Baldwin is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 2,345 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Baldwin is the 149th largest community in Louisiana.
Baldwin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Baldwin is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Baldwin who work in healthcare (11.72%), food service (10.47%), and sales jobs (9.48%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Baldwin has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Baldwin has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Baldwin than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Baldwin may be for you.
One of the nice things about Baldwin 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.
In Baldwin, just 10.17% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Baldwin in 2010 was $19,421, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,684 for a family of four. However, Baldwin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Baldwin also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Baldwin is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Baldwin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Baldwin residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Baldwin include German, Italian, French Canadian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Baldwin is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.