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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Chalmette house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
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 (12.28%), sales jobs (11.54%), and healthcare (5.83%).
The percentage of adults in Chalmette with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.94% of adults in Chalmette have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Chalmette in 2010 was $21,822, which is middle income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,288 for a family of four. However, Chalmette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chalmette is a very 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 10.47% 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.