St. Rose, Louisiana

Saint Rose (usually written as St. Rose) is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States. St. Rose is on the east bank of the Mississippi River, two miles (3 km) north of the Jefferson Parish border and is part of the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area. The population was 6,540 in the 2000 census.

St. Rose, Louisiana

Saint Rose
St. Rose, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
St. Rose, Louisiana
Location of St. Rose in Louisiana
Coordinates: 29°57′38″N 90°18′47″W / 29.96056°N 90.31306°W / 29.96056; -90.31306Coordinates: 29°57′38″N 90°18′47″W / 29.96056°N 90.31306°W / 29.96056; -90.31306
CountryUnited States
ParishSt. Charles
 • Total5.0 sq mi (13 km2)
 • Land4.0 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (3 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total6,540
 • Density1,300/sq mi (510/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)504


The LaBranche Plantation Dependency House is located in St. Rose. It is a surviving building of the LaBranche Plantation. The main house was the plantation home built by the Zweig family in 1792. The plantation was based on the cultivation and processing of sugar cane and was dependent on slave labor. The big house was destroyed during the Civil War. One of the few buildings left on the property after the Civil War was the dependency house, also called a garconnière (French for bachelor quarters). The property also has a preserved slave quarters building.[1]

In 1873, Palmer Elkins purchased property in St. Rose. In 1880, Elkins invited freedman and their families to move onto his property to receive training. He established what became known as "Elkinsville" or "Freetown".


St. Rose is located at 29°57′38″N 90°18′47″W / 29.96056°N 90.31306°W / 29.96056; -90.31306 (29.960421, -90.313094).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²), of which 4.0 square miles (10.5 km²) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km²) (19.88%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,540 people, 2,286 households, and 1,748 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,620.1 people per square mile (625.0/km²). There were 2,385 housing units at an average density of 590.8 per square mile (227.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 55.23% White, 41.51% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.53% of the population.

There were 2,286 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,704, and the median income for a family was $37,772. Males had a median income of $30,972 versus $21,418 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,091. About 9.1% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.


St. Charles Parish Public School System operates public schools, including:

Notable peopleEdit



  1. ^ "LaBranche Plantation Dependency House". Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Destrehan High School" (Archive). AdvancED. p. 4. Retrieved on December 3, 2016. "The school pulls from the five communities which make up the East Bank of St. Charles Parish: Destrehan, Montz, New Sarpy, Norco, and St. Rose."