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Parish Profile

The St. Tammany Parish Profile contains general demographic information such as population, labor force, education, income, and major parish employers.

 

 

PARISH & STATE POPULATION

  Population Growth State Growth
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%
2014 Estimate 245,829 5.2%  4,649,676 2.6%

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 (2015)

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 (2014) ($000)    4,437,200
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.

NAICS

Manufacturing Type # of Employees # of Firms
5411 Legal services 752 252
5412 Accounting and bookkeeping svcs. 1,910 130
5413 Architect,engineering and related svcs. 1,119 148
5414 Specialized design services 53 18
5415 Computer sys. design & related svcs. 383 79
5416 Managemnt, sci. & tech. consult. svcs. 268 136
5417 Scientific R & D services 322 41
5418 Advertising & related services 83 24
5419 Other prof., scientific, tech svcs. 555 50
  Total 5,445 878
       
  Total all Establishments 72,584 6,153

 

Source:  County Business Patterns, 2013, U.S. Census

 


HEALTH CARE

Acute Care Hospitals (2014) 11
Number Licensed Beds (2014) 1,363
Physicians (2014) 700
Dentists (2014)

197

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


LABOR FORCE (December)

  2011 2012 2013 2014
Civilian Labor Force

107,027

111,706 112,448 115,394
Employed 101,498 105,048 108,207 108,840
Unemployed 5,529 6,658 4,241 6,554
% Unemployed 5.2% 6.0% 3.8% 5.7%
State % Unemployed 7.5% 7.3% 4.7% 6.5%

Source:  LA Department of Labor


EDUCATION

  2014-2015
Public Schools  
Number of Schools 55
Enrollment 38,193
Certified Teachers 100%
Student/Teacher Ratio 12.136 : 1
Teachers with Master's or higher degree 47%
District Performance Score 104.9
District Grade by LA Department of Education A
Rank in State in Districts with 25,000+ Students #1
% of Wireless Schools 100%
% of Classrooms Internet Accessible 100%
Students Dual-Enrolled in College/University Courses 2,052

Source: St. Tammany Parish Public Schools 2014-2015 Quick Facts


ACT Scores

  2012 2013 2014 2015
St. Tammany Parish 21.9 21.1 21.5 21.5
State 20.3 19.5 19.2 19.4
Nation 21.1 20.9 21.0 21.0

Source:  St. Tammany Parish School Board

 

Colleges and Universities 2014 Enrollment
Delgado Community College - 2 Northshore Campuses 3,100
Delta College - Slidell Campus 105
Delta College - Covington Campus 150
Southeastern Louisiana University - Covington Campus 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 2011 2012 2013 2014
Agriculture, forestry, fish. $30,024 $31,054 $30,917 $32,058
Mining $113,802 $154,713 $151,816 $151,789
Utilities $55,917 $58,961 $58,765 $59,973
Construction $45,006 $45,082 $45,346 $46,874
Manufacturing $52,160 $53,913 $55,212 $55,893
Wholesale trade $68,601 $74,698 $79,241 $76,722
Retail trade $25,093 $25,257 $25,936 $25,563
Trans. & Warehousing $62,100 $61,074 $65,944 $63,039
Information $52,329 $53,474 $54,553 $53,541
Finance & insurance $58,727 $62,098 $62,829 $64,590
Real estate, rent, leasing $37,201 $36,958 $38,742 $42,119
Professional & technical $56,069 $57,598 $60,699 $62,354
Mngt of cos. & enterprise $63,856 $66,513 $73,814 $78,071
Administrative & waste $32,098 $32,825 $34,023 $35,564
Education services $44,744 $43,075 $40,204 $40,474
Health care & social asst. $41,267 $40,099 $42,961 $45,335
Arts, entertainment & rec. $17,863 $17,834 $18,000 $17,838
Accom. & food service $14,051 $14,526 $14,827 $15,420
Other services $28,016 $25,904 $26,372 $28,485
Public administration $42,191 $42,867 $42,870 $44,444
Parish Average Wage $39,812 $41,173 $42,438 $43,423
% Change   3.4% 3.1% 2.3%
         
State Average Wage $42,416 $43,153 $43,797 $42,829
% Change   1.7% 1.5% -2.2%

Source:  LA Department of Labor


 

Source: LA Department of Labor

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis


COVERED EMPLOYMENT

Employment Sector 2011 2012 2013 2014
Agriculture, forestry, fish. 106 96 109 130
Mining 781 1,371 1,503 1,810
Utilities 358 349 342 344
Construction 4,599 4,763 4,604 4,973
Manufacturing 3,193 3,355 3,761 3,799
Wholesale trade 3,555 3,461 3,455 3,723
Retail trade 12,190 12,144 12,727 13,192
Trans. & Warehousing 2,315 2,340 2,490 1,900
Information 980 959 1,002 988
Finance & insurance 2,594 2,600 2,695 2,816
Real estate, rent, leasing 865 907 947 982
Professional & technical 4,185 4,138 4,189 4,329
Mngt of cos. & enterprise 1,225 1,105 1,158 1,197
Administrative & waste 2,799 3,767 3,644 3,663
Education services 7,361 7,257 7,157 7,160
Health care & social asst. 14,112 14,450 14,294 14,761
Arts, entertainment & rec. 1,444 1,487 1,498 1,559
Accom. & food service 9,457 9,601 9,870 10,395
Other services 2,057 2,070 2,191 2,198
Public administration 3,134 3,186 3,168 3,143
Parish Total 77,310 79,406 80,804 83,062
% Change   2.7% 1.8% 2.8%
         
State Employment 1,846,761 1,860,936 1,880,455 1,922,947
% Change   0.8% 1.0% 2.3%

Source:  LA Department of Labor


Source: LA Department of Labor

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%
2014 Estimate  27,778 2.6%

 

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%
2014 Estimate  9,513  8.5%


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%
2014 Estimate  

 13,025

12.7%


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    2,463 4.1%

Source:  U.S. Census, The Nielsen Company
Note: U.S. Census did not estimate individual town/city populations after 2010 


LARGEST PARISH EMPLOYERS

Parish Employers Location Employment Business Type
St. Tammany Parish School Board Covington/Slidell 5,400 Education
St. Tammany Parish Hospital Covington 1,391 Acute care hospital
Wal-Mart Parish wide 1,125 Retail trade
Ochsner Medical Center - Northshore Slidell 1,100 Marine transportation
Slidell Memorial Hospital Slidell 889 Acute care hospital
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office Parish wide 747 Protection and safety
St. Tammany Parish Government Parish wide 720 Government
Southeast Louisiana Hospital Mandeville 592 Psychiatric hospital
Lakeview Regional Medical Center Covington 562 Acute care hospital
Chevron, USA Covington 550 Petroleum exploration
Home Depot Parish wide 500 Retail trade
Textron Marine & Land Systems Slidell 494 Manuf. Light armored vehicles
C-Innovation Mandeville 447 Oil field services
Gilsbar, Inc. Covington 425 Insurance consultant
F.A. Richard & Associates Mandeville 370 Insurance services
City of Slidell Slidell 355 Government
Trinity Marine Madisonville 350 Ship building/repair
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
Pontchartrain Foods, Inc. Covington 275 Fast-food franchise
Louisiana Medical Center & Heart Hospital Lacombe 274 Acute care hospital
Pool Corporation Covington 261 Pool supply distribution
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. Covington 260 Marine transportation
Blossman Banc Shares & Subsidiaries Covington 240 Financial services holding co.
Florida Marine Transporters Mandeville 222 Marine transportation
Express Personnel Services Covington 219 Staffing
BellSouth Telecommunications Parish wide 218 Telecommunications services
Diversified Foods Madisonville 211 Food preparations
MECO Mandeville 208 Manuf. Water purification equip.
Gifted Nurses Covington 206 Staff relief, private in-home care
Greenbriar Community Care Center Slidell 205 Nursing facility & rehab center
City of Covington Covington 180 Government
GCR Covington 178 Computer technology
Rooms To Go Pearl River 168 Distribution center
Gulf Crane Services Covington 150 Oil field services
LLOG Exploration Co. Covington 140 Gas & oil exploration
Champagne Beverage Madisonville 133 Distribution center
PamLab Covington 120 Pharmaceuticals
Globalstar Covington 120 Satellite communications
Pelican Energy Consultants Covington 115 Consult/engineer/project mgmt

Source: North Shore Report Book of Lists, 2013-2015


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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