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Welcome to Abbeville ...

The city of Abbeville is located in Vermilion Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Vermilion Parish.

Abbeville was established in 1843.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Abbeville has a population of 12,061 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The telephone area code for Abbeville: (337)

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Abbeville had an population of 12,061 people. This is a decrease of 1.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abbeville had a population of 12,257 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 11,887 people).

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

Communities Also Named Abbeville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Abbeville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Abbeville.

  • Lafayette
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • New Iberia
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Youngsville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
    • Youngsville is located in Lafayette Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,262 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Youngsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville <5>
  • Broussard
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Scott
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Rayne
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Kaplan
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Maurice
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Delcambre
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delcambre have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delcambre
    • Delcambre is located in Vermilion Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,837 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Delcambre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delcambre <5>
  • Duson
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abbeville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Abbeville.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abbeville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abbeville. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Abbeville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Abbeville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Abbeville was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Abbeville in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Abbeville.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Vermilion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abbeville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abbeville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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