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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

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Welcome to Breaux Bridge ...

The city of Breaux Bridge is located in Saint Martin Parish.

A typical abbreviation for Breaux Bridge: Breaux Brg. (or less commonly used: Breaux Brdg. or Breaux Brdge.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Breaux Bridge has a population of 8,323 people<1> (see below for details).

Breaux Bridge was established in 1829.

The community of Breaux Bridge is near sea level<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Breaux Bridge: (337)

The ZIP code for Breaux Bridge: 70517<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Breaux Bridge had a population of 8,139 people (or 15.6% of the total population of Saint Martin Parish). This makes Breaux Bridge the parish's most populous community.

The population of Breaux Bridge represents 0.18% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,139 people, the population of Breaux Bridge increased 11.78% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 7,281 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Breaux Bridge had an population of 8,323 people. This is an increase of 2.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.31% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Breaux Bridge.

Communities near Breaux Bridge ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Breaux Bridge and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Broussard   [Map]   12,042   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Carencro   [Map]   8,973   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Duson   [Map]   1,780   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   126,848   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
New Iberia   [Map]   29,620   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Port Barre   [Map]   2,126   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Breaux Bridge. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Breaux Bridge. 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 Breaux Bridge. Our list includes 6 papers.

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

Websites for Breaux Bridge ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Breaux Bridge ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Breaux Bridge. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Saint Martin Parish

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Breaux Bridge.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Breaux Bridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Breaux Bridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Breaux Bridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Breaux Bridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Breaux Bridge) 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 Breaux Bridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Breaux Bridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Breaux Bridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2829, Longitude: -91.9044     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Breaux Bridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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