St. Mary Parish

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At the westernmost end of the Bayou Region, St. Mary Parish is home to a strong economy and exceptional quality of life. St. Mary Parish is highly accessible by air, rail and road with direct connections via U.S. Interstate 49, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Atchafalaya River and the Charenton Canal. St. Mary also operates two ports: the Port of Morgan City and the Port of West St. Mary.

As a coastal parish, St. Mary is a center of oil and gas released activity with extensive fabrication, maritime transportation and support service. The parish is also heavily agricultural with significant acreage dedicated to sugar cane production.

Noted by Nation Geographic Traveler as hauntingly beautiful land, St. Mary serves as the easternmost gateway to the 800,000-acre Atchafalaya Basin, one of the world’s largest overflow swamps. Home to cypress forests, concentrations of bald eagles and colonies of black bear, the area is notes for its incredible natural beauty. The Atchafalaya River Basin is a popular spot for recreational fishing and home to a Bass Prod Fishing Tour stop.

POPULATION
 Total  53,596
AGE
Average Male

Average Female

Average All

38

40

39

EDUCATION
(AGE 25+)
Some High School

High School

Some College

College - Associates

College - Bachelors

College - Masters

College - Professional

College - Doctorate

5,458

14,742

6,350

1,194

2,768

928

218

47

LABOR FORCE
(AGE 16+)
Employed

Unemployed

Unemployment Rate

22,203

2,429

9.9%

Income
Average Household

Per Capita

$55,950

$21,344