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Overview

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.

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 One may also take a trip to Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance which exhibits art and local historical documents.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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,291
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+3,330
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married40%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,425
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,173
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,636

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,768
% Above Poverty Level74.7%
% Below Poverty Level25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$750
Median House Value$169,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.1%
French Except Basque17.9%
Canadian10.4%
Irish7.3%
Italian4.6%
English3.5%
German2.9%
African0.4%
West Indian0.3%
South African0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Polish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Breaux Bridge Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Martin Parish
Standard Zip Codes70517
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.27
Approximate Longitude-91.9

Breaux Bridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance7.1 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
StationGRAND COTEAU
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp56 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp57 to 82 F
Annual Precip63.2 inches
StationFRANKLIN 3 NW
Distance37.9 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 89 F
Oct Temp59 to 79 F
Annual Precip65.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arnaudville1,482$40,875
Broussard10,888$91,510
Carencro8,620$49,375
Henderson1,885$33,542
Lafayette126,476$67,108
Parks831$56,094

Breaux Bridge Hospitals

St. Martin Hospital
(Non-profit)
210 Champagne Blvd
(337) 332-2178
Genesis Behavioral Hospital
606 Latiolais Road
(337) 442-6254

Breaux Bridge Public Schools

Breaux Bridge Elementary School
702 West Bridge Street
ZIP: 70517
(337) 332-1270
Middle
Total Enrollment 374
Breaux Bridge High School
1015 Breaux Bridge High School
ZIP: 70517
(337) 332-3131
High
Total Enrollment 853
Breaux Bridge Junior High School
100 Martin Street
ZIP: 70517
(337) 332-2844
Middle
Total Enrollment 235
Breaux Bridge Primary School
1020 East Bridge Street
ZIP: 70517
(337) 332-1821
Primary
Total Enrollment 795
Teche Elementary School
2439 Main Hwy.
ZIP: 70517
(337) 667-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 585

Breaux Bridge Private Schools

Breaux Bridge Christian Academy
1545 Anse Broussard Hwy
ZIP: 70517
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 92
St Bernard School
251 E Bridge St
ZIP: 70582
Elementary
Total Enrollment 414
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