Demographics - St John Parish


Labor Force

Demographic Item Within Parish
Total 35,598
In labor force CrYr 22,160
In Armed Forces CrYr 37
Employed CrYr 20,604
Unemployed CrYr 1,519
Not in labor force CrYr 13,438


Employment by Industry (Current Year)


Demographic Item Within Parish
Total by Industry 20,604
Ind Agri Mining Const CrYr 2,316
Ind Manufacturing CrYr 3,084
Ind Transportation CrYr 1,573
Ind Information CrYr 326
Ind Wholesale Retail CrYr 3,464
Ind Fin Insur Real Estate CrYr 1,168
Ind Professional Services CrYr 716
Ind Management Services CrYr 7
Ind Admin_Waste Services CrYr 862
Ind Educational services CrYr 3,482
Ind Entertain services CrYr 1,692
Ind Other Prof services CrYr 959


Employment by Occupation (Current Year)


Demographic Item Within Parish
Total by Occupation CrYr 20,604
Occ Managerial executive CrYr 2,157
Occ Prof specialty CrYr 2,915
Occ Healthcare support CrYr 480
Occ Sales CrYr 2,499
Occ Office Admin CrYr 3,364
Occ Protective CrYr 475
Occ Food Preparation Serving CrYr 908
Occ Bldg Maintenance & Cleaning CrYr 748
Occ Personal Care CrYr 553
Occ Farming, Fishing, & Forestry CrYr 85
Occ Construction CrYr 2,951
Occ Production Transportation CrYr 3,469


Workplace Establishments (Current Year)


Demographic Item Within Parish
Per Capita Income CrYr 17,712
No. of Establishments Curr Year 819
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 1
Mining 2
Utilities 2
Construction 52
Manufacturing 21
Wholesale Trade 16
Retail Trade 119
Information 17
Finance and Insurance 50
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 41
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 66
Management of Companies and Enterprises  
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 28
Educational Services 28
Health Care and Social Assistance 107
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 17
Accommodation and Food Services 44
Other Services (except Public Administration) 112
Public Administration 62
Unknown classification 9


Workplace Employees (FTE) (Current Year)


Demographic Item Within Parish
Employee Est CrYr 13,845
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 5
Mining 176
Manufacturing 954
Wholesale Trade 89
Retail Trade 2,415
Transportation and Storage 674
Information 405
Finance and Insurance 241
Management of Companies and Enterprises  
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 831
Educational Services 1,175
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,734
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 294
Accommodation and Food Services 662
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,353


Note: †Popstats data represents the number of people who live in the area.
  ‡Workplace data represents the number of people who work in the area.


Major Employers

ADM Growmark

ADM Growmark

Archer Daniels Midland Company is one of the largest agricultural processors in the world. Serving as a vital link between farmers and consumers, we take crops and process them to make food ingredients, animal feed ingredients, renewable fuels and naturally derived alternatives to industrial chemicals.



Bayou Steel was purchased by ArcelorMittal in July, 2008. ArcelorMittal is the world’s largest and most global steel company, with 310,000 employees in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. An industrial presence in 28 European, Asian, African and American countries exposes the company to all the key steel markets, from emerging to mature.



Cargill, Inc.

Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 158,000 employees in 66 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed.


Diversified Well Logging

Diversified Well Logging, Inc.

Diversified Well Logging, Inc. is a family owned business that specializes in mud logging and mud logging related services. The company employs over 160 people





Evonik Stockhausen GmbH originated as the Handels-Kommandit-Gesellschaft Crefelder Soap Factory Stockhausen & Traiser in the year 1881. In 1912, the independent Stockhausen & Cie. Chemical Factory was founded. The Businesses all maintain additional production locations around the world. A comprehensive network of sales offices ensures that our products are readily available on international markets, and provides service and assistance wherever our customers need it.




For over 40 years, DuPont has been dedicated to educational activities and positively contributing to the local economy. DuPont’s 150 employees and 70 contractors are involved in numerous community and professional organizations in the area. PPDA, the main product made by DuPont at the Pontchartrain facility is used to produce Kevlar ™ used in bullet-resistant vests that have saved the lives of many police officers and military personnel. Other products include IPDA used in the manufacture of adhesives and OPDA used to produce fungicides.


Louisiana Machiner

Louisiana Machinery

3799 West Airline Hwy
Reserve, LA 70084-0536



Marathon Ashland Petroleum

Garyville, Louisiana

Marathon is a supplier of gasoline and distillates to resellers and consumers within our market area in the Midwest, upper Great Plains, Gulf Coast and southeastern regions of the United States. - Also See: Marathon Contractors



ONDEO Nalco Company

Hwy. 53, Garyville, LA

Nalco is the leading provider of integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals and equipment programs for industrial and institutional applications. Nalco currently has 3,000 sales professionals in North America servicing customers in all industries including paper, energy, manufacturing, mining, hospitality, healthcare, and food and beverage.



Port of South Louisiana

The Port of South Louisiana, which stretches 54 miles along the Mississippi River, is the largest tonnage port district in the western hemisphere. The facilities within St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James parishes (counties) handled over 258 million short tons of cargo in 2007, brought to its terminals via vessels and barges.



Shell Chemical Company

With a collective multi-billion dollar turnover and major manufacturing facilities around the world, the companies that make up Shell Chemicals number among the world's largest petrochemical operations.