Broussard has a total area of about 12 sq. miles is a small city of St. Martin and Lafayette parishes. Broussard is also a part of the Lafayette MSA. There are around three hundred businesses in the town and it has grown up mainly on sugarcane plantation. There are a number of historic places and many of them are listed in the National Register of Historical Places. Some of the notable ones are Alesia House, Martial Billeaud Jr. House, Janin Store and others. There are a number of schools in the area. Erin Blanchard is a notable person of the town.