St. James Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

18,689

St. James Parish, Louisiana's estimated 2024 population is 18,689 with a growth rate of -1.93% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. St. James Parish, Louisiana is the 48th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 population was 22,051 and has seen a growth of -15.25% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,854-367-2.13%
202817,221-367-2.09%
202717,588-367-2.04%
202617,955-367-2%
202518,322-367-1.96%
202418,689-367-1.93%
202319,056-367-1.89%
202219,423-367-1.85%
202119,790-327-1.63%
202020,117-928-4.41%
201921,045-86-0.41%
201821,131-246-1.15%
201721,377-51-0.24%
201621,428-55-0.26%
201521,483-35-0.16%
201421,518-91-0.42%
201321,609-29-0.13%
201221,638-149-0.68%
201121,787-264-1.2%
201022,051
199020,879-616-2.87%
198021,4951,7628.93%
197019,7331,3647.43%
196018,3693,03519.79%
195015,334-1,262-7.6%
194016,5961,2588.2%
193015,338-5,890-27.75%
192021,228-1,781-7.74%
191023,0092,81213.92%
190020,1974,48228.52%
189015,7151,0016.8%
188014,7144,56244.94%
187010,152-1,347-11.71%
186011,4994013.61%
185011,0982,55029.83%
18408,54890211.8%
18307,6461,98635.09%
18205,6601,70543.11%
18103,955-12,899-76.53%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.93% (-367)
County Website
St. James Parish
County Seat
2010 Population
22,051
Area
242 mi²
Density
77 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-15.25% (-3,362)
Founded
March 31, 1807

St. James Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,93849.47%
Black or African American9,73248.44%
Two or more races1800.9%
Other race1630.81%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander460.23%
Native American260.13%
Asian50.02%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Asian

St. James Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

St. James Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2024

St. James Parish, Louisiana Median Age

40.4

Total

39.2

Male

42.5

Female

St. James Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 15,612 adults, (3,703 of whom are seniors) in St. James Parish, Louisiana.

St. James Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

St. James Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female10,37451.64%
Male9,71648.36%

St. James Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

St. James Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,4982.6684.215.8
Married3,7833.1794.35.7
Non Family1,9361.0372.527.5
Female1,4353.3270.729.3
Male3443.3795.64.4
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

84.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

St. James Parish, Louisiana 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. James Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. James Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 38.1%.

St. James Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,704

Average Earnings

$70,618

Average Male

$37,234

Average Female

St. James Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. James Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

St. James Parish, Louisiana Language

97.38% of St. James Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 2.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.

St. James Parish, Louisiana Language

St. James Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black9,6261,96820.44%
White9,7773013.08%
Multiple17984.47%
Asian55100%
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11.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.81%

Male Poverty Rate

13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. James Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. James Parish, Louisiana is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. James Parish, Louisiana is White, with 3.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.44%.

St. James Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.77%
High School11.98%
Some College6.77%
Bachelors or Greater1.57%
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St. James Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed8.75%
Female Unemployed4.9%
Male Employed2.14%
Male Unemployed1.03%
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St. James Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. James Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

St. James Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

St. James Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

St. James Parish, Louisiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

St. James Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

St. James Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

624

Number of Veterans

518

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

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St. James Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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St. James Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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St. James Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

St. James Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. James Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

St. James Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

St. James Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

St. James Parish, Louisiana 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

92.07%

Born in St. James Parish, Louisiana

98.25%

Native Born

1.75%

Foreign Born

0.82%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.25% of St. James Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 92.07% having been born in Louisiana. 0.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

St. James Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

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