St. Martin Parish Profile

St. Martin Parish is located in south-central Louisiana, just outside Lafayette. The US Census Bureau reports its 2019 population as 53,431, nearly 60% of which for those older than 16 years of age is active in the workforce. As the Gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin, it covers nearly 740 square miles of picturesque sugar cane fields, low-lying swamp land, and rolling hills of moss-draped oaks.

The region has a historical agricultural and oil background, but today it is known for seafood manufacturing, preparation and packaging, cane sugar manufacturing and cemicia/plastics manufacturing.

St. Martin Parish, LA

Population

Total Population

51,557

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

39

Diversity Index

53.500

Housing & Income

Households

20,237

Total Housing Units

23,680


Owner Occupied

16,066

Renter Occupied

4,171

Vacant

3,443

Median Home Value

$162,926


Average Home Value

$196,854

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.92%

Income Projection

Median Household

$56,336 $64,566


Average Household

$78,357 $89,965


Per Capita

$30,830 $35,610

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,645

Total Employed

16,394

Workers 16+

21,762

2022 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

161

Employed

2,381

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

268

Employed

2,342

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

32

Employed

2,195

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

84

Employed

1,837

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

121

Employed

1,330

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

76

Employed

1,301

Some
High School

3,535

Graduated
High School

13,246

Associates
Degree

2,221

Bachelor's
Degree

4,288

Graduate
Degree

1,425

Average Commute Time

27 min.



Resident Commuters

9,455

Non-Resident Commuters

12,080

Drive Alone

18,024

Carpooled

2,075

Public

50

Work At Home

1,146