St. Bernard Parish

Economy

St. Bernard Parish is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, just five miles downriver from New Orleans’ Central Business District and the French Quarter. Boasting an outstanding transportation infrastructure – complete access to water, motor, and rail freight transportation, an Interstate, three major highways, and approximately 20 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) – St. Bernard Parish is home to flourishing petrochemical, oil and gas, seafood processing, and commercial fishing industries. Today, the St. Bernard Parish Economic Development Foundation works closely with the state of Louisiana and the federal government to help existing and potential businesses establish contacts, explore financing opportunities, and apply for governmental assistance.

Lifestyle

Home to popular restaurants, a variety of recreational activities for all ages, and a neighborly spirit, St. Bernard Parish is located on the eastern edge of Greater New Orleans. Residents enjoy access to many forms of arts and entertainment, much of which is found at the St. Bernard Civic Center, a venue that hosts many performing arts events, shows, and displays. A true sportsman’s paradise, St. Bernard offers some of the best fishing and hunting in the country. Boaters, skiers, anglers, and hunters are served by several marinas and public boat launches. More than 20 public parks stretch throughout St. Bernard, including community tennis courts and playing fields. The parish’s recreation department and various booster clubs provide programs in all sports which are available year round. St. Bernard is also home to the National Park Service Chalmette Battlefield, where the Americans turned back the British on January 8, 1815, winning the famous Battle of New Orleans.

Largest Corporations

Associated Terminals
Boasso America
Chalmette Refining, LLC
Domino Foods, Inc.
Rain CII
Valero Energy, Inc.

Statistics

Population (2016) – 48,776

Households (2014)

Housing Units – 16,806
Households – 14,051
Persons Per Household – 2.63
Median Age – 32.9
Median Rent for Apartments – $812
Estimated Median House or Condo Value – $127,300

Income (2014)

Median Household Income – $44,706
Average Household Income – $57,579
Per Capita Income – $21,079

Employment (2014)

Business Establishments – 792
Civilian Labor Force – 19,032
Number Employed – 17,712
Number Unemployed – 1,320
Unemployment Rate – 6.9%

Parish Profile

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Parish Contact Information

St. Bernard Parish Government
8201 W. Judge Perez Dr.
Chalmette, LA 70043
T: 504.278.4200

St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce
Stephen Reuther, Chief Executive Officer
100 Port Blvd., Suite 10
Chalmette, LA 70043
T: 504.250.6121
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St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation
100 Port Blvd. Ste 10
2nd Floor (SB Port Authority Bldg.)
Chalmette, LA 70043
T: 504.277.4009
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