St. Mary Parish, LA

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2022 Population
49,114
1.41% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
0.509% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.9%
6.86% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,322
9.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$128,000
16.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, St. Mary Parish, LA had a population of 49.1k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $47,322. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Mary Parish, LA declined from 49,818 to 49,114, a −1.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,097 to $47,322, a 9.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Mary Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.41%), Other (Hispanic) (3.19%), and White (Hispanic) (2.06%).

None of the households in St. Mary Parish, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in St. Mary Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are South Central Louisiana Technical College (1,596 degrees awarded in 2018).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Mary Parish, LA was $128,000, and the homeownership rate was 69.5%.

Most people in St. Mary Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Mary Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

St. Mary Parish, LA is home to a population of 49.1k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.49% of St. Mary Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.2k people).

In 2022, there were 1.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.4k people) in St. Mary Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of St. Mary Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Mary Parish, LA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Mary Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.4k ± 151
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.5k ± 508
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.17k ± 525
7.26%
Hispanic Population
3.57k people

In 2022, there were 1.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.4k people) in St. Mary Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.26% of the people in St. Mary Parish, LA are hispanic (3.57k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in St. Mary Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.2k people
4.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.13k people

As of 2022, 4.49% of St. Mary Parish, LA residents (2.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Mary Parish, LA was 4.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    765 ± 171
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    455 ± 125
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    320 ± 146

St. Mary Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Mary Parish, LA employs 19.4k people. The largest industries in St. Mary Parish, LA are Retail Trade (2,579 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,280 people), and Construction (1,925 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,906), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,583), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,958).

Occupations

19.4k
2022 Value
± 1,109
−1.26%
1 Year decline
± 8.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Mary Parish, LA declined at a rate of −1.26%, from 19.6k employees to 19.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Mary Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,737 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,138 people), and Management Occupations (1,827 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Mary Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.4k
2022 Value
± 1,109
−1.26%
1 Year decline
± 8.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Mary Parish, LA declined at a rate of −1.26%, from 19.6k employees to 19.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Mary Parish, LA, are Retail Trade (2,579 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,280 people), and Construction (1,925 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Mary Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in St. Mary Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,251
Median earning men ± $4,141
$29,073
Median earning women ± $4,169

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,792), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,675), and Manufacturing ($57,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,077), Public Administration ($46,754), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,079).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 441
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 411
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 366
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Mary County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 63.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.746%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2018, universities in St. Mary Parish, LA awarded 1,596 degrees. The student population of St. Mary Parish, LA in 2017 is skewed towards men, with 1,239 male students and 722 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Mary Parish, LA are White (907 and 57%), followed by Black or African American (454 and 28.5%), Unknown (92 and 5.78%), and Hispanic or Latino (83 and 5.21%).

The largest universities in St. Mary Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are South Central Louisiana Technical College (1,596 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Mary Parish, LA was $128,000 in 2022, which is 0.454 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $110,200 to $128,000, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Mary Parish, LA is 69.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Mary Parish, LA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Mary Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Mary Parish, LA is $47,322. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Mary Parish, LA was Census Tract 409 with a value of $75,338, followed by Census Tract 408 and Census Tract 402, with respective values of $67,692 and $61,707.

Property

$128,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,857
$12,946
Median Property Taxes
±$838

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Rent vs Own

69.5%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.5% of the housing units in St. Mary Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 409
  2. Census Tract 408
  3. Census Tract 402

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Mary Parish, LA was Census Tract 409 with a value of $75,338, followed by Census Tract 408 and Census Tract 402, with respective values of $67,692 and $61,707.

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Mary Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,322
Median Household Income
± $2,292
18.6k
Number of Households
± 989

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.6k households in St. Mary Parish, LA grew to $47,322 from the previous year's value of $43,097.

The following chart displays the households in St. Mary Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Mary Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.74%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.6%)

In 2022, 85.1% of workers in St. Mary Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.74%) and those who worked at home (3.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Mary Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.23% of the workforce in St. Mary Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Mary Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Mary Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Mary Parish, LA (10.6k out of 48.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Mary Parish, LA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.8% of the population of St. Mary Parish, LA has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 37.5% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Mary Parish, LA see 1974 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.11% increase from the previous year (1843 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2843 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 806 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,974 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Mary Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in St. Mary Parish, LA see an average of 1,974 patients per year. This represents a 7.11% increase from the previous year (1,843 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Mary Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.19%
Uninsured
29.7%
Employer Coverage
37.5%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Mary Parish, LA grew by 8.53% from 5.71% to 6.19%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 69.5 in St. Mary Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 41.9% in St. Mary Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.1% in St. Mary Parish, LA.

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