Chauvin, Louisiana facts for kids
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|• Total||4.77 sq mi (12.35 km2)|
|• Land||4.76 sq mi (12.33 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||3 ft (0.9 m)|
|• Density||540.85/sq mi (208.81/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
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 Houma–Bayou Cane–Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Chauvin is located at 29°26′49″N 90°35′37″W / 29.44694°N 90.59361°W (29.447056, -90.593486).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.7 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.21% is water.
West of the village is the Bayou Chauvin Oil and Gas Field.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||19||0.74%|
|Hispanic or Latino||79||3.07%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,575 people, 862 households, and 688 families residing in the CDP.
- Ray Authement, the fifth president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 1974 to 2008 and the longest serving president of a public university in the United States, was born near Chauvin in 1928.
- Leonard J. Chabert, member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature from Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes from 1972 to 1992, was born in Chauvin c. 1932.
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