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St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2014: 245,829 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 191,268 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 48,910
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,688
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 55,732
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,923 (it was 13,521 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 854 sq. mi.

Water area: 269.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 288 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in St. Tammany Parish: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 119,867  (48.8%)
Females: 125,962  (51.2%)
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St. Tammany Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
St. Tammany Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $63,180 ($47,883 in 1999)

This county:

$63,180
Louisiana:

$45,727

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $830 (lower quartile is $622, upper quartile is $1,052)
This county:

$830
State:

$647


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $204,700 (it was $116,000 in 2000)
St. Tammany:

$204,700
Louisiana:

$155,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $139,500 - $284,400

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $261,417
Here:

$261,417
State:

$205,765

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,478
Here:

$185,478
State:

$201,436

In 2-unit structures: $251,610
Here:

$251,610
State:

$491,450

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,447
Here:

$197,447
State:

$265,999

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,718
Here:

$97,718
State:

$199,779

Mobile homes: $58,853
Here:

$58,853
State:

$59,334

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,792
Here:

$22,792
State:

$23,026
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,481
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $441

Institutionalized population: 1,044

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

  • Murders: 8
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 43
  • Assaults: 349
  • Burglaries: 782
  • Thefts: 1884
  • Auto thefts: 240

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 29
  • Robberies: 42
  • Assaults: 355
  • Burglaries: 726
  • Thefts: 1973
  • Auto thefts: 253
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Health of residents in St. Tammany Parish based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
75.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
83.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
71.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is less than average.
43.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 3167 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2005: 2468 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2006: 2659 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2007: 1631 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2008: 933 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2009: 592 buildings, average cost: $214,100
  • 2010: 576 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2011: 785 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2012: 942 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2013: 1191 buildings, average cost: $237,800
  • 2014: 1240 buildings, average cost: $240,400

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 2015: $1,773 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,374 (0.7%)

St. Tammany Parish household income distribution in 2009 St. Tammany Parish home values distribution St. Tammany Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.3%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.4% for American Indian residents, 17.8% for other race residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.3%
St. Tammany Parish:

13.3%
Louisiana:

19.6%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.5% for American Indian residents, 13.2% for other race residents, 26.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 39 years old)

Area name: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in St. Tammany Parish is $804 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $940 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1207 a month.

Cities in this county include: Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Lacombe, Eden Isle, Abita Springs, Pearl River, Madisonville, Folsom, Sun.

St. Tammany 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: Calhoun County, Florida , Evangeline Parish , Charlton County, Georgia , Decatur County, Georgia , Crockett County, Texas , Sutton County, Texas , Travis County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,143
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,528 (60% naturalized citizens)

St. Tammany Parish:

2.4%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 788
  • 1990 to 1994: 540
  • 1985 to 1989: 298
  • 1980 to 1984: 580
  • 1975 to 1979: 459
  • 1970 to 1974: 363
  • 1970 to 1974: 344
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,156
Note: State values scaled to St. Tammany Parish population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 57,216
  • One, attached: 1,778
  • Two: 1,621
  • 3 or 4: 1,945
  • 5 to 9: 1,125
  • 10 to 19: 892
  • 20 or more: 2,045
  • Mobile homes: 8,632
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 144

Housing units in St. Tammany Parish with a mortgage: 33,757 (3,783 second mortgage, 2,717 home equity loan, 139 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,063

Here:

73.7% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for St. Tammany Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic53,14916
Evangelical Protestant42,583129
Mainline Protestant16,79825
Black Protestant2,76217
Other2,43014
None116,018-
St. Tammany 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: 38
St. Tammany Parish:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 96
St. Tammany Parish:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 188
This county:

8.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
St. Tammany Parish:

8.5%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
St. Tammany Parish:

26.0%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.8%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in St. Tammany Parish:

Average size of farms: 85 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,748
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1175.22
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.89%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.52%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,187
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.89%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,483
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.82
Vegetables: 70 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 169 acres

Earthquake activity:

St. Tammany 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 178.6 miles away from St. Tammany 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 350.3 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 165.8 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) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from the county 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 260.6 miles away from St. Tammany Parish center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 195.2 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
  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to April 08, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4263: March 13, 2016, FEMA Id: 4263, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in St. Tammany Parish (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Honduras (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Cuba (4%)

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

  • French (except Basque) (16%)
  • German (12%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Italian (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • French Canadian (2%)

St. Tammany Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 69,891 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 11,901 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 162 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 26 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 82 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 125 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 221 (0%)
  • Walked: 716 (1%)
  • Other means: 791 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,203 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 886 people in nursing homes
  • 500 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 229 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 165 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 96 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 73 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 70 people in religious group quarters
  • 66 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 57 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 50 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 718 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 171 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 118 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 76 people in college/university student housing
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $67,255.

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($305 average AGI)
St. Tammany Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

3.09% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($22,160 average AGI)
3.18% relocated from other states ($27,902 average AGI)
St. Tammany Parish:

3.18%
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 Jefferson Parish, LA  0.92% ($51,238 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.53% ($41,782)
from Tangipahoa Parish, LA  0.35% ($34,699)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.28% ($40,258)
from Pearl River County, MS  0.23% ($34,061)
from Washington Parish, LA  0.18% ($33,570)
from St. Bernard Parish, LA  0.14% ($54,716)


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($460 average AGI)
St. Tammany Parish:

0.05%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

2.86% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($19,790 average AGI)
2.98% relocated to other states ($28,826 average AGI)
St. Tammany Parish:

2.98%
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 Orleans Parish, LA  0.60% ($47,445 average AGI)
to Jefferson Parish, LA  0.58% ($40,590)
to Tangipahoa Parish, LA  0.45% ($31,892)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.29% ($39,707)
to Washington Parish, LA  0.21% ($24,890)
to St. Bernard Parish, LA  0.21% ($35,908)
to Pearl River County, MS  0.20% ($34,369)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in St. Tammany Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.4

Deaths per 1000 population in St. Tammany Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in St. Tammany Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in St. Tammany Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

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


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 31,691 (25,772 aged, 5,919 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,929 (11%)

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. Tammany Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,007)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,645)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,200)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,051)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,025)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (898)
  • Unspecified dementia (884)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (787)
  • Congestive heart failure (680)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (548)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.81
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,841
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 355
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,309

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,367
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 753
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 49.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.6
  • Other - 15.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 130.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 81.6
  • Suffocation - 20.8
  • Poisoning - 19.4
  • Other - 9.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 232,465
  • In family households: 203,525 (45,756 male householders, 18,277 female householders)
    48,732 spouses, 71,500 children (65,733 natural, 1,822 adopted, 3,945 stepchildren), 6,151 grandchildren, 1,763 brothers or sisters, 2,098 parents, 2,545 other relatives, 4,984 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 28,940 (11,111 male householders (8,616 living alone)), 12,377 female householders (10,602 living alone)), 5,452 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,275 (1,044 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 25,859 2-persons, 15,361 3-persons, 13,373 4-persons, 6,254 5-persons, 2,096 6-persons, 1,090 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,218 1-person, 3,547 2-persons, 453 3-persons, 156 4-persons, 68 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

39,598 married couples with children.
10,002 single-parent households (2,295 men, 7,707 women).

94.7% of residents of St. Tammany Parish speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $905,758,000 ($4,241 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $100,585,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $460,731,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $200,130,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $25,836,000
Federal grants: $108,704,000
Federal procurement contracts: $57,103,000 ($47,412,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $53,253,000 ($13,009,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,024,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $194,571,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,498,703,000

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

Births: 14,773
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,025
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +617
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +22,032
Here +100 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in St. Tammany Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.13 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,135
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,869
  • 2000 to 2009: 25,987
  • 1990 to 1999: 21,269
  • 1980 to 1989: 19,381
  • 1970 to 1979: 15,271
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,446
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,668
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,131
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,900
Note: State values scaled to St. Tammany population
Rooms in houses/apartments in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. Tammany Parish population
  • 1 room: 82
  • 2 rooms: 491
  • 3 rooms: 1,778
  • 4 rooms: 4,262
  • 5 rooms: 11,606
  • 6 rooms: 12,557
  • 7 rooms: 11,157
  • 8 rooms: 7,137
  • 9+ rooms: 6,662
  • 1 room: 213
  • 2 rooms: 1,067
  • 3 rooms: 1,885
  • 4 rooms: 3,868
  • 5 rooms: 3,340
  • 6 rooms: 1,805
  • 7 rooms: 799
  • 8 rooms: 372
  • 9+ rooms: 172
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. Tammany Parish population
  • no bedroom: 148
  • 1 bedroom: 1,537
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,692
  • 3 bedrooms: 26,750
  • 4 bedrooms: 17,019
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,586
  • no bedroom: 259
  • 1 bedroom: 2,516
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,736
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,046
  • 4 bedrooms: 866
  • 5+ bedrooms: 98
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. Tammany Parish population
  • no vehicle: 1,448
  • 1 vehicle: 14,119
  • 2 vehicles: 28,711
  • 3 vehicles: 8,666
  • 4 vehicles: 2,163
  • 5+ vehicles: 625
  • no vehicle: 1,613
  • 1 vehicle: 6,605
  • 2 vehicles: 4,289
  • 3 vehicles: 905
  • 4 vehicles: 89
  • 5+ vehicles: 20

55% of St. Tammany Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Louisiana.

St. Tammany Parish:

55.2%
State average:

59.6%

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

  • This state: 129,412
  • Northeast: 6,889
  • Midwest: 11,037
  • South: 31,237
  • West: 6,470

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $113,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. Tammany Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.6%)
  • Utility gas (39.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.5%)
  • Electricity (68.3%)
  • Utility gas (25.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,328
Here:

20.3%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,961
Here:

16.0%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,303
Here:

19.4%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

St. Tammany Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $140,956,000
    Regular Highways: $5,933,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,526,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $765,000
    Local Fire Protection: $754,000
    General Public Buildings: $121,000
    Health - Other: $117,000
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000
    Water Utilities: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $23,803,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,560,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,410,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,709,000
    Regular Highways: $13,601,000
    General - Other: $7,115,000
    Financial Administration: $6,998,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,768,000
    Health - Other: $5,013,000
    Libraries: $4,657,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,462,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,221,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,273,000
    Sewerage: $1,829,000
    Water Utilities: $1,026,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $879,000
    General Public Buildings: $650,000
    Solid Waste Management: $467,000
    Air Transportation: $156,000
    Transit Utilities: $64,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,541,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $3,873,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,110,000
    Regular Highways: $1,475,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,016,000
    Financial Administration: $748,000
    Correctional Institutions: $647,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $529,000
    Health - Other: $463,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $374,000
    General - Other: $275,000
    Libraries: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Transit Utilities: $33,000
    Water Utilities: $17,000
    Sewerage: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $61,277,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000

St. Tammany Parish government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $12,707,000
    Sewerage: $1,411,000
    Parks and Recreation: $862,000
    Regular Highways: $433,000
    Solid Waste Management: $375,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $121,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,556,000
    Air Transportation: $130,000
    General Local Government Support: $129,000
    Transit Utilities: $90,000
    Water Utilities: $53,000
    Health and Hospitals: $34,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,776,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,728,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,684,000
    Special Assessments: $1,372,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $723,000
    Sale of Property: $162,000
    Rents: $157,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,421,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $154,639,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,213,000
    Highways: $1,404,000
    Public Welfare: $701,000
    Transit Utilities: $77,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $82,093,000
    Property: $59,046,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $6,273,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,977,000
    Other Selective Sales: $981,000
    Other License: $959,000

St. Tammany Parish government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,792,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,865,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $18,490,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $17,721,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,082,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,155,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $769,000

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,203,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,368,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,371,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,117
  • Number of aged recipients: 384
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,733
  • Number of recipients under 18: 790
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,546
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 781
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,462
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,806
St. Tammany Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

St. Tammany Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,014$174,7351,187$199,1385,117$188,181396$60,8616$800,500435$163,70378$50,962
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED51$148,980131$174,412525$184,85550$57,6801$655,00037$140,64949$58,714
APPLICATIONS DENIED208$161,803277$143,8011,966$186,261369$46,5960$0113$124,558151$51,523
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN110$178,682162$204,3461,164$189,55353$95,5660$067$151,34312$75,083
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS34$154,97143$189,326357$190,15733$81,3641$30,00025$138,1606$71,167
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 33 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED204$242,667162$240,5934$191,0001$77,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$248,25580$234,8632$187,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$238,72752$243,5581$157,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$234,63235$244,9431$200,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$228,8008$240,2501$56,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in St. Tammany Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John82072.7 years
Mary67977.8 years
James62470.5 years
William55672.7 years
Joseph53872.9 years
Robert50169.5 years
Charles48072.5 years
George36673.4 years
Edward27274.3 years
Dorothy26377.1 years
Most common last names in St. Tammany Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith38672.9 years
Williams24171.2 years
Johnson19473.4 years
Brown17671.4 years
Jones16471.0 years
Miller15771.8 years
Davis14574.7 years
Taylor12971.6 years
Jenkins12971.7 years
Crawford12172.0 years
Businesses in St. Tammany Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T9Lowe's2
Academy Sports + Outdoors2Marriott2
Ace Hardware4Marshalls2
Advance Auto Parts5MasterBrand Cabinets10
Aeropostale2Maurices1
Albertsons1Mazda1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's15
Ann Taylor1Men's Wearhouse2
Applebee's2Microtel1
Arby's2Motel 61
AutoZone4Motherhood Maternity1
Banana Republic1New Balance2
Barnes & Noble1Nike21
Baskin-Robbins3Nissan2
Bath & Body Works2Office Depot4
Bed Bath & Beyond2Old Navy1
Best Western2Olive Garden2
Blockbuster5Outback2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback Steakhouse2
Burger King7Papa John's Pizza1
CVS8Payless3
Catherines1Penske3
Chevrolet2PetSmart2
Chick-Fil-A3Pier 1 Imports2
Chico's1Pizza Hut4
Chuck E. Cheese's1Popeyes3
Church's Chicken1Quiznos6
Circle K10RadioShack3
Clarion1Rite Aid2
Cold Stone Creamery1Rooms To Go3
Comfort Inn2Ruby Tuesday1
Cracker Barrel2Rue212
Curves3Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Decora Cabinetry2SONIC Drive-In10
Domino's Pizza7Sam's Club1
DressBarn2Sears3
Dressbarn2Shoe Carnival2
Express1Sleep Inn1
FedEx49Sprint Nextel4
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Starbucks7
Foot Locker1Steak 'n Shake1
Ford2Subaru1
Forever 211Subway2
GNC5Super 82
GameStop5T-Mobile5
Gap2Taco Bell5
Goodwill2Talbots1
H&R Block7Target2
Hilton2The Athlete's Foot1
Hobby Lobby2The Limited1
Holiday Inn3The Room Place1
Home Depot3Tire Kingdom3
Honda2Toyota2
IHOP2Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney2True Value3
Jones New York6U-Haul12
Journeys1UPS39
Justice2Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Kincaid4Victoria's Secret2
Kmart1Volkswagen1
Kohl's1Waffle House8
La Quinta3Walgreens10
La-Z-Boy1Walmart4
Lane Bryant2Wendy's6
Lane Furniture2YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1

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  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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