St. Charles Parish


St. Charles Parish is home to many energy and petrochemical companies. To generate new economic growth, St. Charles Parish is diversifying its economy by securing investments from transportation, alternative fuels, and technology-related companies. A growing number of companies are relocating to St. Charles Parish because of its highly productive workforce, a nationally recognized public school system, an excellent transportation network, an abundance of raw materials, high quality of life, and land for commercial and industrial development. St. Charles Parish is one of the three River Parishes (with St. James Parish and St. John the Baptist Parish) that hold port sites under the Port of South Louisiana — the nation’s largest port. With an integrated transportation network that strategically links the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America, it’s no wonder that the Port of South Louisiana and St. Charles Parish play important roles in the continued development of the Greater New Orleans region.


St. Charles Parish is a unique and curious blend of old and new. Scenic landscapes and antebellum manors frame the countryside, while bustling commerce centers are constant reminders that this community offers tremendous potential for business development.

Largest Corporations

Cospolich, Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
Entergy – Waterford 3
Monsanto Company
Motiva Enterprises
Otto Candies, LLC
Randa Accessories
Shell Chemical
Valero Energy, Inc.


Population (2015) – 52,812

Households (2014)

Housing Units – 20,277
Households – 18,421
Persons Per Household – 2.83
Median Age – 36
Median Gross Rent – $871
Estimated Median House or Condo Value – $181,000

Income (2014)

Median Household Income – $57,785
Average Household Income (2015) – $80,394
Per Capita Income – $25,216

Employment (November 2015)

Business Establishments – 968
Civilian Labor Force – 25,270
Number Employed – 23,954
Number Unemployed – 1,316
Unemployment Rate – 6.8%

Parish Profile


Parish Contact Information

St. Charles Parish Government
15045 River Rd.
P.O. Box 302
Hahnville, LA 70057
T: 985.783.5000