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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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St. Tammany Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 249,201. St. Tammany Parish is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. In St. Tammany Parish, most residents own their homes. In St. Tammany Parish there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in St. Tammany Parish and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in St. Tammany Parish are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,012
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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St. Tammany 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
    210.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    329.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,384.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in St. Tammany Parish

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,539
National
$55,322

St. Tammany Parish Reviews

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I believe we need to fix one particular problem. My family lives there, and since our neighborhood is considered "out of city limits", they will not fix our streetlights. We are down to <1 streetlight, which is sad for Halloween since parents don't bother to bring their kids down. It has also caused a crime problem in some other parts of the neighborhood.
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I moved from Mississippi to St. Tammany Parish Louisiana just for education purposes alone. When we moved here I did not realize the opportunities and excitement the Parish had. I am more than happy I made the choice to move. My children enjoy the school they attend and all the activities that we participate in!
I really enjoy Pearl river La. It is my favorite place to be. Pearl River is a small town and everyone knows everybody, all of the people here are family and friends. The town is slowly growing which is not a bad thing. Around Pearl river we like to go mud ridding, fishing, hunting, swimming in the creeks, craw-fishing and barbecuing. There is no place like home! My favorite fried fish is at wishbones in town.