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St. James Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2016: 21,748 (72% urban, 28% rural); it was 21,216 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,174
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,297
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,984
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,246 (it was 1,008 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%

Land area: 246 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 88 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in St. James Parish: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in St. James Parish, Louisiana:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (50.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (47.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Louisiana median age:  36.5 years
Males: 10,495  (48.3%)
Females: 11,253  (51.7%)
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St. James Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
St. James Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,816 ($35,277 in 1999)

This county:

$50,816
Louisiana:

$45,146

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $496 (lower quartile is $330, upper quartile is $731)
This county:

$496
State:

$656


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $143,297 (it was $69,300 in 2000)
St. James:

$143,297
Louisiana:

$158,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,320 - $224,658
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,135
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $319

Institutionalized population: 199

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 76
  • Burglaries: 134
  • Thefts: 363
  • Auto thefts: 25

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 158
  • Burglaries: 154
  • Thefts: 402
  • Auto thefts: 29
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 55 buildings, average cost: $194,600
  • 2008: 47 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2009: 41 buildings, average cost: $214,300
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2011: 126 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $250,500
  • 2013: 53 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2014: 47 buildings, average cost: $263,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $978 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $697 (0.5%)

St. James Parish household income distribution in 2009 St. James Parish home values distribution St. James Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.8%
St. James Parish:

16.8%
Louisiana:

20.2%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 49.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 89.4% for other race residents, 63.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.1 years old
(Males: 37.1 years old, Females: 40.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.5 years old, Black residents: 36.1 years old, Asian residents: 1.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.6 years old, Other race residents: 39.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in St. James Parish is $469 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $575 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $706 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lutcher, South Vacherie, Gramercy, Grand Point, North Vacherie, Paulina, Union, St. James, Welcome, Convent.

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

2012 air pollution in St. James Parish:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bay County, Florida , Bastrop County, Texas , Iberia Parish , St. Bernard Parish , St. Martin Parish , Suwannee County, Florida , Fort Bend County, Texas , Wharton County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.4%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 712
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 137 (41.0% naturalized citizens)

St. James Parish:

0.6%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 17
  • 2000 to 2009: 26
  • 1990 to 1999: 13
  • 1980 to 1989: 7
  • 1970 to 1979: 28
  • Before 1970: 2
Note: State values scaled to St. James Parish population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,648
  • One, attached: 117
  • Two: 356
  • 3 or 4: 283
  • 10 to 19: 53
  • Mobile homes: 1,345

Housing units in St. James Parish with a mortgage: 2,712 (21 second mortgage, 220 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,293

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

52.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for St. James Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,9476
Black Protestant2,8573
Evangelical Protestant3405
Mainline Protestant1204
Other11
None4,837-
St. James Parish Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
St. James Parish:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

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.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
St. James Parish:

12.4%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
St. James Parish:

33.4%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.9%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in St. James Parish:

Average size of farms: 765 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $386,211
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $804.87
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $265,986
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $255,859
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 46.38%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.69
Vegetables: 18 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

St. James Parish-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 155.5 miles away from St. James Parish 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 362.6 miles away from the county 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 221.0 miles away from the county 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 142.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 150.4 miles away from St. James Parish 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 311.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 11, 2016 to August 31, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4277: August 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in St. James Parish (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

  • El Salvador (25%)
  • Vietnam (18%)
  • Mexico (12%)
  • Spain (11%)
  • Russia (9%)
  • England (7%)
  • Barbados (6%)

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

  • French (except Basque) (16%)
  • American (7%)
  • French Canadian (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • English (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Cajun (1%)

St. James Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,375 (89.2%)
  • Carpooled: 595 (6.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 91 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 26 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 113 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 165 (1.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in St. James Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 102 people in nursing homes
  • 83 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 73 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 92 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 72 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,871.

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.
3.17% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($26,561 average AGI)
0.57% relocated from other states ($5,312 average AGI)
St. James Parish:

0.57%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.25% ($16,000)
from Lafourche Parish, LA  0.25% ($32,000)


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.
4.34% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($28,508 average AGI)
0.77% relocated to other states ($4,779 average AGI)
St. James Parish:

0.77%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Lafourche Parish, LA  0.34% ($37,107)
to Jefferson Parish, LA  0.29% ($29,333)
to Orleans Parish, LA  0.16% ($35,615)
to Tangipahoa Parish, LA  0.13% ($29,091)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in St. James Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in St. James Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in St. James Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in St. James Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in St. James Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,373 (2,701 aged, 672 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 519 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in St. James Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (222)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (205)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (200)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (103)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (82)
  • Congestive heart failure (70)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (69)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (67)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (66)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (61)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.73
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,215
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 76
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,133

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,641
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 931

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 38

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,748
  • In family households: 18,756 (2,304 male householders, 3,244 female householders)
    3,702 spouses, 7,044 children (6,701 natural, 175 adopted, 163 stepchildren), 1,434 grandchildren, 212 brothers or sisters, 195 parents, 422 other relatives, 217 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,737 (1,080 male householders (977 living alone)), 1,260 female householders (1,079 living alone)), 382 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 221

Size of family households: 2,351 2-persons, 1,423 3-persons, 1,095 4-persons, 470 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 111 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,056 1-person, 259 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 16 4-persons.

2,306 married couples with children.
1,540 single-parent households (98 men, 1,442 women).

96.7% of residents of St. James speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 14% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $113,604,000 ($5,372 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $766,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $46,001,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $35,413,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $874,000
Federal grants: $26,809,000
Federal procurement contracts: $580,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,927,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $484,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,074,000
Federal Government insurance: $87,671,000

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

Births: 1,688
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 967
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -746
Here -35 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in St. James Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.88 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 93
  • 2010 to 2013: 292
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,006
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,299
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,280
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,406
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,478
  • 1950 to 1959: 928
  • 1940 to 1949: 344
  • 1939 or earlier: 643
Note: State values scaled to St. James population
Rooms in houses/apartments in St. James Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. James Parish population
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 188
  • 4 rooms: 471
  • 5 rooms: 1,347
  • 6 rooms: 1,501
  • 7 rooms: 992
  • 8 rooms: 815
  • 9+ rooms: 658
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 294
  • 4 rooms: 507
  • 5 rooms: 432
  • 6 rooms: 421
  • 7 rooms: 84
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9+ rooms: 57
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. James Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. James Parish population
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 77
  • 2 bedrooms: 740
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,855
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,176
  • 5+ bedrooms: 127
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 259
  • 2 bedrooms: 852
  • 3 bedrooms: 612
  • 4 bedrooms: 143
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in St. James Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. James Parish population
  • no vehicle: 312
  • 1 vehicle: 1,499
  • 2 vehicles: 2,585
  • 3 vehicles: 1,072
  • 4 vehicles: 425
  • 5+ vehicles: 99
  • no vehicle: 342
  • 1 vehicle: 827
  • 2 vehicles: 491
  • 3 vehicles: 113
  • 4 vehicles: 105
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

92% of St. James Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Louisiana.

St. James Parish:

92.2%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 20,312
  • Other state: 1,246
  • Northeast: 24
  • Midwest: 209
  • South: 857
  • West: 161

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. James Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (57.5%)
  • Utility gas (42.0%)
  • Solar energy (0.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.2%)
  • Electricity (65.3%)
  • Utility gas (33.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 284
Here:

12.2%
Louisiana:

17.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 208
Here:

15.4%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 214
Here:

24.9%
Louisiana:

17.3%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

St. James Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $666,000
    Police Protection: $540,000
    Housing and Community Development: $297,000
    Hospitals: $230,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $8,654,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,384,000
    Police Protection: $4,327,000
    Financial Administration: $2,760,000
    Gas Utilities: $1,965,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,597,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,524,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,470,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,434,000
    General - Other: $1,401,000
    Regular Highways: $1,398,000
    Health - Other: $1,334,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,210,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,145,000
    Water Utilities: $1,119,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,091,000
    Central Staff Services: $982,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $687,000
    Libraries: $656,000
    Transit Utilities: $607,000
    Local Fire Protection: $538,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $379,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,978,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $450,000
    Hospitals: $381,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $290,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Correctional Institutions: $81,000
    Regular Highways: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $60,000
    Libraries: $59,000
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000
    Housing and Community Development: $51,000
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000
    Water Utilities: $35,000
    Central Staff Services: $31,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $27,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
    General Public Building: $15,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,481,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $31,000

St. James Parish government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $7,749,000
    All Other: $2,562,000
    Solid Waste Management: $627,000
    Housing and Community Development: $312,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,401,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,394,000
    All Other: $302,000
    Water Utilities: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $225,000
    Transit Utilities: $6,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,609,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $991,000
    Special Assessments: $574,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $265,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $115,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $2,426,000
    Water Utilities: $1,729,000
    Transit Utilities: $102,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,384,000
    Public Welfare: $2,058,000
    General Local Government Support: $626,000
    Highways: $358,000
    Transit Utilities: $201,000
    Education: $63,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,660,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,586,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $454,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $189,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $21,000
    Other License: $4,000

St. James Parish government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $81,695,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $74,730,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,767,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,912,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,965,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,139,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,284,000

St. James Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,854,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,717,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 724
  • Number of aged recipients: 75
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 649
  • Number of recipients under 18: 128
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 439
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 157
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 256
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 356
St. James Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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St. James Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in St. James Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph9374.0 years
John5771.6 years
Marie5683.0 years
James5069.5 years
Mary4977.2 years
Robert3368.5 years
Louis3174.2 years
Henry2977.2 years
Edward2968.1 years
Willie2772.6 years
Most common last names in St. James Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bourgeois7275.1 years
Becnel6876.5 years
Oubre6278.9 years
Waguespack6182.1 years
Williams5370.6 years
Johnson5269.5 years
Roussel5075.5 years
Schexnayder4878.0 years
Hymel4680.1 years
Simon4480.2 years
Businesses in St. James Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Popeyes1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Jimmy John's1UPS1
McDonald's1

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