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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C-
Ascension Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 119,129. Ascension Parish is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. In Ascension Parish, most residents own their homes. In Ascension Parish there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in Ascension Parish and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ascension Parish are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$179,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Ascension Parish Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    672
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    136.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    454.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,038.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    336
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Ascension Parish

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,748
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish Reviews

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Ascension parish is extremely clean and well kempt. Anytime there is problems with the roads, the citizens put in money to get the problem fixed. The schools are well educated and the workforce handles business. One thing that I would like to see changed is the traffic problem. Ascension parish has an abundance of one lane streets. It causes traffic problems mornings and afternoons. If the roads could be widened to add more lanes, the problem could be reduced.
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I live in the great Ascension parish, and I am very pleased with the way it functions and the diversity along with the people. The only complaint I have is the traffic can be a little outrageous around rush hour, so leaving early for events is always a necessity.
Lately, this area is becoming filled with more crime than before. Although, the school districts in the Ascension Parish area are becoming significantly better. The scores on schools are becoming higher, and students seem to be striving for better education. The TOPS program in my area has hit a shortfall, therefor, I am forced to apply for scholarships to avoid taking out student loans. The state as a whole has become a frantic mess due to students not being able to afford college, forcing many to drop out of college and start working in the ever-changing plant industry.