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 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.

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 is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Destrehan, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 89.15% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.

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: 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.



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