Jeanerette, LA
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Jeanerette 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 5,218 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Jeanerette is the 87th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jeanerette is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jeanerette is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jeanerette who work in healthcare suport services (14.86%), office and administrative support (12.97%), and management occupations (11.50%).

One of the nice things about Jeanerette is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Jeanerette 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.

In Jeanerette, just 9.45% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Jeanerette in 2018 was $17,196, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,784 for a family of four. However, Jeanerette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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


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