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LOUISIANA Power Point Data

Population: July 2007 est.  =  4,293,204

Population growth 2006-2007 = 1.2%

Population density:  99.3 per sq mi

ethnic distribution

65.1%  white

31.9% black

1.4% asian

0.6% Native American

0.04% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0.9% Two or more ethnicities

3.2% Hispanic

 

Geography

total area = 51,840 sq mi

Land mass = 43,562 sq mi

forested acres = 14.2 mil

 

Location

West South Central state on the Gulf Coast

 

Climate

subtropical, affected by continental weather patterns

 

Topography

lowlands of marshes and Mississippi River, flood plain; Red River Valley lowlands, upland hills in the Florida Parishes; average elevation is 100 ft.

 

Economy

Chief Industries

wholesale & retail trade, tourism, manufacturing, construction, transportation, communications, public utilities, finance, insurance, real estate, mining

 

Chief Manufactured Goods

petroleum, chemicals, plastics materials & resin, pesticides & fertilizers, cleaning products, paper & paperboard, ships, structural metals

 

Chief crops

sugarcane, cotton, rice, soybeans, corn, sweet potatoes

 

Timber/Lumber (2007)

1.5 bil board ft

pines, hardwood, oak

 

Nonfuel minerals (2007)

$368 mil

sand & gravel(construction), salt, stone(crushed), clays(common, sand & gravel(industrial)

 

Livestock (2007)

860,000 cattle/calves

2.5 mil chickens (excl broilers)

14,000 hogs/pigs

 

Commercial Fishing (2006)

$255.3 mil

 

Chief Port

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Plaquemine, St. Bernard, Alexandria.

 

Gross State Product (est 2007)

$216.1 bil

 

Sales Tax (2008) = 4.0%

 

Lottery (2006)

Total Sales = 332.1 mil

Total Profits = $118.8 mil

 

Employment Distribution (est 2007)

18.7% govt

19.7% trade/trans/util

8.1% mfg

12.9% ed/health

10.5% prof/bus svc

10.4% leisure/hosp

5.0% finance

7.1% construction

3.6% other svc

1.4% info

 

Unemployment (2007)

3.8%

 

Mean earner's income (2007)

$34,756

 

Commercial Banks (2007)  144

deposits = $68.9 bil

Savings Institutions (2007)  27

deposits = $4.1 bil

 

Federal Government

Federal employees (2007)

19,978

Avg salary = $60,272

 

Energy

Electricity Production (2007 kWh)

coal = 10.7 bil

gas = 13.9 bil

nuclear = 17.1 bil

petroleum = 232.0 mil

 

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