St. Tammany Parish, LA

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2022 Population
266,168
1.28% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0.495% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
0.78% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$76,914
8.35% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$262,400
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
123,509
1.98% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, St. Tammany Parish, LA had a population of 266k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $76,914. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Tammany Parish, LA grew from 262,799 to 266,168, a 1.28% increase and its median household income grew from $70,986 to $76,914, a 8.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Tammany Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.84%), and White (Hispanic) (2.05%).

None of the households in St. Tammany Parish, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in St. Tammany Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Tammany Parish, LA are Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute-Covington (1,847 degrees awarded in 2022), Northshore Technical Community College (160667) (1,661 degrees), and Delta College Inc (115 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Tammany Parish, LA was $262,400, and the homeownership rate was 79.1%.

Most people in St. Tammany Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.6 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Tammany Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

St. Tammany Parish, LA is home to a population of 266k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.35% of St. Tammany Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (11.6k people).

In 2022, there were 6.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (202k people) in St. Tammany Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.05k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of St. Tammany Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Tammany Parish, LA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Tammany Parish, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    202k ± 938
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    31.8k ± 942
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.05k ± 1.18k
6.09%
Hispanic Population
16.2k people

In 2022, there were 6.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (202k people) in St. Tammany Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.05k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.09% of the people in St. Tammany Parish, LA are hispanic (16.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in St. Tammany Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.35%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.6k people
4.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.8k people

As of 2022, 4.35% of St. Tammany Parish, LA residents (11.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Tammany Parish, LA was 4.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,270 ± 699
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,597 ± 562
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,521 ± 419

St. Tammany Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Tammany Parish, LA employs 124k people. The largest industries in St. Tammany Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,008 people), Retail Trade (13,504 people), and Educational Services (11,102 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,433), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,260), and Utilities ($81,344).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

124k
2022 Value
± 3,337
1.98%
1 Year growth
± 3.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Tammany Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.98%, from 121k employees to 124k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Tammany Parish, LA, are Management Occupations (15,349 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,950 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,445 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Tammany Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

124k
2022 Value
± 3,337
1.98%
1 Year growth
± 3.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Tammany Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.98%, from 121k employees to 124k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Tammany Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,008 people), Retail Trade (13,504 people), and Educational Services (11,102 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Tammany Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in St. Tammany Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,147
Median earning men ± $1,775
$37,453
Median earning women ± $2,393

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($86,692), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,328), and Information ($81,683).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($56,802), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,793), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,282).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,156
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,756
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,639
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Tammany County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 71.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.33%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in St. Tammany Parish, LA awarded 3,723 degrees. The student population of St. Tammany Parish, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,635 male students and 5,384 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Tammany Parish, LA are White (1,858 and 50.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,008 and 27.2%), Unknown (352 and 9.49%), and Hispanic or Latino (341 and 9.19%).

The largest universities in St. Tammany Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute-Covington (1,847 and 49.6%), Northshore Technical Community College (160667) (1,661 and 44.6%), and Delta College Inc (115 and 3.09%).

The most popular majors in St. Tammany Parish, LA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (989 and 26.6%), General Cosmetology (858 and 23%), and Welding Technology (292 and 7.84%).

The median tuition cost in St. Tammany Parish, LA for private four year colleges is $22,300.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,019 students enrolled in St. Tammany Parish, LA, 32.9% men and 67.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,514 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in St. Tammany Parish, LA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 136 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in St. Tammany Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,847 degrees awarded
  2. 1,661 degrees awarded
  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute-Covington with 1,847 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,197 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Tammany Parish, LA, which is 0.474 times less than the 2,526 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,858 degrees mean that there were 1.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,008 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Tammany Parish, LA was $262,400 in 2022, which is 0.931 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $232,700 to $262,400, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Tammany Parish, LA is 79.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Tammany Parish, LA have an average commute time of 31.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Tammany Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Tammany Parish, LA is $76,914. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Tammany Parish, LA was Census Tract 412.08 with a value of $141,250, followed by Census Tract 403.04 and Census Tract 412.12, with respective values of $126,417 and $116,900.

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Tammany Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.78%.

Property

$262,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,820
$80,039
Median Property Taxes
±$2,445

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Tammany Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

79.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.1% of the housing units in St. Tammany Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 412.08
  2. Census Tract 403.04
  3. Census Tract 412.12

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Tammany Parish, LA was Census Tract 412.08 with a value of $141,250, followed by Census Tract 403.04 and Census Tract 412.12, with respective values of $126,417 and $116,900.

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Tammany Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$76,914
Median Household Income
± $2,541
101k
Number of Households
± 2,951

In 2022, the median household income of the 101k households in St. Tammany Parish, LA grew to $76,914 from the previous year's value of $70,986.

The following chart displays the households in St. Tammany Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Tammany Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.84%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in St. Tammany Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.84%).

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Commute Time

31.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Tammany Parish, LA have a longer commute time (31.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.27% of the workforce in St. Tammany Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Tammany Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.78%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Tammany Parish, LA (30.7k out of 263k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Tammany Parish, LA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.8% of the children was living in poverty in St. Tammany Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 165 in St. Tammany Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 56.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.1% of the population of St. Tammany Parish, LA has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Tammany Parish, LA see 1258 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.86% increase from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1225 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 382 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,258 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Tammany Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in St. Tammany Parish, LA see an average of 1,258 patients per year. This represents a 1.86% increase from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.2% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.95%
Uninsured
46.1%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
2.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Tammany Parish, LA declined by 0.965% from 7.02% to 6.95%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.4 in St. Tammany Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.7% in St. Tammany Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.23% in St. Tammany Parish, LA.

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