South Vacherie, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 3,642. Population change since 2000: +2.8%
Males: 1,720  (47.2%)
Females: 1,922  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70090.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $67,858 (it was $41,490 in 2000)
South Vacherie:

$67,858
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,853 (it was $17,241 in 2000)

South Vacherie CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,719 (it was $73,800 in 2000)
South Vacherie:

$117,719
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,709; Detached houses: $141,347; Townhouses or other attached units: $83,718; Mobile homes: $86,219

Median gross rent in 2012: $725.

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South Vacherie races chart
  • White alone - 2,328 (63.9%)
  • Black alone - 1,240 (34.0%)
  • Hispanic - 48 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.08%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.05%)

Races in South Vacherie detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in South Vacherie: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (20.4%), United States (16.8%), German (8.5%), French Canadian (7.0%), English (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 15.5 square miles.

Population density: 234 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in South Vacherie:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Vacherie CDP:

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

18 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.5%
Louisiana:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $846 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $445 (0.4%)

South Vacherie satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kenner, LA (27.1 miles , pop. 70,517).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (38.1 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (281.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Pleasure Bend, LA (1.8 miles ), North Vacherie, LA (2.0 miles ), Chackbay, LA (2.2 miles ), Kraemer, LA (2.2 miles ), Paulina, LA (2.5 miles ), Choctaw, LA (2.6 miles ), Wallace, LA (2.7 miles ), Moonshine, LA (2.7 miles) .

Latitude: 29.94 N, Longitude: 90.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 985

South Vacherie household income distribution South Vacherie home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (24%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in South Vacherie: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in South Vacherie, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South Vacherie-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the South Vacherie place center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1964, a category F4 tornado 30.4 miles away from the place center killed 22 people and injured 165 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Vacherie-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 355.6 miles away from South Vacherie center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 135.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from South Vacherie center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 313.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
South Vacherie topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Vacherie:

  • CHATEAU ST. JAMES REHAB AND RETIREMENT (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LUTCHER, LA)
  • ST JAMES BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HOSPITAL, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LUTCHER, LA)
  • OCHSNER HOME HEALTH OF LUTCHER (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; LUTCHER, LA)
  • ST JAMES PARISH HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; LUTCHER, LA)
  • INSPIRATION HOUSE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; GARYVILLE, LA)
  • BEAUJOLAIS COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; THIBODAUX, LA)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD IN HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; THIBODAUX, LA)

Amtrak station near South Vacherie:

  • 15 miles: SCHRIEVER (SCHRIVER, S. RTE. 20 & RTE. 24) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Operable nuclear power plant near South Vacherie:

  • 16 miles: Waterford 3 in Taft, LA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Vacherie:

  • Nicholls State University (about 12 miles; Thibodaux, LA; Full-time enrollment: 5,997)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (about 35 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 35 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 11,089)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 36 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Delgado Community College (about 36 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • University of New Orleans (about 39 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 43 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)

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Notable locations in South Vacherie: South Vacherie Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A), South Vacherie Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Vacherie include: New Horizon Missionary Baptist Church (A), Greater Second Baptist Church (B), Victory Assembly of God Church (C), Lady of Mercy Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bayou Piquant (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in South Vacherie: Miles Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

St. James Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 89.8. This is worse than average.

City:

89.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 22.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.73
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.3%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.9% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.2%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

South Vacherie compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

South Vacherie travel time to work - commute South Vacherie mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Utility gas (43%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Vacherie CDP (based on St. James Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.33%
Here: 69.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents95.5%2.4%1.3%0.8%0.0%
Congregations50.0%14.3%28.6%7.1%-
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
St. James Parish:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
St. James Parish:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
St. James Parish:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
St. James Parish:

33.4%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.9%
State:

13.7%

3.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,874 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. John the Baptist Parish, LA  0.83% ($33,552 average AGI)
from Ascension Parish, LA  0.73% ($28,508)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.37% ($37,033)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ascension Parish, LA  1.42% ($40,724 average AGI)
to St. John the Baptist Parish, LA  0.91% ($28,405)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.39% ($23,906)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Vacherie:

  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTIB (640 AM; 5 kW; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: LA TERR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WCKW (1010 AM; 1 kW; GARYVILLE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WSMB (1350 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WODT (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Vacherie:

  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WPRF (94.9 FM; RESERVE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCIL (107.5 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KLRZ (100.3 FM; LAROSE, LA; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING OF LAROSE, INC.)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTLN (90.5 FM; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: BD OF SV OF LSU & AGRIC. & MECH COLL)
  • WTIX-FM (94.3 FM; GALLIANO, LA; Owner: FLEUR DE LIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQUE-FM (93.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNXX (104.9 FM; DONALDSONVILLE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYLD-FM (98.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLMG (101.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZB (97.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTKL (95.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBZZ-FM (96.7 FM; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Vacherie:

  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WTNO-LP (Channel 36; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWL-TV (Channel 4; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WWL-TV, INC.)
  • WLPN-LP (Channel 61; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GLENN R. & KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • KFOL-CA (Channel 30; HOUMA, LA; Owner: FOLSE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WLPB-TV (Channel 27; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • WHNO (Channel 20; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K66FW (Channel 14; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
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