Destrehan, LA
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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.

Destrehan is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Destrehan is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Destrehan who work in management occupations (14.17%), office and administrative support (13.61%), and sales jobs (11.79%).

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.

Because of many things, Destrehan is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Destrehan really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Destrehan perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Destrehan is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Destrehan is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.04% of adults in Destrehan have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Destrehan in 2010 was $39,371, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,484 for a family of four. However, Destrehan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Destrehan is a very 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. Destrehan also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.81% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Destrehan include French, 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.


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