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Overview

Introduction to Abbeville, Louisiana

Abbeville, Louisiana, in Vermilion county, is 18 miles S of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 123 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Abbeville History

The land of Abbeville was purchased by Père Antoine Désiré Mégret. According to one theory the city was named after Abbé A.D. Mégret. However, another theory states that Mégret named the city after his hometown in France.

Abbeville and nearby Attractions

  • Abbeville Shopping Center
  • Magdalen Square
  • Abbeville Skating Center
  • Abbeville Church of Christ
  • Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance

Things To Do In Abbeville

Tourists of Abbeville shop at the Abbeville Shopping Center and the Lafitte Shopping Center. The Magdalen Square and the Comeaux Park are some of the local parks and come with several recreational facilities. The Abbeville Skating Center is also worth visiting. Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance is a notable site for all history lovers. Tourists can also be at the festivals hosted by the city such as the Cattle Festival and the Giant Omelette Celebration.

Abbeville Transportation

Chennault International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Abbeville Higher Education

Louisiana Technical College - Gulf Area Campus is in the city. Other colleges and universities that can be attended from Abbeville include University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Southern University and A & M College, and Mcneese State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,408
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+4,432
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married36.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.1%
Median Earnings25+$25,738
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,714
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,438

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,584
% Above Poverty Level71%
% Below Poverty Level29%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$647
Median House Value$80,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.2%
French Except Basque11.8%
Canadian8%
German2.9%
Irish2.4%
English1.9%
Italian1.7%
Polish0.3%
Arab0.3%
Swedish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
African0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Dutch0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Abbeville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Vermilion Parish
Standard Zip Codes70510
P.O. Box Zip Codes70511
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.97
Approximate Longitude-92.12

Abbeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLELAND BOWMAN LOCK
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp42 to 60 F
Apr Temp59 to 76 F
Jul Temp74 to 90 F
Oct Temp59 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.9 inches
StationLAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip62.1 inches
StationJEANERETTE 5 NW
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp57 to 79 F
Annual Precip62.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Broussard10,221$83,839
Delcambre2,273$48,250
Erath1,957$44,444
Kaplan4,607$60,781
Maurice1,461$92,642
Youngsville10,878$91,907

Abbeville Public Libraries

Vermilion Parish Library
405 EAST SAINT VICTOR STREET
Abbeville, Louisiana
(337) 893-2674

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Abbeville Hospitals

Abbeville General Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
118 N Hospital Dr
(337) 893-5466

Abbeville Public Schools

Abbeville High School
1305 Wildcat Dr
ZIP: 70510
(337) 893-1874
High
Total Enrollment 672
Eaton Park Elementary School
1502 Sylvester Street
ZIP: 70510
(337) 893-4978
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Forked Island/e. Broussard Elem School
19635 Columbus Road
ZIP: 70510
(337) 642-9100
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
J.h. Williams Middle School
1105 Prairie Avenue
ZIP: 70510
(337) 893-3943
Middle
Total Enrollment 600
James A. Herod Elementary School
120 Odea Street
ZIP: 70510
(337) 893-4258
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Leblanc Elementary School
4511 East La Highway 338
ZIP: 70510
(337) 937-8110
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Meaux Elementary School
12419 La Highway 696
ZIP: 70510
(337) 893-3901
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Seventh Ward Elementary School
12012 Audubon Road
ZIP: 70510
(337) 893-5875
Primary
Total Enrollment 272

Abbeville Private Schools

Harvest Time Christian Academy
103 Robert Wells Rd
ZIP: 70510
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 154
Mount Carmel Elementary
405 Park Ave
ZIP: 70510
Elementary
Total Enrollment 397
Vermilion Catholic High School
425 Park Ave
ZIP: 70510
Secondary
Total Enrollment 175
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