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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Chalmette is a suburb of New Orleans with a population of 22,907. Chalmette is in St. Bernard Parish. Living in Chalmette offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chalmette there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Chalmette and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chalmette are highly rated.
About Chalmette...
Population
22,907

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Chalmette Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Chalmette

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,590
National
$55,322

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Chalmette Reviews

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Chalmette is a great place to raise a family. Very little crime and EMS's are swift to the rescue. The people are friendly and accommodating. Great Mom and Pop restaurants with great food and service. Chalmette host the Annual Louisiana Crawfish Festival. Most importantly, The parish government listens to the people who elected them. The government practical has an open door policy. Not to mention, The best fishing in the country. We have canals, creeks, bridges, levees, piers, docks, bayou's swamps, intercoastal waterways, Gulf of Mexico, inlets, outlets marinas and lakes. We are an island, surrounded by water. We have salt water and fresh fishing available, or better known as brackish water. It has awesome parks for recreation and team sports or just family fun. We have free music and food festivals year round. Chalmette is a quite suburb nestled outside the city of New Orleans. Chalmette is the place everyone wants to be.
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When I first moved to this area I was happy with the atmosphere. As the years passed, more folks from the city began moving to my area creating a lot of noise and trouble. I love the home I'm in but I do not care for most of the people surrounding me. Unfortunately, living in Chalmette requires having your own transportation because public transportation system is ridiculous. It takes me hours to get to appointments that are located in New Orleans and there is no public transportation on the weekends. That means I have to either pay for an Uber or ask someone to bring me places. Lastly, the police force is beyond disrespectful here. I've been wrongfully pulled over by police and have had my car illegally searched more than once but since they do not wear body cams nor have dash cams, it's just my word against theirs.
Chalmette is an up and coming city located in St. Bernard parish. In 2005 this parish was affected by hurricane Katrina. Since the devastation Chalmette has rebuilt the area by adding multiple restaurants, recreational activities for adults and kids as well as shopping center. The parish has also built a brand new grade school as well as bring back a local community college for residents of St. Bernard, Orleans and surrounding areas.