Chauvin, Louisiana

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Chauvin is a census-designated place (CDP) in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 3,229 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HoumaBayou CaneThibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Chauvin is located at 29°26′49″N 90°35′37″W / 29.44694°N 90.59361°W / 29.44694; -90.59361 (29.447056, -90.593486)[1]. At 24 hours prior to expected landfall, this places the town directly at the center of the expected landfall of Hurricane Gustav, on Labor Day 2008, based upon the most recent National Hurricane Center projection.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²) of it is land and 0.21% is water.

West of the village is the Bayou Chauvin Oil and Gas Field.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,229 people, 1,090 households, and 886 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 691.3 people per square mile (267.0/km²). There were 1,162 housing units at an average density of 248.8/sq mi (96.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.00% White, 0.09% African American, 1.98% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 1,090 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.27.

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