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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.

People

Total Population6,106
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+2,522
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married40.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.1%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,438
% Above Poverty Level78.7%
% Below Poverty Level21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$743
Median House Value$106,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.6%
US/American0%
English2.7%
Irish1.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Patterson Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 52 miles S of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City75 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
CountySt Mary
Standard Zip Codes70392
Phone Area Codes985
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude29.693
Longitude-91.301

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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Patterson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Calumet (70392)

Idlewild (70392)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin2,236$34,773
Berwick4,830$57,857
Franklin7,435$37,158
Morgan City12,019$50,257
Napoleonville653$25,278

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Patterson High Schools

PATTERSON HIGH SCHOOL
2525 MAIN STREET
985-395-2675
Serves 505 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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