Chauvin is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 2,941 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chauvin is the 133rd largest community in Louisiana.
When you are in Chauvin, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 46.14% of Chauvin’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Chauvin is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chauvin who work in sales jobs (11.34%), office and administrative support (8.87%), and management occupations (8.87%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Chauvin has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Chauvin a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Chauvin is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Chauvin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Chauvin is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Chauvin has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.36% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Chauvin in 2010 was $19,089, 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 $76,356 for a family of four. However, Chauvin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Chauvin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chauvin residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Chauvin include French Canadian, German, English, and Acadian/Cajun.
The most common language spoken in Chauvin is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.