Are YOU average? Read our story and find out

St. Charles Parish by the numbers

Derek Clontz
November 16, 2006 at 2:00 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

BOUTTE - You're an average St. Charles parishioner if you're:

1. 34 years old.

2. Married.

3. Share your house with two other people.

4. Earn an annual income of $41,000 if you are a man or - are you ready for this? - $25,000 if you are a woman.

That information comes from no less a source than the U.S. Census Bureau, which paints a statistical picture of our community using the latest-available figures that might surprise you.

Here's the breakdown:

- There are 48,072 people living in 16,411 households in St. Charles Parish. That's three people per house.

- 43 percent of households - about 7,100 - include children under the age of 18.

- 14 percent of households - about 2,300 - are headed up by single women.

- 20 percent of households - about 3,300 - include two or more people who aren't related or married.

- The racial makeup of the parish is 71 percent white ... 25 percent African American ... and 3 percent Hispanic. Native Americans, Asians, Other races make up 1 percent of the total.

- Of the 13,088 families living in the parish, 9.3 percent - about 1,300 - are below the poverty line. The numbers include 2,400 children and 480 senior citizens who, by definition, have no discretionary income, maning that spare change to buy non-essential "luxuries" like a newspaper or a soft drink.

- 30.30% of people - about 14,600 - are under the age of 18.

- 8.30% - about 600 - are ages 18 to 24.

- 31.40% - about 16,500 - are 25 to 44.

- 21.00% - about 10,000 - are 45 to 64.

- 9.00% - about 4,300 - are 65 years of age or older.

View other articles written Derek Clontz

featured merchant

Landry's Outboard Motors & Repairs Service
Landry's Outboard Motors & Repairs Service Over 25 Years of Quality Sales, Service and Repairs on YAMAHA, MERCURY, EVINRUDE and JOHNSON Motors.

Sheriff readies for 6th term, touts lower crime, police complex as legacy
Sheriff readies for 6th term, touts lower crime, police complex as legacy
As Greg Champagne prepares to be sworn in to his sixth consecutive term as St. Charles Parish Sheriff on June 21, he has no plans to call it quits anytime soon — even if, interestingly, he didn’t aspire to take that role as a young man at all.

Become A Herald-Guide Insider

Get breaking news, sports and lifestyles straight to your inbox