Broussard is a small city in Lafayette parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The population was 8,197 at the 2010 census.
Broussard is located at 30°8′32″N 91°57′49″W / 30.14222°N 91.96361°W / 30.14222; -91.96361 (30.142329, -91.963644).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.4 square miles (29.6 km²), of which 11.4 square miles (29.5 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.18%) is water.
At the 2000 census, there were 5,874 people, 2,197 households and 1,619 families residing in the town. The population density was 515.7 per square mile (199.1/km²). There were 2,346 housing units at an average density of 205.9 per square mile (79.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 81.31% White, 16.70% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.
There were 2,197 households of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.11.
28.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median household income was $36,676 and the median family income was $45,668. Males had a median income of $36,368 and females $21,833. The per capita income for the town was $18,441. About 9.5% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.
In 2005, 84.9% of the population over the age of five spoke English at home, and 13.4% of the population spoke French.