Zachary is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 16,448 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Zachary is the 27th largest community in Louisiana. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Zachary, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Zachary, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Zachary’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Zachary does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $74,274.00.
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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Zachary is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Zachary is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Zachary who work in office and administrative support (14.70%), management occupations (11.20%), and sales jobs (8.88%).
The education level of Zachary citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.47% of adults in Zachary have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Zachary in 2010 was $29,323, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,292 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.