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Broussard, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Broussard had a population of 12,087 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Broussard is located at latitude 30.1471 and longitude -91.9612 in Lafayette Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Broussard 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Broussard: Broussardville, Cote Gelee.

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Broussard, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Broussard, LA Housing Affordability Index is 162
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Broussard, LA Wealth Index is 97
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 12,087 (100%)
Population in Households 11,996 (99.2%)
Population in Families 10,001 (82.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 91 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 689
Diversity Index2 42
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,882
Average Household Income $88,494
Per Capita Income $33,149
Wealth Index4 97

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,652 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 951 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $218,888
Housing Affordability Index3 162
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,603
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 3,267
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 3.3% 1.97%
Households 3.27% 1.98%
Families 3.19% 1.77%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 2019 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 # 48 90th
Population Density # 210 56th
Diversity Index # 285 40th
Median Household Income # 50 90th
Per Capita Income # 34 93rd

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