Destrehan is a somewhat small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 11,340 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 managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Destrehan who work in management occupations (18.90%), sales jobs (13.56%), and office and administrative support (9.96%).
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.
Being a small town, Destrehan does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Destrehan ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Destrehan, 41.20% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Destrehan in 2018 was $42,784, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,136 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 French, German, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Destrehan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.