Demographics

 

Population

  • Population – 33,327
  • White – 49.4%
  • Black – 49.0%
  • Employed, Private, Non-Farm – 9,784
  • Households – 13,004
  • High school graduates – 76.6%
  • Median household income - $45,368
  • Cost of living index – 80.0 (www.city-data.com)
  • Per capita personal income - $21,177

Educational Facilities

Primary/secondary public schools – 8
  • Iberville Math, Science & Arts Academy is producing exceptional student test scores and achievement in a variety of subjects.
 Parochical school
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic School Pre-K through12th
Four year colleges & universities within 20 miles
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Southern University, Baton Rouge
Four year colleges & universities within 80 miles
  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette
  • Nichols State University, Thibodaux
Two year and technical colleges within 20 miles
  • Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge
  • La. Technical College, Westside Campus in Iberville Parish
  • La. Technical College, Port Allen Campus in West Baton Rouge
  • La. Technical College, Ascension Campus in Ascension Parish
  • River Parishes Community College, Sorrento

Labor Statistics - La. Workforce Commission – 3rd quarter 2009

  • Civilian labor force – 12,557
  • Employed – 11,460
  • Unemployment rate – 8.7%
  • Average wage - $48,152

Taxes

  • Sales Tax – 4% Parish, 5%
  • State No parish individual income tax
  • Local occupational taxes vary
  • Inventory taxes – 15% of value of inventory
  • Parish property taxes – average millage for 2010 runs between 100 to 105 mills (depending on taxing district, no state property tax)
  • Municipal property taxers vary
  • No parish corporate income tax, state rate variable from 4-8% depending on net income
  •  No parish franchise tax, state rate variable depending on capital employed
  •  Machinery and equipment tax – depreciation based on value – 10 year tax exemption

Industry Sectors

  • Manufacturing – 3,688 employees
  • Government/Education – 1,834 employees
  • Construction – 1,235 employees Retail – 958 employees
  • Transportation & warehousing – 759 employees
  • Healthcare and social services – 716 employees
  • Administration/Support/Waste Mgt./Remediation – 623 employees
  • Accommodations and food services – 454 employees

THE BIG 10 – Largest employers Dept. of Economic Development

  • The Dow Chemical Co. - 1,500
  •  Iberville Parish School Board – 675
  • Georgia Gulf – 370
  • Syngenta – 340
  • Hebert Brothers General Contractors – 300
  • Iberville Parish Council – 270
  • Total Petrochemicals – 244
  • Wal-Mart – 220
  • Olin Chlor Alkali Products – 160
  • Shintech – 160

Parish Contact

P.  (225) 687-5190
F.  (225) 687-5277

Physical Address
58050 Meriam Street
Plaquemine, LA  70764

Mailing Address
Iberville Parish Council
P.O. Box 389
Plaquemine, LA 70765