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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2014: 235,644 (92% urban, 8% rural); it was 190,503 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 36,300
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,273
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 47,803
Renter-occupied apartments: 30,454 (it was 24,569 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

33%

Land area: 270 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 873 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lafayette Parish: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.2%), Educational, health and social services (15.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (25.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.9%)
  • Asian alone (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 115,021  (48.8%)
Females: 120,623  (51.2%)

Lafayette Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lafayette Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,949 ($36,518 in 1999)

This county:

$57949
Louisiana:

$44164

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $642 (lower quartile is $510, upper quartile is $846)
This county:

$642
State:

$620


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $163,300 (it was $91,400 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$163,300
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,900 - $245,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $216,065
Here:

$216,065
State:

$185,899

Townhouses or other attached units: $139,802
Here:

$139,802
State:

$188,890

In 2-unit structures: $109,762
Here:

$109,762
State:

$226,200

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $92,470
Here:

$92,470
State:

$171,492

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,650
Here:

$135,650
State:

$204,130

Mobile homes: $44,609
Here:

$44,609
State:

$51,719

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,343
Here:

$7,343
State:

$18,047
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,261
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $336

Institutionalized population: 2,208

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 22
  • Robberies: 33
  • Assaults: 180
  • Burglaries: 442
  • Thefts: 879
  • Auto thefts: 160

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 25
  • Robberies: 26
  • Assaults: 196
  • Burglaries: 501
  • Thefts: 902
  • Auto thefts: 150
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1182 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2008: 670 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2009: 607 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2010: 618 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2011: 647 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2012: 1084 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2013: 1229 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2014: 1697 buildings, average cost: $221,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $810 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $712 (0.5%)

Lafayette Parish household income distribution in 2009 Lafayette Parish home values distribution Lafayette Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 21.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.1% for American Indian residents, 15.7% for other race residents, 23.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
Lafayette Parish:

15.4%
Louisiana:

19.8%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.8% for American Indian residents, 21.2% for other race residents, 25.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 47 years old)

Area name: Lafayette, LA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lafayette Parish is $494 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $548 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $703 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lafayette, Scott, Carencro, Broussard, Youngsville, Milton, Ossun, Duson.

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

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Neighboring counties: Cameron Parish , Chambers County, Texas , St. Bernard Parish , Hardin County, Texas , Presidio County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 13,951
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,763 (38% naturalized citizens)

Lafayette Parish:

2.5%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,626
  • 1990 to 1994: 677
  • 1985 to 1989: 529
  • 1980 to 1984: 591
  • 1975 to 1979: 496
  • 1970 to 1974: 212
  • 1970 to 1974: 247
  • 1965 to 1969: 385

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.2%

Lafayette Parish marital status for males Lafayette Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 48,959
  • One, attached: 2,199
  • Two: 1,562
  • 3 or 4: 4,544
  • 5 to 9: 3,252
  • 10 to 19: 2,828
  • 20 or more: 5,319
  • Mobile homes: 9,379
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 80

Housing units in Lafayette Parish with a mortgage: 24,817 (2,514 second mortgage, 2,279 home equity loan, 104 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,292

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lafayette Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic99,93528
Evangelical Protestant33,60969
Black Protestant25,17810
Mainline Protestant8,69116
Other1,85011
Orthodox1642
None52,151-
Lafayette Parish Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 51
Lafayette Parish:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
This county:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 91
Lafayette Parish:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 154
This county:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lafayette Parish:

9.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Lafayette Parish:

25.4%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Lafayette Parish:

Average size of farms: 105 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,354
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $476.42
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,152
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 50.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.93%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,211
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.03%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.15
All wheat for grain: 486 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5093 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 210 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lafayette Parish-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 198.3 miles away from Lafayette Parish 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 428.3 miles away from the county 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 290.6 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 194.7 miles away from Lafayette Parish 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 357.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • LouisianaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 1, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1786): September 2, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3289): August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3289, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1607): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3260): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1603): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1603, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 12, 2004 to May 19, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1521): June 8, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1521, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • LouisianaLoss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 1, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3172): February 1, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3172, Natural disaster type: Other
  • LouisianaHurricane Lili, Incident Period: October 1, 2002 to October 16, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1437): October 3, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1437, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaTropical Storm Allison, Incident Period: June 5, 2001 to June 22, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1380): June 11, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1380, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • LouisianaSevere Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: January 20, 1993 to January 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-978): February 2, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-978, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (10%)
  • India (9%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lafayette Parish (%):

  • French (except Basque) (19%)
  • United States or American (15%)
  • French Canadian (9%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Acadian/Cajun (3%)

Lafayette Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 72,779 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 8,397 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 804 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 21 (0%)
  • Taxi: 229 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 57 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 373 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,212 (1%)
  • Other means: 925 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,256 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 1,803 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,220 people in nursing homes
  • 779 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 453 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 122 people in halfway houses
  • 122 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 67 people in religious group quarters
  • 55 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 55 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 52 people in other group homes
  • 30 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 21 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 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
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 2,238 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,082 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,046 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 278 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 173 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 132 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 93 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 43 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 23 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,576.

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,484 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Lafayette Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

4.58% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($25,152 average AGI)
2.07% relocated from other states ($14,122 average AGI)
Lafayette Parish:

2.07%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Landry Parish, LA  0.64% ($34,600 average AGI)
from St. Martin Parish, LA  0.58% ($31,382)
from Iberia Parish, LA  0.55% ($35,643)
from Vermilion Parish, LA  0.51% ($42,126)
from Acadia Parish, LA  0.45% ($33,034)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.30% ($39,025)
from Harris County, TX  0.19% ($66,922)


6.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($423 average AGI)
Lafayette Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

4.02% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($21,733 average AGI)
2.46% relocated to other states ($19,602 average AGI)
Lafayette Parish:

2.46%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Martin Parish, LA  0.62% ($32,286 average AGI)
to St. Landry Parish, LA  0.49% ($38,026)
to Vermilion Parish, LA  0.46% ($35,553)
to Acadia Parish, LA  0.43% ($31,997)
to Iberia Parish, LA  0.38% ($30,709)
to Harris County, TX  0.38% ($60,125)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.31% ($43,020)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.7

Births per 1000 population in Lafayette Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Lafayette Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lafayette Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 25,499 (20,446 aged, 5,053 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,730 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1685)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1496)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1253)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (899)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (862)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (798)
  • Unspecified dementia (790)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (752)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (747)
  • Congestive heart failure (657)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20035.05
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 484.4
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 59158.84

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1559.860
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 739.150
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.04

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51.44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 101.320

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.65

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 52.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 26.4
  • Other - 26.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.2
  • Suffocation - 18.3
  • Poisoning - 17.6
  • Other - 4.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 216,428
  • In family households: 175,377 (36,859 male householders, 18,697 female householders)
    38,017 spouses, 64,610 children (59,872 natural, 1,264 adopted, 3,474 stepchildren), 5,045 grandchildren, 2,312 brothers or sisters, 1,324 parents, 2,441 other relatives, 5,243 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 41,051 (15,461 male householders (11,206 living alone)), 16,010 female householders (12,978 living alone)), 9,580 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,150 (2,208 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 22,444 2-persons, 14,001 3-persons, 11,307 4-persons, 5,086 5-persons, 1,820 6-persons, 898 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 24,184 1-person, 5,703 2-persons, 1,043 3-persons, 432 4-persons, 70 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

33,059 married couples with children.
14,391 single-parent households (2,662 men, 11,729 women).

81.7% of residents of Lafayette Parish speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
15.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $874,687,000 ($4469 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $33,299,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $345,456,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $207,127,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,027,000
Federal grants: $194,383,000
Federal procurement contracts: $48,383,000 ($7,632,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $69,311,000 ($10,080,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,190,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $102,445,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,189,194,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 15,579
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,479
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,354
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,217
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lafayette Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 21.35 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4,770
  • 2000 to 2004: 18,374
  • 1990 to 1999: 13,111
  • 1980 to 1989: 17,186
  • 1970 to 1979: 17,737
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,110
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,220
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,140
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,219
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 44
  • 2 rooms: 725
  • 3 rooms: 2,361
  • 4 rooms: 4,801
  • 5 rooms: 12,331
  • 6 rooms: 11,936
  • 7 rooms: 7,880
  • 8 rooms: 4,255
  • 9+ rooms: 3,470
  • 1 room: 974
  • 2 rooms: 2,819
  • 3 rooms: 4,531
  • 4 rooms: 7,928
  • 5 rooms: 4,959
  • 6 rooms: 2,109
  • 7 rooms: 777
  • 8 rooms: 330
  • 9+ rooms: 142
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 175
  • 1 bedroom: 1,604
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,211
  • 3 bedrooms: 28,422
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,405
  • 5+ bedrooms: 986
  • no bedroom: 1,125
  • 1 bedroom: 7,108
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,914
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,738
  • 4 bedrooms: 612
  • 5+ bedrooms: 72
Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,142
  • 1 vehicle: 14,053
  • 2 vehicles: 23,759
  • 3 vehicles: 6,237
  • 4 vehicles: 1,296
  • 5+ vehicles: 316
  • no vehicle: 3,870
  • 1 vehicle: 12,818
  • 2 vehicles: 6,728
  • 3 vehicles: 995
  • 4 vehicles: 72
  • 5+ vehicles: 86

54% of Lafayette Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Louisiana.

Lafayette Parish:

54.1%
State average:

59.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 154059
  • Northeast: 3100
  • Midwest: 4572
  • South: 18756
  • West: 4117

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $86,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lafayette Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.5%)
  • Utility gas (37.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Electricity (74.8%)
  • Utility gas (23.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,273
Here:

21.9%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,091
Here:

17.9%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 935
Here:

7.7%
Louisiana:

16.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,385
  • Number of aged recipients: 543
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,842
  • Number of recipients under 18: 945
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,292
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,148
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,989
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,357
Lafayette Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lafayette Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full 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 ORIGINATED1,136$157,4881,258$169,0423,327$169,843437$35,91319$1,173,211451$118,729215$45,567
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED73$136,58986$158,488278$160,77365$52,4000$020$180,90047$60,021
APPLICATIONS DENIED301$148,794310$103,1551,060$154,227353$33,7391$64,00074$94,405228$53,175
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN181$157,260152$160,132635$171,77823$95,1300$045$120,80011$56,273
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS98$140,31668$155,368261$160,83123$96,1740$012$105,3339$89,111
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED256$199,359181$201,3813$160,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED71$198,29641$204,2932$149,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$202,62118$257,7781$206,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$225,36414$226,9290$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$205,2225$212,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lafayette Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph80770.2 years
Mary61473.9 years
John59869.8 years
James36468.9 years
Marie35681.5 years
William30472.7 years
Paul30370.2 years
Robert28868.3 years
Charles28870.7 years
George23573.5 years
Most common last names in Lafayette Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Broussard84674.8 years
Hebert47875.5 years
Guidry44074.7 years
Leblanc38775.7 years
Landry37676.4 years
Trahan37574.3 years
Mouton34976.4 years
Breaux33374.4 years
Domingue27074.0 years
Richard25373.0 years
Businesses in Lafayette Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T9Kincaid1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's1
Abercrombie Kids1La Quinta3
Academy Sports + Outdoors2La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts6Lane Bryant2
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture6
Albertsons5LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza3
Ann Taylor1Lowe's2
Applebee's1Macy's1
Arby's1Marriott3
Ascend Collection1Marshalls1
AutoZone7MasterBrand Cabinets15
Avenue1Maurices2
BMW1Mazda1
Bakers1McDonald's15
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse2
Barnes & Noble1Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity2
Baymont Inn1New Balance5
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike11
Blockbuster5Nissan1
Brookstone1Office Depot4
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King12Outback1
CVS12Outback Steakhouse1
Cache1Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza3
Catherines1Payless3
Charlotte Russe1Penske1
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A4Pier 1 Imports1
Chico's1Pizza Hut8
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Church's Chicken3Popeyes10
Circle K12Quality1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos5
Comfort Inn2RadioShack5
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Curves3Rite Aid3
DHL3Rue212
Dairy Queen1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Days Inn3SAS Shoes1
Decora Cabinetry3SONIC Drive-In10
Domino's Pizza1Sam's Club1
DressBarn2Sears3
Dressbarn2Sephora2
Econo Lodge1Shoe Carnival1
Eddie Bauer1Sleep Inn1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Extended Stay America1Sprint Nextel2
FedEx42Starbucks7
Finish Line1Studio 61
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Subaru1
Foot Locker2Subway31
Ford1Super 82
Forever 211T-Mobile9
GNC7T.J.Maxx1
GameStop6Taco Bell7
Gap1Talbots1
Goodwill3Target2
Gymboree1The Limited1
H&R Block12The Room Place1
Hilton3Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn6Travelodge1
Hollister Co.1True Value3
Home Depot3U-Haul14
Honda1UPS43
Hot Topic1Vans5
Howard Johnson2Verizon Wireless4
IHOP2Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney2Volkswagen1
Jimmy John's1Waffle House4
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens11
Jones New York2Walmart4
Journeys1Wendy's8
Justice1Wingate1
KFC2YMCA1

Lafayette Parish on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"