St. Charles Parish, LA

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Population

52,728

0.0379% growth

Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$64,707

4.89% growth

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Number of Employees

24,457

0.0164% growth

Median Property Value

$185,800

2.31% decline

About

In 2017, St. Charles Parish, LA had a population of 52.7k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $64,707. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Charles Parish, LA grew from 52,708 to 52,728, a 0.0379% increase and its median household income grew from $61,691 to $64,707, a 4.89% increase.

The population of St. Charles Parish, LA is 65.5% White Alone, 26.4% Black or African American Alone, and 5.81% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in St. Charles Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in St. Charles Parish, LA is $185,800, and the homeownership rate is 80.3%. Most people in St. Charles Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Charles Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of St. Charles Parish, LA employs 24.5k people. The largest industries in St. Charles Parish, LA are Manufacturing (3,185 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,928 people), and Retail Trade (2,457 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($79,194), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,275), and Utilities ($64,283).

Median household income in St. Charles Parish, LA is $64,707. Males in St. Charles 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. Charles Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,707

2017 value

± $2,777

4.89%

1 Year Growth

± 5.31%

Households in St. Charles Parish, LA have a median annual income of $64,707, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,691 in 2016, which represents a 4.89% 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. Charles 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 623.01

  2. Census Tract 631

  3. Census Tract 601

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Charles Parish, LA was Census Tract 623.01 with a value of $100,505, followed by Census Tract 631 and Census Tract 601, with respective values of $98,594 and $76,797.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Charles Parish, LA (6.34k out of 51.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females < 5.

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. Black

    3,278 ± 425

  2. White

    2,778 ± 388

  3. Hispanic

    445 ± 197

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

24.5k

2017 Value

± 1,152

0.0164%

1 Year growth

± 6.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Charles Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.0164%, from 24.5k employees to 24.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Charles Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,698 people), Management Occupations (2,550 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,408 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Charles Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Charles Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,698 people), Management Occupations (2,550 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,408 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Charles Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.58 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.53 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Charles Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($98,097), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($88,452), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($86,776).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.5k

2017 Value

± 1,152

0.0164%

1 Year growth

± 6.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Charles Parish, LA grew at a rate of 0.0164%, from 24.5k employees to 24.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Charles Parish, LA, are Manufacturing (3,185 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,928 people), and Retail Trade (2,457 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Charles Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in St. Charles 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. Charles Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,185 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,928 people), and Retail Trade (2,457 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Charles Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.87 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.63 times), and Construction (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Charles Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($79,194), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,275), and Utilities ($64,283).

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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

89.9% of the population of St. Charles Parish, LA has health coverage, with 53.6% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 9.08% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in St. Charles Parish, LA see 3521 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.79% increase from the previous year (3297 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2520 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 882 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

3,521 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Charles Parish, LA see an average of 3,521 patients per year. This represents a 6.79% increase from the previous year (3,297 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Charles 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

10.1%

Uninsured

53.6%

Employer Coverage

15.7%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

9.08%

Non-Group

1.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Charles Parish, LA declined by 21% from 12.8% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Charles 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. Charles Parish, LA is home to a population of 52.7k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.41% of St. Charles Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Charles Parish, LA is composed of 34.5k White Alone residents (65.5%), 13.9k Black or African American Alone residents (26.4%), 3.06k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.81%), 567 Asian Alone residents (1.08%), 502 Two or More Races residents (0.952%), 136 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.258%), 29 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.055%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Charles Parish, LA was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in St. Charles Parish, LA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all St. Charles Parish, LA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.8k people

4.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.12k people

As of 2017, 3.41% of St. Charles Parish, LA residents (1.8k 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. Charles Parish, LA was 4.03%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of St. Charles 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. Charles Parish, LA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    34.5k ± 36

  2. Black or African American Alone

    13.9k ± 121

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.06k ± 423

In 2017, there were 2.48 times more White Alone residents (34.5k people) in St. Charles Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.9k Black or African American Alone and 3.06k 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. Charles 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. Charles 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. Charles Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of St. Charles 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

    960 ± 180

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    578 ± 178

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    433 ± 133

St. Charles Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Charles Parish, LA was $185,800 in 2017, which is 0.854 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $190,200 to $185,800, a 2.31% decrease. The homeownership rate in St. Charles Parish, LA is 80.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Charles Parish, LA have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Charles 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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$64,707

Median Household Income

± $2,777

18.9k

Number of Households

± 925

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.9k households in St. Charles Parish, LA grew to $64,707 from the previous year's value of $61,691.

The following chart displays the households in St. Charles 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

$185,800

2017 Median

± $6,037

$190,200

2016 Median

± $7,080

In 2017, the median property value in St. Charles Parish, LA declined from to $185,800 from the previous year's value of $190,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Charles 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. Charles Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.3%

2017 Homeownership

79.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.3% of the housing units in St. Charles Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in St. Charles 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. Charles 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. Charles Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Charles Parish, LA have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in St. Charles Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Charles Parish, LA was Drove Alone (87.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.9%) and those who Worked At Home (2.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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