Broussard, LA

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2022 Population
13,322
2.79% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.9
0.303% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.2%
4.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$94,912
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$279,500
18.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Broussard, LA had a population of 13.3k people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $94,912. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Broussard, LA grew from 12,960 to 13,322, a 2.79% increase and its median household income grew from $85,055 to $94,912, a 11.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Broussard, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.49%), White (Hispanic) (2.41%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.12%).

None of the households in Broussard, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Broussard, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Broussard, LA was $279,500, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Broussard, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Broussard, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Broussard, LA is home to a population of 13.3k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.15% of Broussard, LA residents were born outside of the country (419 people).

In 2022, there were 3.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.72k people) in Broussard, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 332 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Broussard, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Broussard, LA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Broussard, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.72k ± 1k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.71k ± 1.03k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    332 ± 236
3.53%
Hispanic Population
470 people

In 2022, there were 3.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.72k people) in Broussard, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 332 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.53% of the people in Broussard, LA are hispanic (470 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Broussard, LA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.15%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
419 people
3.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
479 people

As of 2022, 3.15% of Broussard, LA residents (419 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Broussard, LA was 3.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    127 ± 98
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    93 ± 69
  3. Vietnam
    73 ± 67

Broussard, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Broussard, LA employs 7.14k people. The largest industries in Broussard, LA are Educational Services (1,004 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (838 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (793 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,042), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($84,563), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($79,271).

Occupations

7.14k
2022 Value
± 997
4.19%
1 Year growth
± 19.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Broussard, LA grew at a rate of 4.19%, from 6.85k employees to 7.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Broussard, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (815 people), Management Occupations (795 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (730 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Broussard, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.14k
2022 Value
± 997
4.19%
1 Year growth
± 19.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Broussard, LA grew at a rate of 4.19%, from 6.85k employees to 7.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Broussard, LA, are Educational Services (1,004 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (838 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (793 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Broussard, LA, though some of these residents may live in Broussard, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,358
Median earning men ± $11,499
$37,641
Median earning women ± $14,567

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($165,268), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($116,413), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,458).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,329), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,465), and Public Administration ($58,651).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Broussard, LA was $279,500 in 2022, which is 0.991 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $236,500 to $279,500, a 18.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Broussard, LA is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Broussard, LA have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Broussard, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$279,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$27,672
$3,517
Median Property Taxes
±$577

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Broussard, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Broussard, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80%
Homeownership
2022
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80% of the housing units in Broussard, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.1%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Broussard, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$94,912
Median Household Income
± $13,431
4.4k
Number of Households
± 675

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.4k households in Broussard, LA grew to $94,912 from the previous year's value of $85,055.

The following chart displays the households in Broussard, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $150k - $200k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Broussard, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (88.3%)
  2. Walked (4.73%)
  3. Carpooled (4.12%)

In 2022, 88.3% of workers in Broussard, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (4.73%) and those who carpooled to work (4.12%).

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Broussard, LA have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Broussard, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Broussard, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Broussard, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Broussard, LA (2.08k out of 12.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 12 - 14, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Broussard, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Broussard, LA has health coverage, with 60.6% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 4.91% on Medicare, 6.51% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lafayette Parish, LA see 929 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.34% increase from the previous year (899 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1442 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 261 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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929 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lafayette Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Lafayette Parish, LA see an average of 929 patients per year. This represents a 3.34% increase from the previous year (899 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lafayette Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.9% under 18 years, 24.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.39% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53% were men and 47% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.33%
Uninsured
60.6%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
4.91%
Medicare
6.51%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Broussard, LA declined by 21.5% from 11.9% to 9.33%.

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