Chauvin, LA
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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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Chauvin is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.02% of the Chauvin workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 office and administrative support (11.09%), sales jobs (9.96%), and management occupations (7.52%).

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Chauvin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.78 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Chauvin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Chauvin has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.53% 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 $17,034, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,136 for a family of four.

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, Acadian/Cajun, German, and English.

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

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