St. Joseph, Louisiana Population 2024

705

St. Joseph is a city located in Tensas Parish Louisiana. St. Joseph has a 2024 population of 705. It is also the county seat of Tensas Parish.St. Joseph is currently declining at a rate of -4.86% annually and its population has decreased by -14.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 824 in 2020.

The average household income in St. Joseph is $59,099 with a poverty rate of 34.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in St. Joseph is 49.5 years, 50.8 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

St. Joseph Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of St. Joseph was:

  • Black or African American: 74.36%
  • White: 23.2%
  • Two or more races: 2.45%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
791.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-14.44% (-119)
The current population of St. Joseph, Louisiana is 705 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 824.

St. Joseph, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American57774.36%
White18023.2%
Two or more races192.45%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

St. Joseph Population by Race

St. Joseph Population Pyramid 2024

St. Joseph Median Age

49.5

Total

50.8

Male

39.9

Female

St. Joseph Adults

There are 577 adults, (166 of whom are seniors) in St. Joseph.

St. Joseph Age Dependency

88.8

Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

St. Joseph Sex Ratio

Female42354.51%
Male35345.49%

St. Joseph Population by Age

St. Joseph Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3022.5560.939.1
Non Family1651.1556.443.6
Married813.4785.214.8
Female395.3838.561.5
Male175.2441.258.8
showing: 5 rows

4.18

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

St. Joseph Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

St. Joseph Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. Joseph Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.09%.

St. Joseph Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$22,105

Average Earnings

$34,196

Average Male

$19,712

Average Female

St. Joseph Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. Joseph Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

St. Joseph Language

100% of St. Joseph residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

St. Joseph Language

St. Joseph Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black55923241.5%
White178179.55%
Multiple181583.33%
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34.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.53%

Male Poverty Rate

36.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. Joseph

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. Joseph is Multiple, with 83.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. Joseph is White, with 9.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.82%.

St. Joseph Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.78%
Some College26.47%
High School25.19%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

St. Joseph Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed33.33%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed61.9%
Female Employed12.5%
showing: 4 rows

St. Joseph Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. Joseph Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

St. Joseph Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

St. Joseph Married by Age and Sex

male

female

St. Joseph Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

St. Joseph Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

St. Joseph Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

12

Number of Veterans

10

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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St. Joseph Veterans by War

count

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St. Joseph Veterans by Age

count

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St. Joseph Veterans by Race

St. Joseph Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

58.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

83.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. Joseph Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.9%

Labor Force Participation

39.4%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

St. Joseph Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

St. Joseph Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

St. Joseph Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.6%

Born in St. Joseph

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of St. Joseph residents were born in the United States, with 86.6% having been born in Louisiana. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

St. Joseph Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029525-36-6.42%
2028561-36-6.03%
2027597-36-5.69%
2026633-36-5.38%
2025669-36-5.11%
2024705-36-4.86%
2023741-36-4.63%
2022777-36-4.43%
2021813-11-1.33%
2020824-148-15.23%
2019972-29-2.9%
20181,001-24-2.34%
20171,025-16-1.54%
20161,041-24-2.25%
20151,065-17-1.57%
20141,082-16-1.46%
20131,098-17-1.52%
20121,115-22-1.93%
20111,137-34-2.9%
20101,171
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St. Joseph Population by Year