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Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2016: 130,710 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 100,588 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,992
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,552
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 26,805
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,591 (it was 9,753 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 790 sq. mi.

Water area: 32.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 165 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tangipahoa Parish: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.6%), Educational, health and social services (16.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.3%), Construction (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (63.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (29.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
Louisiana median age:  36.5 years
Males: 63,659  (48.7%)
Females: 67,051  (51.3%)

Tangipahoa Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Tangipahoa Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,162 ($29,412 in 1999)

This county:

$48,162
Louisiana:

$45,146

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $616 (lower quartile is $504, upper quartile is $749)
This county:

$616
State:

$656


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $175,700 (it was $73,000 in 2000)
Tangipahoa:

$175,700
Louisiana:

$158,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,500 - $243,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,303
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $321

Institutionalized population: 1,219

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 25
  • Robberies: 66
  • Assaults: 869
  • Burglaries: 1322
  • Thefts: 1854
  • Auto thefts: 112

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 28
  • Robberies: 43
  • Assaults: 682
  • Burglaries: 1150
  • Thefts: 1598
  • Auto thefts: 96
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1028 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2008: 728 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2009: 726 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2010: 470 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2011: 488 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2012: 526 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2013: 669 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2014: 577 buildings, average cost: $134,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,005 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $521 (0.4%)

Tangipahoa Parish household income distribution in 2009 Tangipahoa Parish home values distribution Tangipahoa Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.4%
Tangipahoa Parish:

20.4%
Louisiana:

20.2%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.8% for American Indian residents, 31.1% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.9 years old
(Males: 35.1 years old, Females: 37.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.6 years old, Black residents: 29.9 years old, American Indian residents: 36.7 years old, Asian residents: 28.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.9 years old, Other race residents: 12.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tangipahoa Parish is $422 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hammond, Ponchatoula, Amite City, Kentwood, Natalbany, Independence, Roseland, Tangipahoa, Tickfaw.

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

2012 air pollution in Tangipahoa Parish:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Tangipahoa Parish: Dennis Mills (A), Pine Grove Lookout Tower (B), Camp Stallion (C), Saint Helena Parish Police Jury (D), Saint Helena Police Jury (E), Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department (F), Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department (G), South Second Ward Fire District (H), North Helena Volunteer Fire Department (I), Saint Helena Fire District 4 Station 1 (J), Pine Grove Volunteer Fire Department (K), North Helena Volunteer Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tangipahoa Parish include: Morris Chapel Church of God (A), Morgan Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Greater Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (C), Kedron Church (D), Butler Temple (E), Salters Chapel (F), Andrew Chapel (G), Gospel Temple (H), Mount Pleasant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Womack-Muse Cemetery (1), Strickland Cemetery (2), Smith Cemetery (3), Old Venable Cemetery (4), Kemp Cemetery (5), Kedron Cemetery (6), Jackson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sweet Gum Pond (A), Brabhams Pond (B), Robinson Pond (C), Youngs Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Womack Branch (A), Williams Branch (B), West Fork Amite River (C), West Amite Creek Prong (D), Twelvemile Creek (E), Turkey Creek (F), Taylor Creek (G), Strother Creek (H), Stone Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Burleson County, Texas , Jackson County, Florida , Madison County, Florida , St. Helena Parish , Pike County, Mississippi .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,455
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,222 (43.9% naturalized citizens)

Tangipahoa Parish:

1.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,036
  • 2000 to 2009: 639
  • 1990 to 1999: 248
  • 1980 to 1989: 184
  • 1970 to 1979: 104
  • Before 1970: 210
Note: State values scaled to Tangipahoa Parish population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.9%

Tangipahoa Parish marital status for males Tangipahoa Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,365
  • One, attached: 830
  • Two: 2,573
  • 3 or 4: 2,343
  • 5 to 9: 2,037
  • 10 to 19: 594
  • 20 to 49: 228
  • 50 or more: 28
  • Mobile homes: 10,712
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 62

Housing units in Tangipahoa Parish with a mortgage: 16,486 (452 second mortgage, 881 home equity loan, 118 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,695

Here:

53.3% with mortgage
State:

52.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tangipahoa Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,410110
Catholic17,3276
Black Protestant7,28144
Mainline Protestant3,86718
Other1,3647
None63,848-
Tangipahoa 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: 25
Tangipahoa Parish:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
Tangipahoa Parish:

6.15 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 78
This county:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Tangipahoa Parish:

11.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Tangipahoa Parish:

32.2%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Tangipahoa Parish:

Average size of farms: 111 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $53,275
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $274.71
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.21%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.91%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,899
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.33%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,632
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.99%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 45.27
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.23%
Vegetables: 332 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 222 acres

Tornado activity:

Tangipahoa Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 10189932.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/11/1983, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tangipahoa 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 192.8 miles away from Tangipahoa Parish 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 192.8 miles away from the county 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 381.0 miles away from the county 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 269.9 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 179.3 miles away from Tangipahoa Parish center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.3 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 Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to November 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1792: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1792, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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 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
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1603: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1603, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3212: August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: 3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Tangipahoa Parish (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tropical Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (42%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Honduras (7%)
  • India (5%)
  • Nepal (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tangipahoa Parish (%):

  • Italian (9%)
  • American (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • Icelander (2%)

Tangipahoa Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 35,583 (80.9%)
  • Carpooled: 4,734 (10.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 195 (0.4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 45 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 843 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 170 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 677 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,788 (4.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 1,292 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 647 people in nursing homes
  • 537 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 370 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 120 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 76 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 35 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 34 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 29 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 22 people in religious group quarters
  • 17 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 17 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 9 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

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

  • 2,024 people in college/university student housing
  • 612 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 540 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 276 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 79 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 61 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 37 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,799.

6.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,145 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($83 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

4.73% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($23,023 average AGI)
1.86% relocated from other states ($9,039 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

1.86%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Livingston Parish, LA  0.94% ($28,403 average AGI)
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.92% ($31,892)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.63% ($43,618)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.50% ($26,228)
from St. Helena Parish, LA  0.42% ($19,752)
from Washington Parish, LA  0.24% ($24,359)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.18% ($45,100)


6.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($116 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

4.12% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($21,565 average AGI)
1.89% relocated to other states ($9,035 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

1.89%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Livingston Parish, LA  0.94% ($33,256 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.73% ($34,699)
to Jefferson Parish, LA  0.46% ($30,333)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.46% ($27,244)
to Orleans Parish, LA  0.31% ($32,271)
to St. Helena Parish, LA  0.27% ($22,340)
to Washington Parish, LA  0.19% ($27,781)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.6

Births per 1000 population in Tangipahoa Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Tangipahoa Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tangipahoa Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tangipahoa Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tangipahoa Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,747 (11,555 aged, 4,192 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,665 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,864)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,097)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (687)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (639)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (628)
  • Congestive heart failure (422)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (410)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (330)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (316)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (307)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.85
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,342
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 240
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 89,783

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,518
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,100
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.1
  • Other - 30.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 123.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.3
  • Other - 39.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 130,710
  • In family households: 109,678 (15,049 male householders, 18,320 female householders)
    22,772 spouses, 41,141 children (37,618 natural, 1,509 adopted, 2,014 stepchildren), 5,330 grandchildren, 923 brothers or sisters, 1,928 parents, 1,327 other relatives, 2,888 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,400 (7,361 male householders (5,975 living alone)), 7,026 female householders (5,719 living alone)), 3,013 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,632

Size of family households: 13,068 2-persons, 9,956 3-persons, 5,064 4-persons, 3,587 5-persons, 1,075 6-persons, 619 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,694 1-person, 2,590 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 70 4-persons.

15,773 married couples with children.
11,772 single-parent households (2,034 men, 9,738 women).

96.0% of residents of Tangipahoa speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $602,524,000 ($5,730 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,410,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $218,564,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $186,648,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,065,000
Federal grants: $168,863,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,698,000 ($617,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $20,686,000 ($2,466,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $15,730,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $30,876,000
Federal Government insurance: $343,342,000

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

Births: 8,479
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,171
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +160
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,580
Here +24 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tangipahoa Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.94 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,330
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,311
  • 2000 to 2009: 11,357
  • 1990 to 1999: 10,363
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,972
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,599
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,899
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,861
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,292
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,788
Note: State values scaled to Tangipahoa population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tangipahoa Parish population
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 212
  • 3 rooms: 472
  • 4 rooms: 1,888
  • 5 rooms: 7,813
  • 6 rooms: 9,327
  • 7 rooms: 4,471
  • 8 rooms: 3,888
  • 9+ rooms: 3,071
  • 1 room: 379
  • 2 rooms: 591
  • 3 rooms: 2,620
  • 4 rooms: 4,874
  • 5 rooms: 4,092
  • 6 rooms: 1,793
  • 7 rooms: 1,486
  • 8 rooms: 636
  • 9+ rooms: 104
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tangipahoa Parish population
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 751
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,191
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,722
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,579
  • 5+ bedrooms: 899
  • no bedroom: 379
  • 1 bedroom: 3,540
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,795
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,689
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,101
  • 5+ bedrooms: 71
Cars and other vehicles available in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tangipahoa Parish population
  • no vehicle: 1,455
  • 1 vehicle: 8,097
  • 2 vehicles: 12,646
  • 3 vehicles: 5,192
  • 4 vehicles: 2,595
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,196
  • no vehicle: 1,205
  • 1 vehicle: 8,198
  • 2 vehicles: 5,575
  • 3 vehicles: 896
  • 4 vehicles: 701
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

85% of Tangipahoa Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Louisiana.

Tangipahoa Parish:

84.6%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 107,262
  • Other state: 20,901
  • Northeast: 1,312
  • Midwest: 3,680
  • South: 12,284
  • West: 3,625

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tangipahoa Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (70.2%)
  • Utility gas (23.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.9%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Electricity (83.2%)
  • Utility gas (14.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,703
Here:

20.7%
Louisiana:

17.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,176
Here:

18.2%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 500
Here:

5.7%
Louisiana:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Tangipahoa Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $8,873,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,206,000
    Sewerage: $476,000
    Parks and Recreation: $360,000
    Water Utilities: $309,000
    Local Fire Protection: $102,000
    Police Protection: $59,000
    Correctional Institutions: $35,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $164,349,000
    Police Protection: $8,691,000
    Regular Highways: $8,562,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,250,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,210,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,027,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,767,000
    Financial Administration: $3,281,000
    Health - Other: $3,008,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,982,000
    Water Utilities: $1,475,000
    Libraries: $1,315,000
    General - Other: $1,308,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,291,000
    Housing and Community Development: $731,000
    Parks and Recreation: $724,000
    Sewerage: $682,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $672,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $500,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,433,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $74,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $5,896,000
    Police Protection: $590,000
    Correctional Institutions: $353,000
    Local Fire Protection: $233,000
    Health - Other: $197,000
    Financial Administration: $118,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $75,000
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $61,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $59,000
    Water Utilities: $51,000
    General - Other: $44,000
    Libraries: $13,000
    Sewerage: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $105,300,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $674,000

Tangipahoa Parish government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $171,563,000
    All Other: $5,237,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,132,000
    Sewerage: $610,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,787,000
    Housing and Community Development: $731,000
    Water Utilities: $60,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $70,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,563,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,072,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,672,000
    Sale of Property: $550,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $421,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,973,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $17,444,000
    All Other: $9,384,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,211,000
    Highways: $1,070,000
    Health and Hospitals: $33,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,942,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,831,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,550,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,246,000
    Other Selective Sales: $662,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $41,000
    Other License: $25,000

Tangipahoa Parish government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,066,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,983,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,308,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,500,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,340,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $225,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $160,000

Tangipahoa Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,835,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $116,752,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,382,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,148
  • Number of aged recipients: 428
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,720
  • Number of recipients under 18: 809
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,310
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,029
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,822
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,224
Tangipahoa Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Tangipahoa Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Tangipahoa Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary57177.9 years
John46672.3 years
James41470.0 years
Joseph28271.8 years
Robert27770.0 years
William27570.5 years
Charles24971.0 years
Willie22770.7 years
George21173.5 years
Frank20773.5 years
Most common last names in Tangipahoa Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams28571.8 years
Smith27472.3 years
Johnson20371.1 years
Brown19570.1 years
Davis18172.2 years
Jones15568.7 years
Jackson15071.6 years
Miller13273.0 years
Robertson12473.6 years
Brumfield11770.2 years
Businesses in Tangipahoa Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T5Lowe's1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts1Mazda1
Albertsons1McDonald's6
Applebee's1Motel 61
Arby's1New Balance2
Ashley Furniture1Nike9
AutoZone4Nissan1
Baskin-Robbins1Office Depot1
Best Western2Papa John's Pizza2
Blockbuster2Payless1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Penske2
Burger King6Pizza Hut3
CVS2Popeyes6
Chevrolet2Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1Quiznos2
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
Circle K9Rite Aid1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rue211
Comfort Inn2Ryan's Grill1
Cracker Barrel1SONIC Drive-In6
Curves1Sears3
Days Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza2Starbucks2
FedEx10Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile2
Ford2T.J.Maxx1
GNC1Taco Bell3
GameStop2Target1
Goodwill2Tire Kingdom1
H&R Block5Toyota1
Hilton1True Value1
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul7
Holiday Inn2UPS13
IHOP1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York3Waffle House4
Justice1Walgreens4
KFC3Walmart2
La Quinta1Wendy's5
Lane Furniture3

Tangipahoa Parish on our top lists:

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  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
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