St. Tammany Parish, LA

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Population

249,201

1.19% growth

Median Age

39.8


Median Household Income

$66,539

4.48% growth

Poverty Rate

10.8%


Number of Employees

115,543

1.99% growth

Median Property Value

$206,600

2.28% growth

About

In 2017, St. Tammany Parish, LA had a population of 249k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $66,539. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Tammany Parish, LA grew from 246,269 to 249,201, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $63,686 to $66,539, a 4.48% increase.

The population of St. Tammany Parish, LA is 79.1% White Alone, 11.6% Black or African American Alone, and 5.42% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in St. Tammany Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Tammany Parish, LA are Aveda Institute-Covington (1,464 degrees awarded in 2016), Delta College Inc (154 degrees), and Delta College-Slidell Campus (95 degrees).

The median property value in St. Tammany Parish, LA is $206,600, and the homeownership rate is 78.2%. Most people in St. Tammany Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Tammany Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of St. Tammany Parish, LA employs 116k people. The largest industries in St. Tammany Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,185 people), Retail Trade (14,687 people), and Construction (10,639 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($96,250), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($79,698).

Median household income in St. Tammany Parish, LA is $66,539. Males in St. Tammany 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. Tammany Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,539

2017 value

± $1,488

4.48%

1 Year Growth

± 2.85%

Households in St. Tammany Parish, LA have a median annual income of $66,539, 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 $63,686 in 2016, which represents a 4.48% 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. Tammany 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 412.08

  2. Census Tract 403.04

  3. Census Tract 407.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Tammany Parish, LA was Census Tract 412.08 with a value of $133,810, followed by Census Tract 403.04 and Census Tract 407.08, with respective values of $121,532 and $99,978.

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Tammany 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

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Tammany Parish, LA (26.6k out of 246k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    17,771 ± 1,081

  2. Black

    5,732 ± 634

  3. Hispanic

    2,947 ± 476

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Tammany 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

116k

2017 Value

± 2,583

1.99%

1 Year growth

± 3.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Tammany Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 113k employees to 116k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Tammany Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,132 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,888 people), and Management Occupations (12,968 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Tammany Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Tammany Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,132 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,888 people), and Management Occupations (12,968 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Tammany Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.5 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.42 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Tammany Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($89,392), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,180), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,452).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

116k

2017 Value

± 2,583

1.99%

1 Year growth

± 3.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Tammany Parish, LA grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 113k employees to 116k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Tammany Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,185 people), Retail Trade (14,687 people), and Construction (10,639 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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Most Common

The most common industries in St. Tammany Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,185 people), Retail Trade (14,687 people), and Construction (10,639 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Tammany Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.18 times higher than expected), Construction (1.47 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Tammany Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($96,250), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($79,698).

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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

89.7% of the population of St. Tammany Parish, LA has health coverage, with 46.8% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 1.95% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in St. Tammany Parish, LA see 1283 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.95% decrease from the previous year (1322 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 518 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

1,283 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Tammany Parish, LA see an average of 1,283 patients per year. This represents a 2.95% decrease from the previous year (1,322 patients).

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

10.3%

Uninsured

46.8%

Employer Coverage

14.2%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

14.8%

Non-Group

1.95%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Tammany Parish, LA declined by 11.1% from 11.6% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Tammany 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. Tammany Parish, LA is home to a population of 249k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.71% of St. Tammany Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (9.25k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Tammany Parish, LA is composed of 197k White Alone residents (79.1%), 28.9k Black or African American Alone residents (11.6%), 13.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.42%), 3.94k Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 3.86k Asian Alone residents (1.55%), 1.21k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.486%), 603 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.242%), and 60 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0241%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Tammany Parish, LA was 39.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in St. Tammany Parish, LA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all St. Tammany Parish, LA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.71%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.25k people

3.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.59k people

As of 2017, 3.71% of St. Tammany Parish, LA residents (9.25k 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. Tammany Parish, LA was 3.49%, 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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of St. Tammany 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. Tammany Parish, LA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    197k ± 305

  2. Black or African American Alone

    28.9k ± 600

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13.5k ± 1.15k

In 2017, there were 6.82 times more White Alone residents (197k people) in St. Tammany Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.9k Black or African American Alone and 13.5k 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. Tammany 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. Tammany 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. Tammany Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of St. Tammany 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

    5,464 ± 428

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,078 ± 398

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,990 ± 398

St. Tammany Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in St. Tammany Parish, LA awarded 1,778 degrees. The student population of St. Tammany Parish, LA is skewed towards women, with 280 male students and 2,769 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Tammany Parish, LA are White (1,005 and 56.6%), followed by Black or African American (427 and 24%), Hispanic or Latino (210 and 11.8%), and Unknown (53 and 2.98%).

The largest universities in St. Tammany Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Aveda Institute-Covington (1,464 and 82.3%), Delta College Inc (154 and 8.66%), and Delta College-Slidell Campus (95 and 5.34%).

The most popular majors in St. Tammany Parish, LA are General Cosmetology (993 and 55.8%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (505 and 28.4%), and Medical Assistant (98 and 5.51%).

The median tuition costs in St. Tammany Parish, LA are $14,601 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. 62 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. 993 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in St. Tammany Parish, LA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 62 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,464 degrees awarded

  2. 154 degrees awarded

  3. 95 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$14,601

Median Private

In 2016, the St. Tammany Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Aveda Institute-Covington with 1,464 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

100

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,678

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 100 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Tammany Parish, LA, which is 0.0596 times less than the 1,678 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,005 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    427 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    210 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Tammany Parish, LA were to White students. These 1,005 degrees mean that there were 2.35 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 427 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Tammany Parish, LA was $206,600 in 2017, which is 0.949 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $202,000 to $206,600, a 2.28% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Tammany Parish, LA is 78.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Tammany Parish, LA have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Tammany 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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$66,539

Median Household Income

± $1,488

91.4k

Number of Households

± 2,208

In 2017, the median household income of the 91.4k households in St. Tammany Parish, LA grew to $66,539 from the previous year's value of $63,686.

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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Housing

Property Value

$206,600

2017 Median

± $3,549

$202,000

2016 Median

± $3,576

In 2017, the median property value in St. Tammany Parish, LA grew to to $206,600 from the previous year's value of $202,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Tammany 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. Tammany 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. Tammany Parish, LA 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 < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.2%

2017 Homeownership

77.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.2% of the housing units in St. Tammany Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

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

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Tammany Parish, LA have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.46% of the workforce in St. Tammany Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.29%

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

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