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.
Belle Chasse is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Belle Chasse is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Chasse who work in office and administrative support (15.43%), sales jobs (8.52%), and management occupations (6.85%).
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.
The overall crime rate in Belle Chasse is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One of the nice things about Belle Chasse 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.
The percentage of adults in Belle Chasse who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.82% of the adults in Belle Chasse have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Belle Chasse in 2010 was $27,816, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,264 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. Important ancestries of people in Belle Chasse include Italian, Irish, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Belle Chasse is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.