St Charles Parish


 St. Charles Parish is bounded by Lafourche and Jefferson Parishes on the south, Lafourche and St. John the Baptist Parishes on the west, St. John the Baptist Parish on the north and Jefferson Parish on the east. The parish is bisected by the Mississippi River.  The area to the south and west of the Mississippi River is located in the Barataria Basin, but on the northeastern side of the river, the parish is part of the Pontchartrain Basin.  Lake Pontchartrain is found on the northeastern edge of the parish.   St. Charles Parish, one of the original parishes created after the Louisiana purchase, was founded in 1807.  The parish was named for the St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan.  Today the parish land area covers 279 square miles.

Parish Websites

St. Charles Parish Government
St.  Charles Parish School District
River Region Chamber of Commerce
River Parishes Tourist Commission
Port of South Louisiana
River Parishes Community College/Reserve Campus
Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
US Army Corps of Engineers Bonnet Carre Spillway
Louisiana National Register of Historic Places Database

Population, 2010:                                 52,780                        

Population Estimate, 2019:                  53,100  

County Seat:                                        Hahnville

There are no municipal governments in the Parish.  Census Designated Places (CDP) in St. Charles include the following:


2018 Estimated Population CDP

2018 Estimated Population

Ama 1,366 Luling 13,614
Bayou Gauche 2,031 Montz 2,219
Boutte 2,952 New Sarpy 1,393
Des Allemands 1,597 Norco 2,917
Destrehan 10,933 Paradis 1,759
Hahnville 3,430 St. Rose 7,665
Killona 714 Taft 63

One CDP, Des Allemands, is located in both Lafourche and St. Charles Parishes.

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Updated May 2020

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