Destrehan, Louisiana

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Destrehan is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 11,260 at the 2000 census. It was named after Jean N. Destréhan (1754-1823) who served as President of the Territorial Council and was appointed to the United States Senate in 1812, but resigned before he took his seat.

Destrehan Plantation, his former home, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The main house has been restored and is one of the attractions on the Great River Road along the Mississippi River.



Destrehan is located at 29°57′44″N 90°22′9″W / 29.96222°N 90.36917°W / 29.96222; -90.36917 (29.962307, -90.369160).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.9 square miles (20.5 km²), of which 6.9 square miles (17.9 km²) are land and 1.0 square mile (2.5 km²) (12.41%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,260 people, 3,629 households, and 3,073 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,628.7 people per square mile (629.2/km²). There were 3,742 housing units at an average density of 541.3/sq mi (209.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.64% White, 12.78% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.81% of the population.

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