Workforce & Education

With a population of approximately 258,000 and a civilian labor force of over 117,000, St. Tammany offers a highly-skilled, highly-trained workforce for businesses in any industry.

Our nationally-recognized K-12 education system and our world-renowned professional and technical schools produce dedicated new workers every year. Our students’ ACT scores consistently rank above the national average.

89% of our residents have a high school diploma or higher.
62% of our residents have attended at least some college.
38% of our residents have achieved advanced degrees and/or certifications.

The unemployment rate in St. Tammany consistently remains below the national average, and the per capita income in 2020 was $66,000.

65% of our residents are of working age.