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 8,000 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Saint Bernard is the 77th largest community in Louisiana.
Saint Bernard is a blue-collar town, with 37.79% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Saint Bernard is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Saint Bernard who work in office and administrative support (13.82%), maintenance occupations (9.05%), and sales jobs (7.83%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Saint Bernard is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Saint Bernard 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.
One downside of living in Saint Bernard is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Saint Bernard, the average commute to work is 32.78 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite the fact that it is a small town, Saint Bernard has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the town for affordable transportation.
The citizens of Saint Bernard have a very low rate of college education: just 7.43% 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 $18,901, 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 $75,604 for a family of four. However, Saint Bernard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Saint Bernard is a very 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 Italian and Spanish.