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St. Helena Parish, Louisiana (LA)


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County population in 2012: 11,071 (all rural); it was 10,525 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,375
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,199
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,291
Renter-occupied apartments: 759 (it was 582 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

33%

Land area: 408 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 27 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Helena Parish: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.7%), Construction (15.0%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years

Males: 5,521  (45.1%)
Females: 5,682  (54.9%)

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Average household size:
St. Helena Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,580 ($24,970 in 1999)
This county:

$32580
Louisiana:

$42492

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $311 (lower quartile is $184, upper quartile is $389)
This county:

$311
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,220 (it was $55,100 in 2000)
St. Helena Parish:

$96,220
Louisiana:

$135,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,701 - $162,228

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $190,132
Here:

$190,132
State:

$177,067

Mobile homes: $68,322
Here:

$68,322
State:

$34,481

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $88,440
Here:

$88,440
State:

$47,390
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,052
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $236

Institutionalized population: 113

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


St. Helena Parish, LA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $125 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $120 (0.1%)


St. Helena Parish household income distribution in 2009 St. Helena Parish home values distribution


St. Helena Parish contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.2%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

26.8%
Whole state:

19.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

11.9%
Whole state:

9.4%

Area name: Baton Rouge, LA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in St. Helena Parish is $624 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $720 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $918 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greensburg, Montpelier.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in St. Helena Parish: Dennis Mills (A), Pine Grove Lookout Tower (B), Camp Stallion (C), Saint Helena Parish Police Jury (D), Saint Helena Police Jury (E), Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department (F), Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department (G), South Second Ward Fire District (H), North Helena Volunteer Fire Department (I), Saint Helena Fire District 4 Station 1 (J), Pine Grove Volunteer Fire Department (K), North Helena Volunteer Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Helena Parish include: Morris Chapel Church of God (A), Morgan Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Greater Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (C), Kedron Church (D), Butler Temple (E), Salters Chapel (F), Andrew Chapel (G), Gospel Temple (H), Mount Pleasant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Womack-Muse Cemetery (1), Strickland Cemetery (2), Smith Cemetery (3), Old Venable Cemetery (4), Kemp Cemetery (5), Kedron Cemetery (6), Jackson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sweet Gum Pond (A), Brabhams Pond (B), Robinson Pond (C), Youngs Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Womack Branch (A), Williams Branch (B), West Fork Amite River (C), West Amite Creek Prong (D), Twelvemile Creek (E), Turkey Creek (F), Taylor Creek (G), Strother Creek (H), Stone Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Amite County, Mississippi , East Baton Rouge Parish , East Feliciana Parish , Livingston Parish , Tangipahoa Parish .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 453
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 27 (44% naturalized citizens)

St. Helena Parish:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 32.9%

St. Helena Parish marital status for males
St. Helena Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in St. Helena Parish with a mortgage: 661 (44 second mortgage, 23 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 787

Here:

45.6% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.24%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,077
Total congregations: 24
Religions in St. Helena Parish - Greensburg, Montpelier

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
St. Helena Parish:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.5%
Louisiana:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Helena Parish:

9.4%
State:

13.7%


Agriculture in St. Helena Parish:

Average size of farms: 156 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $62,822
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $69.21
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $47,455
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.03%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,029
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 27.71%
Vegetables: 20 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

St. Helena Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 1.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/11/1983, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Helena Parish-area historical earthquake activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Health care (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in St. Helena Parish (%):





St. Helena Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,861 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 560 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (1%)
  • Walked: 61 (2%)
  • Other means: 19 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 103 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


66 people in nursing homes
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,900.

10.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.28%
Louisiana average:

8.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.97% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($23,735 average AGI)
1.31% relocated from other states ($2,751 average AGI)
St. Helena Parish:

1.31%
Louisiana average:

2.22%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tangipahoa Parish, LA  2.56% ($23,532 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  2.37% ($21,282)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  1.27% ($36,855)
from Livingston Parish, LA  1.13% ($35,959)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.44% ($29,368)
from St. Bernard Parish, LA  0.30% ($27,077)


6.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Louisiana average:

13.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.44% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($18,827 average AGI)
1.34% relocated to other states ($5,686 average AGI)
St. Helena Parish:

1.34%
Louisiana average:

7.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tangipahoa Parish, LA  3.04% ($22,331 average AGI)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.77% ($18,500)
to Livingston Parish, LA  0.72% ($28,833)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in St. Helena Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in St. Helena Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in St. Helena Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 978 (757 aged, 221 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.7
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2910.080
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 242.510
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17208.26

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1208.690
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 799.3
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.75

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 19.5

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,082

Size of family households: 1,217 2-persons, 686 3-persons, 569 4-persons, 261 5-persons, 115 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,244 1-person, 136 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.8% of residents of St. Helena Parish speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $55,024,000 ($5337 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $173,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,256,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,301,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $204,000
Federal grants: $24,014,000
Federal procurement contracts: $357,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $892,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $83,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $680,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,822,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 614
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 507
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -350
Here -34 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in St. Helena Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.49 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 248
  • 4 rooms: 577
  • 5 rooms: 881
  • 6 rooms: 635
  • 7 rooms: 456
  • 8 rooms: 253
  • 9+ rooms: 200
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 102
  • 4 rooms: 133
  • 5 rooms: 160
  • 6 rooms: 80
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 128
  • 2 bedrooms: 889
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,626
  • 4 bedrooms: 519
  • 5+ bedrooms: 97
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 160
  • 2 bedrooms: 226
  • 3 bedrooms: 169
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 341
  • 1 vehicle: 1,103
  • 2 vehicles: 1,287
  • 3 vehicles: 464
  • 4 vehicles: 77
  • 5+ vehicles: 19
  • no vehicle: 126
  • 1 vehicle: 314
  • 2 vehicles: 126
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

74% of St. Helena Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Louisiana.

St. Helena Parish:

74.3%
State average:

59.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. Helena Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (55.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.4%)
  • Utility gas (13.2%)
  • Wood (6.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Electricity (45.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.9%)
  • Utility gas (13.4%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 222
Here:

14.8%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 188
Here:

26.5%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 86
Here:

24.1%
Louisiana:

16.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

St. Helena Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


St. Helena Parish government finances - Revenue in 2002:


St. Helena Parish government finances - Debt in 2002:


St. Helena Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



St. Helena Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

St. Helena Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in St. Helena Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12373.5 years
James10568.8 years
Mary9378.6 years
Willie8772.1 years
Robert7669.4 years
Charles6466.5 years
William6273.3 years
Joseph5671.6 years
George5075.4 years
Thomas4269.6 years
Most common last names in St. Helena Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams7870.8 years
Johnson6771.8 years
Smith6468.7 years
Lee6176.2 years
Jackson5977.7 years
Davis5172.6 years
Miller4672.5 years
Butler4576.0 years
Allen4474.0 years
Brown4474.6 years
Businesses in St. Helena Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike1
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Popeyes1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1Waffle House1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
McDonald's1

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