St. Gabriel is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 7,121 people and just one neighborhood, St. Gabriel is the 72nd largest community in Louisiana. St. Gabriel 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 St. Gabriel, where the median household income is $53,045.00.
St. Gabriel real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although St. Gabriel house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
St. Gabriel is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, St. Gabriel is a city of managers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Gabriel who work in management occupations (21.15%), office and administrative support (11.15%), and healthcare suport services (8.29%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in St. Gabriel. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
A relatively large number of people in St. Gabriel telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.19% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Being a small city, St. Gabriel does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in St. Gabriel with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.63% of adults in St. Gabriel have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in St. Gabriel in 2018 was $18,455, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,820 for a family of four. However, St. Gabriel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
St. Gabriel is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Gabriel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Gabriel residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in St. Gabriel include German, Irish, French, African, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in St. Gabriel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
An interesting characteristic about the neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.3% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.
With 3.9% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 98.4% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 15.0% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in St. Gabriel are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 41.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 60.7% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 43.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.8%), and 17.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and French.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in St. Gabriel, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (8.3%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (7.0%), and residents who report French roots (6.6%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (6.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (6.0%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (78.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.