Introduction to Broussard, Louisiana

Broussard, Louisiana, in Lafayette county, is 6 miles SE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 113 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The town is located in the Lafayette metropolitan area. Broussard has a population of 5,874.

Broussard History

The city of Broussard was originally called Cote Gele due the extreme winter of 1784 and its hilly regions. It was founded in 1884. The city derived its name from Valsin Broussard, who was a prominent local merchant. The primary agriculture of this region included hay, sugarcane, and soybean production. Oil and gas service companies, real estate developments, and food distributors were the principal industries. Broussard was first incorporated in 1884 and in November 2002 it was designated as a city.

Broussard and nearby Attractions

  • Arlington Plantation
  • Grevemberg House
  • Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
  • Oliver House
  • Shadows - on - the - Teche

Things To Do In Broussard

Visitors to the city can opt for a trip to Vermilion Parish, Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium, and Wedell - Williams Memorial Aviation Museum. People interested in boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, and windsurfing will enjoy a trip to Cypremort Point State Park and Lake Fausse Pointe State Park. Golf lover may spend some time at the Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course.

Broussard Transportation

Lafayette Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Broussard Higher Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Southern University and A & M College, and Nicholls State University are some of the educational institutions offering facilities for higher studies.


Total Population 9,041
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,602
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $41,101
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,455
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,974


Median Family Income $71,702
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 25.1%
Median Gross Rent $693
Median House Value $178,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.9%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 5.6%

Broussard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Lafayette
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70518
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.146
Longitude -91.961

Broussard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.9 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 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.8 inches
Distance 20.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Breaux Bridge 8,232 $44,871
Lafayette 123,528 $63,120
Parks 587 $42,813
Scott 8,775 $66,641
St. Martinville 6,109 $33,957
Youngsville 9,358 $93,134
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