St. Bernard Parish, LA

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2022 Population
44,038
0.495% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.6
1.71% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.5%
3.81% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,857
6.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$184,000
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
18,853
0.266% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, St. Bernard Parish, LA had a population of 44k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $55,857. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Bernard Parish, LA grew from 43,821 to 44,038, a 0.495% increase and its median household income grew from $52,538 to $55,857, a 6.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Bernard Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.21%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.87%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%).

None of the households in St. Bernard 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.

97.9% of the residents in St. Bernard Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Bernard Parish, LA are Nunez Community College (473 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Bernard Parish, LA was $184,000, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%.

Most people in St. Bernard Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Bernard Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

St. Bernard Parish, LA is home to a population of 44k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.17% of St. Bernard Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.84k people).

In 2022, there were 2.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.3k people) in St. Bernard Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.29k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of St. Bernard 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. Bernard Parish, LA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Bernard Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.3k ± 227
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.4k ± 228
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.29k ± 436
10.6%
Hispanic Population
4.67k people

In 2022, there were 2.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.3k people) in St. Bernard Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.29k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.6% of the people in St. Bernard Parish, LA are hispanic (4.67k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.17%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.84k people
3.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.75k people

As of 2022, 4.17% of St. Bernard Parish, LA residents (1.84k 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. Bernard Parish, LA was 3.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    442 ± 112
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    411 ± 151
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    297 ± 118

St. Bernard Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Bernard Parish, LA employs 18.9k people. The largest industries in St. Bernard Parish, LA are Retail Trade (2,619 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,081 people), and Educational Services (1,950 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,694), Utilities ($69,327), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,750).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

18.9k
2022 Value
± 1,009
0.266%
1 Year growth
± 7.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Bernard Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.266%, from 18.8k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Bernard Parish, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,359 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,658 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,385 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Bernard Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.9k
2022 Value
± 1,009
0.266%
1 Year growth
± 7.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Bernard Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.266%, from 18.8k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Bernard Parish, LA, are Retail Trade (2,619 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,081 people), and Educational Services (1,950 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Bernard Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in St. Bernard 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

$53,600
Median earning men ± $4,166
$36,017
Median earning women ± $3,213

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,222), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,172), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,785).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,694), Information ($57,132), and Manufacturing ($51,875).

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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. 189
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 173
    Retail Trade
  3. 147
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Bernard County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 63.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

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 2022, universities in St. Bernard Parish, LA awarded 473 degrees. The student population of St. Bernard Parish, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 873 male students and 1,520 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Bernard Parish, LA are White (237 and 51%), followed by Black or African American (168 and 36.1%), Hispanic or Latino (28 and 6.02%), and Asian (15 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in St. Bernard Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Nunez Community College (473 and 100%).

The most popular majors in St. Bernard Parish, LA are Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology (70 and 14.8%), Other Industrial Production Technology (62 and 13.1%), and General Studies (45 and 9.51%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,393 students enrolled in St. Bernard Parish, LA, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 972 records, of which 71.7% were women and 28.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 45 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in St. Bernard Parish, LA was Other Industrial Production Technology with 45 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in St. Bernard Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
473 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nunez Community College with 473 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 239 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Bernard Parish, LA, which is 1.02 times more than the 234 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 237 degrees mean that there were 1.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 168 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,335) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($920) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Bernard Parish, LA was $184,000 in 2022, which is 0.653 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $159,100 to $184,000, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Bernard Parish, LA is 71.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Bernard Parish, LA have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Bernard Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Bernard Parish, LA is $55,857. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Bernard Parish, LA was Census Tract 302.08 with a value of $92,375, followed by Census Tract 302.07 and Census Tract 306.01, with respective values of $70,855 and $70,078.

In 2022, 17.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Bernard Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.57%.

Property

$184,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,930
$11,312
Median Property Taxes
±$716

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Bernard Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in St. Bernard Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.9% of the housing units in St. Bernard Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 302.08
  2. Census Tract 302.07
  3. Census Tract 306.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Bernard Parish, LA was Census Tract 302.08 with a value of $92,375, followed by Census Tract 302.07 and Census Tract 306.01, with respective values of $70,855 and $70,078.

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Bernard 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.
$55,857
Median Household Income
± $3,072
15.7k
Number of Households
± 860

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.7k households in St. Bernard Parish, LA grew to $55,857 from the previous year's value of $52,538.

The following chart displays the households in St. Bernard 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Bernard 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 (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.38%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.17%)

In 2022, 82.9% of workers in St. Bernard Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.38%) and those who worked at home (5.17%).

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

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Bernard Parish, LA have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.58% of the workforce in St. Bernard 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. Bernard 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. Bernard Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Bernard Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.57%.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Bernard Parish, LA (9.84k out of 43.7k 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. Bernard 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 31.3% of the children was living in poverty in St. Bernard Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 239 in St. Bernard Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 28.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.9% of the population of St. Bernard Parish, LA has health coverage, with 36% on employee plans, 36.7% on Medicaid, 9.66% on Medicare, 8.42% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Bernard Parish, LA see 4295 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% increase from the previous year (4247 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3176 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 291 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,295 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Bernard Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in St. Bernard Parish, LA see an average of 4,295 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% increase from the previous year (4,247 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Bernard 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 27.2% under 18 years, 22% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.08%
Uninsured
36%
Employer Coverage
36.7%
Medicaid
9.66%
Medicare
8.42%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Bernard Parish, LA declined by 8.34% from 8.82% to 8.08%.

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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 60.4 in St. Bernard Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

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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 39.1% in St. Bernard Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.8% in St. Bernard Parish, LA.

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