Patterson is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 6,106 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Patterson is the 80th largest community in Louisiana.
Patterson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Patterson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Patterson who work in office and administrative support (10.52%), management occupations (10.29%), and sales jobs (8.99%).
Patterson 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Patterson 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 rate of college-level education in Patterson is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.12% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Patterson in 2010 was $21,131, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,524 for a family of four. However, Patterson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Patterson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Patterson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Patterson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Patterson include Italian, German, English, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Patterson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.