Saint Bernard, LA


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Saint Bernard is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 7,951 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Saint Bernard is the 77th largest community in Louisiana.

When you are in Saint Bernard, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.55% of Saint Bernard’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Saint Bernard is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Saint Bernard who work in office and administrative support (13.17%), food service (8.35%), and sales jobs (7.47%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Saint Bernard has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Saint Bernard has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Saint Bernard than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Saint Bernard may be for you.

Saint Bernard 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 Saint Bernard have a very low rate of college education: just 7.01% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Saint Bernard in 2010 was $18,554, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,216 for a family of four. However, Saint Bernard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Saint Bernard is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Saint Bernard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saint Bernard residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Saint Bernard include German, Italian, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Saint Bernard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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