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.
Chalmette is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.70%), sales jobs (11.32%), and food service (7.24%).
The citizens of Chalmette are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.86% of adults in Chalmette have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Chalmette in 2010 was $19,538, 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 $78,152 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 12.08% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chalmette include French, German, Italian, English, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Chalmette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.