Abbeville, Louisiana

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Population in 2017: 12,272 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 5,674  (46.2%)
Females: 6,598  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

33.1 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 70510.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,724 (it was $19,714 in 2000)
Abbeville:

$33,724
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,953 (it was $11,680 in 2000)

Abbeville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,443 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Abbeville:

$90,443
LA:

$162,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $106,436; detached houses: $116,712; mobile homes: $45,630

Median gross rent in 2017: $655.

March 2019 cost of living index in Abbeville: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.5%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.2% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 76.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Abbeville, LA (2017)
    • 5,72046.1%Black alone
    • 5,33143.0%White alone
    • 6945.6%Asian alone
    • 3272.6%Two or more races
    • 2932.4%Hispanic
    • 640.5%Other race alone
    • 210.2%American Indian alone

Races in Abbeville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 75 registered sex offenders living in Abbeville, Louisiana as of February 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Abbeville is 167 to 1.


Crime rates in Abbeville by year

Type

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(8.1)
2
(16.2)
6
(48.4)
2
(16.1)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(48.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(40.6)
4
(32.3)
3
(24.2)
9
(72.4)
11
(88.1)
9
(72.0)
5
(40.1)
4
(32.0)
4
(32.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(113.7)
17
(137.4)
19
(153.4)
10
(80.5)
26
(208.2)
20
(160.1)
9
(72.2)
8
(64.0)
7
(57.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
103
(836.7)
83
(671.0)
90
(726.5)
99
(796.5)
91
(728.6)
117
(936.4)
101
(809.9)
86
(688.5)
72
(586.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
160
(1,300)
182
(1,471)
191
(1,542)
191
(1,537)
213
(1,706)
180
(1,441)
130
(1,042)
131
(1,049)
78
(635.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
259
(2,104)
324
(2,619)
332
(2,680)
358
(2,880)
308
(2,466)
431
(3,449)
329
(2,638)
N/A160
(1,303)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(73.1)
16
(129.4)
18
(145.3)
10
(80.5)
18
(144.1)
9
(72.0)
15
(120.3)
6
(48.0)
3
(24.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)431.2451.8534.3502.8524.2537.5435.9365.1356.7

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City-data.com crime index in Abbeville, LA

Crime rate in Abbeville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Louisiana average:

3.01
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Ancestries: French (11.2%), American (9.1%), French Canadian (7.7%), Cajun (6.4%), Irish (2.2%), German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1850

Elevation: 18 feet

Land area: 5.65 square miles.

Population density: 2,172 people per square mile   (low).

Abbeville, Louisiana map

617 residents are foreign born (4.2% Asia, 1.2% Latin America).

This city:

5.0%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $523 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $236 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, LA (17.7 miles , pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (68.0 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (195.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Erath, LA (2.4 miles ),
Delcambre, LA (2.9 miles ),
Maurice, LA (3.1 miles ),
Milton, LA (3.1 miles ),
Kaplan, LA (3.1 miles ),
Youngsville, LA (3.5 miles ),
Broussard, LA (3.9 miles ),
Cade, LA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 29.97 N, Longitude: 92.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,138 (+17.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,024 (46.1%)

Area code: 337

Distribution of median household income in Abbeville, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Abbeville, LA in 2017
Abbeville satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $68,100
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $61,200
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $134,900
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 2008: 125 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $288,700
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $223,400
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $145,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Abbeville, LA residents
Average permit cost in Abbeville, LA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Historical population in Abbeville, LA
Historical housing units in Abbeville, LA
Most common industries in Abbeville, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (12.7%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
  • Food (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
  • Apparel (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Abbeville, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)

Average climate in Abbeville, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Abbeville, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.1. This is better than average.

City:

53.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Abbeville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Abbeville city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/31/1983, a category F3 tornado 9.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Abbeville-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 422.8 miles away from Abbeville center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 300.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from Abbeville center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 372.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Vermilion Parish (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Abbeville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Abbeville:

  • ABBEVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 118 N HOSPITAL DR)
  • ABBEVILLE GROUP HOME (1706 MICHAEL STREET)
  • VERMILION REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (118 NORTH HOSPITAL DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR)
  • EASTRIDGE NURSING CENTER (2305 RICHARD ST.)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF ABBEVILLE (2403 ALONZO STREET)
  • MAISON DU MONDE LIVING CENTER (4000 RODEO ROAD)
  • FMCNA - ABBEVILLE (904 N JOHN HARDY DR)
  • MD HOMECARE NETWORK (2018 VETERANS MEMORIAL DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Abbeville:

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Amtrak stations near Abbeville:

  • 19 miles: NEW IBERIA (WASHINGTON ST. & RAILROAD TRACKS) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 19 miles: LAFAYETTE (133 E. GRANT ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Abbeville:

  • South Louisiana Community College (about 18 miles; Lafayette, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,519)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 18 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 19 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 65 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • McNeese State University (about 67 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 68 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 68 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)

Public high school in Abbeville:

Private high schools in Abbeville:

  • VERMILION CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 175, Location: 425 PARK AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • HARVEST TIME CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 166, Location: 103 ROBERT WELLS RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Abbeville:

Private elementary/middle school in Abbeville:

  • MOUNT CARMEL ELEMENTARY (Students: 446, Location: 405 PARK AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Abbeville

Library in Abbeville:

  • VERMILION PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,685,196; Location: 405 EAST SAINT VICTOR STREET; 239,020 books; 6,184 audio materials; 7,078 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 240 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Abbeville: Abbeville Sewage Treatment Facility (A), Louisiana State University AgCenter Vermillion Parish Office (B), Airway Industrial Park (C), Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office - Detective Officer (D), Vermilion Parish Office (E), Abbeville Police Department - Chief (F), Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance (G), Vermilion Parish Library (H), Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office - Bonds and Fines (I), Abbeville Police Department (J), Vermilion Parish Police Jury (K), Vermilion Parish Courthouse (L), Heritage Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center of Abbeville (M), Abbeville Fire Department (N), Abbeville City Hall (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Abbeville Shopping Center (1), Lafitte Shopping Center (2), Tiffany Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Abbeville include: Harvest Time Tabernacle Church (A), Faith Hope Missionary Baptist Church (B), Abbeville's Greater Church (C), Abbeville Church of Christ (D), Abbeville United Methodist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), First United Pentecostal Church (H), Macedonia Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Mary Magdalen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Valcourt Coulee (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Abbeville include: Magdalen Square (1), Abbeville Residential Historic District (2), Abbeville Commercial Historic District (3), Comeaux Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Abbeville Skating Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1105 South John M Hardy Drive), Abbeville City - Tourist Information Center (1905 Veterans Memorial Drive).

Hotels: Extended Stay Inn & Suites (3523 Veterans Memorial Drive), Scottish Inn Intercoastal City (25204 La Highway 333), Sunbelt Lodge (1903 Veterans Memorial Drive), Leblanc Apartments (1903 Veterans Memorial Drive), Vermilion Motel (1713 Charity Street), Audubon Acres Rv Park (11310 Audubon Road).

Courts: Abbeville City - Judge's Office- City Court- Traffic Violations (208 South State Street), Vermilion Parish Clerk Of Court (Courthouse Building), Vermilion Parish - Sheriff- Court Security (101 South State Street), Vermilion Parish - Civil & Tax Dept- Sheriff- Court Fines (14202 Savoy Road).

Birthplace of: Charlton Lyons - Businessman and politician, Bobby Charles - Singer-songwriter, Brandon Mitchell - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Jun 19, 1975), Chris Scelfo - Football coach, Deb Richard - College golfer, Ray Broussard - Jockey, Robert Angers - Magazine publisher, George Caldwell (Louisiana) - Building contractor, Brandon Mitchell (defensive end) - Football player, Roy Young (American football) - Football player.

Vermilion Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Abbeville and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF ABBEVILLE WATER SYSTEM (Address: 101 NORTH STATE STREET , Population served: 15,450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-21-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-21-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-21-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-21-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2006)
MAGNOLIA PLANTATION WATER SYSTEM INC (Population served: 7,152, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-16-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and JUL-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and JUL-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-13-2014)
THE OASIS WATER SYSTEM (Address: 12501 Veterans Memorial Drive , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.3%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.9%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Abbeville in 2010:

  • 296 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Abbeville in 2000:

  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 14 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 14 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Abbeville (2011 data):

  • Gulf Coast Bank: at 221 South State Street, North Abbeville Branch, Charity Street Branch, Wal-Mart Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $317.5 mil, Deposits: $275.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Gulf Coast Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: By-Pass Branch at 2425 Veterans Memorial Drive, branch established on 1974/10/09; Abbeville Branch- Drive Up at 407 Charity Street, branch established on 1901/04/01. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Bank of Abbeville & Trust Company: Drive-In Branch at 115 South Jefferson Street, branch established on 1960/04/09; Bank Of Abbeville & Trust Company at 123 Concord Street, branch established on 1894/03/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $161.2 mil, Deposits: $132.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices
  • Abbeville Building & Loan (A State-Chartered Savings Bank): Abbeville Building & Loan (A State-C at 1212 Charity Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $41.6 mil, Deposits: $28.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Bank of Erath: Abbeville Branch at 1309 Charity Street, branch established on 1986/05/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $87.9 mil, Deposits: $74.9 mil, headquarters in Erath, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Erath Holding Company
  • Iberiabank: Abbeville Branch at 2635 Veterans Memorial Drive, branch established on 1995/01/30. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Abbeville Branch at 500 Charity Street, branch established on 1991/05/10. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • First Guaranty Bank: Abbeville Branch at 799 West Summers Drive, branch established on 1998/09/01. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,353.3 mil, Deposits: $1,208.9 mil, headquarters in Hammond, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Abbeville:

Marital status in Abbeville, LA
  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 36.3%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Abbeville:

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Abbeville
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Abbeville, LA (based on Vermilion Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic32,25916
Evangelical Protestant2,38718
Mainline Protestant1,30010
Black Protestant1901
Other41
None21,859-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Vermilion Parish:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Vermilion Parish:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Vermilion Parish:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Vermilion Parish:

28.5%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.1%
State:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.7%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.3%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Abbeville:

28.9
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Abbeville:

12.4%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
Louisiana:

34.4%

General health condition:
Abbeville:

53.8%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Abbeville:

79.1%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Abbeville, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 41$125,120$36,6200$0
Firefighters 38$116,921$36,9220$0
Financial Administration 14$34,242$29,3500$0
Water Supply 12$33,779$33,7790$0
Other Government Administration 10$22,317$26,7800$0
Sewerage 10$27,919$33,5030$0
Streets and Highways 10$18,412$22,0940$0
Electric Power 10$35,732$42,8780$0
Judicial and Legal 8$12,936$19,4040$0
Other and Unallocable 5$19,144$45,9460$0
Parks and Recreation 3$7,882$31,5280$0
Police - Other 1$1,842$22,1040$0
Airports 0$0 1$1,492
Totals for Government 162$456,246$33,7961$1,492

Abbeville government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $362,000 ($29.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $358,000 ($29.17)
    Water Utilities: $332,000 ($27.05)
    Sewerage: $309,000 ($25.18)
    Financial Administration: $170,000 ($13.85)
    Air Transportation: $23,000 ($1.87)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $9,289,000 ($756.93)
    General - Other: $4,249,000 ($346.24)
    Police Protection: $1,933,000 ($157.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,853,000 ($150.99)
    Water Utilities: $1,198,000 ($97.62)
    Sewerage: $1,095,000 ($89.23)
    Financial Administration: $786,000 ($64.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $677,000 ($55.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $368,000 ($29.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $304,000 ($24.77)
    Central Staff Services: $178,000 ($14.50)
    Regular Highways: $135,000 ($11.00)
    Air Transportation: $118,000 ($9.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $221,000 ($18.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $259,000 ($21.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $159,000 ($12.96)
    Electric Utilities: $157,000 ($12.79)
    Police Protection: $156,000 ($12.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $61,000 ($4.97)
    Financial Administration: $49,000 ($3.99)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($0.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,622,000 ($458.12)

Abbeville government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,688,000 ($137.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $16,000 ($1.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $194,000 ($15.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $477,000 ($38.87)
    Royalties: $473,000 ($38.54)
    General Revenue - Other: $394,000 ($32.11)
    Sale of Property: $180,000 ($14.67)
    Rents: $107,000 ($8.72)
    Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($1.87)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,545,000 ($1185.22)
    Water Utilities: $1,719,000 ($140.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $250,000 ($20.37)
    Other: $155,000 ($12.63)
    General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($2.28)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($1.14)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,641,000 ($296.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $559,000 ($45.55)
    Property: $433,000 ($35.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $74,000 ($6.03)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $63,000 ($5.13)

Abbeville government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,525,000 ($450.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,984,000 ($406.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $541,000 ($44.08)

Abbeville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $365,000 ($29.74)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,077,000 ($495.19)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $463,000 ($37.73)

5.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lafayette Parish, LA  2.17% ($48,541 average AGI)
from Iberia Parish, LA  0.82% ($32,089)
from Acadia Parish, LA  0.46% ($33,663)


5.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lafayette Parish, LA  2.18% ($45,729 average AGI)
to Iberia Parish, LA  0.54% ($34,009)
to Acadia Parish, LA  0.37% ($30,273)
Businesses in Abbeville, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Popeyes1
Burger King1Quiznos1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx1T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GameStop1True Value2
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture2Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Abbeville:

  • KROF (960 AM; 1 kW; ABBEVILLE, LA; Owner: ABBEVILLE BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KANE (1240 AM; 1 kW; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING OF LAFOURCHE, L.L.C.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJCB (770 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: R & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNIR (1360 AM; 1 kW; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KPEL (1420 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Abbeville:

  • KRKA (107.9 FM; ERATH, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KPEL-FM (105.1 FM; ABBEVILLE, LA; Owner: ABBEVILLE BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • KMDL (97.3 FM; KAPLAN, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFXZ (106.3 FM; MAURICE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KFTE (96.5 FM; BREAUX BRIDGE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTDY (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KXKC (99.1 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: BONIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRRQ (95.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K220EV (91.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KSJY (90.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Abbeville:

  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAJN-LP (Channel 40; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • K58GA (Channel 46; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • K49DE (Channel 49; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • K54FT (Channel 54; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KLFT-LP (Channel 21; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Abbeville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 299ft / 90.8mTotal length
  • $5,666,000Total costs
  • 98,982Total average daily traffic
  • 14,407Total average daily truck traffic
  • 126,431Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Abbeville, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Abbeville, LA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Abbeville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 143 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Abbeville, LA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Abbeville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Abbeville)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 96
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
Fire incident types in Abbeville, LA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Abbeville, LA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Abbeville, Louisiana:

  • Best Western Abbeville Inn & Suites, 3515 Veterans Memorial Dr, Abbeville, Louisiana 70510 , Phone: (337) 740-4100, Fax: (337) 740-4101
  • Days Inn, 730 Veterans Memorial Dr, Abbeville, Louisiana 70510 , Phone: (337) 740-4671
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Abbeville, Louisiana
Most common first names in Abbeville, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph15772.0 years
John9271.9 years
Marie7882.5 years
Mary7073.5 years
James6169.0 years
Robert6170.3 years
Louise4980.9 years
William4973.7 years
Agnes4978.9 years
Paul4971.5 years
Most common last names in Abbeville, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Broussard37577.8 years
Hebert22876.1 years
Leblanc18477.1 years
Trahan15473.9 years
Landry12877.7 years
Guidry9075.4 years
Frederick8975.8 years
Touchet8373.2 years
Duhon7676.5 years
Meaux7177.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Abbeville, LA
  • 52.5%Utility gas
  • 47.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Abbeville, LA
  • 61.5%Electricity
  • 35.9%Utility gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Abbeville compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Abbeville on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Vietnam (population 500+)"
  • #51 (70510) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #97 (70510) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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