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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2018: 242,782 (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: 900 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lafayette Parish: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.6%), Retail trade (14.5%), Educational, health and social services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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  • Races in Lafayette Parish, LA (2018)
    • 156,83982.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 62,16432.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 11,2745.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,3612.3%Two or more races
    • 4,1532.2%Asian alone
    • 5230.3%Some other race alone
    • 3570.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

35.4 years
Louisiana median age:

37.3 years
Males: 117,790  (48.5%)
Females: 124,992  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Lafayette Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2018: $60,071 ($36,518 in 1999)
This county:

$60,071
Louisiana:

$47,905

Median contract rent in 2018 for apartments: $731 (lower quartile is $592, upper quartile is $978)
This county:

$731
State:

$692


Estimated median house or condo value in 2018: $193,500 (it was $91,400 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$193,500
Louisiana:

$167,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $123,200 - $287,200

Mean price in 2018:

Detached houses: $252,990
Here:

$252,990
State:

$222,912

Townhouses or other attached units: $216,730
Here:

$216,730
State:

$240,956

In 2-unit structures: $328,655
Here:

$328,655
State:

$340,420

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $129,570
Here:

$129,570
State:

$211,590

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $249,988
Here:

$249,988
State:

$252,404

Mobile homes: $82,452
Here:

$82,452
State:

$62,975

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,317
Here:

$2,317
State:

$44,076

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,358
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $395

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
Lafayette Parish, LA map from a distance

Health of residents in Lafayette Parish based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
67.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
52.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
61.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 962 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 1998: 1002 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 1999: 899 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2000: 854 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2001: 729 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2002: 991 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2003: 1289 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2004: 2019 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2005: 1625 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2006: 1791 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 1534 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2016: 1082 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2017: 1253 buildings, average cost: $208,100
  • 2018: 1255 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2019: 1138 buildings, average cost: $224,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Lafayette, LA residents
Average permit cost in Lafayette, LA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2018: $1,139 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2018: $858 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Lafayette, LA in 2018
Distribution of house value in Lafayette, LA in 2018
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lafayette, LA in 2018
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2018: 15.2%
Lafayette Parish:

15.2%
Louisiana:

18.6%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.3% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.1% for American Indian residents, 11.5% for other race residents, 28.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2018: 35.4 years old
(Males: 34.7 years old, Females: 36.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.6 years old, Black residents: 30.8 years old, American Indian residents: 19.0 years old, Asian residents: 34.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.0 years old, Other race residents: 27.7 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 November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Louisiana:

8.1%

Unemployment by year in Lafayette, LA
County total employment by year in Lafayette, LA
County average yearly wages by year in Lafayette, LA

Current college students: 13,951
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 11,189 (37.1% naturalized citizens)

Lafayette Parish:

4.6%
Whole state:

4.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,1262010 or later
  • 2,9762000 to 2009
  • 1,4371990 to 1999
  • 1,1201980 to 1989
  • 7081970 to 1979
  • 632Before 1970

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: 68,254
  • One, attached: 3,603
  • Two: 1,047
  • 3 or 4: 3,799
  • 5 to 9: 5,533
  • 10 to 19: 5,109
  • 20 to 49: 2,926
  • 50 or more: 2,946
  • Mobile homes: 10,765
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 59

Housing units in Lafayette Parish with a mortgage: 36,013 (968 second mortgage, 2,254 home equity loan, 36 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25,384

Here:

59.0% with mortgage
State:

52.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lafayette Parish

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 182.2 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) 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) earthquake occurred 290.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 184.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 259.6 miles away from Lafayette Parish center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 191.0 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:

  • Louisiana Hurricane Delta, Incident Period: October 6, 2020 - October 10, 2020, FEMA Id: 4570, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Laura, Incident Period: August 22, 2020 - August 27, 2020, FEMA Id: 4559, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4484-LA: March 24, 2020, FEMA Id: 4484, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Louisiana Hurricane Barry, Incident Period: July 10, 2019 - July 15, 2019, FEMA Id: 4458, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Tropical Storm Harvey, Incident Period: August 28, 2017 - September 10, 2017, FEMA Id: 4345, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 11, 2016 to August 31, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4277: August 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 01, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1786: September 02, 2008, FEMA Id: 1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3289: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3289, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1607: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3260: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lafayette Parish (25) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2018 - Lafayette

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 124,434 (88.5%)
  • Carpooled: 7,612 (5.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 470 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,459 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 721 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,432 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 4,486 (3.2%)
Class of Workers in 2018
Most common industries in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2018


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2018


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (22%)
  • Vietnam (11%)
  • Honduras (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Cuba (3%)
  • India (3%)
  • Egypt (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lafayette Parish


  • French (except Basque) (14%)
  • American (9%)
  • French Canadian (9%)
  • Cajun (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $75,548.

6.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Louisiana average:

6.26%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($443 average AGI)
Lafayette Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

4.43% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($31,643 average AGI)
1.96% relocated from other states ($19,684 average AGI)
Lafayette Parish:

1.96%
Louisiana average:

2.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Martin Parish, LA  0.62% ($41,740 average AGI)
from Iberia Parish, LA  0.59% ($48,357)
from St. Landry Parish, LA  0.55% ($44,914)
from Vermilion Parish, LA  0.52% ($45,729)
from Acadia Parish, LA  0.43% ($41,747)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.28% ($50,016)
from Harris County, TX  0.23% ($72,647)


6.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,817 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Louisiana average:

6.56%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($744 average AGI)
Lafayette Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

4.13% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($28,784 average AGI)
2.62% relocated to other states ($23,289 average AGI)
Lafayette Parish:

2.62%
Louisiana average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Martin Parish, LA  0.61% ($40,891 average AGI)
to St. Landry Parish, LA  0.57% ($48,737)
to Vermilion Parish, LA  0.51% ($48,541)
to Acadia Parish, LA  0.39% ($42,813)
to Iberia Parish, LA  0.38% ($43,795)
to Harris County, TX  0.37% ($57,041)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.30% ($46,455)

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 2019: 14.3

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 2019: 7.4

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 population in Lafayette Parish
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette Parish
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette Parish
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette Parish
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette Parish
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,178)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2,038)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,612)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,534)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,153)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (979)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (959)
  • Congestive heart failure (951)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (948)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (894)

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: 20,035
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 484
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 59,159

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,560
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 739
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 101

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

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: 242,782
  • In family households: 192,568 (27,396 male householders, 31,685 female householders)
    42,827 spouses, 73,966 children (68,733 natural, 1,807 adopted, 3,426 stepchildren), 5,144 grandchildren, 1,955 brothers or sisters, 2,159 parents, 4,216 other relatives, 3,220 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 44,874 (14,449 male householders (12,008 living alone)), 20,472 female householders (16,602 living alone)), 9,953 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,340

Size of family households: 25,861 2-persons, 13,230 3-persons, 10,597 4-persons, 5,662 5-persons, 2,200 6-persons, 1,531 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 28,610 1-person, 4,997 2-persons, 1,183 3-persons, 131 4-persons.

36,117 married couples with children.
14,682 single-parent households (2,076 men, 12,606 women).

89.0% of residents of Lafayette speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
5.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (51% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $874,687,000 ($4,469 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:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Year house built in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • Year house built in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • 7,5502014 or later
  • 6,6512010 to 2013
  • 15,1422000 to 2009
  • 14,3981990 to 1999
  • 19,5141980 to 1989
  • 19,3001970 to 1979
  • 9,3681960 to 1969
  • 5,9851950 to 1959
  • 3,0951940 to 1949
  • 3,0381939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • 1521 room
  • 3242 rooms
  • 1,9763 rooms
  • 7,2624 rooms
  • 11,5355 rooms
  • 14,9266 rooms
  • 10,8747 rooms
  • 7,7798 rooms
  • 6,5699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • 4291 room
  • 1,5502 rooms
  • 5,7123 rooms
  • 11,4024 rooms
  • 6,9605 rooms
  • 3,3136 rooms
  • 1,6767 rooms
  • 1,0028 rooms
  • 5619+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • 229no bedroom
  • 6821 bedroom
  • 7,3562 bedrooms
  • 38,6783 bedrooms
  • 12,9014 bedrooms
  • 1,5515+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • 473no bedroom
  • 6,9141 bedroom
  • 14,5882 bedrooms
  • 8,7853 bedrooms
  • 1,6604 bedrooms
  • 1855+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 978no vehicle
  • 16,1581 vehicle
  • 31,3822 vehicles
  • 9,6153 vehicles
  • 2,9894 vehicles
  • 2755+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,152no vehicle
  • 18,9631 vehicle
  • 6,7782 vehicles
  • 2,6123 vehicles
  • 1004 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

83.6% of Lafayette Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Louisiana.

Lafayette Parish:

83.6%
State average:

87.6%

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

  • This state: 196,123
  • Other state: 33,866
  • Northeast: 3,562
  • Midwest: 4,322
  • South: 21,322
  • West: 4,660
Year householders moved into unit in Lafayette Parish, LA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lafayette Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.3%Electricity
  • 26.5%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 88.3%Electricity
  • 10.7%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,451
Here:

29.5%
Louisiana:

17.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,558
Here:

20.2%
Louisiana:

16.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 944
Here:

5.9%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

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
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 in Lafayette, LA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lafayette, LA - 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+)"