Demographics

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Population

City Limits: 14,495
Thibodaux: 37,000
Lafourche Parish: 97,511 (as of 2010 Census)

Labor Market

Average rate of unemployment: 5.0%

Employment Resources

The Work Connection 985-446-3016
Options for Independence 985-686-2620
Lafourche ARC 985-447-6214
Louisiana Workforce Commission 985-876-8946

Infrastructure – Highways

Thibodaux is accessible by the future I-49 (currently LA Highway 90)
from the south – 5 miles, from the east – 16 miles

Major Highways

LA Highways 1 and 308

Airports

The Thibodaux Municipal Airport (light aircraft)
Louis Armstrong International Airport, New Orleans – 52 miles

Waterways

Bayou Lafourche

Average Housing Cost

Rental Property $700/month (2 bedrooms/1bath)
Home Purchase (1,800 sq ft) $170,000

Average Per Capita Income

$40,000 Annually

Average Wage Rates

Management: $54,000
Professional: $39,350
Clerical: $20,890
Skilled Labor: $26,231
Entry Level Positions (Unskilled): Minimum Wage

Job Training Programs

Louisiana Workforce Commission
985-876-8946

The Work Connection
985-446-3016
Programs Include: Job Readiness Training, On The Job Training, Job Search Assistance, Internships, Work Experience, Customized Training, Adult Education Assistance

Sales Tax Rates

State 4%

Parish:
2% (School Board)
4.7% (School Board – 2%, Law Enforcement – 1%, Roads – 1%, Solid Waste – 0.7%)

City:
2%

Recreation

Golf and Swimming
Bayou Country Club
985-446-8893

Thibodaux Parks and Recreation Department
985-446-7235
Website: http://www.ci.thibodaux.la.us
Youth Activities: 4 Summer Programs
Adult Activities: 2 Year-Round Programs
Elderly and Disabled Activities: 1 Seasonal Program