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

53,828

Population
Growth Rate

0.28%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

51.200

Housing & Income

Households

19,795

Total Housing Units

23,437


Owner Occupied

15,535

Renter Occupied

4,260

Vacant

3,642

Median Home Value

$148,304


Average Home Value

$185,154

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.26%


Per Capita Income

2.04%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,232 $55,478


Average Household

$68,975 $76,328


Per Capita

$25,399 $28,092

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,562

Total Employed

18,243

Workers 16+

22,143

2021 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

155

Employed

2,675

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

71

Employed

2,660

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

269

Employed

2,465

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

30

Employed

2,084

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

77

Employed

1,917

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

114

Employed

1,232

Some
High School

3,958

Graduated
High School

13,250

Associates
Degree

2,123

Bachelor's
Degree

4,284

Graduate
Degree

1,452

Average Commute Time

29 min.



Resident Commuters

9,349

Non-Resident Commuters

12,497

Drive Alone

18,605

Carpooled

2,214

Public

31

Work At Home

728