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 17,968 people and six constituent neighborhoods, St. Marys is the 52nd largest community in Georgia.
St. Marys real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although St. Marys house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
St. Marys is a military town: the armed forces employs 7.55% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Retail are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 16.46% and 16.03% of the civilian workforce respectively.
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.
The education level of St. Marys citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.67% of adults in St. Marys have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in St. Marys in 2010 was $24,156, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,624 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, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in St. Marys is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.