Braithwaite 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 1,977 people and just one neighborhood, Braithwaite is the 161st largest community in Louisiana. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Braithwaite, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Braithwaite, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Braithwaite’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Braithwaite does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $46,090.
Occupations and Workforce
Braithwaite is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Braithwaite is a town of service providers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Braithwaite who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (11.37%), maintenance occupations (11.19%) and teaching (10.65%).
Setting & Lifestyle
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!) Braithwaite 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. Braithwaite has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Braithwaite than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Braithwaite may be for you.
Braithwaite 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.
One downside of living in Braithwaite is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Braithwaite, the average commute to work is 37.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.