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Broussard, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Broussard had a population of 10,397 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Broussard is located at latitude 30.1374 and longitude -91.9558 in Lafayette Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Broussard (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lafayette Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 33 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Broussard are located in Lafayette Parish, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and St. Martin Parish.

The City of Broussard (GNIS ID: 2403937) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Broussard is located within Parish Governing Authority District G, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Broussard population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Broussard: Broussardville, Cote Gelee.

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Broussard, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,397
Population in Households 10,304
Population in Familes 8,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density1 613
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 3,975
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,821
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,933 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,042 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $193,808
Average Home Value $246,045


Median Household Income $62,672
Average Household Income $86,628
Per Capita Income $33,089
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.09% 2.24%
Households 3.07% 2.26%
Families 3.12% 2.05%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Broussard, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Broussard to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 56 88th
Population Density1 # 229 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 290 39th
Median Household Income # 33 93rd
Per Capita Income # 24 95th

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