Health Departments in Louisiana

There are 98 Health Departments in Louisiana, serving a population of 4,663,461 people in an area of 43,195 square miles. There is 1 Health Department per 47,586 people, and 1 Health Department per 440 square miles.

The state of Louisiana is ranked 27th in Health Departments per capita, and 28th in Health Departments per square mile.

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Louisiana Health Statistics

Find Louisiana Population of People With Disabilities, Population by Disability Type, Public Health Insurance Coverage, and Private Health Insurance Coverage. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Louisiana Population of People With Disabilities
 LouisianaUnited States
People With Disabilities680,623 (14.9%)39,792,082 (12.6%)
Females With Disabilities352,201 (14.9%)20,559,836 (12.7%)
Males With Disabilities328,422 (14.9%)19,232,246 (12.5%)
Louisiana Population by Disability Type
 LouisianaUnited States
Hearing Difficulty176,720 (3.9%)11,270,650 (3.6%)
Vision Difficulty142,953 (3.1%)7,390,198 (2.3%)
Cognitive Difficulty267,205 (6.3%)14,957,724 (5.1%)
Ambulatory Difficulty360,532 (8.5%)20,776,059 (7.0%)
Self-Care Difficulty138,441 (3.3%)7,889,808 (2.7%)
Independent Living Difficulty236,449 (6.9%)14,023,060 (5.8%)
Louisiana Public Health Insurance Coverage
 LouisianaUnited States
Public Health Insurance1,692,916 (37.1%)106,925,261 (33.8%)
Medicare Coverage761,086 (16.7%)52,445,202 (16.6%)
Medicaid Coverage1,073,763 (23.5%)61,856,728 (19.6%)
VA Health Care Coverage100,258 (2.2%)7,061,913 (2.2%)
Louisiana Private Health Insurance Coverage
 LouisianaUnited States
Private Health Insurance2,787,120 (61.1%)212,459,414 (67.2%)
Employer Based Coverage2,265,614 (49.7%)173,208,349 (54.8%)
Direct-Purchase Coverage552,242 (12.1%)41,922,628 (13.3%)
Tricare & Military Coverage122,937 (2.7%)8,454,213 (2.7%)