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Destrehan, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Destrehan Census Designated Place had a population of 11,839 as of July 1, 2017. Destrehan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Destrehan is located at latitude 29.9721 and longitude -90.3542 in St. Charles Parish. The formal boundaries for the Destrehan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.91 sq. miles and a water area of 1.03 sq. miles. St. Charles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Destrehan Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402407) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Destrehan Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Charles Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Destrehan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Destrehan, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,839
Daytime Population: Workers 3,926
Daytime Population: Residents 5,764
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,690
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 11,837
Population in Familes 10,616
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 2,004
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $83,933
Average Household Income $103,048
Per Capita Income $36,285


Total Housing Units 4,344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,368 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 806 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $238,368
Average Home Value $277,026


Total Households 4,174
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 3,383
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.36% 0.45%
Households 0.41% 0.48%
Families 0.3% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Destrehan, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Destrehan to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 49 90th
Population Density # 54 89th
Diversity Index # 230 52nd
Median Household Income # 8 99th
Per Capita Income # 14 97th

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