Lafourche Parish


Created in 1807, the Lafourche Interior Parish was one of the original Louisiana parishes.  In 1822, the parish was divided between today’s Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. When it was created it included Terrebonne Parish. Today the parish covers approximately 1,068 square miles of land area.  It is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to its south, Terrebonne Parish to its west, Assumption Parish to its northwest, St. John Parish and St. James Parish to its north, and St. Charles Parish and Jefferson Parish to its east.  Early European settlers explored the waterway known as “LaFourche Des Chetimachas,” the fork of the Chetimachas, which was eventually shortened to “Lafourche,” hence the name of the parish and the Bayou that bisects it.   The Parish is located with the Barataria and Terrebonne Estuaries.

Parish Websites

Lafourche Parish Government
Lafourche Parish School District
Lafourche Chamber of Commerce
Lafourche Parish Tourist Commission
Greater Lafourche Port Commission
Nicholls State University
Golden Meadow
City of Thibodaux
Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce
Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Bayou Industrial Group

Population, 2010:                              96,318

Population Estimate, 2019:              97,614

County Seat:                                      Thibodaux           

Incorporated Municipalities 2018 Estimated Population
Golden Meadow 2,023
Lockport 2,489
Thibodaux 14,515

Lafourche has a number of unincorporated communities that are Census Designated Places (CDPs)

CDP 2018 Estimated Population CDP 2018 Estimated Population
Bayou Country Club 1,298 Lafourche Crossing 2,270
Chackbay 5,573 Larose 7,529
Choctaw 731 Lockport Heights 1,683
Cut Off 5,897 Mathews 2,649
Galliano 7,131 Raceland 10,686
Kraemer 826

Two more CDPs span parish lines

CDP 2018 Estimated Population
Bayou Blue, in Lafourche and Terrebonne 11,682
Des Allemands, in Lafourche and St. Charles 1,597

For more demographic data on Lafourche Parish visit

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