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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.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Broussard has a population of 12,042 people<1> (see below for details).

Broussard is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Broussard lies within the (337) area code.

The ZIP code for Broussard: 70518<3>

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 total 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 (which had 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 ...

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Broussard. 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 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Broussard. 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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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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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Visit our Community Index for 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: www.louisiana.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<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 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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Broussard. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 that we are using 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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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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