Slidell is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 27,711 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Slidell is the 15th largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Slidell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Slidell is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Slidell who work in office and administrative support (12.07%), sales jobs (11.36%), and healthcare (8.46%).
Slidell 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Slidell are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.75% of adults in Slidell having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Slidell in 2010 was $26,859, 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 $107,436 for a family of four. However, Slidell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Slidell is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Slidell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Slidell residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Slidell include German, French, Italian, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Slidell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.