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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Destrehan is a suburb of New Orleans with a population of 10,906. Destrehan is in St. Charles Parish and is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. Living in Destrehan offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Destrehan and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Destrehan are highly rated.
About Destrehan...
Population
10,906

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,032
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Destrehan Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Destrehan

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,783
National
$55,322
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Destrehan Reviews

23 reviews
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Living in Destrehan is having the best of both worlds - we are 15 miles from the unique culture of New Orleans and yet we are a quiet, safe neighborhood with a much sought-after sense of community. Our public school system is second to none, we boost of a widely renowned swamp conservation program in our school system and beyond. There is a fabulous community education program offered to all ages. Business is strong with several chemical plants nearby who proudly donate to our school enrichment programs and businesses. They work closely with our schools and one of our school programs allow our students access to and participation in procedures and experiments in the plants in real-time!
One area I would like to see improved is having traffic lights installed at one particular junction near my house as there can be traffic jams at rush hours.
Other than that I am so proud and blessed to be a Destrehanian!!
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I love living in Destrehan, La because it has the feel of a city but the slow pace of the country. It is a friendly place to grow up and the school district is one of the best in the state!
Destrehan has great schools, great road systems, and great additional educational opportunities. The city focuses on promotion of health and wellness.