There were 19,317 households out of which 36.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 16.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the parish the population was spread out with 29.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.
The median income for a household in the parish was $28,072, and the median income for a family was $33,064. Males had a median income of $31,570 versus $18,341 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,399. About 20.60% of families and 23.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.30% of those under age 18 and 19.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Map of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels
St. Mary Parish has two daily newspapers, the Morgan City Daily Review (circulation under 6,000) and the Franklin Banner-Tribune in Franklin (circulation 3,350).
Patrick T. Caffery (1932-2013) Louisiana State Representative and United States Representative. Son of R.E. Caffery and Grandson of U.S. Senator Donelson Caffery (1835-1906)
Donelson Caffery (1835-1906) Great Nephew of President Andrew Jackson. Louisiana State Senator and United States Senator (1892-1900) Nominated for President by Democratic National Party (1900). Father of R.E. Caffery and Grandfather of United States Representative Patrick T Caffery (D.LA 1969-1973)