Plaquemines Parish

Economy

Plaquemines Parish is located at the southernmost tip of Louisiana. The parish is the operational center for the offshore oil and gas industry. It is also home to a seafood industry that produces millions of pounds of shrimp, oysters, crabs, and fish annually. Citrus and other produce farms line both sides of the Mississippi River for more than 20 miles, producing abundant tangerine, orange, satsuma, melon, and Creole tomato crops. In addition, the parish is also home to major petrochemical refineries and coal transfer terminals, which supply millions of tons of these vital resources to the nation and beyond. Plaquemines Parish represents one of the most promising areas for industrial growth in south Louisiana. Its low tax base, an abundance of natural resources and undeveloped land, miles of deep draft water frontage, comprehensive transportation networks, the availability of raw materials, an able workforce, and a pro-business attitude make the parish ideal for economic growth.

Lifestyle

The rich plains that make up Plaquemines Parish comprise one of the most unique ecological wonders in the world. Created more than 700 years ago when the Mississippi River shifted 50 miles from its ancestral banks, this fertile land mass and wetlands make up nearly 10% of the nation’s total wetlands. Labeled by many a “sportsman’s paradise,” Plaquemines Parish has become a favorite recreational choice with its many waterways, fishing spots, and hunting grounds. However, it’s also home to serious business.

Largest Corporations

Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc.
Belle Chasse Academy
C & C Marine
Chevron Oronite Co.
Daybrook Fisheries, Inc.
Fab-Con, Inc.
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base
Point Eight Power Company
Scott Armature, LLC
TECO Bulk Terminal
Versatruss Americas LLC

Statistics

Population (2015) – 23,495

Households (2014)

Housing Units – 9,877
Households – 8,772
Persons Per Household – 2.65
Median Age (2013) – 36
Median Gross Rent – $1,036
Estimated Median House or Condo Value – $159,700

Income (2014)

Median Household Income – $54,835
Average Household Income (2015) – $70,327
Per Capita Income – $26,672

Employment (November 2015)

Business Establishments – 699
Civilian Labor Force – 10,214
Number Employed – 9.675
Number Unemployed – 539
Unemployment Rate – 5.3%

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Parish Contact Information

Plaquemines Parish Government
8056 Highway 23
Suite 200
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
T: 504.297.5000

Plaquemines Association of Business & Industry
Bobby Thomas, Executive Director
8207 Hwy. 23, Suite A
P.O Box 908
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
T: 504.393.2999

Plaquemines Parish Economic Development
8056 Highway 23, Suite 300
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
T: 504.934.6105