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Thibodaux is in Lafourche Parish, in the Houma-Bayou Cane metro area.

It is the parish seat.

The community was named for Henry Thibodaux, landowner.

The latitude of Thibodaux is 29.795N. The longitude is -90.822W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,463.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,697
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Thibodaux demographic reports
Thibodaux is on the Bayou Lafourche.
19th-century trading center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 93. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "Ray"
· 2005 movie, "Because of Winn-Dixie"
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Nov. 10, 2007
  • Thibodeauxville Fall Festival - Nov. 10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Thibodaux web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, E.D. White House, Laurel Valley Village-Museum
Colleges and universities: Nicholls State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Thibodaux residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thibodaux ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Thibodaux was $16,966, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Thibodaux residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Thibodaux, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.


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Libraries in Thibodaux include Lafourche Parish Library Utley Memorial Branc ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Thibodaux include Thibodaux Daily Comet

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KTLN.

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Politics

Lafourche Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thibodaux political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Thibodaux workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Thibodaux between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Thibodaux include Howard Johnson Lodge, Ramada Inn.

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