Introduction to Thibodaux, Louisiana

Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche county, is 37 miles W of Kenner, Louisiana and 46 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Houma metropolitan area.

Thibodaux History

The city of Thibodaux is the parish seat of Lafourche Parish, and is located in the Houma-Bayou Cane metro area. The city was named after one of its settlers, Henry Thibodaux. The city was incorporated as a town in 1830 and as a city in 1838.

Thibodaux and nearby Attractions

  • Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum
  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Tickfaw State Park
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site

Things To Do In Thibodaux

Tourists can visit the Tickfaw State Park, which offers facilities for swimming, fishing and camping. The Jean National Historic Park and Preserve is popular due to its historical significance. One can also visit the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum. In addition, the city hosts numerous recreational events throughout the year.

Thibodaux Transportation

Air transportation is available from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Thibodaux Higher Education

Louisiana State University, Louisiana Technical College and Nicholls State University offer courses for higher studies.


Total Population 14,579
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,077
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 36.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.6%
Median Earnings25+ $35,831
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,383
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,424


Median Family Income $53,716
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%


People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $720
Median House Value $150,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 3.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Thibodaux Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles W of Kenner, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Lafourche
Metro Area Houma
Standard Zip Codes 70301
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70302
Company Zip Codes 70310
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.795
Longitude -90.822

Thibodaux Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 63 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 68.9 inches
Station PARADIS 7 S
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 64 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 65.7 inches
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Donaldsonville 7,577 $40,411
Gramercy 3,493 $56,583
Houma 33,982 $56,341
Lockport 2,556 $70,972
Lutcher 3,415 $54,375
Napoleonville 653 $25,278

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Thibodaux Public Libraries

Lafourche Parish Library
Thibodaux, Louisiana
(985) 446-1163
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Thibodaux Hospitals

(Government - Federal)
P O BOX 1118
(985) 447-5500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Thibodaux High Schools

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Serves 1,615 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.6

A Special Education School
Serves 1 students.

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