Grand Isle 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 1,382 people and just one neighborhood, Grand Isle is the 196th largest community in Louisiana.
Real Estate Prices
Grand Isle real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Grand Isle house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Grand Isle is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.00% of the Grand Isle workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Grand Isle is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Isle who work in office and administrative support (16.44%), sales jobs (9.78%) and food service (7.33%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Grand Isle. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Grand Isle is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Grand Isle’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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, Grand Isle has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Grand Isle a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Grand Isle 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Grand Isle spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.14 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small town, Grand Isle doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.