St. Mary Parish, LA

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2020 Population
50,020
1.86% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.4
1.03% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.8%
0.225% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$40,218
0.66% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$105,800
1.03% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, St. Mary Parish, LA had a population of 50k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $40,218. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of St. Mary Parish, LA declined from 50,968 to 50,020, a −1.86% decrease and its median household income declined from $40,485 to $40,218, a −0.66% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Mary Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31%), Other (Hispanic) (3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.87%), and White (Hispanic) (2.72%).

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.

97.4% 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 2020, the median property value in St. Mary Parish, LA was $105,800, and the homeownership rate was 60.7%.

Most people in St. Mary Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Mary Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

St. Mary Parish, LA is home to a population of 50k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.98% of St. Mary Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.99k people).

In 2020, there were 1.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28k people) in St. Mary Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2020 Citizenship
97.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.4% of St. Mary Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in St. Mary Parish, LA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Mary Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28k ± 143
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 372
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.5k ± 383
6.98%
Hispanic Population
3.49k people

In 2020, there were 1.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28k people) in St. Mary Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.98% of the people in St. Mary Parish, LA are hispanic (3.49k 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

3.98%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.99k people
4.04%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.06k people

As of 2020, 3.98% of St. Mary Parish, LA residents (1.99k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Mary Parish, LA was 4.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,000 ± 170
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    355 ± 125
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    164 ± 83

St. Mary Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of St. Mary Parish, LA employs 19.4k people. The largest industries in St. Mary Parish, LA are Retail Trade (2,924 people), Manufacturing (2,331 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,031 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,455), Transportation & Warehousing ($63,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,668).

Occupations

19.4k
2020 Value
± 1,084
0.826%
1 Year growth
± 7.46%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in St. Mary Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.826%, from 19.3k employees to 19.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Mary Parish, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,531 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,244 people), and Production Occupations (1,889 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
2020 Value
± 1,084
0.826%
1 Year growth
± 7.46%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in St. Mary Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.826%, from 19.3k employees to 19.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Mary Parish, LA, are Retail Trade (2,924 people), Manufacturing (2,331 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,031 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

$44,347
Median earning men ± $3,843
$26,494
Median earning women ± $2,541

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,144), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,668), and Manufacturing ($53,308).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,188), and Public Administration ($41,685).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $49.3B, followed by Fuel oils ($48.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($37.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$380B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$689B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
81% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.9B, followed by Mississippi with $24.1B and Illinois and $7.47B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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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

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.829% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.761% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.21M), Some college (825k), and Secondary Education (634k).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in St. Mary Parish, LA was $105,800 in 2020, which is 0.46 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $106,900 to $105,800, a 1.03% decrease. The homeownership rate in St. Mary Parish, LA is 60.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in St. Mary Parish, LA have an average commute time of 20.4 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 $40,218. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Mary Parish, LA was Census Tract 409 with a value of $55,385, followed by Census Tract 408 and Census Tract 415, with respective values of $54,518 and $46,250.

Property

$105,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,227
$11,910
Median Property Taxes
±$733

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. Mary Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

60.7%
Homeownership
2020
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60.7% of the housing units in St. Mary Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.7%.

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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 415

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Mary Parish, LA was Census Tract 409 with a value of $55,385, followed by Census Tract 408 and Census Tract 415, with respective values of $54,518 and $46,250.

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.
$40,218
Median Household Income
± $1,780
19.6k
Number of Households
± 1,087

In 2020, the median household income of the 19.6k households in St. Mary Parish, LA declined from $40,218 from the previous year's value of $40,485.

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.
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.341% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.07%)
  3. Walked (2.27%)

In 2018, 85.4% of workers in St. Mary Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.07%) and those who walked to work (2.27%).

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

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Mary Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% 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

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Mary Parish, LA (9.74k out of 49.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 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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93.8% of the population of St. Mary Parish, LA has health coverage, with 29.5% on employee plans, 37.5% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Louisiana was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in St. Mary Parish, LA see 1843 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.97% decrease from the previous year (1960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2597 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 796 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,843 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 1,843 patients per year. This represents a 5.97% decrease from the previous year (1,960 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.8% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

6.25%
Uninsured
29.5%
Employer Coverage
37.5%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.58%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Mary Parish, LA declined by 21.6% from 7.97% to 6.25%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.3 in St. Mary Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 43.3% in St. Mary Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in St. Mary Parish, LA.

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