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, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Destrehan who work in management occupations (13.81%), sales jobs (11.98%), and office and administrative support (11.38%).
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Destrehan a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Destrehan has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Destrehan’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 education level of Destrehan citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.01% of adults in Destrehan have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Destrehan in 2010 was $41,319, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,276 for a family of four.
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. 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 Tagalog.