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Chataignier, LA

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Overview


Chataignier is a tiny village located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 259 people and just one neighborhood, Chataignier is the 312th largest community in Louisiana.

Occupations and Workforce

Chataignier is a blue-collar town, with 44.06% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Chataignier is a village of professionals, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chataignier who work in healthcare (15.38%), sales jobs (12.59%), and teaching (12.59%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Chataignier, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

Another important characteristic of Chataignier is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.44% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Chataignier, even though it is a small village, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, village who have a need for low-cost transportation.

Demographics

The citizens of Chataignier are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.51% of adults in Chataignier have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Chataignier in 2018 was $25,714, 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 $102,856 for a family of four. However, Chataignier contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Chataignier also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.00% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chataignier include French, French Canadian, Italian, German, and European.

The most common language spoken in Chataignier is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 28.0% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 22.2% 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.

The Neighbors

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 92.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 12.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.8% 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, 34.2% 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 24.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (22.1%), and 17.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.3% of households. Some people also speak French (22.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 (28.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (2.7%), and residents who report English roots (2.1%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (1.7%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (1.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.5%) 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 (8.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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