Lafourche is a parish of marshes, sandy ridges, bodies of water, and natural levees. Lafourches is known as the "Sportsman's Paradise," and the parish seat is the city of Thibodaux.
Lafourche Parish's motto is "Feeding and Fueling America," and this is evident when you look at the Parish's major industries. The area produces sugar, citrus and beef, as well as seafood. Port Fourchon plays a strategic role in furnishing the country with up to 18% of its entire oil supply. Because the fishing and oil industries are so prevalent in Lafourche, the shipbuilding industry also thrives here. Ships and boats used in both industries are fabricated here in the Parish and sent all over the world.
The median household income for the area is $50,687.
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