St. Bernard Parish, LA

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Population

45,067

2.21% growth

Median Age

33.6


Median Household Income

$45,265

3.9% growth

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Number of Employees

18,382

3.74% growth

Median Property Value

$139,200

4.35% growth

About

In 2017, St. Bernard Parish, LA had a population of 45.1k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $45,265. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Bernard Parish, LA grew from 44,091 to 45,067, a 2.21% increase and its median household income grew from $43,565 to $45,265, a 3.9% increase.

The population of St. Bernard Parish, LA is 63.5% White Alone, 22% Black or African American Alone, and 9.89% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in St. Bernard Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Bernard Parish, LA are Nunez Community College (880 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in St. Bernard Parish, LA is $139,200, and the homeownership rate is 67.6%. Most people in St. Bernard Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Bernard Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of St. Bernard Parish, LA employs 18.4k people. The largest industries in St. Bernard Parish, LA are Construction (2,225 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,174 people), and Retail Trade (1,999 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,125), Utilities ($53,594), and Manufacturing ($51,328).

Median household income in St. Bernard Parish, LA is $45,265. Males in St. Bernard Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in St. Bernard Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,265

2017 value

± $2,007

3.9%

1 Year Growth

± 6.2%

Households in St. Bernard Parish, LA have a median annual income of $45,265, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,565 in 2016, which represents a 3.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488

Average Male Salary

± $1,557

$40,269

Average Female Salary

± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,337 ± $8,658

  2. White

    $51,901 ± $1,178

  3. American Indian

    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Bernard Parish, LA is from Louisiana.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 302.08

  2. Census Tract 302.06

  3. Census Tract 302.09

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Bernard Parish, LA was Census Tract 302.08 with a value of $67,738, followed by Census Tract 302.06 and Census Tract 302.09, with respective values of $66,094 and $65,189.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Bernard Parish, LA (8.8k out of 44.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,179 ± 434

  2. Black

    3,087 ± 326

  3. Hispanic

    856 ± 176

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.4k

2017 Value

± 814

3.74%

1 Year growth

± 5.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Bernard Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.74%, from 17.7k employees to 18.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Bernard Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,302 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,064 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,861 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Bernard Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Bernard Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,302 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,064 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,861 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Bernard Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.59 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.26 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Bernard Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,779), Management Occupations ($60,175), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($57,994).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.4k

2017 Value

± 814

3.74%

1 Year growth

± 5.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Bernard Parish, LA grew at a rate of 3.74%, from 17.7k employees to 18.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Bernard Parish, LA, are Construction (2,225 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,174 people), and Retail Trade (1,999 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Bernard Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in St. Bernard Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in St. Bernard Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Construction (2,225 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,174 people), and Retail Trade (1,999 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Bernard Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.13 times higher than expected), Construction (1.93 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Bernard Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,125), Utilities ($53,594), and Manufacturing ($51,328).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.6% of the population of St. Bernard Parish, LA has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 24.2% on Medicaid, 8.07% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.637% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of St. Bernard Parish, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in St. Bernard Parish, LA see 5676 patients per year on average, which represents a 27.8% increase from the previous year (4441 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3514 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 284 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,676 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Bernard Parish, LA see an average of 5,676 patients per year. This represents a 27.8% increase from the previous year (4,441 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Bernard Parish, LA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.4%

Uninsured

42.7%

Employer Coverage

24.2%

Medicaid

8.07%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

0.637%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Bernard Parish, LA declined by 2.15% from 12.6% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Bernard Parish, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

St. Bernard Parish, LA is home to a population of 45.1k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.56% of St. Bernard Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.51k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Bernard Parish, LA is composed of 28.6k White Alone residents (63.5%), 9.94k Black or African American Alone residents (22%), 4.46k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.89%), 1.04k Asian Alone residents (2.31%), 711 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 167 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.371%), 134 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.297%), and 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0355%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Bernard Parish, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Bernard Parish, LA was 33.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in St. Bernard Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all St. Bernard Parish, LA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.51k people

5.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.39k people

As of 2017, 5.56% of St. Bernard Parish, LA residents (2.51k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Bernard Parish, LA was 5.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    31,305 ± 4,329 people

  2. Honduras

    26,985 ± 4,021 people

  3. Vietnam

    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of St. Bernard Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Bernard Parish, LA was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28.6k ± 180

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.94k ± 118

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.46k ± 550

In 2017, there were 2.88 times more White Alone residents (28.6k people) in St. Bernard Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.94k Black or African American Alone and 4.46k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in St. Bernard Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of St. Bernard Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in St. Bernard Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of St. Bernard Parish, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    531 ± 98

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    248 ± 83

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    196 ± 80

St. Bernard Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in St. Bernard Parish, LA awarded 880 degrees. The student population of St. Bernard Parish, LA is skewed towards women, with 985 male students and 1,601 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Bernard Parish, LA are White (367 and 41.8%), followed by Black or African American (340 and 38.7%), Hispanic or Latino (67 and 7.62%), and Unknown (56 and 6.37%).

The largest universities in St. Bernard Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Nunez Community College (880 and 100%).

The most popular majors in St. Bernard Parish, LA are Industrial Technology (319 and 36.3%), General Studies (130 and 14.8%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (95 and 10.8%).

The median tuition costs in St. Bernard Parish, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 190 degrees awarded

  2. 95 degrees awarded

  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in St. Bernard Parish, LA was Industrial Technology with 190 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

880 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the St. Bernard Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nunez Community College with 880 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

422

Degrees Awarded to Men

458

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 422 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Bernard Parish, LA, which is 0.921 times less than the 458 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in St. Bernard Parish, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    367 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    340 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    67 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Bernard Parish, LA were to White students. These 367 degrees mean that there were 1.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 340 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Bernard Parish, LA was $139,200 in 2017, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $133,400 to $139,200, a 4.35% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Bernard Parish, LA is 67.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Bernard Parish, LA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Bernard Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,265

Median Household Income

± $2,007

14.8k

Number of Households

± 635

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.8k households in St. Bernard Parish, LA grew to $45,265 from the previous year's value of $43,565.

The following chart displays the households in St. Bernard 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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Housing

Property Value

$139,200

2017 Median

± $3,566

$133,400

2016 Median

± $3,647

In 2017, the median property value in St. Bernard Parish, LA grew to to $139,200 from the previous year's value of $133,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Bernard Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Bernard Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in St. Bernard Parish, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Bernard Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.6%

2017 Homeownership

67.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.6% of the housing units in St. Bernard Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in St. Bernard Parish, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Bernard Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Bernard Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Bernard Parish, LA have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in St. Bernard Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87%

  2. Carpooled

    7.91%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Bernard Parish, LA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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