Coushatta is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 1,852 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Coushatta is the 159th largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Coushatta is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Coushatta is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coushatta who work in healthcare suport services (9.94%), office and administrative support (8.65%), and teaching (8.65%).
Coushatta, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.
The citizens of Coushatta have a very low rate of college education: just 6.97% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Coushatta in 2010 was $10,803, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $43,212 for a family of four. Coushatta also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.59% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Coushatta is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Coushatta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coushatta residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Coushatta include German, French , English, and Swiss.
The most common language spoken in Coushatta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.