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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,221
Male Share of the Population51.4%
Female Share of the Population48.6%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+5,234
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.4%
Median Earnings25+$42,382
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,528
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,269

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,839
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$839
Median House Value$193,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.9%
French Except Basque24.2%
Canadian9.1%
German8.6%
English4.4%
Irish4.1%
Italian2.5%
African1%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Arab0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Broussard Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lafayette Parish
Standard Zip Codes70518
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.15
Approximate Longitude-91.97

Broussard 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
Distance3.9 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
StationNEW IBERIA
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp59 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.8 inches
StationGRAND COTEAU
Distance20.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Breaux Bridge8,331$43,481
Lafayette125,808$65,999
Parks836$53,906
Scott8,687$68,165
St. Martinville6,096$34,706
Youngsville10,878$91,907

Broussard Hospitals

Oceans Hospital Of Broussard
(Proprietary)
420 Albertson Parkway
(337) 839-9008

Broussard Public Schools

Broussard Middle School
1325 South Morgan Avenue
ZIP: 70518
(337) 521-7870
Middle
Total Enrollment 514
Katharine Drexel Elementary School
409 St. Deporres Avenue
ZIP: 70518
(337) 521-7650
Primary
Total Enrollment 543

Broussard Private Schools

Episcopal School Of Acadiana
1557 Smede Hwy
ZIP: 70518
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 487
St Cecilia School
302 W Main St
ZIP: 70518
Elementary
Total Enrollment 450
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