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Thibodaux, Louisiana

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The location of Thibodaux

Welcome to Thibodaux ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Thibodaux has a population of 14,576 people<2> (see below for details).

Thibodaux is near sea level<3>.

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<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thibodaux had a population of 14,566 people (or 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 total 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Thibodaux had an population of 14,576 people (or an increase of 1% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Thibodaux ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Houma   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Thibodaux

Located in Terrebonne Parish

Gramercy   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Thibodaux

Located in Saint James Parish

Lutcher   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Thibodaux

Located in Saint James Parish

Lockport   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Thibodaux

Napoleonville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Thibodaux

Located in Assumption Parish

Magnolia Plantation   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of Thibodaux

Located in Terrebonne Parish

Minerva Plantation   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of Thibodaux

Located in Terrebonne Parish

Chackbay   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Thibodaux

Gray   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Thibodaux

Located in Terrebonne Parish

Chula   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Thibodaux

Located in Assumption Parish

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

Websites for Thibodaux ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 Thibodaux. 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 Thibodaux. 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 Thibodaux. Our list includes 32 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Thibodaux:

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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 Thibodaux.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thibodaux - 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 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.

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thibodaux) 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 Thibodaux. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thibodaux

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thibodaux. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7945, Longitude: -90.8167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thibodaux have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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