Tangipahoa Parish

Economy

Tangipahoa is part of the area known as the “Florida Parishes” and occupies approximately 790 square miles, ranging from low, flat land in the south to rolling hills in the north. Market access to Tangipahoa is evident with various modes of transportation, namely three major interstate highways, freight rail, navigable waterways/ports, and motor freight. The parish is also located near the Louis Armstrong International Airport and the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport.

Lifestyle

Residents of Tangipahoa Parish enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with access to the
luxuries of city life in a more tranquil setting. The parish is home to a diverse selection of restaurants, art galleries, and performing arts attractions. Sports and recreation enthusiasts have access to first-rate hunting, fishing and golf. Tangipahoa Parish is known as the “Strawberry Capital of the World.” Many fairs, cultural attractions draw tourists from neighboring parishes – and around the world – to Tangipahoa Parish.

Largest Corporations

Bradken
CARE, Inc.
C&S Distribution
Elmer’s Candy Corporation
Hammond Developmental Center
J&M Industries
Neill Corporation
North Lake Support & Services Center
North Oaks Medical Center
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Smitty Supply
Southeastern Louisiana University
Walmart Stores Inc.

Statistics

Population (2015) – 128,755

Households (2014)

Housing Units – 52,548
Households – 45,027
Persons Per Household – 2.68
Median Age – 32.3
Median Gross Rent Apartments – $748
Estimated Median House or Condo Value – $135,400

Income (2014)

Median Household Income – $40,721
Average Household Income (2015) – $53,062
Per Capita Income – $21,262

Employment (November 2015)

Business Establishments – 2,307
Civilian Labor Force – 53,962
Number Employed – 50,553
Number Unemployed – 3,497
Unemployment Rate – 6.5%

Parish Profile

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Parish Contact Information

Tangipahoa Parish Government
206 E. Mulberry St.
Amite, LA 70422
T: 985.748.3211

Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation
1514 Martens Dr.
Hammond, LA 70401
T: 985.549.3170

Amite Chamber of Commerce
101 Southeast Central Avenue
Amite, LA 70422
T: 985.748.5537

Hammond Chamber of Commerce
400 NW Railroad Ave.
Hammond, LA 70404
T: 985.345.4457

Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce
109 W. Pine St.
Ponchatoula, LA 70454-3300
T: 985.386.2536