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Chauvin is located in Louisiana
Location in Louisiana
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Terrebonne
 • Total 4.77 sq mi (12.35 km2)
 • Land 4.76 sq mi (12.33 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
3 ft (0.9 m)
 • Total 2,575
 • Density 540.85/sq mi (208.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 985
FIPS code 22-14520

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).

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 2,575
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Chauvin racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,248 87.3%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 19 0.74%
Native American 102 3.96%
Asian 16 0.62%
Other/Mixed 111 4.31%
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.

Notable people

  • 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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