, 2,250 2-persons, 407 3-persons.

20,690 married couples with children.
9,381 single-parent households (2,151 men, 7,230 women).

93.9% of residents of Ascension speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $278,374,000 ($3,194 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,918,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $130,195,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $83,450,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $162,000
Federal grants: $51,753,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,250,000 ($1,094,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,564,000 ($863,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,177,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $51,653,000
Federal Government insurance: $627,307,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,355
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,893
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +460
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,100
Here +101 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ascension Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.93 millions of gallons per day (52% from ground, 48% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • Year house built in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • 3,5032014 or later
  • 2,6112010 to 2013
  • 15,8122000 to 2009
  • 7,7941990 to 1999
  • 6,5211980 to 1989
  • 4,8991970 to 1979
  • 1,9331960 to 1969
  • 1,5521950 to 1959
  • 1,9441940 to 1949
  • 9641939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • 881 room
  • 2812 rooms
  • 1,5723 rooms
  • 4,1294 rooms
  • 6,7395 rooms
  • 7,7206 rooms
  • 5,1757 rooms
  • 4,3878 rooms
  • 3,9109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • 2791 room
  • 2992 rooms
  • 1,3173 rooms
  • 2,5874 rooms
  • 3,2405 rooms
  • 1,3056 rooms
  • 1,0587 rooms
  • 1288 rooms
  • 1059+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • 88no bedroom
  • 6451 bedroom
  • 4,4802 bedrooms
  • 18,4573 bedrooms
  • 9,4024 bedrooms
  • 9295+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • 279no bedroom
  • 1,1441 bedroom
  • 2,6642 bedrooms
  • 5,7623 bedrooms
  • 3154 bedrooms
  • 1545+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ascension Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ascension Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ascension Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 543no vehicle
  • 8,9031 vehicle
  • 16,3802 vehicles
  • 5,9743 vehicles
  • 1,2994 vehicles
  • 9025+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ascension Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ascension Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • 755no vehicle
  • 3,8641 vehicle
  • 4,3882 vehicles
  • 1,3113 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.2% of Ascension Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Louisiana.

Ascension Parish:

89.2%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 96,722
  • Other state: 20,416
  • Northeast: 1,684
  • Midwest: 3,904
  • South: 12,811
  • West: 2,017
Year householders moved into unit in Ascension Parish, LA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ascension Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.8%Electricity
  • 41.3%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 78.0%Electricity
  • 20.9%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,001
Here:

23.3%
Louisiana:

18.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,637
Here:

21.5%
Louisiana:

18.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 914
Here:

16.4%
Louisiana:

17.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Ascension Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $586,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,852,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $818,000
    Parks and Recreation: $299,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,452,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,753,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $408,000
    Local Fire Protection: $84,000
    Libraries: $25,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,848,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,877,000
    Financial Administration: $8,203,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,972,000
    Regular Highways: $6,869,000
    Health - Other: $5,923,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,251,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,067,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,556,000
    Sewerage: $3,620,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,005,000
    Water Utilities: $1,365,000
    Police Protection: $1,057,000
    Housing and Community Development: $640,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $644,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,938,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $183,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $399,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $399,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,835,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,270,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,908,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,344,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,715,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,020,000
    Interest Earnings: $368,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,593,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,009,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $453,436,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,669,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,598,000
    Highways: $823,000
    Health and Hospitals: $473,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $53,652,000
    Property: $31,733,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,071,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,593,000
    Other License: $1,344,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $68,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,743,000

Ascension Parish government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $586,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,852,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $818,000
    Parks and Recreation: $299,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,452,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,753,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $408,000
    Local Fire Protection: $84,000
    Libraries: $25,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,848,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,877,000
    Financial Administration: $8,203,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,972,000
    Regular Highways: $6,869,000
    Health - Other: $5,923,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,251,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,067,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,556,000
    Sewerage: $3,620,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,005,000
    Water Utilities: $1,365,000
    Police Protection: $1,057,000
    Housing and Community Development: $640,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $644,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,938,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $183,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $399,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $399,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,835,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,270,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,908,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,344,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,715,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,020,000
    Interest Earnings: $368,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,593,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,009,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $453,436,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,669,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,598,000
    Highways: $823,000
    Health and Hospitals: $473,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $53,652,000
    Property: $31,733,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,071,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,593,000
    Other License: $1,344,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $68,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,743,000

Ascension Parish government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $586,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,852,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $818,000
    Parks and Recreation: $299,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,452,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,753,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $408,000
    Local Fire Protection: $84,000
    Libraries: $25,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,848,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,877,000
    Financial Administration: $8,203,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,972,000
    Regular Highways: $6,869,000
    Health - Other: $5,923,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,251,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,067,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,556,000
    Sewerage: $3,620,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,005,000
    Water Utilities: $1,365,000
    Police Protection: $1,057,000
    Housing and Community Development: $640,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $644,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,938,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $183,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $399,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $399,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,835,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,270,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,908,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,344,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,715,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,020,000
    Interest Earnings: $368,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,593,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,009,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $453,436,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,669,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,598,000
    Highways: $823,000
    Health and Hospitals: $473,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $53,652,000
    Property: $31,733,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,071,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,593,000
    Other License: $1,344,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $68,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,743,000

Ascension Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $586,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,852,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $818,000
    Parks and Recreation: $299,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,452,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,753,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $408,000
    Local Fire Protection: $84,000
    Libraries: $25,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,848,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,877,000
    Financial Administration: $8,203,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,972,000
    Regular Highways: $6,869,000
    Health - Other: $5,923,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,251,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,067,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,556,000
    Sewerage: $3,620,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,005,000
    Water Utilities: $1,365,000
    Police Protection: $1,057,000
    Housing and Community Development: $640,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $644,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,938,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $183,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $399,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $399,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,835,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,270,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,908,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,344,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,715,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,020,000
    Interest Earnings: $368,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,593,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,009,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $453,436,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,669,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,598,000
    Highways: $823,000
    Health and Hospitals: $473,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $53,652,000
    Property: $31,733,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,071,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,593,000
    Other License: $1,344,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $68,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,743,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,115
  • Number of aged recipients: 183
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,932
  • Number of recipients under 18: 462
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,267
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 386
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 693
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 965
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED825$177,845666$177,2572,146$179,812211$48,2993$1,505,667201$149,289209$61,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED31$150,54851$144,333262$186,92740$47,1500$014$69,28637$60,757
APPLICATIONS DENIED214$178,664144$146,486857$169,859178$53,5173$540,00041$105,732108$63,046
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN86$178,53571$542,352587$182,43322$71,2270$017$144,23520$72,450
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS41$169,19517$216,824198$194,45516$70,3130$03$134,0009$86,111
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED138$251,384118$235,8312$210,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED39$218,56444$235,0006$192,1670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$268,28621$225,8100$01$72,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$292,8338$205,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$247,0004$285,7500$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ascension, LA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ascension, LA - Value
Most common first names in Ascension Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph20072.8 years
Mary15376.8 years
John14970.7 years
James11970.9 years
William9271.7 years
Robert8967.9 years
Henry8273.8 years
Charles8070.3 years
George7674.7 years
Willie6973.2 years
Most common last names in Ascension Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Leblanc19074.7 years
Landry14577.1 years
Williams10869.3 years
Johnson10669.2 years
Gautreau10475.7 years
Babin10079.2 years
Smith9073.8 years
Braud7576.6 years
Jones6267.8 years
Melancon5774.4 years
Businesses in Ascension Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2KFC2
Ace Hardware2Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture1
Ashley Furniture1Levi Strauss & Co.1
AutoZone3Little Caesars Pizza1
Banana Republic1Lowe's1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Best Western2McDonald's6
Blockbuster1New Balance1
Burger King3Nike4
CVS3Nissan1
Casual Male XL1Office Depot1
Charlotte Russe1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Circle K2Papa John's Pizza2
Clarion1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut2
Curves3Popeyes6
DHL2Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack1
DressBarn1Rite Aid1
Dressbarn1Rue211
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In5
FedEx10Sears1
Ford1Skechers USA1
GNC1Starbucks1
GameStop2Subway9
Gap1T-Mobile3
Goodwill3Taco Bell3
Gymboree1The Room Place1
H&R Block3Toys"R"Us1
Hilton1True Value2
Holiday Inn2U-Haul8
Home Depot1UPS13
IZOD1Verizon Wireless1
Jack In The Box2Waffle House2
Jimmy John's1Walgreens3
Jones New York2Walmart3
Justice1Wendy's3

Ascension Parish on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"