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
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Bayou La Batre is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 56.93% of the Bayou La Batre workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.18% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Bayou La Batre is worth considering.
Bayou La Batre is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
As is often the case in a small city, Bayou La Batre doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.