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Chalmette, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Chalmette Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in St. Bernard Parish at latitude 29.944 and longitude -89.966. St. Bernard Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Chalmette Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Chalmette, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Chalmette indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Chalmette Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chalmette: Port Chalmette.

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Chalmette, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 20,187
Population in Households 20,114
Population in Familes 15,547
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 2,822
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 7,597
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 4,926
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,141 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,456 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,881 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $119,324
Average Home Value $127,856


Median Household Income $37,819
Average Household Income $50,452
Per Capita Income $19,286
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 4.49% 4.95%
Households 4.49% 4.91%
Families 4.2% 4.72%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Chalmette, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chalmette to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 96th
Population Density1 # 20 96th
Diversity Index2 # 40 92nd
Median Household Income # 249 48th
Per Capita Income # 290 39th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.