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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,565
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+5,696
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married35.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.3%
Median Earnings25+$34,396
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,713
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,183

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,035
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone37.5%
Median Gross Rent$710
Median House Value$141,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.9%
French Except Basque23.6%
German6.6%
Canadian6.2%
Italian5%
English4.2%
Irish3.6%
Brazilian0.5%
African0.5%
Polish0.3%
Scottish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Thibodaux Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lafourche Parish
Standard Zip Codes70301
P.O. Box Zip Codes70302
Company Zip Codes70310
Phone Area Codes985
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.79
Approximate Longitude-90.82

Thibodaux Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTHIBODAUX 3 ESE
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp42 to 63 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip68.9 inches
StationPARADIS 7 S
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp43 to 64 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip65.7 inches
StationCARVILLE 2 SW
Distance33.1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Donaldsonville7,916$41,967
Gramercy3,458$67,692
Houma34,052$59,505
Lockport2,528$73,281
Lutcher3,392$52,154
Napoleonville710$0

Thibodaux Public Libraries

Lafourche Parish Public Library
705 WEST 5TH STREET
Thibodaux, Louisiana
(985) 447-4119

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Thibodaux Hospitals

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
602 N Acadia Rd
(985) 447-5500

Thibodaux Public Schools

Bayou Boeuf Elementary School
4138 Hwy 307
ZIP: 70301
(985) 633-2352
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Bayou Community Academy Charter School
800 East Seventh Street
ZIP: 70301
(985) 446-3011
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Chackbay Elementary School
301 School Lane
ZIP: 70301
(985) 633-2348
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
East Thibodaux Middle School
802 East Seventh Street
ZIP: 70301
(985) 446-5616
Middle
Total Enrollment 350
Sixth Ward Middle School
1865 Choctaw Road
ZIP: 70301
(985) 633-2449
Middle
Total Enrollment 241
South Thibodaux Elementary School
200 Iris Street
ZIP: 70301
(985) 446-8471
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
St. Charles Elementary School
1690 Hwy 1
ZIP: 70301
(985) 446-6862
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
Thibodaux Elementary School
700 East Seventh Street
ZIP: 70301
(985) 446-6116
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Thibodaux High School
1355 Tiger Drive
ZIP: 70301
(985) 447-4071
High
Total Enrollment 1354
Virtual Academy Of Lafourche
639 Harrison Street
ZIP: 70301
(985) 446-2877
Other
Total Enrollment 454
W.s. Lafargue Elementary School
700 Plantation Road
ZIP: 70301
(985) 447-9292
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
West Thibodaux Middle School
1111 East Twelfth Street
ZIP: 70301
(985) 446-6889
Middle
Total Enrollment 436
Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility
2525 Veterans Blvd.
ZIP: 70302
(985) 448-1436
Other
Max Charter Alternative Education
100 Afton Drive
ZIP: 70310
(985) 227-9500
Primary
Total Enrollment 110

Thibodaux Private Schools

E D White Catholic High School
555 Cardinal Dr
ZIP: 70301
Secondary
Total Enrollment 726
St Genevieve School
807 Barbier Ave
ZIP: 70301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 477
St Joseph Elementary
501 Cardinal Dr
ZIP: 70301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 627
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