Saint Mary Parish

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Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1231
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-4100
Fax: (337) 828-2509
www.parish.st-mary.la.us

On the central southern border of LA, southeast of New Iberia; organized Apr 17, 1811 (prior to statehood) from Attakapas Parish. Name Origin: For the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus

Area (sq mi):: 1118.83 (land 612.79; water 506.04) Population per square mile: 83.90
Population 2005: 51,416 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.90%; 1990-2000 -7.90% Population 2000: 53,500 (White 61.80%; Black or African American 31.80%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 1.60%; Other 3.80%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 34.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,399; median household $28,072; Population below poverty level: 23.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,067-$25,026
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 18.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Morgan City (12,153)

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