St. Marys is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 18,567 people and six constituent neighborhoods, St. Marys is the 52nd largest community in Georgia.
7.86% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in St. Marys. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Retail and Healthcare industries respectively employ 15.29% and 12.67% of the civilian workforce.
One of the nice things about St. Marys is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
St. Marys is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in St. Marys who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.49% of adults in St. Marys have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in St. Marys in 2018 was $29,462, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,848 for a family of four. However, St. Marys contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
St. Marys is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Marys home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Marys residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in St. Marys include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in St. Marys is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.