St. Helena Parish, LA

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2022 Population
10,872
0.0827% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.2
0.476% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
27.5%
8.91% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,402
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$104,700
25.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, St. Helena Parish, LA had a population of 10.9k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $46,402. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Helena Parish, LA declined from 10,881 to 10,872, a −0.0827% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,857 to $46,402, a 13.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Helena Parish, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (51.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (44.5%), White (Hispanic) (1.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.138%).

None of the households in St. Helena Parish, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in St. Helena Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in St. Helena Parish, LA was $104,700, and the homeownership rate was 76.5%.

Most people in St. Helena Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.1 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Helena Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

St. Helena Parish, LA is home to a population of 10.9k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.06% of St. Helena Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (224 people).

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.63k people) in St. Helena Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.84k White (Non-Hispanic) and 208 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of St. Helena Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Helena Parish, LA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Helena Parish, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.63k ± 147
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.84k ± 11
  3. White (Hispanic)
    208 ± 24
2.02%
Hispanic Population
220 people

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.63k people) in St. Helena Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.84k White (Non-Hispanic) and 208 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.02% of the people in St. Helena Parish, LA are hispanic (220 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in St. Helena Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.06%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
224 people
1.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
174 people

As of 2022, 2.06% of St. Helena Parish, LA residents (224 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Helena Parish, LA was 1.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    192 ± 118
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    82 ± 108
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    58 ± 56

St. Helena Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Helena Parish, LA employs 3.89k people. The largest industries in St. Helena Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (660 people), Manufacturing (464 people), and Educational Services (418 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($91,250), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,022), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,236).

Occupations

3.89k
2022 Value
± 589
9.07%
1 Year growth
± 19.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Helena Parish, LA grew at a rate of 9.07%, from 3.56k employees to 3.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Helena Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (387 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (350 people), and Management Occupations (334 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Helena Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.89k
2022 Value
± 589
9.07%
1 Year growth
± 19.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Helena Parish, LA grew at a rate of 9.07%, from 3.56k employees to 3.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Helena Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (660 people), Manufacturing (464 people), and Educational Services (418 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Helena Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in St. Helena Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,284
Median earning men ± $12,169
$30,188
Median earning women ± $3,705

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,459), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,849), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($49,909).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,211), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,306), and Retail Trade ($34,097).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 62
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 36
    Retail Trade
  3. 32
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Helena County, LA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.1%), followed by Other (0.893%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Helena Parish, LA was $104,700 in 2022, which is 0.371 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $83,700 to $104,700, a 25.1% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Helena Parish, LA is 76.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Helena Parish, LA have an average commute time of 35.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Helena Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$104,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$29,063
$3,064
Median Property Taxes
±$379

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Helena Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in St. Helena Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%
Homeownership
2022
60.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.5% of the housing units in St. Helena Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9511
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Helena Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$46,402
Median Household Income
± $7,065
4k
Number of Households
± 529

In 2022, the median household income of the 4k households in St. Helena Parish, LA grew to $46,402 from the previous year's value of $40,857.

The following chart displays the households in St. Helena Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Helena Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (5.73%)
  3. Other (4.06%)

In 2022, 82.9% of workers in St. Helena Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.73%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (4.06%).

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Commute Time

35.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Helena Parish, LA have a longer commute time (35.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.29% of the workforce in St. Helena Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Helena Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Helena Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Helena Parish, LA (2.94k out of 10.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Helena Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.9% of the population of St. Helena Parish, LA has health coverage, with 31.5% on employee plans, 37.1% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 6.27% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Helena Parish, LA see 5066 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (5131 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10081 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1120 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,066 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Helena Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in St. Helena Parish, LA see an average of 5,066 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (5,131 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Helena Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.14%
Uninsured
31.5%
Employer Coverage
37.1%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
6.27%
Non-Group
1.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Helena Parish, LA declined by 12.8% from 10.5% to 9.14%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in St. Helena Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 41.2% in St. Helena Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.6% in St. Helena Parish, LA.

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