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Broussard is in Lafayette Parish, in the Lafayette metro area. (The community straddles Lafayette and Saint Martin parishes; ePodunk links to the parish with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Joseph Broussard, settler
The latitude of Broussard is 30.146N. The longitude is -91.961W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,314.
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8% of Broussard residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Broussard ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Broussard was $18,441, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Broussard residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Broussard include Main Street Historic District (Broussard) ... View historic districts
Median rent in Broussard, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $870.
Libraries in Broussard include Broussard Branch ... View libraries
Lafayette Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Broussard political report.
The average commute time for Broussard workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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