Latest News

20.6% of households in Sorrel received food stamps in 2017

Sorrel ranked 200th in Louisiana for the percentage of households receiving food stamps in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

Chalmette ranked 181st in state for resident earnings in 2017

Chalmette ranked 181st among cities in Louisiana by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

17.5 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Gibsland, Louisiana

17.5 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Gibsland, Louisiana in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

18.5 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Gilbert, Louisiana

18.5 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Gilbert, Louisiana in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

20.5% of households in Ridgecrest received food stamps in 2017

Ridgecrest ranked 203rd in Louisiana for the percentage of households receiving food stamps in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

Illinois' miscellaneous tax revenues down 7.4 percent since Q1 2019

Illinois collected $126 million in miscellaneous tax revenue during the first quarter of 2019, a 7.4 percent decrease over the previous quarter when $136 million was reported, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Summary of State and Local Taxes.

Construction on nearly 40,200 housing units completed in June in South

The total number of single-family homes completed in June for the South region of the U.S. was 40,200, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Census Bureau: More women than men in Angie in 2017

Of the 263 people living in Angie in 2017, 60.1 percent (158) were women and 39.9 percent (105) were men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Louisiana Business Daily

Census Bureau reports Elizabeth population was 560 in 2017

Elizabeth, Louisiana had a population of 560 people in 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Louisiana Business Daily.

Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe enrolls 97 undergrads

At Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe, 51 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 92 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Lydia ranked 182nd in state for resident earnings in 2017

Lydia ranked 182nd among cities in Louisiana by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

U.S. beer, wine and liquor stores report $5 billion in sales for June

The estimated sales for beer, wine and liquor stores for June 2019 was $5 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Advance Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey.

New construction of single-family homes in the South in June increases over same month last year

The total number of single-family homes started in June 2019 for the United States’ South region was 44,500, compared to 42,500 for June 2018, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Census Bureau: More men than women in Amelia in 2017

Of the 1,876 people living in Amelia in 2017, 46.5 percent (872) were women and 53.5 percent (1,004) were men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Louisiana Business Daily

Census Bureau: More women than men in Arabi in 2017

Of the 4,319 people living in Arabi in 2017, 54.2 percent (2,342) were women and 45.8 percent (1,977) were men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Louisiana Business Daily

Census Bureau reports Elmwood population was 5,037 in 2017

Elmwood had a population of 5,037 people in 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Louisiana Business Daily.

37.5% unemployed in Central in 2017

37.5 percent of Central residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Residents and visitors to Alabama paid $11.1 billion in taxes in 2018

Alabama collected $11.1 billion in taxes in 2018, a 6.1 percent increase from the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

VA provides 9.9% less Purchase Loans in Louisiana in Q2 vs. Q1 2019

The number of VA Purchase Loans for Louisiana in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019 was 956, and totaled $206.6 million, according to figures provided by the Veterans Affairs Home Loans Index.

Analysis: 378,562 Louisiana households enrolled in food stamp program in January

About 378,562 Louisiana households were on food stamp rolls in January 2019.

Metro Business Network