St James Parish


 St. James is bounded by Lafourche Parish on the south, Assumption and Ascension on the west, Ascension and Livingston Parishes on the north and St. John the Baptist on the east. The parish is bisected by the Mississippi River.  The area to the west of the Mississippi River is located in the Barataria Basin, but on the eastern side of the parish is part of the Pontchartrain Basin.  The parish’s land area covers approximately 241 square miles.

 Parish Websites

St. James Parish Government
St. James Parish School District
River Region Chamber of Commerce
River Parishes Tourist Commission
Port of South Louisiana
River Parishes Community College/Reserve Campus
Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

Population, 2010:                                 22,102                                    

Population Estimate, 2019:                  21,096

County Seat:                                        Convent           

There are two municipalities in St. James as follows:

Municipality 2018 Estimated Population Municipality 2018 Estimated Population
Gramercy 3,396 Lutcher 3,302

Census Designated Places in St. James include the following:

CDP 2018 Estimated Population CDP 2017 Estimated Population
Convent 455 Paulina 1,085
Grand Point 2,996 Romeville 195
Hester 361 South Vacherie 3,565
Lemannville 1,078 St. James 788
Moonshine 224 Union 611
North Vacherie 2,071 Welcome 932

For more demographic data on St. James Parish visit

Updated May 2020

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