Abbeville is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,962 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Abbeville is the 43rd largest community in Louisiana.
Of important note, Abbeville is also a city of artists. Abbeville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Abbeville’s character.
One of the nice things about Abbeville 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.
Abbeville is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Abbeville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.50% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Abbeville in 2018 was $22,135, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,540 for a family of four. However, Abbeville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Abbeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.64% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Abbeville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Abbeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Abbeville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Abbeville include French, German, English, Acadian/Cajun, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Abbeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Vietnamese.