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Welcome to Thibodaux ...

The city of Thibodaux is located in Lafourche Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Lafourche Parish.


The location of Thibodaux has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Thibodaux, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thibodaux has a population of 14,473 people<3> (see below for details).

Thibodaux is near sea level<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Thibodaux: (985)

The ZIP codes for Thibodaux: 70301-70302, 70310<5>

Websites for Thibodaux ...

Official Website:   www.ci.thibodaux.la.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.thibodauxchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thibodaux had an population of 14,473 people. This is a decrease of 0.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thibodaux had a population of 14,566 people (which is 15.12% of the total population of Lafourche Parish). This makes Thibodaux the parish's most populous community.

The population of Thibodaux represents 0.32% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,566 people, the population of Thibodaux has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,431 people).

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

Communities near Thibodaux ...

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

  • Houma
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houma
    • Houma is located in Terrebonne Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,467 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houma <6>
  • Gramercy
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gramercy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gramercy
    • Gramercy is located in Saint James Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gramercy <6>
  • Lutcher
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lutcher
    • Lutcher is located in Saint James Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lutcher <6>
  • Lockport
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Napoleonville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleonville
    • Napoleonville is located in Assumption Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleonville <6>
  • Magnolia Plantation
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Plantation
    • Magnolia Plantation is located in Terrebonne Parish
  • Minerva Plantation
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minerva Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minerva Plantation
    • Minerva Plantation is located in Terrebonne Parish
  • Chackbay
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chackbay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chackbay
    • Chackbay is located in Lafourche Parish
  • Gray
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray
    • Gray is located in Terrebonne Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray <6>
  • Chacahoula
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chacahoula have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chacahoula
    • Chacahoula is located in Terrebonne Parish

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 Thibodaux. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thibodaux.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thibodaux. 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 Thibodaux.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thibodaux. Our list includes 32 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Thibodaux.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thibodaux ...

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

Adding Thibodaux to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thibodaux 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 Thibodaux was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Thibodaux mentioned on a train schedule titled Southern Pacific Railroad Time Tables (August 1903).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Thibodaux.

The official website for Thibodaux: www.ci.thibodaux.la.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Lafourche, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thibodaux.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thibodaux - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Thibodaux). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thibodaux or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Thibodaux includes: 70301 & 70302.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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