Income

Income 2000 (#)
2000 (%)
2008 (#)
2008 (%)
2013 (#)
2013 (%)
< $15,000
126,292 22.60% 91,508 18.10% 88,928 16.20%
$15,000 – $24,999
80,865 14.50% 63,439 12.50% 66,261 12.10%
$25,000 – $34,999 75,570 13.50% 63,680 12.60% 60,424 11.00%
$35,000 – $49,999 87,340 15.60% 79,104 15.60% 81,450 14.80%
$50,000 – $74,999 93,803 16.80% 95,739 18.90% 112,096 20.40%
$75,000 – $99,999 45,557 8.20% 52,474 10.40% 62,650 11.40%
$100,000 – $149,999 31,048 5.60% 40,016 7.90% 51,960 9.50%
$150,000 – $199,999 8,069 1.40% 9,258 1.80% 12,099 2.20%
$200,000+ 10,204 1.80% 10,719 2.10% 13,373 2.40%

Source: ESRI 2000, 2008, 2013 (Demo & Income Profile)

Parish Median Household Income (2014) Per Capita Income
Jefferson $47,871 $25,196
Orleans $36,964 $27,255
Plaquemines $54,835 $26,672
St. Bernard $44,706 $21,079
St. Charles $57,785 $25,216
St. James $53,259 $24,757
St. John the Baptist $50,716 $22,785
St. Tammany $61,942 $30,948
Tangipahoa $40,721 $21,262
Washington $31,750 $17,459
Average Per Parish $48,055 $24,263

What is median household income? The median represents the middle of the income, dividing the income distribution into two equal parts, one having income above the median and the other having income below the median.

What is average household income? The average or mean income is obtained by dividing total household income by the total number of households. Because the average is influenced strongly by extreme values in the distribution, it is especially susceptible to the effects of sampling variability.

What is per capita income? Per Capita Income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in the country. This is what each citizen is to receive if the yearly national income is divided equally among everyone. Per capita income is usually reported in units of currency per year. When comparing nations per capita income reflects gross national product per person, but it is also used to compare municipalities within nations. When determining the per capita income of a community, the total personal income is divided by the population.