Belle Chasse is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 12,902 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Belle Chasse is the 35th largest community in Louisiana.
Belle Chasse real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Belle Chasse house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belle Chasse is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belle Chasse is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Chasse who work in office and administrative support (12.84%), management occupations (11.01%), and healthcare (7.07%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Belle Chasse, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Belle Chasse 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.
The overall education level of Belle Chasse is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.54% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belle Chasse in 2010 was $31,514, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,056 for a family of four. However, Belle Chasse contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Belle Chasse is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Belle Chasse home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belle Chasse residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Belle Chasse also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.25% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belle Chasse include French, German, Italian, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Belle Chasse is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.