Jeanerette, LA


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Jeanerette is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 5,527 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Jeanerette is the 87th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities, Jeanerette isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jeanerette are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jeanerette is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jeanerette who work in office and administrative support (12.94%), sales jobs (11.58%), and management occupations (7.29%).

Jeanerette 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.

The population of Jeanerette has a very low overall level of education: only 8.12% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Jeanerette in 2010 was $14,476, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,904 for a family of four. Jeanerette also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.17% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Jeanerette is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jeanerette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jeanerette residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Jeanerette include African, German, English, and Scottish.

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

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