Introduction to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in St Martin county, is 8 miles NE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 111 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Lafayette area. There are 7,281 residents in Breaux Bridge.

Breaux Bridge History

Acadian pioneer Firmin Breaux bought a piece of land in 1771, which is now known as city of Breaux Bridge. Breaux’s branding iron was registered by 1774 and he became one of the major property owners of the area by 1786. The city got its name from the footbridge across the Bayou Teche made by Breaux in 1799. Breaux Bridge was officially founded in 1829. The city was incorporated in the year 1859.

Breaux Bridge and nearby Attractions

  • Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
  • Oliver House
  • Chitimacha Indian Reservation and Museum
  • Wedell - Williams Memorial Aviation Museum

Things To Do In Breaux Bridge

Tourists to the city can visit Chicot State Park, Cypremort Point State Park, and Lake Fausse Pointe State Park; and enjoy the recreational facilities like camping, fishing, boating, and canoeing that are offered by these parks. One may also take a trip to Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance which exhibits art and local historical documents. Other places that one can visit are Shadows - on - the - Teche, Oliver House, and Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium.

Breaux Bridge Transportation

Lafayette Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Breaux Bridge Higher Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Nicholls State University, Mcneese State University provide facilities for higher education.


Total Population 8,232
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,920
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,084
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,991
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,794


Median Family Income $44,871
% Above Poverty Level 71%
% Below Poverty Level 29%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $775
Median House Value $119,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.9%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 3.7%

Breaux Bridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Martin
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70517
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.273
Longitude -91.899

Breaux Bridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62.1 inches
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches
Distance 37.9 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 59 to 79 F
Annual Precip 65.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Breaux Bridge, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Butte Larose (70517)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arnaudville 1,238 $46,442
Broussard 9,041 $71,702
Carencro 8,084 $50,560
Henderson 1,696 $50,750
Lafayette 123,528 $63,120
Parks 587 $42,813
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Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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