St. Tammany Parish

Economy

St. Tammany Parish is the fastest-growing parish in Louisiana and one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation. Close proximity to New Orleans (20 miles), transportation accessibility (U.S. Interstates 10, 12, and 59), low business costs, availability of labor, a superb school system, a low crime rate, and first-rate medical facilities are all important reasons why businesses and residents are choosing St. Tammany Parish.

Lifestyle

St. Tammany Parish is also home to breathtaking bayou scenes, lakeshore recreation, and countryside landscapes, as well as talented artists who capture its essence via film, canvas, musical scores, and plays. Appreciation of the arts plays an important part of the community with its many fine galleries, studios, playhouses, and frequent art-inspired cultural events.

Largest Corporations

Chevron
C-Innovation
Gilsbar, Inc.
Hornbeck Offshore Services
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Pool Corp.
Slidell Memorial Hospital
St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Southeast Louisiana Hospital
Textron Marine & Land Systems
Tulane Regional Primate Research Center
Walmart Associates, Inc.

Statistics

Population (2015) – 250,088

Households (2014)

Housing Units – 98,796
Households – 87,975
Persons Per Household – 2.70
Median Age (2013) – 39
Median Gross Rent– $991
Estimated Median House or Condo Value – $197,500

Income (2014)

Median Household Income – $61,942
Average Household Income (2015) – $85,682
Per Capita Income – $30,948

Employment (November 2015)

Business Establishments – 6,191
Civilian Labor Force – 112,781
Number Employed – 107,117
Number Unemployed – 5,664
Unemployment Rate – 5.0%

Parish Profile

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Parish Contact Information

St. Tammany Parish Government
21490 Koop Dr.
Mandeville, LA 70471
T: 985.898.2700

St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation
21489 Koop Dr., Ste. 7
Mandeville, LA 70471
T: 985.809.7874

East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
1808 Front St.
Slidell, LA 70458
T: 985.643.5678

St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce
610 Hollycrest Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
T: 985.892.3216