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 6.60% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Retail and Public Service are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 16.53% and 13.71% of the civilian workforce respectively.
St. Marys is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of St. Marys are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.34% of adults in St. Marys having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in St. Marys in 2010 was $23,052, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,208 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 Tagalog.