Demographics

 

Population

  • Population – 33,027
  • White – 49.5%
  • Black – 48.7%
  • Employed, Private, Non-Farm – 9,784
  • Households – 13,965
  • High school graduates – 77.4%
  • Median household income - $46,480
  • Cost of living index – 82.0 (City-Data)
  • Per capita personal income - $22,397

Educational Facilities

Primary/secondary public schools K – 8
 Parochical school
Four year colleges & universities within 20 miles
Four year colleges & universities within 80 miles
Two year and technical colleges within 20 miles

Labor Statistics - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment Rate (03/2018) - 5.7%
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

2017 Averages

- Labor Force – 14,142

- Employed – 13,272

- Unemployed Level – 870

- Unemployed Rate – 6.2%

(Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

Average Annual Wage - $64,428
(Source: La. Workforce Commission)

Taxes

  • Sales Tax (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 (3rd Quarter - 2017)

  • Manufacturing – 4,052 employees
  • Government (Public Admin.) – 1,710 employees
  • Construction – 4,980 employees
  • Retail – 1,039 employees
  • Transportation & warehousing – 994 employees
  • Healthcare and social services – 755 employees
  • Administrative/Waste Services – 697 employees
  • Accommodations/Food services – 655 employees

THE BIG 10 – Largest employers Dept. of Economic Development

  • The Dow Chemical Co. - 2,200
  •  Iberville Parish School Board – 830
  • Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC - 700
  • Axiall - 300
  • Maintenance Enterprises, LLC - 300
  • Crown Enterprises, Inc. - 250
  • Diamond Plastics - 250
  • Total Petrochemicals - 250
  • Shintech - 160
  • Wal-Mart - 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