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St. James Parish
  • County in Louisiana

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Housing
    grade A minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade B
  4. Good for Families
    grade B+
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade B+
  7. Weather
    grade B
  8. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade C
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade C
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

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St. James Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 21,142. In St. James Parish, most residents own their homes. Many families live in St. James Parish and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in St. James Parish are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$614
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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St. James Parish Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    340.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    887.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,657.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    162.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  11%

Working in St. James Parish

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,209
National
$64,994

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