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Chalmette, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Chalmette Census Designated Place had a population of 19,276 as of July 1, 2019. Chalmette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chalmette is located at latitude 29.9427 and longitude -89.9634 in St. Bernard Parish. The formal boundaries for the Chalmette Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 7.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles. St. Bernard Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Chalmette Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402760) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Chalmette Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District B, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Bernard Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chalmette: Port Chalmette.

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Chalmette, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Chalmette, LA Housing Affordability Index is 167
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Chalmette, LA Wealth Index is 51
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 19,276 (100%)
Population in Households 19,209 (99.7%)
Population in Families 14,779 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 67 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 2,687
Diversity Index2 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,303
Average Household Income $58,780
Per Capita Income $22,354
Wealth Index4 51

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,027 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,264 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,979 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,784 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $141,045
Housing Affordability Index3 167
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,243
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 4,642
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.53% 0.52%
Households 1.51% 0.49%
Families 1.26% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Chalmette, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chalmette to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 24 95th
Population Density # 25 95th
Diversity Index # 52 89th
Median Household Income # 190 60th
Per Capita Income # 227 52nd

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