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What is the Demographics Page?

The Demographics Page is an addition to the Atlas web site that allows users to create maps from statistical data about the 64 parishes of the state.

How to Use the Demographics Page

The Demographics Page allows users to access statistical data from a number of government agencies. Each item of statistical data from the 64 parishes make up a "theme." Since there are so many themes, the themes are grouped into categories such as Age, Banking, etc.

  • First, select which category of themes and the decade. Doing so will display a list of themes for that category.
  • Second, from the list of themes, select one. On the left will appear information about that theme and a menu to allow a user control over how the map will be displayed.

  • Third, from the map menu, select the characteristics of the map to be drawn. Colors, number of ranges, grouping method, etc. may be set.
  • Once the map is displayed, click on a parish to view its information as well as the information of the parishes around it. Clicking on the number of parishes of a range in the legend displays a list of all parishes that are within that range.
Sources of the Data Used by the Demographics Page
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Bureau of the Census
  • Elections Research Center
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Health Care Financing Administration
  • National Center for Education Statistics
  • National Center for Health Statistics
  • Social Security Administration
  • United States Department of Agriculture
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