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Overview

Introduction to Patterson, Louisiana

Patterson, Louisiana, in St Mary county, is 52 miles S of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and 75 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Patterson History

Patterson was named after a trader from Indiana, Captain John Patterson, who settled in this town in 1832. Some Pennsylvanian Dutchmen boarded a sailing vessel in New Orleans and sailed into Bayou Teche in the early 1800s. Patterson was also known as Dutch Settlement, Dutch Prairie and Dutch Town. It was incorporated in 1907.

Patterson and nearby Attractions

  • Arlington Plantation
  • Wedell - Williams Memorial Aviation Museum
  • Grevemberg House
  • Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge
  • Tickfaw State Park

Things To Do In Patterson

The Grevemberg House and the Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation Museum are each accessible from Patterson. The Tickfaw State Park offers camping, fishing, swimming and biking opportunities. The Fausse Pointe State Park also offers opportunities for boating, picnicking and hiking. The Shell Key National Wildlife Refuge is nearby as well.

Patterson Transportation

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International is the nearest major airport.

Patterson Higher Education

Some nearby colleges and universities include Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus, the Louisiana Technical College-Lafourche Campus and Nicholls State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,067
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+2,694
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married35.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.2%
Median Earnings25+$37,366
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,110
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,150

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,929
% Above Poverty Level82.9%
% Below Poverty Level17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$811
Median House Value$100,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.1%
French Except Basque16.2%
Italian4.7%
German3.9%
English3%
Canadian2.1%
Irish1.7%
Swedish1.4%
African0.7%
Jamaican0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Greek0.2%
Dutch0.1%
Russian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Patterson Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Mary Parish
Standard Zip Codes70392
Phone Area Codes337,985
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.69
Approximate Longitude-91.3

Patterson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMORGAN CITY
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp59 to 76 F
Jul Temp74 to 89 F
Oct Temp61 to 79 F
Annual Precip65.4 inches
StationFRANKLIN 3 NW
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 89 F
Oct Temp59 to 79 F
Annual Precip65.1 inches
StationJEANERETTE 5 NW
Distance30.6 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp57 to 79 F
Annual Precip62.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin2,233$40,870
Berwick4,741$52,917
Franklin7,244$42,346
Morgan City11,685$51,462
Napoleonville753$27,171

Patterson Public Schools

Hattie A. Watts Elementary School
1307 Third Street
ZIP: 70392
(985) 395-5976
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Patterson High School
2525 Highway 182 W
ZIP: 70392
(985) 395-2675
High
Total Enrollment 447
Patterson Junior High School
1101 First Street
ZIP: 70392
(985) 395-6772
Middle
Total Enrollment 519
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