Economic Development

Breaux Bridge is a steadily growing community that strives to welcome newcomers. Below you will find Breaux Bridge’s Comprehensive Resiliency Plan available for download, and demographics information pertaining to Breaux Bridge.


St. Martin Parish
2018 Projection 56,452
2013 Estimate 53,805

City of Breaux Bridge
2018 Projection 8,816
2013 Estimate 8,343
Households, 2013 Estimate: 3,011

Breaux Bridge is conveniently located along I-10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge.

Annual Average Temperature: 67 degrees
Monthly Average Temperature: January, 53 degrees July, 81 degrees
Annual Average Rainfall: 57 inches
Average Elevation: 19 feet
Area Square Miles (St. Martin Parish): 739.9

Source: LA Department of Economic Development,
St. Martin Parish Profile

For a listing of Breaux Bridge and area schools, along with enrollments, refer to our Newcomer Information section.

Median Household Income
Estimate $36,424
Source: 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Labor Force
Civilian Labor Force
St. Martin Parish 23,181
Louisiana 1,980,260

Available Workforce
St. Martin Parish 1,186
Louisiana 118,509
Source: LMI Data Report, LA Department of Labor

Unemployment Rate
St. Martin Parish 4.9%
Louisiana 5.6%
Source: LMI Data Report, LA Department of Labor
Major Cities, Highways, Airports, Ports
Average Driving Time from Breaux Bridge

U.S. Highway 90
Interstate 10
LA Highways 31, 94, and 347

Freight and Rail
Southern Pacific
Burlington Northern Santa Fe

Navigable Waterways/Ports
Port of Iberia – Channel Depth: 13 ft.
Intercoastal Waterway (ICWW) – Channel Depth: 12 ft.
Port of Greater Baton Rouge (Foreign Trade Zone) –
Channel Depth: 45 ft.
Bayou Teche – Channel Depth: 9 ft.

Distance to Major Cities (in miles)
Atlanta, GA 610
Birmingham, AL 488
Chicago, IL 1,005
Dallas, TX 412
Houston, TX 241
Memphis, TN 466
New Orleans, LA 129
Baton Rouge, LA 39
Lafayette, LA 6

General Aviation:
Acadiana Regional Airport – New Iberia, LA

Lafayette Regional Airport – Lafayette, LA
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport – Baton Rouge, LA