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|People QuickFacts||Plaquemines Parish||Louisiana|
|Population, 2013 estimate||23,550||4,625,470|
|Population, 2012 estimate||23,879||4,602,134|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||23,042||4,533,372|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||2.2%||2.0%|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012||3.6%||1.5%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2012||7.2%||6.8%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2012||27.1%||24.3%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2012||11.7%||12.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2012||49.8%||51.1%|
|White alone, percent, 2012 (a)||71.7%||63.7%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2012 (a)||20.7%||32.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2012 (a)||1.7%||0.7%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2012 (a)||3.5%||1.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2012 (a)||0.2%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2012||2.3%||1.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012 (b)||5.5%||4.5%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012||67.3%||59.9%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||87.9%||85.5%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||4.1%||3.7%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||8.1%||8.7%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||80.5%||82.2%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||16.2%||21.4%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||25.7||24.9|
|Housing units, 2012||9,745||1,986,981|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||76.4%||67.4%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||13.2%||18.3%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$175,500||$137,700|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.71||2.59|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$25,885||$24,264|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$57,386||$44,673|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||11.0%||18.7%|
|Business QuickFacts||Plaquemines Parish||Louisiana|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2011||698||103,2161|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2011||11,603||1,617,2291|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2010-2011||15.2%||1.1%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2011||2,215||336,328|
|Total number of firms, 2007||2,269||375,808|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||9.7%||15.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||3.0%||0.7%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||2.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||2.9%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||27.5%||27.4%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||D||205,054,723|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||920,966||51,415,553|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||113,637||56,543,203|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$5,322||$12,921|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||43,227||9,729,869|
|Building permits, 2012||42||13,018|
|Geography QuickFacts||Plaquemines Parish||Louisiana|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||779.91||43,203.90|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||29.5||104.9|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metro Area|