Baldwin, LA


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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 (10.54%), office and administrative support (8.46%), and personal care services (8.09%).

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.

Baldwin 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Baldwin rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.69% of adults 25 and older in Baldwin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Baldwin in 2010 was $20,760, 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 $83,040 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 32.17% 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, English, Italian, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Baldwin is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

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