Chataignier is a tiny village located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 262 people and just one neighborhood, Chataignier is the 312th largest community in Louisiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Chataignier is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.86% of the Chataignier workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Chataignier is a village of construction workers and builders, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chataignier who work in sales jobs (13.95%), healthcare (13.95%), and healthcare suport services (8.53%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.50% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
It is a fairly quiet village 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!) Chataignier 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. Chataignier has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Chataignier than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Chataignier may be for you.
For a small village, Chataignier has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Chataignier exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The rate of college-level education in Chataignier is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.36% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Chataignier in 2018 was $25,693, 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 $102,772 for a family of four. However, Chataignier contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Chataignier also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.61% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Chataignier is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Chataignier home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chataignier residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chataignier include French, French Canadian, German, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Chataignier is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.8% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 3.1% have French Canadian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 22.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Chataignier are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 91.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 16.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 61.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 38.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.4%), and 18.4% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 76.9% of households. Some people also speak French (22.8%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Chataignier, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (33.8%). There are also a number of people of French Canadian ancestry (3.1%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (2.8%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (2.8%), along with some German ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.