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Chalmette is in Saint Bernard Parish, in the New Orleans metro area.
It is the parish seat.
The community was named after plantation owner I. Martin de Lino de Chalmette
The latitude of Chalmette is 29.942N. The longitude is -89.963W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 32,069.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chalmette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Bernard Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Orleans area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70075 ZIP code.
16% of Chalmette residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chalmette ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chalmette was $17,480, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Chalmette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chalmette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $779.
Libraries in Chalmette include Saint Bernard Parish Library ... View libraries
Saint Bernard Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chalmette political report.
The average commute time for Chalmette workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chalmette between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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