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St. James Parish

Population: 21,096

Median Household Income: $ 51,603

Persons in poverty: 16.6 %

High school graduate: 85.4 %

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.3 %

Persons without health insurance: 8 %

Households: 7,719

Number of Companies: 1,569

Men owned firms: 767

Women owned firms: 680

Veterans: 809

St. James Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Convent. The parish was created in 1807. St. James Parish is a part of the New Orleans–Metairie, Louisiana metropolitan statistical area, sitting between New Orleans and Baton Rouge on the Mississippi River.