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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 Population 6,106
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,522
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.1%
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 Level 78.7%
% Below Poverty Level 21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $743
Median House Value $106,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.6%
US/American 0%
English 2.7%
Irish 1.7%

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

Patterson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles S of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Mary
Standard Zip Codes 70392
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.693
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)

Station MORGAN CITY
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 59 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 61 to 79 F
Annual Precip 65.4 inches
Station FRANKLIN 3 NW
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 59 to 79 F
Annual Precip 65.1 inches
Station JEANERETTE 5 NW
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 90 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 62.2 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

Location Population Median Family Income
Baldwin 2,236 $34,773
Berwick 4,830 $57,857
Franklin 7,435 $37,158
Morgan City 12,019 $50,257
Napoleonville 653 $25,278

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

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

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