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Population in 2010: 1,903. Population change since 2000: -2.1%
Males: 959  (50.4%)
Females: 944  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  38.3 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70523, 70544.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,652 (it was $27,837 in 2000)
Charenton:

$32,652
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,356

Charenton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,389 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
Charenton:

$84,389
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $70,229; Detached houses: $96,465; Townhouses or other attached units: $29,873; Mobile homes: $43,936; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $21,176

Median gross rent in 2012: $507.

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  • White alone - 1,036 (57.3%)
  • Black alone - 307 (17.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 305 (16.9%)
  • Two or more races - 118 (6.5%)
  • Hispanic - 31 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Charenton: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (31.1%), French (15.0%), German (4.7%), Irish (2.5%), English (2.3%), French Canadian (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).

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For population 25 years and over in Charenton:

  • High school or higher: 71.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 50.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charenton CDP:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

32 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.8%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Charenton, Louisiana as of October 22, 2014.
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 2012: $771 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $545 (0.5%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (23%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (21%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Charenton-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 83% 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 significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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Hospitals/medical centers near Charenton:

  • FRANKLIN FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Charenton, 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: 13,419)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 43 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 25,838)
  • Nicholls State University (about 45 miles; Thibodaux, LA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 47 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 4,414)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 50 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 6,256)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 78 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 11,652)
  • University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus (about 83 miles; Metairie, LA; FT enrollment: 2,249)

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.1%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.4% for Black residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.5% for American Indian residents, 15.8% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Charenton, LA

Charenton compared to Louisiana state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Charenton travel time to work - commute


Charenton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.68%
Here64.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal Church
Adherents71.0%19.1%5.0%1.7%0.8%
Congregations30.2%20.8%18.9%5.7%3.8%
NameVineyard USAChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents0.5%0.5%0.4%0.3%0.6%
Congregations1.9%5.7%1.9%3.8%7.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
This county:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
St. Mary Parish:

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
This county:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
St. Mary Parish:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.3%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Mary Parish:

13.4%
State:

13.7%

6.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,476 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orleans Parish, LA  1.00% ($26,766 average AGI)
from Iberia Parish, LA  0.54% ($23,414)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.43% ($32,684)


5.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,585 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.87% ($30,438 average AGI)
to Iberia Parish, LA  0.77% ($28,702)
to Terrebonne Parish, LA  0.47% ($40,690)

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 drivers: 1
Sep 25, 1982 04:14 PM, La87, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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 drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $6,000
Total average daily traffic: 50
Total average daily truck traffic: 5
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 100


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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