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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Patterson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Patterson is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Patterson who work in office and administrative support (13.85%), management occupations (9.48%), and sales jobs (8.19%).
One of the nice things about Patterson 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.
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.
In Patterson, just 10.65% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Patterson in 2010 was $21,636, which is middle income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,544 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 Irish.
The most common language spoken in Patterson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.