St. John the Baptist Parish


St. John the Baptist Parish is located in the heart of Louisiana’s sugarcane industry between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Two major interstate highways (I-10 and I-55), four main-line railroads, close proximity to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the St. John the Baptist Parish General Aviation Airport, and the Globalplex Intermodal Terminal comprise St. John the Baptist Parish’s superior transportation infrastructure, which opens industry to North America and the world.


St. John the Baptist Parish offers a high quality of life, a strong sense of community and ample recreational activities. Residents enjoy top notch hunting and fishing, golf, superb dining, frequent festivals and special events. The parish’s festive spirit is perhaps no more evident than on Christmas Eve each year, when residents ignite their traditional bonfires along the Mississippi River levee.

Largest Corporations

DuPont Dow
Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC
Nalco Company
Natco Food Service
Pin Oak Terminals
River Parishes Contractors, Inc.
River Parishes Hospital
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.


Population (2015) – 43,626

Households (2014)

Housing Units – 17,621
Households – 15,444
Persons Per Household – 2.84
Median Age – 38
Median Gross Rent – $875
Estimated Median House or Condo Value – $149,200

Income (2014)

Median Household Income – $50,716
Average Household Income (2015) – $70,058
Per Capita Income – $22,785

Employment (November 2015)

Business Establishments – 695
Civilian Labor Force – 20,200
Number Employed – 18,984
Number Unemployed – 1,354
Unemployment Rate – 6.7%

Parish Profile


Parish Contact Information

St. John the Baptist Parish Government
1801 W. Airline Highway
LaPlace, LA 70068
T: 985.652.9569

River Region Chamber of Commerce
390 Belle Terre Blvd.
LaPlace, LA 70068
T: 985.359.9777

St. John the Baptist Parish Department of Economic Development
1801 W. Airline Highway.
LaPlace, LA 70068