Demographics - St John Parish


mapPopulation by Year

Demographic Item Within
Total Population 2000 43,044
Total Population 2010 45,924
Total Population 2013 (Forecast) 48,421
Total Population 2018 (Forecast) 50,182

Quality of Life

Climate/Avg. Temperature

January - 60 degrees

July - 90 degrees

Average Annual Temp - 68 degrees

Average Annual Rainfall - 60 inches

Household Income

Demographic Item Within Parish
Average Household Income 53,005
Under $15,000 2,499
$15,000 to 24,999 1,764
$25,000 to 34,999 1,795
$35,000 to 49,999 2,450
$50,000 to 74,999 3,257
$75,000 to 99,999 2,003
$100,000 to 149,999 1,354
$150,000 to 199,999 235
$200,000 and above 108

Medical Services

• River Parishes Hospital, LaPlace - 106 beds

• LaPlace Rehabilitation Hospital - 22

• St. Charles Parish Hospital, Luling - 56

• St. James Parish Hospital, Lutcher - 47

• Ochsner/Kenner Regional* - 203

• East Jefferson General* - 455

• West Jefferson Medical Center* - 462

• Ochsner Foundation* - 483

• Children's Hospital, New Orleans - 201

*Located in nearby Jefferson Parish

St. John is also home to the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home, which has a capacity for 156 disabled or chronically ill veterans.  St. John also has an outpatient veteran's clinic that offers primary care to eligible veterans.


Fishing, Boating, Camping, Biking, Hunting, Golf, Tennis and Swimming


Festivals & Events

Mardi Gras, New Orleans (February/March)

Towapasah Mardi Gras Parade, Reserve (February/March)

Krewe Du Monde Mardi Grad Parade, LaPlace (February/March)

Independence Day Celebration (July)

Alligator Festival, LulingAndouille Festival

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans (April - May)

Catfish Festival, Des Allemands

Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales (May)

Blues Festival, Baton Rouge (April)

Strawberry Festival, Pontchatoula (April)

Andouille Festival (October)




Natural Gas

Atmos Energy 






Reserve Telecommuncations

Fiber Optic

Network along I-10 from New Orleans to Lake Charles into Texas

Labor Force

Demographic Item Within Parish
Total 35,598
In labor force CrYr 22,160
In Armed Forces CrYr 37
Employed CrYr 20,604
Unemployed CrYr 1,519
Not in labor force CrYr 13,438


Employment by Industry (Current Year)


Demographic Item Within Parish
Total by Industry 20,604
Ind Agri Mining Const CrYr 2,316
Ind Manufacturing CrYr 3,084
Ind Transportation CrYr 1,573
Ind Information CrYr 326
Ind Wholesale Retail CrYr 3,464
Ind Fin Insur Real Estate CrYr 1,168
Ind Professional Services CrYr 716
Ind Management Services CrYr 7
Ind Admin_Waste Services CrYr 862
Ind Educational services CrYr 3,482
Ind Entertain services CrYr 1,692
Ind Other Prof services CrYr 959


Employment by Occupation (Current Year)


Demographic Item Within Parish
Total by Occupation CrYr 20,604
Occ Managerial executive CrYr 2,157
Occ Prof specialty CrYr 2,915
Occ Healthcare support CrYr 480
Occ Sales CrYr 2,499
Occ Office Admin CrYr 3,364
Occ Protective CrYr 475
Occ Food Preparation Serving CrYr 908
Occ Bldg Maintenance & Cleaning CrYr 748
Occ Personal Care CrYr 553
Occ Farming, Fishing, & Forestry CrYr 85
Occ Construction CrYr 2,951
Occ Production Transportation CrYr 3,469


Workplace Establishments (Current Year)


Demographic Item Within Parish
Per Capita Income CrYr 17,712
No. of Establishments Curr Year 819
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 1
Mining 2
Utilities 2
Construction 52
Manufacturing 21
Wholesale Trade 16
Retail Trade 119
Information 17
Finance and Insurance 50
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 41
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 66
Management of Companies and Enterprises  
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 28
Educational Services 28
Health Care and Social Assistance 107
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 17
Accommodation and Food Services 44
Other Services (except Public Administration) 112
Public Administration 62
Unknown classification 9


Workplace Employees (FTE) (Current Year)


Demographic Item Within Parish
Employee Est CrYr 13,845
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 5
Mining 176
Manufacturing 954
Wholesale Trade 89
Retail Trade 2,415
Transportation and Storage 674
Information 405
Finance and Insurance 241
Management of Companies and Enterprises  
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 831
Educational Services 1,175
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,734
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 294
Accommodation and Food Services 662
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,353


Note: †Popstats data represents the number of people who live in the area.
  ‡Workplace data represents the number of people who work in the area.


Major Employers

ADM Growmark

ADM Growmark

Archer Daniels Midland Company is one of the largest agricultural processors in the world. Serving as a vital link between farmers and consumers, we take crops and process them to make food ingredients, animal feed ingredients, renewable fuels and naturally derived alternatives to industrial chemicals.



Bayou Steel was purchased by ArcelorMittal in July, 2008. ArcelorMittal is the world’s largest and most global steel company, with 310,000 employees in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. An industrial presence in 28 European, Asian, African and American countries exposes the company to all the key steel markets, from emerging to mature.



Cargill, Inc.

Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 158,000 employees in 66 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed.


Diversified Well Logging

Diversified Well Logging, Inc.

Diversified Well Logging, Inc. is a family owned business that specializes in mud logging and mud logging related services. The company employs over 160 people





Evonik Stockhausen GmbH originated as the Handels-Kommandit-Gesellschaft Crefelder Soap Factory Stockhausen & Traiser in the year 1881. In 1912, the independent Stockhausen & Cie. Chemical Factory was founded. The Businesses all maintain additional production locations around the world. A comprehensive network of sales offices ensures that our products are readily available on international markets, and provides service and assistance wherever our customers need it.




For over 40 years, DuPont has been dedicated to educational activities and positively contributing to the local economy. DuPont’s 150 employees and 70 contractors are involved in numerous community and professional organizations in the area. PPDA, the main product made by DuPont at the Pontchartrain facility is used to produce Kevlar ™ used in bullet-resistant vests that have saved the lives of many police officers and military personnel. Other products include IPDA used in the manufacture of adhesives and OPDA used to produce fungicides.


Louisiana Machiner

Louisiana Machinery

3799 West Airline Hwy
Reserve, LA 70084-0536



Marathon Ashland Petroleum

Garyville, Louisiana

Marathon is a supplier of gasoline and distillates to resellers and consumers within our market area in the Midwest, upper Great Plains, Gulf Coast and southeastern regions of the United States. - Also See: Marathon Contractors



ONDEO Nalco Company

Hwy. 53, Garyville, LA

Nalco is the leading provider of integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals and equipment programs for industrial and institutional applications. Nalco currently has 3,000 sales professionals in North America servicing customers in all industries including paper, energy, manufacturing, mining, hospitality, healthcare, and food and beverage.



Port of South Louisiana

The Port of South Louisiana, which stretches 54 miles along the Mississippi River, is the largest tonnage port district in the western hemisphere. The facilities within St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James parishes (counties) handled over 258 million short tons of cargo in 2007, brought to its terminals via vessels and barges.



Shell Chemical Company

With a collective multi-billion dollar turnover and major manufacturing facilities around the world, the companies that make up Shell Chemicals number among the world's largest petrochemical operations.


Education (Age 25+)
(Current Year)

Demographic Item Within Parish
Ind Public admin CrYr 955
Edu Some college CrYr 6,100
Edu College - Associates CrYr 1,165
Edu College - Bachelors CrYr 2,736
Edu College - Masters CrYr 710
Edu College - Professional CrYr 272
Edu College - Doctorate CrYr 52


Colleges & Universities

Four-year universities within commuting distance from St. John Parish.

Primary / Secondary Education

Public Schools


K-8 Schools

High Schools

Magnet Schools

Alternative Schools

Adult Education

Private Schools

Education Attainment

  • High School Graduate or Higher - 77%
  • Bachelor's Degree - 13%
  • Source:  2007 Claritas


Central Library
2920 Highway 51
LaPlace, LA 70068
(985) 652-6857
(985) 652-8005 [fax]
Edgard Branch
2979 Highway 18
Edgard, LA 70049
(985) 497-3453
Garyville Branch
493 Historic Main
Garyville, LA 70051
(985) 535-6868

Reserve Branch
170 West 10th Street
Reserve, LA 70084
(985) 536-4107

St. John Parish


INTERSTATES - The major highways which traverse St. John Parish are Interstate Highways 10 and 55, which intersect at LaPlace.  I-10 runs East-West, connecting opposite coasts of the United States.  I-55 runs North-South, connecting New Orleans and Chicago.

U.S. HIGHWAYS - US-51 connects I-10 and I-55 to US 61, also known as Airline Highway, an alternate route between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.  US 61 runs East-West through the northern portion of the parish.

LOUISIANA HIGHWAYS - The River Roads, LA-18 on the west bank of the Mississippi River and LA-44 on the east bank of the river, are also major transportation routes in the parish.  The Veterans Memorial Bridge connects the east and west banks.


The Port of South Louisiana is one of the largest ports in total tonnage handled.  The port encompasses a sprawling 54-mile stretch of the lower Mississippi River above the Gulf of Mexico.  Its deep water location on the Mississippi River is at the jurisdiction of the inland river system, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the national railroad system, an international airport, interstate highways and major oil and gas pipeline distribution.  This versatile, all-purpose combination of water, ground and air transportation is capable of meeting the needs of the most demanding manufacturer or shipper.


In addition, the Port of South Louisiana and the Port of New Orleans are both located in the Foreign Trade Zone and boast a 45 foot draft on the Mississippi River.  (The Port of New Orleans is located approximately 20 miles from St. John Parish.)



Six major oil and gas pipelines serve the Port of South Louisiana, which is the terminus for the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), the nation's only offshore oil super-port, located 15 miles (24 kilometers) off the Louisiana coast.  LOOP provides over 500,000 barrels of crude oil daily through a 48-inch (122 centimeter) pipeline.


The region is also the originating point for Capline, a 40-inch (101 centimeter) 640-mile (1,030 kilometer) interstate pipeline that carries an average of 800,000 barrels of oil daily from Louisiana to the middle of the United States.



There are four major rail lines that serve the parish, two of which are located on the east bank (north) of the Mississippi River, and two on the west bank (south of the river):

•  Kansas City Southern (KCS)

•  Canadian National (CN)

•  Union Pacific (UP)

•  Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)



St. John has access to three main airports in the region, including one international airport:

•  St. John Parish Airport (General aviation) - 4,000 & 1,219 sq. ft. runways

•  New Orleans International Airport (General aviation, Cargo, Commercial) -

    10,080 sq. ft. & 7,000 sq. ft. runways, 312,000 sq. ft. warehouse/cargo facilities,

    15 miles from Parish

•  Baton Rouge Metro Airport (Commercial) - 7,000 sq. ft. runway, 60 miles from Parish


Motor Freight

There are 25 freight carriers in the region and terminal facilities are available throughout the parish.  These ground carriers have easy, available access to major interstate highways such as I-10, I-55, I-12, and I-49.


Parcel Services

Federal Express


United Parcel Service

U.S. Postal Service


Distance to Major Cities (in miles from center of parish)

Atlanta, GA             520

Birmingham, AL      385

Chicago, IL             890

Dallas, TX              490

Houston, TX           320

Little Rock, AR        510

Kansas City, MO     820

Nashville, TN          500

New Orleans, LA       30

St. Louis, MO          670