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St. Mary Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2017: 52,813 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 53,500 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,524
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,830
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,275
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,103 (it was 5,042 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 613 sq. mi.

Water area: 506.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 86 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in St. Mary Parish: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.4%), Construction (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in St. Mary Parish, LA (2017)
    • 29,36554.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 16,42330.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,7827.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,9393.6%Two or more races
    • 7601.4%Asian alone
    • 4970.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 600.1%Some other race alone
    • 70.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

38.4 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years
Males: 26,249  (49.7%)
Females: 26,564  (50.3%)
Average household size:
St. Mary Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,844 ($28,072 in 1999)
This county:

$40,844
Louisiana:

$46,145

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $573 (lower quartile is $431, upper quartile is $693)
This county:

$573
State:

$678


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,090 (it was $63,100 in 2000)
St. Mary:

$103,090
Louisiana:

$162,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,868 - $170,350
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,022
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $330

Institutionalized population: 753
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 159 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 1998: 123 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 1999: 109 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2000: 90 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 2001: 93 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2002: 77 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2003: 100 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2004: 113 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2005: 90 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2006: 94 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2007: 103 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2008: 78 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2009: 53 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2010: 52 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2011: 49 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2012: 52 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2013: 67 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2014: 58 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2015: 57 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2016: 43 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2017: 21 buildings, average cost: $258,100
Number of permits per 10,000 St. Mary, LA residents
Average permit cost in St. Mary, LA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $500 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $310 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in St. Mary, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in St. Mary, LA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in St. Mary, LA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.7%
St. Mary Parish:

19.7%
Louisiana:

19.7%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.1% for American Indian residents, 85.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.7% for other race residents, 21.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 38.4 years old
(Males: 37.2 years old, Females: 39.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.6 years old, Black residents: 35.6 years old, American Indian residents: 46.4 years old, Asian residents: 41.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.9 years old, Other race residents: 25.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in St. Mary Parish is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $466 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $609 a month.

Cities in this county include: Morgan City, Franklin, Patterson, Berwick, Bayou Vista, Baldwin, Amelia, Charenton, Sorrel, Siracusaville.

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

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Neighboring counties: Alachua County, Florida , Bradford County, Florida , Liberty County, Florida , Vermilion Parish , Galveston County, Texas , Galveston County, Texas , Guadalupe County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Louisiana:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in St. Mary, LA
County total employment by year in St. Mary, LA
County average yearly wages by year in St. Mary, LA

Current college students: 1,563
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,057 (21.3% naturalized citizens)

St. Mary Parish:

3.9%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4232010 or later
  • 8572000 to 2009
  • 2821990 to 1999
  • 4521980 to 1989
  • 2221970 to 1979
  • 63Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,813
  • One, attached: 218
  • Two: 758
  • 3 or 4: 779
  • 5 to 9: 619
  • 10 to 19: 370
  • 20 to 49: 244
  • 50 or more: 160
  • Mobile homes: 4,671
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 65

Housing units in St. Mary Parish with a mortgage: 4,759 (52 second mortgage, 191 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,726

Here:

36.4% with mortgage
State:

52.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for St. Mary Parish

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,83418
Evangelical Protestant7,76238
Black Protestant2,12310
Mainline Protestant1,92615
Other3435
None24,662-
St. Mary 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: 18
St. Mary Parish:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
St. Mary Parish:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
St. Mary Parish:

12.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
St. Mary Parish:

33.3%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in St. Mary Parish:

Average size of farms: 742 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $358,871
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $721.55
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.84%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $284,579
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 65.84%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $321,234
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 67.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.29
Soybeans for beans: 1175 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 40 acres

Earthquake activity:

St. Mary 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 149.8 miles away from St. Mary 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 376.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.0 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) earthquake occurred 262.2 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 145.8 miles away from St. Mary 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 350.5 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: December 28, 2015 to February 01, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3376: February 05, 2016, FEMA Id: 3376, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in St. Mary Parish (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - St. Mary

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,979 (84.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,167 (8.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 45 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 502 (2.0%)
  • Bicycle: 37 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 553 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 360 (1.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Vietnam (17%)
  • Honduras (8%)
  • Cuba (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • Spain (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in St. Mary Parish


  • French (except Basque) (17%)
  • American (13%)
  • French Canadian (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Cajun (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 267 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 177 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 45 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 15 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

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

  • 385 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 284 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 60 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 58 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 33 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,213.

4.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
Louisiana average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.05% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($26,835 average AGI)
1.04% relocated from other states ($10,373 average AGI)
St. Mary Parish:

1.04%
Louisiana average:

2.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Iberia Parish, LA  0.70% ($33,023 average AGI)
from Lafayette Parish, LA  0.44% ($41,963)
from Terrebonne Parish, LA  0.42% ($31,620)
from Assumption Parish, LA  0.27% ($44,961)
from Lafourche Parish, LA  0.23% ($35,233)
from Harris County, TX  0.19% ($45,833)
from St. Martin Parish, LA  0.17% ($52,531)


5.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Louisiana average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.76% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($26,695 average AGI)
2.23% relocated to other states ($13,762 average AGI)
St. Mary Parish:

2.23%
Louisiana average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Iberia Parish, LA  1.05% ($43,313 average AGI)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.53% ($38,327)
to Terrebonne Parish, LA  0.34% ($38,409)
to Assumption Parish, LA  0.32% ($32,918)
to Harris County, TX  0.31% ($45,950)
to Lafourche Parish, LA  0.26% ($44,408)
to St. Martin Parish, LA  0.18% ($62,686)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.0

Births per 1000 population in St. Mary Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in St. Mary Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in St. Mary Parish
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in St. Mary Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in St. Mary Parish
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in St. Mary Parish
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in St. Mary Parish
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in St. Mary Parish
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in St. Mary Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,850 (6,647 aged, 2,203 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,724 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (552)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (543)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (389)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (305)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (304)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (280)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (214)
  • Congestive heart failure (189)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (161)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (156)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,534
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 144
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,991

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,535
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,041
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.2
  • Other - 35.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,813
  • In family households: 42,010 (5,571 male householders, 5,839 female householders)
    7,266 spouses, 17,017 children (15,826 natural, 502 adopted, 688 stepchildren), 2,357 grandchildren, 1,017 brothers or sisters, 708 parents, 1,086 other relatives, 1,216 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,921 (4,577 male householders (4,035 living alone)), 4,078 female householders (3,768 living alone)), 1,275 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 898

Size of family households: 5,737 2-persons, 2,358 3-persons, 1,866 4-persons, 868 5-persons, 339 6-persons, 262 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,808 1-person, 787 2-persons, 53 3-persons, 24 4-persons.

5,760 married couples with children.
4,544 single-parent households (1,193 men, 3,351 women).

91.0% of residents of St. Mary speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 23% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $320,023,000 ($6,132 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $17,933,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $125,612,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $79,025,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,814,000
Federal grants: $79,250,000
Federal procurement contracts: $22,096,000 ($14,886,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,227,000 ($977,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,355,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,514,000
Federal Government insurance: $522,178,000

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

Births: 4,199
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,655
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +165
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,720
Here -72 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents
Population growth in St. Mary Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.57 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • Year house built in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • 2842014 or later
  • 6202010 to 2013
  • 2,0622000 to 2009
  • 2,9051990 to 1999
  • 3,2051980 to 1989
  • 5,7341970 to 1979
  • 3,7741960 to 1969
  • 2,4721950 to 1959
  • 1,2861940 to 1949
  • 1,2451939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • 101 room
  • 672 rooms
  • 4393 rooms
  • 1,4684 rooms
  • 3,3155 rooms
  • 3,1496 rooms
  • 1,9727 rooms
  • 1,0328 rooms
  • 9629+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • 2591 room
  • 502 rooms
  • 9423 rooms
  • 1,6274 rooms
  • 2,7035 rooms
  • 1,5046 rooms
  • 3437 rooms
  • 1008 rooms
  • 849+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • 10no bedroom
  • 2061 bedroom
  • 2,1242 bedrooms
  • 8,0043 bedrooms
  • 1,7824 bedrooms
  • 2575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • 251no bedroom
  • 9501 bedroom
  • 2,3772 bedrooms
  • 3,5593 bedrooms
  • 4124 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Mary Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in St. Mary Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 587no vehicle
  • 4,7161 vehicle
  • 4,8802 vehicles
  • 1,6913 vehicles
  • 4854 vehicles
  • 825+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Mary Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in St. Mary Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • 906no vehicle
  • 5,0811 vehicle
  • 1,3082 vehicles
  • 2943 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.6% of St. Mary Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Louisiana.

St. Mary Parish:

87.6%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 44,593
  • Other state: 5,775
  • Northeast: 443
  • Midwest: 913
  • South: 3,311
  • West: 1,116
Year householders moved into unit in St. Mary Parish, LA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. Mary Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 64.9%Electricity
  • 34.3%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.1%Electricity
  • 20.0%Utility gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 863
Here:

15.4%
Louisiana:

18.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 310
Here:

9.8%
Louisiana:

18.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 103
Here:

8.8%
Louisiana:

17.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

St. Mary Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,592,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $16,195,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,290,000
    Other: $2,892,000
    Sewerage: $1,728,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,464,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,532,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,509,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,658,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $890,000
    Sewerage: $652,000
    Water Utilities: $634,000
    Local Fire Protection: $456,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Correctional Institutions: $82,000
    Financial Administration: $27,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $14,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $21,825,000
    Police Protection: $7,256,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,054,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,825,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,554,000
    Regular Highways: $5,244,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,734,000
    Health - Other: $3,699,000
    Water Utilities: $3,654,000
    Financial Administration: $3,559,000
    Sewerage: $3,416,000
    General - Other: $3,405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,015,000
    Libraries: $2,612,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,988,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,513,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,251,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $620,000
    Housing and Community Development: $304,000
    Air Transportation: $272,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $241,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,389,000
    Housing and Community Development: $310,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,219,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $205,000
    Sewerage: $48,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,953,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,096,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,791,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,605,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,605,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,935,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,723,000
    Interest Earnings: $335,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $296,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $146,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $524,000
    Parks and Recreation: $417,000
    Hospitals: $285,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $239,000
    Libraries: $96,000
    Sewerage: $31,000
    Water Utilities: $27,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Health - Other: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,838,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,268,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,720,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $7,099,000
    Highways: $5,599,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,918,000
    Public Welfare: $2,812,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,210,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,496,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,403,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,184,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $906,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $722,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $68,000
    Other License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,826,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $70,000

St. Mary Parish government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,592,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $16,195,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,290,000
    Other: $2,892,000
    Sewerage: $1,728,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,464,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,532,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,509,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,658,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $890,000
    Sewerage: $652,000
    Water Utilities: $634,000
    Local Fire Protection: $456,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Correctional Institutions: $82,000
    Financial Administration: $27,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $14,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $21,825,000
    Police Protection: $7,256,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,054,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,825,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,554,000
    Regular Highways: $5,244,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,734,000
    Health - Other: $3,699,000
    Water Utilities: $3,654,000
    Financial Administration: $3,559,000
    Sewerage: $3,416,000
    General - Other: $3,405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,015,000
    Libraries: $2,612,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,988,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,513,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,251,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $620,000
    Housing and Community Development: $304,000
    Air Transportation: $272,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $241,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,389,000
    Housing and Community Development: $310,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,219,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $205,000
    Sewerage: $48,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,953,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,096,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,791,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,605,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,605,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,935,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,723,000
    Interest Earnings: $335,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $296,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $146,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $524,000
    Parks and Recreation: $417,000
    Hospitals: $285,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $239,000
    Libraries: $96,000
    Sewerage: $31,000
    Water Utilities: $27,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Health - Other: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,838,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,268,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,720,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $7,099,000
    Highways: $5,599,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,918,000
    Public Welfare: $2,812,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,210,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,496,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,403,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,184,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $906,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $722,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $68,000
    Other License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,826,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $70,000

St. Mary Parish government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,592,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $16,195,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,290,000
    Other: $2,892,000
    Sewerage: $1,728,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,464,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,532,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,509,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,658,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $890,000
    Sewerage: $652,000
    Water Utilities: $634,000
    Local Fire Protection: $456,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Correctional Institutions: $82,000
    Financial Administration: $27,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $14,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $21,825,000
    Police Protection: $7,256,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,054,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,825,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,554,000
    Regular Highways: $5,244,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,734,000
    Health - Other: $3,699,000
    Water Utilities: $3,654,000
    Financial Administration: $3,559,000
    Sewerage: $3,416,000
    General - Other: $3,405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,015,000
    Libraries: $2,612,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,988,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,513,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,251,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $620,000
    Housing and Community Development: $304,000
    Air Transportation: $272,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $241,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,389,000
    Housing and Community Development: $310,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,219,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $205,000
    Sewerage: $48,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,953,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,096,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,791,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,605,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,605,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,935,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,723,000
    Interest Earnings: $335,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $296,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $146,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $524,000
    Parks and Recreation: $417,000
    Hospitals: $285,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $239,000
    Libraries: $96,000
    Sewerage: $31,000
    Water Utilities: $27,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Health - Other: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,838,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,268,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,720,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $7,099,000
    Highways: $5,599,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,918,000
    Public Welfare: $2,812,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,210,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,496,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,403,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,184,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $906,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $722,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $68,000
    Other License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,826,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $70,000

St. Mary Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,592,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $16,195,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,290,000
    Other: $2,892,000
    Sewerage: $1,728,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,464,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,532,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,509,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,658,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $890,000
    Sewerage: $652,000
    Water Utilities: $634,000
    Local Fire Protection: $456,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Correctional Institutions: $82,000
    Financial Administration: $27,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $14,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $21,825,000
    Police Protection: $7,256,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,054,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,825,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,554,000
    Regular Highways: $5,244,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,734,000
    Health - Other: $3,699,000
    Water Utilities: $3,654,000
    Financial Administration: $3,559,000
    Sewerage: $3,416,000
    General - Other: $3,405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,015,000
    Libraries: $2,612,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,988,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,513,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,251,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $620,000
    Housing and Community Development: $304,000
    Air Transportation: $272,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $241,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,389,000
    Housing and Community Development: $310,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,219,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $205,000
    Sewerage: $48,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,953,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,096,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,791,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,605,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,605,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,935,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,723,000
    Interest Earnings: $335,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $296,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $146,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $524,000
    Parks and Recreation: $417,000
    Hospitals: $285,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $239,000
    Libraries: $96,000
    Sewerage: $31,000
    Water Utilities: $27,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Health - Other: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,838,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,268,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,720,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $7,099,000
    Highways: $5,599,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,918,000
    Public Welfare: $2,812,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,210,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,496,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,403,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,184,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $906,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $722,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $68,000
    Other License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,826,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $70,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,465
  • Number of aged recipients: 222
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,243
  • Number of recipients under 18: 442
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,556
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 467
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 897
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,129
Most common first names in St. Mary Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary27975.4 years
Joseph26771.8 years
John23972.9 years
James18167.2 years
Charles16469.4 years
William15971.9 years
Robert12266.3 years
George11872.7 years
Willie11275.5 years
Clarence10568.9 years
Most common last names in St. Mary Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Boudreaux21577.5 years
Hebert16875.0 years
Williams16671.3 years
Landry15775.1 years
Johnson13371.5 years
Jones13169.0 years
Smith12872.6 years
Aucoin11772.6 years
Brown10168.6 years
Broussard9675.5 years
Businesses in St. Mary Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Mazda1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's5
AutoZone2New Balance2
Best Western2Nike4
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut3
Burger King3Popeyes3
CVS1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Rite Aid2
Circle K2Ryan's Grill1
Comfort Inn2SAS Shoes1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In3
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
FedEx7Sleep Inn1
Ford1Subway4
GNC2T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block3Toyota1
Hilton1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul4
La Quinta1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's2

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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"