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Population in 2012: 122,761 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.3%
 

Males: 59,640  (48.6%)
Females: 63,121  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  34.1 years
Louisiana median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 70501, 70503, 70506.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,396 (it was $35,996 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$40,396
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,855

Lafayette city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $171,200 (it was $99,800 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$171,200
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $202,837; Detached houses: $212,297; Townhouses or other attached units: $152,715; In 2-unit structures: $102,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $142,348; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,119; Mobile homes: $32,737

Median gross rent in 2012: $756.

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  • White alone - 74,424 (61.7%)
  • Black alone - 37,255 (30.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4,531 (3.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2,162 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1,645 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 350 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 227 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 29 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lafayette: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (20.9%), German (8.3%), English (5.8%), United States (5.7%), Irish (5.2%), Italian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 41 feet

Land area: 47.6 square miles.

Population density: 2,579 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Lafayette:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lafayette city:

  • Never married: 41.7%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

4,591 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 1.4% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This city:  4.0%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 188 registered sex offenders living in Lafayette, Louisiana as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lafayette to the number of sex offenders is 653 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,033 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $838 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (55.7 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (203.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Scott, LA (2.0 miles ), Broussard, LA (2.5 miles ), Ossun, LA (2.6 miles ), Carencro, LA (2.6 miles ), Milton, LA (2.9 miles ), Youngsville, LA (2.9 miles ), Breaux Bridge, LA (3.0 miles ), Maurice, LA (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 30.21 N, Longitude: 92.03 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Heart of Acadiana

Daytime population change due to commuting: -59,078 (-48.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 42,806 (72.5%)

Area code: 337

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Crime rates in Lafayette by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 353768101510712611
per 100,000 2.54.52.76.35.37.19.413.18.86.110.44.99.0
Rapes 827485325869173687346201511
per 100,000 68.767.276.9291.276.781.168.759.564.240.417.312.39.0
Robberies 182195171166163141231319307286240232202
per 100,000 152.4177.0154.6148.7145.3125.7217.5279.3269.8251.2208.0190.6164.4
Assaults 589771784753765751828891886776668590555
per 100,000 493.3699.8708.9674.7682.1669.6779.7780.1778.8681.5579.0484.7451.8
Burglaries 1,2921,3321,3911,1971,3321,2331,2961,4101,4211,4071,4321,1941,330
per 100,000 1082.11209.01257.81072.51187.71099.31220.51234.51249.01235.61241.1980.91082.6
Thefts 5,5365,3185,5034,9555,5464,6914,5665,1524,8395,6125,2675,0405,244
per 100,000 4636.74827.14975.94439.54945.24182.44299.94510.94253.34928.54565.04140.44268.6
Auto thefts 575472494472405418531556506432290277241
per 100,000 481.6428.4446.7422.9361.1372.7500.1486.8444.8379.4251.3227.6196.2
Arson 18413225283017283425265032
per 100,000 15.137.228.922.425.026.716.024.529.922.022.541.126.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 493.4555.8565.6696.4549.9513.7579.8606.3586.0558.1491.7417.2417.9

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 305 (245 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Louisiana average:

3.98

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Lafayette, Louisiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +7,451 (+7.2%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Lafayette-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 132% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Lafayette city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1977, a category F3 tornado 7.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lafayette-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lafayette Parish (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Clifford Etienne - Boxer, Ron Guidry - Baseball player and coach, Eddy Raven - Country singer, Rodney Begnaud - Professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, Gerald Domingue - Medical researcher, Louis J. Michot - Louisiana businessman and politician, Angela Kinsey - Film actor, Anthony Clement - 2005 NFL player (Denver Broncos, born: Apr 10, 1976), Josh Reed - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: May 1, 1980), Bobby Parker (guitarist) - Blues guitarist.

Main business address for: OLD EVANGELINE DOWNS CAPITAL CORP (SERVICES-RACING, INCLUDING TRACK OPERATION), PETROQUEST ENERGY INC (CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS), OLD EVANGELINE DOWNS LLC (SERVICES-RACING, INCLUDING TRACK OPERATION), PENINSULA GAMING CORP. (SERVICES-RACING, INCLUDING TRACK OPERATION), MIDSOUTH BANCORP INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), OFFSHORE LOGISTICS INC (AIR TRANSPORTATION, NONSCHEDULED), PETROLEUM HELICOPTERS INC (AIR TRANSPORTATION, NONSCHEDULED), IBERIABANK CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS) and 2 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Lafayette:

  • DCI - KIDNEY TREATMENT OPTION CTR, LLC (KTOC) (Dialysis Facility, 301 ALCIDE DOMINIQUE ROAD)
  • FMCNA - EAST LAFAYETTE (Dialysis Facility, 1340 SURREY)
  • FMCNA - NORTH LAFAYETTE (Dialysis Facility, 910 MARTIN LUTHER KING DR)
  • FMCNA - WEST LAFAYETTE (Dialysis Facility, 2804 AMBASSADOR CAFFERY PKWY)
  • KIDNEY CARE OF ACADIANA-LAFAYETTE (Dialysis Facility, 224 ST LANDRY STE 3C)
  • A PLUS HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 1304 BERTRAND DR SUITE E-6)
  • ACADIAN HOMECARE, LLC (Home Health Center, 515 VEROT SCHOOL ROAD SUITE A)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1201 CAMELLIA BOULEVARD, STE201)
  • COMPLETE HOME HEALTH, INC. (Home Health Center, 1753 BERTRAND DRIVE)
  • CONCEPTS OF CARE HOME HEALTH, INC (Home Health Center, 100 GENERAL MOUTON)
  • DYNA CARE HHS INC (Home Health Center, 1538 W PINHOOK ROAD)
  • FIRST OPTION HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 4906 AMBASSADOR CAFFERY PKWY BLDG A, STE 1)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 4212 W CONGRESS ST STE 3300 C)
  • HEALTH CARE OPTIONS OF LAFAYETTE,INC (Home Health Center, 3804 JOHNSTON ST.)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE 2000 - LAFAYE (Home Health Center, 1304 BERTRAND DRIVE, SUITE D-4)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE OF LA-LAFAYET (Home Health Center, P.O.BOX 1956)
  • LOUISIANA HOMECARE OF LAFAYETTE (Home Health Center, 601 WEST ST MARY BLVD SUITE 309)
  • NURSING SPECIALTIES (Home Health Center, 1025 CAMELLIA BLVD)
  • PREMIER HOME HEALTH OF LAFAYETTE (Home Health Center, 104 RUE FOUNTAINE)
  • CANE PLACE COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 109 BEAU SEJOUR)
  • CHARTER CYPRESS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYS (Hospital, 302 DULLES DRIVE)
  • COMMUNITY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF LAFAYETTE (Hospital, 408 SEVANGELINE THRUWAY)
  • CROCKET GROUP HOME (Hospital, 137 GORDON CROCKET)
  • CYPRESS HOSPITAL (Hospital, 302 DULLES DR)
  • GRAND OAKS REHAB HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 310 YOUNGSVILLE HIGHWAY)
  • HARBOR HOSPICE OF LAFAYETTE, LLC (Hospital, 218 RUE BEAUREGARD, SUITE L)
  • HEART HOSPITAL OF LAFAYETTE (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1105 KALISTE SALOOM ROAD)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF LOUISIANA IN LAFAYETTE (Hospital, 302 LA RUE FRANCE, SUITE 200)
  • HOSPICE OF ACADIANA INC (Hospital, 2600 JOHNSTON STREET, SUITE 200)
  • JEFF AND NELLIE GUIDRY GROUP (Hospital, 925 CENTER STREET)
  • JOURNEY HOSPICE OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA, LLC (Hospital, 101 LARUE FRANCE, STE 406)
  • LAFAYETTE GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1214 COOLIDGE AVENUE)
  • LAFAYETTE GENERAL SURGICAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1000 W PINHOOK RD SUITE 100)
  • LAFAYETTE PHYSICAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, 307 POLLY LANE)
  • LAFAYETTE SURGICAL SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1101 KALISTE SALOOM RD)
  • LOUISIANA EXTENDED CARE HOSPITAL LAFAYETTE (Hospital, 1214 COOLIDGE STREET 8TH FLOOR)
  • LTAC OF ACADIANA, LLC (Hospital, 310 YOUNGSVILLE HIGHWAY)
  • MEADOWBROOK SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF LAFAYETTE (Hospital, 204 ENERGY PARKWAY)
  • OCEANS BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL LAFAYETTE, LLC (Hospital, 811 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE)
  • OPTIMA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL, LLC (Hospital, 1131 RUE DEBELIER)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 4801 AMBASSADOR CAFFERY PARKWAY)
  • PARK PLACE SURGICAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 901 WILSON STREET)
  • REGIS GROUP HOME (Hospital, 97 REGIS STREET)
  • REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF ACADIANA (Hospital, 310 YOUNGSVILLE HWY)
  • SOUTHPARK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, 314 YOUNGSVILLE HIGHWAY)
  • ST BRENDAN REHAB AND SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, 611 ST LANDRY STREET, 7TH FLOOR)
  • ST LUKE'S SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SUNSET (Hospital, 2500 E SIMCOE STREET)
  • ST THERESA'S HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, INC (Hospital, 100 GENERAL MOUTON AVE)
  • THE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OF ACADIANA (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2810 AMBASSADOR CAFFERY PARKWAY)
  • TRAPPEY COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 503 GUIDRY STREET)
  • UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - State, 2390 WEST CONGRESS)
  • VERMILION HOSPITAL (Hospital, 2520 N UNIVERSITY AVE)
  • VERMILION HOSPITAL FOR PSYCHIATRIC AND ADDICTIVE M (Hospital, 2520 N UNIVERSITY AVENUE)
  • VERN TRAHAN COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 206 LAURA DRIVE)
  • WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Hospital, 4600 AMBASSADOR CAFFERY PKWY)
  • AMELIA MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 903 CENTER STREET)
  • AUTUMN BREEZE RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, 408 S. E. EVANGELINE THRUWAY)
  • BETHANY MHS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 406 ST JULIEN STREET)
  • COLUMBIA MEDICAL CENTER OF SW LA SNF (Nursing Home, 2810 AMBASSADOR CAFFERY PKWY)
  • CORNERSTONE VILLAGE SOUTH, INC (Nursing Home, 103 W. MARTIAL AVENUE)
  • COURTYARD MANOR NURSE CARE CENTER AND ASSISTED LIV (Nursing Home, 306 SYDNEY MARTIN ROAD)
  • INTEGRATED HEALTH OF LAFAYETTE (Nursing Home, 325 BACQUE CRESCENT DRIVE)
  • LADY OF THE OAKS RETIREMENT MANOR (Nursing Home, 1005 ERASTE LANDRY ROAD)
  • LAFAYETTE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 325 BACQUE CRESCENT DRIVE)
  • LAFAYETTE GEN MED CTR SNF (Nursing Home, 1214 COOLIDGE AVENUE)
  • LAFAYETTE GUEST HOUSE - EAST (Nursing Home, 811 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR)
  • LAFAYETTE WEST NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 809 MARTIN L. KING, JR. DRIVE)
  • MAGNOLIA ESTATES (Nursing Home, 1511 DULLES DRIVE)
  • MAGNOLIA PLACE (Nursing Home, 1511 DULLES)
  • MAISON DE LAFAYETTE (Nursing Home, 2707 KALISTE SALOOM ROAD)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES MED CTR SN (Nursing Home, 611 ST. LANDRY STREET)
  • REHAB HOSP OF LAFAYETTE SNF (Nursing Home, 204 ENERGY PKWY)
  • RIVER OAKS RETIREMENT MANOR (Nursing Home, 2500 E. SIMCOE STREET)

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Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Lafayette:


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Amtrak station:

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.

Local government website: www.lafayettegov.org/index.cfm

Colleges/Universities in Lafayette:

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Full-time enrollment: 13,419; Location: 104 University Circle; Public; Website: www.louisiana.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • South Louisiana Community College (FT enrollment: 1,792; Location: 320 Devalcourt Street; Public; Website: www.southlouisiana.edu)
  • Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (FT enrollment: 723; Location: 1101 Bertrand Dr; Public; Website: www.ltc.edu/lafayette/default.html)
  • Remington College-Lafayette Campus (FT enrollment: 434; Location: 303 Rue Louis XIV; Private, for-profit; Website: remingtoncollege.edu)
  • Blue Cliff College-Lafayette (FT enrollment: 113; Location: 100 Asma Blvd Ste 350; Private, for-profit; Website: bluecliffcollege.com)
  • Cosmetology Training Center (FT enrollment: 99; Location: 2516 Johnston Street; Private, for-profit)
  • Aveda Institute-Lafayette (FT enrollment: 93; Location: 2922 Johnston St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.avedainstitutesbb.com)
  • Unitech Training Academy (FT enrollment: 90; Location: 3605 Ambassador Caffery; Private, for-profit; Website: www.unitechtrainingacademy.com)
  • Ronnie & Dormans School of Hair Design (FT enrollment: 13; Location: 2002 Johnston St; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lafayette:

  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 53 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; Full-time enrollment: 25,838)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 55 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 6,256)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 56 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 4,414)
  • McNeese State University (about 72 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 6,406)
  • Nicholls State University (about 80 miles; Thibodaux, LA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 96 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 11,652)
  • University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus (about 114 miles; Metairie, LA; FT enrollment: 2,249)

Public high schools in Lafayette:

Private high schools in Lafayette:

  • ST THOMAS MORE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,083; Location: 450 E FARREL RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • TEURLINGS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 668; Location: 139 TEURLINGS DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 552; Location: 220 PORTLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ACADIANA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: 105 HUMMINGBIRD LN; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lafayette:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Lafayette:

  • OUR LADY OF FATIMA SCHOOL (Students: 899; Location: 2315 JOHNSTON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CATHEDRAL CARMEL SCHOOL (Students: 776; Location: 848 SAINT JOHN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 733; Location: 205 E BAYOU PKWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ASCENSION DAY SCHOOL (Students: 646; Location: 1030 JOHNSTON ST; Grades: PK - 11)
  • STS LEO-SETON CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 546; Location: 502 SAINT LEO ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 416; Location: 111 GOSHEN LN; Grades: PK - 6)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 201 W CONVENT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 227; Location: 200 ST JOHN ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • FAMILY LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 138; Location: 2223 DULLES DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GETHSEMANE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 97; Location: 701 E PINHOOK RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Lafayette

Library in Lafayette:

  • LAFAYETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,688,738; Location: 301 W. CONGRESS; 380,017 books; 23,875 audio materials; 44,667 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 424 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • I think you have missed probably three of the oldest and most significant churches of Lafayette: Episcopal Church of the Ascension, founded 1901, largest Episcopal church in the convocation, 1030 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70501, 337-232-2732; St. John Roman Catholic Cathedral, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, 914 St. John St., Lafayette, LA 70501, 337-232-1322; and First Baptist Church, 1117 Lafayette, LA 70501, 337-233-1412. All three of these churches are the primary churches of their denominations in this area. Also, all three have schools associated with them including Ascension Day School adding a high school starting in the Fall of 2006.

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Notable locations in Lafayette: Acadiana Campsite (A), Lafayette Generating Station (B), Lafayette Consolidated South Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Lafayette Consolidated Northeast Sewage Treatment Plant (D), University of Louisiana Lafayette Cajun Field Football Stadium (E), Optimist Boys Camp (F), Wetlands Golf Course (G), Jay and Lionel Hebert Municipal Golf Course (H), Johnston Street Market Place (I), Louisiana State University AgCenter Lafayette Parish Office (J), Acadian Hills Country Club (K), Bertrand Professional Plaza (L), Cajun Field (M), Northpark High Technology Center (N), Oil Center Shopping Village (O), Southpark Industrial Park (P), University of Louisiana Lafayette Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy (Q), Lafayette Parish Office (R), Oceans Behavioral Hospital of Lafayette (S), University of Louisiana Lafayette Information Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Courtyards of Ambassador Row Shopping Center (1), Centerpiece Shopping Center (2), Acadian Village Shopping Center (3), Acadiana Mall Shopping Center (4), Acadiana Promenade Shopping Center (5), Evangeline Shopping Center (6), Fair Oaks Plaza Shopping Center (7), Fiesta Village Shopping Center (8), Four Corners Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lafayette include: Mount Calvary Church Charismatic Believers (A), Mount Bethel Baptist Church (B), Living Glory Ministries (C), Little Refuge Church of Our Lord (D), Landmark Worship Center of Lafayette (E), Lafayette Bible Chapel (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), Grace Community Church (H), Global Harvest Mission (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jewish Cemetery (1), Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (2), Whitington Cemetery (3), Saint Johns Cemetery (4), Saint John-Fatima Cemetery (5), Green Lawn Memorial Park (6), Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Spreafico Lake (A), Grenovilliers Swamp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Francois Coulee (A), Coulee Mine (B), Coulee des Poches (C), Bayou Saint Clair (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lafayette include: McNaspy Stadium (1), Girard Park (2), Beaullieu Park (3), Beavers Park (4), Broadmoor Park (5), Brown Memorial Park (6), Chargois Park (7), City Park (8), Debaillon Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lafayette Museum Alexandre Mouton House (1122 Lafayette Street) (1), Lafayette Natural History Museum (433 Jefferson Street) (2), Cite' Des Arts (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 301 W 3rd St) (3), United States Government - Judicial Department- Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit- Satellite Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 800 Lafayette Street) (4), Lafayette Parish Bar Association (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 600 Jefferson Street Suite 505) (5), Cajun R C Hobbies & Paintball Games of Lafayette (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4807 Johnston Street Suite F) (6), Acadiana Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3227 Ambassador Caffery P) (7), Century Amusement Machines - Office (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7207 Johnston Street) (8), Hi-Tech Games Dixie Phonograph (Amusement & Theme Parks; 165 Industrial Parkway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Extended Stayamerica (807 Hugh Wallis Road South) (1), Travelodge Lafayette Oil Center (1101 West Pinhook Road) (2), Quality Inn (1605 North University Avenue) (3), Hampton Inn and Suites (1910 South College Road) (4), Holiday Inn Express (2503 Southeast Evangeline Trwy) (5), Extended Stay America - Lafayette (807 Hugh Wallis Rd S) (6), Microtel Inn & Suites (301 Ambassador Caffery P) (7), Homewood Inc (2503 Southeast Evangeline Trwy) (8), La Quinta Inn Lafayette (2100 Northeast Evangeline Thruway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Judicial Department- Bankruptcy Court-Western District- Bankruptcy J (214 Jefferson Street) (1), United States Government - Judicial Department- Bankruptcy Court-Western District- Bankruptcy C (214 Jefferson Street) (2), United States Government - Judicial Department- District Court-Western District- U S District Ju (800 Lafayette Street) (3), United States Government - Judicial Department- District Court-Western District- Probation Of (800 Lafayette Street) (4), United States Government - Judicial Department- Federal Public Defe (102 Versailles Boulevard) (5), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (102 Versailles Boulevard) (6), United States Government - Judicial Department- Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit- Davis W Eugene J (800 Lafayette Street) (7), United States Government - Judicial Department- District Court-Western District- Clerk of C (800 Lafayette Street) (8), Lafayette Parish Government - Clerk Of The 15th Judicial District C (800 South Buchanan Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Lafayette Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.6. This is about average.
City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.43. This is about average. There were 36 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.43
U.S.:

9.59

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

LAFAYETTE UTILITIES WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 132000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and MAR-23-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (MAR-15-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2001)
EAGLE LAKE MOBILE HME PK (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUN-20-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (NOV-12-2002), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-27-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2000), Fed FAO issued (MAY-16-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2001)
HOLIDAY MOBILE HOME VILLA WATER SYSTEM (Address: 2808 W PINHOOK RD , Population served: 188, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-2001), St Public Notif received (JUL-09-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-21-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-21-2000)
EVANGELINE TRAILER PARK WATER SYSTEM (Address: 705 W GLORIA SWITCH RD , Population served: 152, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-2001), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-1999), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-1999), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-1997), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-21-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-12-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-29-2003), St Site Visit (enforcement) (3 times from JAN-20-2004 to JUN-10-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-20-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2000), Fed FAO issued (MAY-16-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2000)
ANGELLE S TRAILER PARK WATER SYSTEM (Address: 107 ANGEL ST , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-26-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-22-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-22-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and APR-19-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (APR-19-2000), Fed FAO issued (MAY-16-2000)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lafayette that have no violations reported:

  • VIEUX CHENES GOLF COURSE (Address: P.O. Box 4017-C, Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • G AND J MOBILE HOME ESTATES WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 232, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KINGS COURT MHP WATER SYSTEM (Address: P. O. Box 2159, Population served: 220, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.5%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.1% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.0%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lafayette, LA

People in group quarters in Lafayette in 2010:

  • 2,238 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,082 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 613 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 278 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 131 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 43 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 23 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 16 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Lafayette in 2000:

  • 1,803 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 924 people in nursing homes
  • 779 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 430 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 122 people in halfway houses
  • 70 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 55 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 55 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 55 people in religious group quarters
  • 30 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 18 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in institutions for the blind
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Lafayette compared to Louisiana state average:

Lafayette, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Cajundome. University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  • Blackham Coliseum. Capacity: 9,800.

Banks with most branches in Lafayette (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 14 branches. 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.
  • Iberiabank: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • MidSouth Bank, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $1,396.1 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 44 total offices, Holding Company: Midsouth Bancorp, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: 8 branches. 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
  • Whitney Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • Gulf Coast Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $317.5 mil, Deposits: $275.4 mil, headquarters in Abbeville, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Gulf Coast Bancshares, Inc.
  • Home Bank: 1020 Coolidge Branch, Lafayette Branch, Jefferson Street Branch, Ambassador Caffery Branch, at 503 Kaliste Saloom. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $953.5 mil, Deposits: $732.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices
  • Rayne State Bank & Trust Company: Guilbeau Branch, University Branch, Kaliste Saloom Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $294.4 mil, Deposits: $263.6 mil, headquarters in Rayne, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Financial Corporation Of Louisiana
  • Teche Federal Bank: 1001 Johnston Street Branch, West Pinhook Road Branch, Johnston Street Branch. Info updated 2011/08/02: Bank assets: $810.9 mil, Deposits: $605.0 mil, headquarters in New Iberia, LA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Teche Holding Company
  • 17 other banks with 22 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lafayette, Louisiana:

  • The Hotel Acadiana, 1801 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508 , Phone: (337) 233-8120, Fax: (337) 234-9667
  • La Quinta Motor Inn #4221, 2100 Ne Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA 70501 , Phone: (337) 233-5610, Fax: (337) 235-2104
  • Best Value Inn, 1605 N University Ave, Lafayette, LA 70506 , Phone: (337) 269-9779
  • Comfort Inn Lafayette, 1421 SE Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA 70501 , Phone: (337) 232-9000, Fax: (337) 233-8629
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2503 Se Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA 70508 , Phone: (337) 234-2000, Fax: (337) 234-6373
  • Ramada Inn, 2716 Ne Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA 70507 , Phone: (337) 233-0003, Fax: (337) 233-0360
  • Hilton Lafayette, 1521 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503 , Phone: (337) 235-6111, Fax: (337) 261-0311
  • Red Roof Inn Lafayette #140, 1718 N University Ave, Lafayette, LA 70507 , Phone: (337) 233-3339, Fax: (337) 233-7206
  • 36 other hotels and motels
All 44 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lafayette, Louisiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lafayette travel time to work - commute


Lafayette mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Utility gas (38%)

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Religion statistics for Lafayette city (based on Lafayette Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.20%
Here79.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal Church
Adherents81.1%8.2%4.0%1.4%1.1%
Congregations37.0%14.8%6.2%6.2%3.7%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents0.9%0.6%0.5%0.4%1.8%
Congregations1.2%3.7%3.7%1.2%22.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 51
This county:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Lafayette Parish:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
Lafayette Parish:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 91
This county:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 154
Lafayette Parish:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.4%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lafayette Parish:

12.4%
State:

13.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 174$516,914$35,64910$10,709
Other Government Administration 74$237,250$38,4734$3,066
Judicial and Legal 183$521,915$34,22410$8,391
Police Protection - Officers 371$1,393,317$45,06731$14,347
Police - Other 163$493,762$36,35117$20,484
Firefighters 242$712,959$35,3531$370
Fire - Other 3$12,872$51,4880$0
Correction 256$691,654$32,42138$29,351
Streets and Highways 211$568,549$32,3355$6,748
Welfare 33$68,982$25,0842$4,136
Health 33$74,700$27,1645$6,097
Hospitals 17$31,636$22,3312$1,475
Solid Waste Management 22$55,946$30,5160$0
Sewerage 85$294,577$41,5872$1,424
Parks and Recreation 131$290,293$26,59275$41,216
Housing and Community Development(Local) 25$76,060$36,5090$0
Natural Resources 52$129,944$29,9871$542
Water Supply 55$161,361$35,2063$1,995
Electric Power 220$852,474$46,49932$29,537
Transit 30$74,599$29,8401$708
Local Libraries 68$155,367$27,41818$14,451
Other and Unallocable 13$50,497$46,6134$5,181
Totals for Government 2,461$7,465,628$36,403261$200,228

Lafayette government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $85,896,000 ($699.70)
    Regular Highways: $10,479,000 ($85.36)
    Sewerage: $7,405,000 ($60.32)
    General - Other: $6,938,000 ($56.52)
    Water Utilities: $6,795,000 ($55.35)
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,692,000 ($46.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,270,000 ($34.78)
    Air Transportation: $3,965,000 ($32.30)
    General Public Buildings: $1,860,000 ($15.15)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,697,000 ($13.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $624,000 ($5.08)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $464,000 ($3.78)
    Libraries: $289,000 ($2.35)
    Police Protection: $218,000 ($1.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $136,000 ($1.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $105,000 ($0.86)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($0.02)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $191,873,000 ($1562.98)
    Police Protection: $34,814,000 ($283.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,122,000 ($163.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,258,000 ($140.58)
    Correctional Institutions: $14,228,000 ($115.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,108,000 ($114.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,998,000 ($105.88)
    Sewerage: $11,766,000 ($95.84)
    General - Other: $11,597,000 ($94.47)
    Financial Administration: $10,988,000 ($89.51)
    Water Utilities: $10,071,000 ($82.04)
    Regular Highways: $7,837,000 ($63.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,604,000 ($61.94)
    Central Staff Services: $6,209,000 ($50.58)
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,160,000 ($42.03)
    Air Transportation: $4,549,000 ($37.06)
    Libraries: $4,349,000 ($35.43)
    Transit Utilities: $4,232,000 ($34.47)
    Health - Other: $4,089,000 ($33.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,762,000 ($22.50)
    General Public Buildings: $1,647,000 ($13.42)
    Corrections - Other: $541,000 ($4.41)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $470,000 ($3.83)
    Parking Facilities: $377,000 ($3.07)
    Public Welfare - Other: $144,000 ($1.17)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $50,000 ($0.41)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,920,000 ($72.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,743,000 ($168.97)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Local Fire Protection: $366,000 ($2.98)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $603,000 ($4.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $591,000 ($4.81)
    Police Protection: $550,000 ($4.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $442,000 ($3.60)
    Correctional Institutions: $404,000 ($3.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $399,000 ($3.25)
    Financial Administration: $235,000 ($1.91)
    Air Transportation: $222,000 ($1.81)
    Central Staff Services: $186,000 ($1.52)
    Natural Resources - Other: $176,000 ($1.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $156,000 ($1.27)
    Regular Highways: $113,000 ($0.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $55,000 ($0.45)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($0.28)
    Libraries: $31,000 ($0.25)
    Corrections - Other: $8,000 ($0.07)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $107,043,000 ($871.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $733,000 ($5.97)

Lafayette government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,461,000 ($125.94)
    All Other: $11,527,000 ($93.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,242,000 ($83.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,161,000 ($66.48)
    Air Transportation: $5,696,000 ($46.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,290,000 ($10.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,273,000 ($10.37)
    Parking Facilities: $379,000 ($3.09)
    Regular Highways: $200,000 ($1.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $11,828,000 ($96.35)
    Transit Utilities: $1,287,000 ($10.48)
    All Other: $1,266,000 ($10.31)
    Air Transportation: $296,000 ($2.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $567,000 ($4.62)
    Highways: $41,000 ($0.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,206,000 ($83.14)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,816,000 ($31.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,600,000 ($29.33)
    Royalties: $2,368,000 ($19.29)
    Special Assessments: $489,000 ($3.98)
    Rents: $458,000 ($3.73)
    Sale of Property: $36,000 ($0.29)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000 ($0.06)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $232,294,000 ($1892.25)
    Water Utilities: $15,878,000 ($129.34)
    Transit Utilities: $266,000 ($2.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,711,000 ($185.00)
    General Local Government Support: $2,919,000 ($23.78)
    Highways: $1,484,000 ($12.09)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,120,000 ($9.12)
    Water Utilities: $151,000 ($1.23)
    Public Welfare: $144,000 ($1.17)
    Transit Utilities: $128,000 ($1.04)
    Education: $50,000 ($0.41)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $68,540,000 ($558.32)
    Property: $59,085,000 ($481.30)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $3,797,000 ($30.93)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,988,000 ($24.34)
    NEC: $2,726,000 ($22.21)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,057,000 ($16.76)
    Other License: $44,000 ($0.36)

Lafayette government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,866,000 ($5709.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $687,376,000 ($5599.30)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $105,781,000 ($861.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,291,000 ($751.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $36,905,000 ($300.62)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $36,090,000 ($293.99)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $815,000 ($6.64)

Lafayette government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $248,231,000 ($2022.07)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $176,669,000 ($1439.13)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $118,330,000 ($963.91)

8.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($203 average AGI)
Lafayette Parish:

0.13%
Louisiana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orleans Parish, LA  1.05% ($31,177 average AGI)
from St. Martin Parish, LA  0.60% ($28,410)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.59% ($49,792)


6.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,531 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Lafayette Parish:

0.07%
Louisiana average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Martin Parish, LA  0.68% ($31,663 average AGI)
to St. Landry Parish, LA  0.58% ($36,342)
to Vermilion Parish, LA  0.48% ($33,677)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lafayette:

  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJCB (770 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: R & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPEL (1420 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KROF (960 AM; 1 kW; ABBEVILLE, LA; Owner: ABBEVILLE BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KNIR (1360 AM; 1 kW; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSIG (1450 AM; 1 kW; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: ACADIA BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lafayette:

  • KRRQ (95.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • K220EV (91.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KSJY (90.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRKA (107.9 FM; ERATH, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMDL (97.3 FM; KAPLAN, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KFXZ (106.3 FM; MAURICE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K209BS (89.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRXE (105.9 FM; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Lafayette:

  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K58GA (Channel 46; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)
  • KLFT-LP (Channel 21; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KAJN-LP (Channel 40; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • K49DE (Channel 49; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDCG-LP (Channel 22; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: ACADIANA CABLE ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • K54FT (Channel 54; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • K50FI (Channel 50; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Lafayette fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 181
Total length: 781 meters (2,562ft)
Total costs: $24,955,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,320,962
Total average daily truck traffic: 313,008

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 10
  • 1960-1969: 44
  • 1970-1979: 43
  • 1980-1989: 44
  • 1990-1999: 7
  • 2000-2009: 24
  • 2010-2012: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lafayette, LA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lafayette)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 530 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lafayette, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 159 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 392 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lafayette)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lafayette)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 490 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full and 13 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED285$151,934551$178,0041,333$179,012178$42,09113$1,636,298264$121,52631$37,308
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$143,06839$158,827113$172,49226$42,4400$013$143,98810$59,947
APPLICATIONS DENIED76$129,524116$118,133429$157,065141$37,8291$64,00037$103,19649$44,372
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN73$153,49478$142,258253$172,96211$56,3700$031$105,4833$55,867
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS31$135,76135$151,30693$155,8125$59,0860$07$95,3471$99,890

Detailed mortgage data for all 28 tracts in Lafayette, LA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 13 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED91$181,32951$192,8682$199,180
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$157,37119$182,4862$149,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$168,3186$230,8530$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$205,0337$210,3090$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$118,6272$233,9050$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 458
  • Hazardous Condition: 1251
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Lafayette


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

Most common first names in Lafayette, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph60169.8 years
Mary49274.1 years
John46370.0 years
James30069.4 years
William26173.1 years
Marie25581.6 years
Robert24268.5 years
Charles24170.9 years
Paul22571.2 years
George18073.3 years
Most common last names in Lafayette, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Broussard61075.2 years
Hebert33676.1 years
Guidry31774.8 years
Leblanc28076.2 years
Landry28076.8 years
Mouton26876.7 years
Trahan22673.9 years
Breaux21874.2 years
Boudreaux18473.9 years
Smith17874.3 years
Businesses in Lafayette, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T8La Quinta2
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie Kids1Lane Bryant2
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture6
Albertsons4LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza3
Ann Taylor1Lowe's2
Applebee's1Macy's1
Arby's1Marriott3
Ascend Collection1Marshalls1
AutoZone5MasterBrand Cabinets11
Avenue1Maurices1
BMW1McDonald's9
Bakers1Men's Wearhouse2
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance5
Baymont Inn1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike11
Blockbuster5Office Depot4
Brookstone1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King8Outback Steakhouse1
CVS9Pac Sun1
Cache1Papa John's Pizza3
Casual Male XL1Payless3
Catherines1Penske1
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A4Pier 1 Imports1
Chico's1Pizza Hut7
Chuck E. Cheese's1Popeyes7
Church's Chicken2Quality1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos4
Comfort Inn1RadioShack4
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Curves2Rite Aid3
DHL3Rue212
Days Inn2SAS Shoes1
Decora Cabinetry3SONIC Drive-In7
Domino's Pizza3Sam's Club1
DressBarn2Sears2
Econo Lodge1Sephora2
Eddie Bauer1Shoe Carnival1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Extended Stay America1Sprint Nextel2
FedEx32Starbucks6
Finish Line1Studio 61
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Subway23
Foot Locker2Super 81
Forever 211T-Mobile8
GNC6T.J.Maxx1
GameStop5Taco Bell6
Gap1Talbots1
Gymboree1Target2
H&R Block9The Limited1
Hilton1The Room Place1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn6Travelodge1
Hollister Co.1True Value1
Home Depot2U-Haul8
Hot Topic1UPS39
Howard Johnson1Vans7
IHOP2Verizon Wireless4
JCPenney2Victoria's Secret1
Jimmy John's1Waffle House2
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens7
Jones New York2Walmart3
Journeys1Wendy's6
KFC2Wingate1
Kincaid1YMCA1
Kohl's1
Browse common businesses in Lafayette, LA


Lafayette on our top lists:

  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 (70503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French (except Basque) first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #71 (70506) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Acadian/Cajun first ancestries"
  • #78 (70503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lebanese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #91 (70503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #98 (70501) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Todd Foret (42)
  • Donald E. Mosing (22)
  • Jeremy Richard Angelle (16)
  • Lee M. Robichaux (14)
  • Jeremy R. Angelle (13)
  • Charles Michael Webre (13)
  • Kris Henderson (13)
  • Jason Lau (9)
  • Robert Thibodeaux, Jr. (9)
  • William C. Thomas (8)

Total of 450 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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