Zachary is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 16,760 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Zachary is the 27th largest community in Louisiana. Zachary has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Zachary, where the median household income is $75,472.00.
Zachary real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Zachary house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Zachary isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Zachary are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Zachary is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Zachary who work in office and administrative support (16.16%), management occupations (11.16%), and sales jobs (9.50%).
The education level of Zachary citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.28% of adults in Zachary have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Zachary in 2010 was $29,333, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,332 for a family of four. However, Zachary contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Zachary is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Zachary home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Zachary residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Zachary include English, German, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Zachary is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.