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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Saint Bernard is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.02% of the Saint Bernard workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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 (12.73%), sales jobs (8.03%), and farm management occupations (7.58%).

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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Saint Bernard, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.97 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Saint Bernard has a very low overall level of education: only 6.25% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Saint Bernard in 2010 was $17,742, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,968 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, English, and Irish.

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

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