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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Jeanerette is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.66% of the Jeanerette workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Jeanerette is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Jeanerette who work in office and administrative support (16.09%), sales jobs (7.79%), and management occupations (7.48%).
One of the nice things about Jeanerette is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The citizens of Jeanerette have a very low rate of college education: just 9.68% 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 Jeanerette in 2010 was $16,789, 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 $67,156 for a family of four.
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 German, African, English, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Jeanerette is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.