Plaquemine is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 6,871 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Plaquemine is the 71st largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Plaquemine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Plaquemine is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Plaquemine who work in office and administrative support (23.35%), food service (9.92%), and healthcare suport services (6.97%).
Plaquemine is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Plaquemine are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.74% of adults in Plaquemine have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Plaquemine in 2010 was $24,389, 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 $97,556 for a family of four. However, Plaquemine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Plaquemine is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Plaquemine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plaquemine residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Plaquemine include Italian, African, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Plaquemine is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.