Abbeville, LA
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Abbeville is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 12,038 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Abbeville is the 37th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities, Abbeville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Abbeville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Abbeville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Abbeville who work in sales jobs (14.76%), office and administrative support (10.66%), and food service (9.37%).

Abbeville 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Abbeville 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 rate of college-level education in Abbeville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.66% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Abbeville in 2018 was $20,801, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,204 for a family of four. However, Abbeville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Abbeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.44% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Abbeville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Abbeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Abbeville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Abbeville include French, French Canadian, Acadian/Cajun, Irish, and English.

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


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