St. Martin Parish, LA

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Population

53,609

0.42% growth

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$47,279

1.78% growth

Poverty Rate

17.7%


Number of Employees

23,899

0.748% decline

Median Property Value

$114,200

4.87% growth

About

In 2017, St. Martin Parish, LA had a population of 53.6k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $47,279. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Martin Parish, LA grew from 53,385 to 53,609, a 0.42% increase and its median household income grew from $46,450 to $47,279, a 1.78% increase.

The population of St. Martin Parish, LA is 64.4% White Alone, 29.3% Black or African American Alone, and 2.81% Hispanic or Latino. 20% of the people in St. Martin Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in St. Martin Parish, LA is $114,200, and the homeownership rate is 79.8%. Most people in St. Martin Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Martin Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of St. Martin Parish, LA employs 23.9k people. The largest industries in St. Martin Parish, LA are Retail Trade (2,642 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,606 people), and Construction (2,585 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,973), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,295), and Transportation & Warehousing ($51,067).

Median household income in St. Martin Parish, LA is $47,279. Males in St. Martin 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. Martin Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,279

2017 value

± $3,779

1.78%

1 Year Growth

± 13.2%

Households in St. Martin Parish, LA have a median annual income of $47,279, 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 $46,450 in 2016, which represents a 1.78% 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 St. Martin Parish, LA made 1.55 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in St. Martin Parish, LA by number of full-time 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 St. Martin Parish, LA 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. Martin 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 203.01

  2. Census Tract 202

  3. Census Tract 210

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Martin Parish, LA was Census Tract 203.01 with a value of $56,136, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 210, with respective values of $51,484 and $50,417.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Martin Parish, LA (9.37k out of 53.1k 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. Black

    4,556 ± 553

  2. White

    3,856 ± 487

  3. Two Or More

    582 ± 261

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

Employment by Occupations

23.9k

2017 Value

± 1,188

-0.748%

1 Year decline

± 7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Martin Parish, LA declined at a rate of -0.748%, from 24.1k employees to 23.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Martin Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,089 people), Production Occupations (2,487 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,420 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Martin Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Martin Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,089 people), Production Occupations (2,487 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,420 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Martin Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.83 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.79 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Martin Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,125), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($52,143), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($51,536).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.9k

2017 Value

± 1,188

-0.748%

1 Year decline

± 7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Martin Parish, LA declined at a rate of -0.748%, from 24.1k employees to 23.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Martin Parish, LA, are Retail Trade (2,642 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,606 people), and Construction (2,585 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Martin Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in St. Martin 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. Martin Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,642 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,606 people), and Construction (2,585 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Martin Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (17 times higher than expected), Construction (1.73 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Martin Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,973), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,295), and Transportation & Warehousing ($51,067).

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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. with $69.1B and Basic chemicals and $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% of the population of St. Martin Parish, LA has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in St. Martin Parish, LA see 5982 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.979% increase from the previous year (5924 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6001 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3000 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

5982 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in St. Martin Parish, LA see an average of 5982 patients per year. This represents a 0.979% increase from the previous year (5924 patients).

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

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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

13%

Uninsured

42%

Employer Coverage

21.2%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Martin Parish, LA declined by 4.98% from 13.6% to 13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Martin 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%.

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Diversity

St. Martin Parish, LA is home to a population of 53.6k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.63% of St. Martin Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Martin Parish, LA is composed of 34.5k White Alone residents (64.4%), 15.7k Black or African American Alone residents (29.3%), 1.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.81%), 967 Two or More Races residents (1.8%), 537 Asian Alone residents (1%), 191 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.356%), 188 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.351%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Martin Parish, LA are French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (6,887 speakers), French Creole (1,716 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (905 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Martin Parish, LA was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in St. Martin Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all St. Martin Parish, LA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.63%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.63% of St. Martin Parish, LA residents 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. Martin Parish, LA was 2.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 St. Martin Parish, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 St. Martin Parish, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of St. Martin 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. Martin Parish, LA was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    34.5k ± 136

  2. Black or African American Alone

    15.7k ± 411

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.5k ± 470

In 2017, there were 2.2 times more White Alone residents (34.5k people) in St. Martin Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.7k Black or African American Alone and 1.5k 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. Martin Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    6,887 speakers (13.9%)

  2. French Creole

    1,716 speakers (3.47%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    905 speakers (1.83%)

20% of St. Martin Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in St. Martin Parish, LA was French (Incl. Patois, Cajun). 13.9% of the overall population of St. Martin Parish, LA are native French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) speakers. 3.47% speak French Creole and 1.83% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    884 ± 193

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    246 ± 110

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    211 ± 95

St. Martin Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Martin Parish, LA was $114,200 in 2017, which is 0.525 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,900 to $114,200, a 4.87% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Martin Parish, LA is 79.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Martin Parish, LA have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Martin 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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$47,279

Median Household Income

± $3,779

19.4k

Number of Households

± 1,021

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.4k households in St. Martin Parish, LA grew to $47,279 from the previous year's value of $46,450.

The following chart displays the households in St. Martin 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

$114,200

2017 Median

± $7,742

$108,900

2016 Median

± $7,269

In 2017, the median property value in St. Martin Parish, LA grew to to $114,200 from the previous year's value of $108,900.

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

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

79.8%

2017 Homeownership

79.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.8% of the housing units in St. Martin Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in St. Martin 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. Martin 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. Martin Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Martin Parish, LA have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.64% of the workforce in St. Martin Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.66%

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

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