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The population of Chalmette is approximately 32,069 (2000), 16751 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,896 (2000), 6303 (2010).

The amount of land area in Chalmette is 18.039 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Chalmette is 7.34 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.561 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chalmette to Washington DC is 989 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 79 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chalmette is positioned 29.94 degrees north of the equator and 89.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Chalmette elevation is 7 feet above sea level.
Chalmette per capita income is $17,480 (2000).
Chalmette median income is $35,600 (2005).

The Chalmette median home price is $109,100 (2005).

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Chalmette location: in southeastern Louisiana about seven miles from New Orleans. Other nearby communities include Arabi, Meraux, Violet, Terrytown, Timberlane, Gretna and Belle Chasse.

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Chalmette history:

Named for plantation owner, I. Martin de Lino de Chalmette, this community name comes from the French word meaning pasture land or fallow land.
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Chalmette attractions:

Chalmette National Historical Park
West Bernard Hwy
Chalmette, LA
This park commemorates the Battle of Chalmette from the War of 1812. A monument as a tribute to Andrew Jackson and his men is at this site.

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