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Parish Profile

The St. Tammany Parish Profile contains general demographic information on St. Tammany Parish such as population, labor force, education, income, and major parish employers.
 
PARISH & STATE POPULATION
  Population Growth State Growth
1970 Census   63,585 --- 3,641,306 ---
1980 Census 110,869 74.4% 4,205,900 15.5%
1990 Census 144,508 30.3% 4,221,826 0.4%
2000 Census 191,268 32.4% 4,468,976 5.9%
2010 Census 233,740 22.2% 4,533,372 1.4%
2013 Estimate 240,358 2.8%  4,622,491 2.0%
Source:  U.S. Census, The Nielsen Company

Population Distribution - 2010
Age Group Population %
Under 5

15,244

6.5%
5-9 16,849 7.2%
10-14 17,562 7.5%
15-19 15,842 6.8%
20-24 11,561 4.9%
25-34 27,090 11.6%
35-44 31,563 13.5%
45-54 37,381 16.0%
55-59 16,785 7.2%
60-64 14,235 6.1%
65-74 16,991 7.3%
75 and over 12,637 5.4%
Total 233,740 100.0%

Source:  U.S. Census

GOVERNMENT
Parish Seat:  Covington
Form of Government:  President-Council

TAXES
Average Parish base millage rate: 145 - 155 (2013)

Residential property is assessed at 10% of fair market value with a $7,500 homestead exemption. Land is assessed at 10% and other classes of property are assessed at 15% of value.

St. Tammany Parish estimated total sales (2012) ($000)    4,068,900
Source:  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and Borland Econometrics


NUMBER OF FIRMS BY NAICS CODE
The following is the number of professional, scientific and technical services firms in St. Tammany Parish.

NAICS

Manufacturing Type # of Employees # of Firms
5411 Legal services 743 232
5412 Accounting and bookkeeping svcs. 1,499 115
5413 Architect,engineering and related svcs. 857 133
5414 Specialized design services 46 15
5415 Computer sys. design & related svcs. 385 76
5416 Managemnt, sci. & tech. consult. svcs. 302 127
5417 Scientific R & D services 315 14
5418 Advertising & related services 39 7
5419 Other prof., scientific, tech svcs. 565 86
  Total 4,751 805
       
  Total all Establishments 68,857 5,869

Source:  County Business Patterns, 2012, U.S. Census


HEALTH CARE

Acute Care Hospitals (2013) 10
Number Licensed Beds (2013) 1,331
Physicians (2013) 653
Dentists (2013) 

 198

Source:  LA Board of Medical Examiners, LA Dentistry Board, LA Department of Health and Hospitals

LABOR FORCE (December)
 
  2009 2010 2011 2012
Civilian Labor Force

118,829

112,233 107,027 111,706
Employed 113,133 106,364 101,498 105,048
Unemployed 5,696 5,869 5,529 6,658
% Unemployed 4.8% 5.2% 5.2% 6.0%
State % Unemployed 6.7% 7.2% 7.5% 7.3%

Source:  LA Department of Labor

EDUCATION

 

2012-2013 School Year

Public Schools

Number of Schools

55

Enrollment

37,926

Number of CertifiedTeachers

3,080

Student/Teacher Ratio

12.314:1

Percentage Teachers with Master's or Higher Degree

51

District Performance Score

122.8

             District Performance Score

A
             Rank in State in Districts with 20,000+ Students

 #1



ACT Scores
  2009 2010 2011 2012
St. Tammany Parish 21.6 21.8 21.8 21.9
State 20.1 20.1 20.8 20.3
Nation 21.1 21.0 21.1 21.1
         

Source:  St. Tammany Parish School Board

Colleges and Universities 2012 Enrollment
Delgado Community College - 2 Northshore Campuses 3,000
Delta College - Slidell Campus 105
Delta College - Covington Campus 150
Southeastern Louisiana University - St. Tammany Center 700

Source:  Individual campuses


INCOME

  Median Family Income % Change
1980 Census $21,870 -----
1990 Census $35,033 60.2%
2000 Census $55,346 58.0%
 2010 Census $60,866  10.0% 
Source:  U.S. Census

AVERAGE ANNUAL WAGES
Employment Sector 2009 2010 2011 2012
Agriculture, forestry, fish. $26,470 $27,239 $30,024 $31,054
Mining $98,061 $97,527 $113,802 $154,713
Utilities $52,098 $52,106 $55,917 $58,961
Construction $48,673 $45,073 $45,006 $45,082
Manufacturing $46,444 $48,958 $52,160 $53,913
Wholesale trade $65,247 $68,034 $68,601 $74,698
Retail trade $24,533 $25,275 $25,093 $25,257
Trans. & Warehousing $56,339 $61,416 $62,100 $61,074
Information $44,101 $47,359 $52,329 $53,474
Finance & insurance  $54,112 $56,571 $58,727  $62,098
Real estate, rent, leasing $35,322 $35,910 $37,201 $36,958
Professional & technical $51,246 $54,364 $56,069 $57,598
Mngt of cos. & enterprise 

 $59,945

 $63,529

 $63,856

 $66,513

Administrative & waste

$29,443

$30,819 $32,098 $32,825
Education services $28,963 $42,583 $44,744 $43,075
Health care & social asst.   $42,621 $41,180 $41,267

$40,099

Arts, entertainment & rec. $17,987 $16,880 $17,863 $17,834
Accom. & food service $13,810 $14,122 $14,051 $14,526
Other services $27,405 $27,439 $28,016 $25,904
Public administration $41,006 $41,988 $42,191 $42,867
Parish Average Wage $37,099 $38,873 $39,812 $41,173
% Change 4.8% 2.4% 3.4%
State Average Wage $40,493 $41,380 $42,416 $43,153
% Change 2.2% 2.5% 1.7%

Source:  LA Department of Labor


 


COVERED EMPLOYMENT
Employment Sector 2009 2010 2011 2012
Agriculture, forestry, fish. 125 121 106 96
Mining 466 554 781 1,371
Utilities 392 364 358 349
Construction 5,166 4,504 4,599 4,763
Manufacturing 3,194 3,039 3,193 3,355
Wholesale trade 3,341 3,355 3,555 3,461
Retail trade 11,938 11,723 12,190 12,144
Trans. & Warehousing 2,321 2,295 2,315 2,340
Information 885 840 980 959
Finance & insurance  2,435 2,526 2,594 2,600
Real estate, rent, leasing 965 926 865 907
Professional & technical 3,937 3,932 4,185 4,138
Mngt of cos. & enterprise  1,201 1,169 1,225 1,105
Administrative & waste 2,613 2,616 2,799 3,767
Education services 7,279 7,401 7,361 7,257
Health care & social asst.     13,599 14,172 14,112 14,450
Arts, entertainment & rec. 1,345 1,426 1,444 1,487
Accom. & food service 8,764 8,855 9,457 9,601
Other services 1,928 1,912 2,057 2,070
Public administration 3,153 3,166 3,134 3,186
Parish Total 75,047 74,896 77,310 79,406
% Change -0.2% 3.2% 2.7%
State Employment 1,903,858 1,859,294 1,846,761 1,860,936
% Change -2.3% -0.7% 0.8%
Source:  LA Department of Labor

 

 

 

CITY POPULATIONS

  CITY OF SLIDELL
 
  Population % Growth
1980 Census 26,718
1990 Census 24,124 -9.7%
2000 Census 25,695 6.5%
2010 Census 27,068 5.3%
2013 Estimate  27,751  2.5%

CITY OF COVINGTON
 
  Population % Growth
1980 Census 7,892
1990 Census 7,691 -2.5%
2000 Census 8,483 10.3%
2010 Census 8,765 3.3%
2013 Estimate  9,442  7.7%

CITY OF MANDEVILLE
 
  Population % Growth
1980 Census 6,076
1990 Census 7,474 23.0%
2000 Census 10,489 40.3%
2010 Census 11,560 10.2%
2013 Estimate  

 12,731

10.1%


CITY OF ABITA SPRINGS
 
  Population % Growth
1980 Census 1,072
1990 Census 1,296 20.9%
2000 Census 1,957 51.0%
2010 Census 2,365 20.8%
2013 Estimate    2,405  1.7%
Source:  U.S. Census, The Nielsen Company
Note: U.S. Census did not estimate individual town/city populations after 2010 

LARGEST PARISH EMPLOYERS
 
Parish Employer Location

Parish Employment

Business Type
St. Tammany Parish School Board Parish wide 5,399 Education
St. Tammany Parish Hospital Covington 1,715 Acute care hospital
Slidell Memorial Hospital Slidell 1,186 Acute care hospital
Wal-Mart Parish wide 1,125

Retail trade

Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore Slidell 1,091 Acute care hospital
Lakeview Regional Medical Center Covington 807 Acute care hospital
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Parish wide 747 Protection and safety
St. Tammany Parish Government Parish wide 720 Government
Southeast Louisiana Hospital Mandeville 592 Psychiatric hospital
Chevron, USA Covington 550 Petroleum exploration
Louisiana Medical Center Lacombe 502 Acute care hospital
Home Depot Parish wide 500 Retail trade
Textron Marine & Land Systems Slidell 494 Manuf. light armored vehicles
F.A. Richard & Associates Mandeville 370 Health insurance services
Trinity Marine Madisonville 350 Ship building/repair
City of Slidell Slidell 342 Government
Tulane Regional Primate Research Center Covington 307 Biomedical research
Ochsner Clinic Foundation Northshore Parish wide 302 Health care
Cross Gates Athletic Club Slidell 275 Health & fitness center
PoolCorp Covington 255 Pool supply distribution
Blossman Banc Shares & Subsidiaries Covington 240 Financial services holding co.
Northshore Specialty Hospital Covington 230 Acute care hospital
Protocol Covington 225 Telemarketing services
Express Personnel Services Covington 219 Staffing
Bellsouth Telecommunications Parish wide 218 Telecommunications services
CPU 2 Covington 217 Telemarketing services
Gilsbar, Inc. Covington 213 Insurance consultants
Gifted Nurses Covington 211 Private nursing services
Diversified Foods & Seasonings Madisonville 211 Food preparations
Greenbriar Community Care Center Slidell 205 Nursing facility & rehab center
City of Covington Covington 180 Government
Pontchartrain Foods Covington 167 Fast-food franchise
GRFS Covington 160 Customer services & sales call ctr
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. Covington 158 Marine transportation
Humana Parish wide 150 Health insurance services
Rooms To Go Pearl River 147 Distribution center
Fairway Medical Surgical Covington 128 Acute care hospital
Christwood Retirement Community  Covington 124   Retirement community
LLOG Exploration Co. Covington 111 Gas & oil exploration
Pelican Energy Consultants Covington 105

Consult/engineer/project mgmnt

Cleco Power Parish wide 104 Electric company
       
Source: North Shore Report Book of Lists 2013-14 & STEDF      

St. Tammany Parish Profile is produced by John C. Borland, CCR, Director of Borland Econometrics and published by The St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation.
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