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Broussard, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Broussard had a population of 11,076 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Broussard: Broussardville, Cote Gelee.

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


Total Population 11,076
Daytime Population: Workers 10,376
Daytime Population: Residents 6,127
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,503
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 10,981
Population in Familes 9,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density2 653
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $63,654
Average Household Income $88,371
Per Capita Income $33,592


Total Housing Units 4,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,147 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,088 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $196,059
Average Home Value $250,127


Total Households 4,235
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 3,003
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 3.56% 2.26%
Households 3.54% 2.28%
Families 3.57% 2.08%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

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, 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 # 53 89th
Population Density # 217 54th
Diversity Index # 289 39th
Median Household Income # 35 93rd
Per Capita Income # 27 95th

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