A profile of Louisiana, which holds its presidential primary Saturday:
Median age: 35.8
Percentage of population 65 and over: 12.3 percent
62.6 percent white, 32 percent black, 1.5 percent Asian, 4.2 percent Hispanic
Language other than English spoken at home: 8.7 percent
High school graduate: 81.5 percent.
Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9 percent
Median household income: $43,445
People below poverty level: 18.1 percent
Homeownership rate: 68.2 percent
2008 PRESIDENTIAL RESULTS
John McCain, 59 percent
Barack Obama, 40 percent
Republican, 27 percent
Democratic, 49 percent
Undeclared or other party, 24 percent
_Louisiana's economy is heavily dependent on energy and forest products industries.
_State and federal authorities are attempting to address a coastal erosion problem that has seen Louisiana lose approximately 1,880 square miles since the 1930s.
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