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Abbeville, Louisiana

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The location of Abbeville

Welcome to Abbeville ...

The city of Abbeville is located in Vermilion Parish and is the Parish Seat for Vermilion Parish.

The location of Abbeville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Abbeville has a population of 12,272 people<2> (see below for details).

Abbeville was established in 1843.

The community of Abbeville is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Abbeville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Abbeville is located in the (337) area code.

The ZIP codes for Abbeville: 70510-70511<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abbeville had a population of 12,257 people (or 21.13% of the total population of Vermilion Parish). This makes Abbeville the parish's most populous community.

The population of Abbeville represents 0.27% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,257 people, the population of Abbeville increased 3.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,887 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Abbeville had an population of 12,272 people. This is an increase of 0.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.24% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Abbeville.

Communities near Abbeville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Broussard   [Map]   12,042   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Delcambre   [Map]   1,883   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Duson   [Map]   1,780   N   18 miles [29 km]
Erath   [Map]   2,087   E   5 miles [8 km]
Kaplan   [Map]   4,539   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   126,848   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Abbeville.

Communities Also Named Abbeville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Abbeville - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Abbeville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abbeville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Abbeville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abbeville. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Abbeville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abbeville ...

Looking for more information about Abbeville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Abbeville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Abbeville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abbeville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abbeville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abbeville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Abbeville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Abbeville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Abbeville includes: 70510 & 70511.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abbeville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abbeville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abbeville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abbeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9744, Longitude: -92.1265     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abbeville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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