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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Chasse who work in office and administrative support (12.96%), management occupations (10.47%), and healthcare (7.39%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Belle Chasse. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Belle Chasse citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.72% of adults in Belle Chasse have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belle Chasse in 2010 was $30,435, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,740 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 French, Italian, German, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Belle Chasse is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.