Charenton, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 1,903. Population change since 2000: -2.1%
Males: 941  (49.5%)
Females: 962  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Louisiana median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 70523, 70544.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,216 (it was $27,837 in 2000)
Charenton:

$33,216
LA:

$44,164

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,026 (it was $12,828 in 2000)

Charenton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,928 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
Charenton:

$82,928
LA:

$140,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $376.

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  • Races in Charenton, LA (2013)

    Charenton races chart
    • 91151.4%White alone
    • 28316.0%Black alone
    • 27015.2%American Indian alone
    • 19511.0%Two or more races
    • 824.6%Hispanic
    • 261.5%Asian alone

Races in Charenton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Charenton: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (31.6%), French (10.2%), German (4.5%), Irish (2.7%), Subsaharan African (1.6%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 5.82 square miles.

Population density: 327 people per square mile   (very low).

Charenton,LA real estate house value index trend

Charenton, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Charenton:

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charenton CDP:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

89 residents are foreign born (3.7% Latin America).

This place:

5.1%
Louisiana:

3.9%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Charenton, Louisiana as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Charenton to the number of sex offenders is 952 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $827 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $563 (1.0%)

Charenton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, LA (38.1 miles , pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (46.7 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (231.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Baldwin, LA (1.7 miles ), Sorrel, LA (2.3 miles ), Franklin, LA (2.4 miles ), Jeanerette, LA (3.0 miles ), Glencoe, LA (3.1 miles ), Lydia, LA (3.9 miles ), Loreauville, LA (4.2 miles ), Patterson, LA (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 29.87 N, Longitude: 91.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 337

Charenton household income distribution Charenton home values distribution

Charenton tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (33%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Wholesale trade (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)

Work and jobs in Charenton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Charenton, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Charenton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Charenton place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/25/1969, a category F3 tornado 20.8 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charenton-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 162.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 390.1 miles away from Charenton center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 268.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 158.5 miles away from Charenton center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 350.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Charenton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Charenton:

  • FRANKLIN FOUNDATION HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; FRANKLIN, LA)
  • FMCNA - FRANKLIN (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; FRANKLIN, LA)
  • IBERIA COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; FRANKLIN, LA)
  • FRANKLIN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FRANKLIN, LA)
  • FRANKLIN NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FRANKLIN, LA)
  • MAISON TECHE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; JEANERETTE, LA)
  • ORANGE GROVE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; NEW IBERIA, LA)

Airports located in Charenton:

Amtrak station near Charenton:

  • 20 miles: NEW IBERIA (WASHINGTON ST. & RAILROAD TRACKS) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charenton:

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 38 miles; Lafayette, LA; Full-time enrollment: 14,493)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 40 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 40 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • Nicholls State University (about 45 miles; Thibodaux, LA; FT enrollment: 5,997)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 47 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 50 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 52 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 27,321)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • We have 2 websites based in Charenton www.icsee.com Immaculate Conception Church www.charentonheritage.com Charenton Heritage Museum

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Notable locations in Charenton: Chitimacha Police Department (A), Charenton - Chitimacha Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charenton include: Little Pass Baptist Church (A), Immaculate Conception Church (B), Baldwin Church (C), Mount Pleasant Church (D), Godman Church (E), Saint Matthews Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana - Cultural Department (Museums; 105 Houma Drive).

St. Mary Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 89.9. This is worse than average.

City:

89.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.4%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.8% for Black residents, 13.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.2% for American Indian residents, 10.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.4%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Charenton, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Charenton compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Louisiana average:

12.2

Charenton travel time to work - commute Charenton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Charenton CDP (based on St. Mary Parish data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,83418
Evangelical Protestant7,76238
Black Protestant2,12310
Mainline Protestant1,92615
Other3435
None24,662-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
St. Mary Parish:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
St. Mary Parish:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
St. Mary Parish:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Mary Parish:

33.3%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

13.7%

4.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,358 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Iberia Parish, LA  0.60% ($28,374 average AGI)
from Terrebonne Parish, LA  0.38% ($33,384)
from Lafayette Parish, LA  0.34% ($28,121)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Iberia Parish, LA  0.74% ($28,604 average AGI)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.71% ($37,594)
to Terrebonne Parish, LA  0.44% ($38,129)

Strongest AM radio stations in Charenton:

  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KTIB (640 AM; 5 kW; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: LA TERR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRH (1260 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WIBR (1300 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANE (1240 AM; 1 kW; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING OF LAFOURCHE, L.L.C.)
  • WYNK (1380 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charenton:

  • KFMV (105.5 FM; FRANKLIN, LA; Owner: FM RADIO, L.C.)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTDY (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KXKC (99.1 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: BONIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKA (107.9 FM; ERATH, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KQKI-FM (95.3 FM; BAYOU VISTA, LA; Owner: TECHE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKF (89.3 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • KBZE (105.9 FM; BERWICK, LA; Owner: HUBCAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMDL (97.3 FM; KAPLAN, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KFTE (96.5 FM; BREAUX BRIDGE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charenton:

  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • K54FT (Channel 54; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • K49DE (Channel 49; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLPB-TV (Channel 27; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KJUN-CA (Channel 7; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: FOLSE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KAJN-LP (Channel 40; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Charenton fatal accident list:

Mar 25, 1987 01:55 PM, La326, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 25, 1982 04:14 PM, La87, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Oct 9, 1981 08:05 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Jul 18, 1977 02:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $6,000Total costs
  • 11,650Total average daily traffic
  • 1,397Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,820Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 2.0 Mi Se Of (Lat: 29.863806 Lon: -91.489556), Overall height: 93.3 m, Call Sign: WHI765
    Assigned Frequencies: 6735.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1994, Expiration Date: 05/11/1999, Cancellation Date: 07/22/1998
    Registrant: Phone: (415) 842-8850

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • La 324 & Charenton Bridge (Lat: 29.886861 Lon: -91.898167), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WRD713
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.650 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2006, Expiration Date: 03/20/2016
    Registrant: State Of Louisiana, 7686 Tom Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70806, Phone: (225) 935-0238, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KD5HQZ, Licensee ID: L00852825
    Grant Date: 07/12/1999, Expiration Date: 07/12/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2006, Certifier: Joshua P Mora
    Registrant: Joshua P Mora, 3758 Lot 1 Chitimacha Trail, Charenton, LA 70523
  • Call Sign: KT5W, Previous Call Sign: KB5UO, Licensee ID: L00175441
    Grant Date: 12/27/2000, Expiration Date: 03/19/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/20/2013
    Registrant: Charles H Thomas, Charenton, LA 70523
  • Call Sign: W5LBN, Previous Call Sign: KD5HQZ, Licensee ID: L00852825
    Grant Date: 10/20/2006, Expiration Date: 10/20/2016, Certifier: Joshua P Mora
    Registrant: Joshua P Mora, 3758 Lot 1 Chitimacha Trail, Charenton, LA 70523

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A150K (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8367M , Serial Number: A15000067, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 10/06/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Alton D Leblanc, Po Box 489, Charenton, LA 70523

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charenton, LA
Most common first names in Charenton, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph968.9 years
James761.4 years
John681.5 years
Paul667.5 years
Clara576.8 years
Harold566.8 years
Mary576.0 years
George577.8 years
Marie491.3 years
Florence481.0 years
Most common last names in Charenton, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Darden1374.6 years
Hebert1372.1 years
Soprano977.2 years
Carter970.1 years
Martin867.5 years
Vilcan874.3 years
Viguerie883.6 years
Larry870.0 years
Collins869.6 years
Sinitiere873.2 years
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