St. James Parish LA Information


St. James Parish Subdivisions

St. James Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 22,733
Population in Households 22,529
Population in Familes 19,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density1 94
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 8,046
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 6,142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,045 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,543 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,503 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 999 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $139,323
Average Home Value $193,203


Median Household Income $52,940
Average Household Income $71,057
Per Capita Income $25,182
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.66% 0.33%
Households 0.99% 0.49%
Families 0.77% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


St. James Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares St. James Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 44 33rd
Population Density1 # 22 67th
Diversity Index2 # 17 75th
Median Household Income # 6 92nd
Per Capita Income # 9 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.