Destrehan is a somewhat small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 11,527 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Destrehan is the 42nd largest community in Louisiana.
Destrehan real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Destrehan house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Destrehan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Destrehan is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Destrehan who work in office and administrative support (15.42%), sales jobs (10.18%), and management occupations (9.59%).
Of important note, Destrehan is also a town of artists. Destrehan has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Destrehan’s character.
Also of interest is that Destrehan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Destrehan is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Destrehan’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small town, Destrehan doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Destrehan citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.08% of adults in Destrehan have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Destrehan in 2010 was $35,382, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,528 for a family of four. However, Destrehan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Destrehan is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Destrehan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Destrehan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Destrehan include German, Italian, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Destrehan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.