St. James Parish LA Information


St. James Parish Subdivisions

St. James Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,785
Daytime Population: Workers 9,883
Daytime Population: Residents 13,113
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,996
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 22,581
Population in Familes 19,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density2 94
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $56,589
Average Household Income $74,727
Per Capita Income $26,671


Total Housing Units 8,985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,480 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,554 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 951 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $148,282
Average Home Value $173,383


Total Households 8,034
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 6,102
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.38%
Households 0.56% 0.47%
Families 0.36% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.73%


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, 2017 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 # 45 31st
Population Density # 24 64th
Diversity Index # 20 69th
Median Household Income # 6 92nd
Per Capita Income # 11 84th

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