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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Destrehan who work in office and administrative support (14.09%), sales jobs (10.92%), and healthcare (8.74%).

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.

Being a small town, Destrehan does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Destrehan citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.34% of adults in Destrehan have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Destrehan in 2010 was $32,224, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,896 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. 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 Indic languages.

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