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 5,218 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Jeanerette is the 87th largest community in Louisiana.

Jeanerette is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jeanerette is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jeanerette who work in healthcare suport services (14.86%), office and administrative support (12.97%), and management occupations (11.50%).

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.

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

The population of Jeanerette has a very low overall level of education: only 9.45% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Jeanerette in 2018 was $17,196, 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 $68,784 for a family of four. However, Jeanerette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jeanerette is a very 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 Acadian/Cajun, German, French, Swedish, and Italian.

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

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