Chalmette is a medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 20,723 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Chalmette is the 25th largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chalmette is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chalmette is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chalmette who work in office and administrative support (13.98%), sales jobs (10.75%), and food service (6.33%).
A lot of people in Chalmette take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the town, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Chalmette, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The percentage of adults in Chalmette with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.24% of adults in Chalmette have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Chalmette in 2010 was $19,539, 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 $78,156 for a family of four. However, Chalmette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chalmette is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chalmette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chalmette residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Chalmette also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.41% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chalmette include German, Italian, English, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Chalmette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.