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Broussard, Louisiana
(Lafayette Parish)

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Welcome to Broussard ...

The city of Broussard is primarily located in Lafayette Parish. A portion of Broussard extends into Saint Martin Parish.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Broussard has a population of 12,042 people<2> (see below for details).

Broussard is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Broussard is within the (337) area code.

The ZIP code for Broussard: 70518<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Broussard had a population of 8,197 people. This makes Broussard the parish's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Broussard represents 0.18% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,197 people, the population of Broussard increased 39.55% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,874 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Broussard had an population of 12,042 people. This is an increase of 46.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 105.01% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Broussard ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Broussard and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Abbeville   [Map]   12,272   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,323   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Carencro   [Map]   8,973   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Erath   [Map]   2,087   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   126,848   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Iberia   [Map]   29,620   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Broussard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Broussard: This one is located in Lafayette Parish and the other is located in Avoyelles Parish.

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

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 Broussard. 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 Broussard. 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 Broussard.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Broussard ...

Looking for more information about Broussard? 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 Broussard, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Broussard.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Lafayette Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

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 Broussard.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Broussard - 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 Broussard). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Broussard or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Broussard) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broussard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1401, Longitude: -91.9531     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Broussard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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