St. James Parish, Louisiana Population 2021

St. James Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 20,986 with a growth rate of -0.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. St. James Parish, Louisiana is the 46th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 Population was 22,048 and has seen a growth of -4.82% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,986-55-0.26%
202021,041-55-0.26%
201921,096-55-0.26%
201821,151-229-1.07%
201721,380-53-0.25%
201621,433-48-0.22%
201521,481-34-0.16%
201421,515-92-0.43%
201321,607-27-0.12%
201221,634-150-0.69%
201121,784-264-1.20%
201022,0481,1695.60%
199020,879-616-2.87%
198021,4951,7628.93%
197019,7331,3647.43%
196018,3693,03519.79%
195015,334-1,262-7.60%
194016,5961,2588.20%
193015,338-5,890-27.75%
192021,228-1,781-7.74%
191023,0092,81213.92%
190020,1974,48228.52%
189015,7151,0016.80%
188014,7144,56244.94%
187010,152-1,347-11.71%
186011,4994013.61%
185011,0982,55029.83%
18408,54890211.80%
18307,6461,98635.09%
18205,6601,70543.11%
18103,9550.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.26%
County Website
Founded
March 31, 1807
County Seat
2010 Population
22,048
Growth Since 2010
-4.82%
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St. James Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American10,56549.58%
White10,36648.65%
Some Other Race1820.85%
Two or More Races1170.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.20%
Asian350.16%
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St. James Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

St. James Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid $2021

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St. James Parish, Louisiana Median Age

39.2


Total

38.5


Male

40.6


Female

St. James Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 16,418 adults, (3,558 of whom are seniors) in St. James Parish, Louisiana.

St. James Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

St. James Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

11,197

52.55%

Male

10,111

47.45%

St. James Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

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

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St. James Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.7%6.3%
Male83%17%
All79%21%
Female66.1%33.9%
Non Family60.3%39.7%

79.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

St. James Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7192.7379
Married3,8383.1593.7
Non Family1,9871.1760.3
Female1,5943.5366.1
Male3003.5883

3.25

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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St. James Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5864.00%
9th to 12th Grade1,55610.63%
High School Graduate6,02041.14%
Some College3,02620.68%
Associates Degree1,0547.20%
Bachelors Degree1,71911.75%
Graduate Degree6724.59%
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St. James Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. James Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,4016,5511,322
Black6,9595,6821,040
Hispanic22522529
Other Race110110
Islander4343
2+ Races2115
Asian189

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.86%.

St. James Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,743$48,491$30,871
Less Than 9th Grade$16,366$$13,299
High School Graduate$30,276$39,230$20,795
Some College$41,944$72,093$30,233
Bachelors Degree$51,569$108,007$43,333
Graduate Degree$53,586$$56,250

$38,743

Average Earnings

$48,491

Average Male

$30,871

Average Female

St. James Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. James Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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St. James Parish, Louisiana Language

97.52% of St. James Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 2.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

St. James Parish, Louisiana Language

St. James Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,4172,87527.60%
White10,2035655.54%
Multiple11711396.58%
Hispanic3558323.38%

17.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.76%

Male Poverty Rate

20.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. James Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. James Parish, Louisiana is Multiple, with 96.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. James Parish, Louisiana is White, with 5.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.04%.

St. James Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.43%
High School12.45%
Some College8.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%

St. James Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.25%
Male Unemployed14.20%
Female Employed9.26%
Male Employed4.62%

St. James Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. James Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,603$70,558
Families$65,405$81,717
Married Families$92,412-
Non Families$21,213$35,459
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Income by Household Type

St. James Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

St. James Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

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St. James Parish, Louisiana 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. James Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

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St. James Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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809

Number of Veterans

729

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam365
Second Gulf War134
First Gulf War118
Korea94
World War II5

St. James Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74271
75+202
35 to 54177
55 to 64132
18 to 3427

St. James Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4885.91%
Black3214.03%
Hispanic2711.07%

St. James Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

St. James Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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4.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. James Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

St. James Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

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St. James Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

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St. James Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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93.70%

Born in St. James Parish, Louisiana

99.05%

Native Born

0.95%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

0.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.05% of St. James Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 93.70% having been born in Louisiana. 0.78% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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