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Lawtell, LA

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Overview


Lawtell is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 1,066 people and just one neighborhood, Lawtell is the 228th largest community in Louisiana.

Occupations and Workforce

Lawtell is a blue-collar town, with 35.48% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lawtell is a town of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawtell who work in healthcare (22.58%), personal care services (15.84%), and healthcare suport services (11.14%).

Of important note, Lawtell is also a town of artists. Lawtell has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lawtell’s character.

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lawtell has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lawtell has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lawtell than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lawtell may be for you.

Lawtell is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

Lawtell ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.29% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lawtell in 2022 was $31,607, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,428 for a family of four.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Lawtell, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 45.3% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 97.3% of American neighborhoods.

People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 20.6% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, of note, 57.8% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 93.6% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 29.0% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.9% of all neighborhoods in America, with 32.6% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 23.3% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 11.6% have French ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 13.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Lawtell are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 57.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 45.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 23.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.5%), and 10.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.9% of households. Some people also speak French (13.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Lawtell, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French Canadian (23.3%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (11.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (2.7%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (1.2%), along with some English ancestry residents (1.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (63.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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