Bayou La Batre is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 2,636 people and just one neighborhood, Bayou La Batre is the 173rd largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Bayou La Batre, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 56.93% of Bayou La Batre’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Bayou La Batre is a city of transportation and shipping workers, production and manufacturing workers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bayou La Batre who work in office and administrative support (8.90%), teaching (7.58%) and sales jobs (7.38%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.18% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Bayou La Batre has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bayou La Batre a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Bayou La Batre is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small city, Bayou La Batre does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.