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Thibodaux, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Thibodaux had a population of 15,063 as of July 1, 2017. Thibodaux ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thibodaux is located at latitude 29.7943 and longitude -90.8164 in Lafourche Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Thibodaux (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafourche Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Thibodaux (GNIS ID: 2405581) 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 Thibodaux is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafourche Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thibodaux population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thibodaux: Thibadeauxville, Thibodauxville, Thibodeaux.

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Thibodaux, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,063
Daytime Population: Workers 11,931
Daytime Population: Residents 9,471
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,402
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 13,858
Population in Familes 10,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,205
Population Density2 2,499
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $43,377
Average Household Income $67,086
Per Capita Income $29,645


Total Housing Units 6,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,025 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,077 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 553 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $178,269
Average Home Value $212,517


Total Households 6,101
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 3,500
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.49%
Households 0.67% 0.65%
Families 0.53% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Thibodaux, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thibodaux to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 32 93rd
Population Density # 31 94th
Diversity Index # 153 68th
Median Household Income # 186 61st
Per Capita Income # 52 89th

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