WELCOME TO BELLE CHASSE!

Belle Chasse is a quaint West Bank suburb located 7 miles south of downtown New Orleans on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.  With a population of 12,679 at the 2010 census, it is the largest town in Plaquemines Parish.  Belle Chasse is one of the oldest developed area on the West Bank, and according to historian J. Ben Meyer Sr.'s book, Plaquemines: The Empire Parish, the town is named after Colonel Joseph Deville Degoutin Bellechasse.  The Colonel was a New Orleans City Council member and the first adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard in the late 18th century.  Others say the community's name reflects on the plentiful wildlife in the area when it was settled, as "belle chasse" means "good hunting" in French. 

Belle Chasse real estate and housing is in high demand, primarily due to low property taxes, low crime rates, and an excellent public school system.  The Plaquemines Parish School District is comprised of 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 3 high schools with over 4,000 total students and an impressive 12:1 student / teacher ratio. According to www.niche.com, in 2018, Belle Chasse Academy ranked #2 as the best public elementary school in Louisiana, out of 764 schools.  Not to mention, Belle Chasse is only a short drive from some of the best hunting and fishing destinations in the world, such as Empire, LA and Venice, LA. The combination of these attractive community features has led to the development of several new and sought-after subdivisions in Belle Chasse such as Pleasant Ridge, Springwood, The Parks of Plaquemines, and others.

Since 1957, Belle Chasse has been home to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, which houses many military families stationed in the area. Belle Chasse also features the Louisiana Medal of Honor Park and Museum, and historic Fort Jackson, which is a National Historic Landmark. The Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival has been held since 1947, and is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Learn more about Plaquemines Parish Tourism.

Economic Data for Zip Code 70037

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* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Demographics Data for Zip Code 70037

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Population Data for Zip Code 70037

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Households

  • Total (2010 Census):6,563
  • Estimated (Present):5,040
  • Projected (2019):7,979
  • Household Change (2010-Present) -23.21%
  • Household Change (2010-2017) 21.58%

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* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Public Schools in Zip Code 70037

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  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • BELLE CHASSE HIGH SCHOOL
  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH
  • 8th-12th
  • 8346 HWY 23
  • BELLE CHASSE
  • 857
  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH
  • 7th-12th
  • 115 KEATING DR
  • BELLE CHASSE
  • 0

  • BELLE CHASSE MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH
  • 4th-8th
  • 13476 HWY 23
  • BELLE CHASSE
  • 659

  • ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -- SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH
  • -
  • 1484 WOODLAND HWY
  • BELLE CHASSE
  • N/A
  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (PORT SULPHUR)
  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH
  • -
  • 557 F. EDWARD HEBEROUTE BLVD
  • BELLE CHASSE
  • N/A

  • BELLE CHASSE ACADEMY
  • BELLE CHASSE ACADEMY INC.
  • K-8th
  • 100 FIFTH ST NAS JRB
  • BELLE CHASSE
  • 858
  • BELLE CHASSE PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH
  • PreK-4th
  • 539 F. EDWARD HEBEROUTE BLVD
  • BELLE CHASSE
  • 1,020

Private Schools in Zip Code 70037

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  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • OUR LADY PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL
  • PreK-8th
  • 8970 Hwy 23
  • Belle Chasse
  • 259
Community demographic data is provided by Geolytics Inc. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.

Schools listed are those in the Zip Code of the listing, but may not serve this address.
School Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
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