Lafayette SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
8.5

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Lafayette, Louisiana Info Snack

Lafayette (/læfijt/; French: [lafajt]) is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. The city of Lafayette is the fourth-largest in the state, with a population of 127,657 according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. It is the principal city of the Lafayette, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a 2015 estimated population of 490,488. The larger trade area or Combined Statistical Area of Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City CSA was 627,146 in 2015. Lafayette is the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Its nickname is The Hub City.
Population
125,808
Unemployment
5.2%
Poverty
19.0%
Median Home
$177,100
Median Income
$47,940
Median Rent
$824

Rankings for Lafayette in Louisiana

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1

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2

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3

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Population 6,096

4

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Population 8,331

5

Scott, LA
Population 8,687

6

Youngsville, LA
Population 10,878

7

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Population 8,420

8

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Population 8,051

9

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Population 10,221

Map Of Lafayette, LA

Population over time in Lafayette

Year Population % Change
2016 125,808 0.7%
2015 124,982 1.2%
2014 123,528 1.2%
2013 122,009 1.0%
2012 120,757 0.8%
2011 119,782 0.8%
2010 118,803 -

Crime in Lafayette Per 100k

Crime Lafayette LA USA
Violent Crime 497.2 566.1 386.3
Murder 8.5 11.8 5.3
Robbery 114.8 119.1 102.8
Aggravated Assault 359.1 396.4 248.5
Property Crime 4977.4 3297.7 2450.7
Burglary 795.0 740.5 468.9
Larceny 3888.4 2336.3 1745.0
Car Theft 294.0 220.8 236.9

Race / Ethnicity in Lafayette

White
60.8% (76,448)
African American
30.4% (38,303)
American Indian
0.2% (267)
Asian
1.9% (2,433)
Hawaiian
0.0% (4)
Other
0.1% (161)
Two Or More
1.8% (2,254)
Hispanic
4.7% (5,938)
Race Lafayette LA USA
White 60.8% 59.3% 60.6%
African American 30.4% 31.9% 10.4%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 1.9% 1.7% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 3.9%
Two Or More 1.8% 1.6% 2.5%
Hispanic 4.7% 4.8% 17.3%

Household Income For Lafayette, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
10.2% (12,832)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.9% (7,422)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.6% (15,851)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.8% (12,329)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.2% (16,606)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.8% (19,877)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.2% (12,832)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.4% (14,342)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.8% (6,038)
$200,000 or more
6.2% (7,800)
Income Lafayette LA USA
Less than $10,000 10.2% 10.1% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.9% 6.7% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.6% 12.6% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.8% 10.7% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.2% 13.3% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.8% 16.3% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.2% 10.8% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.4% 11.6% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.8% 4.1% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 6.2% 3.7% 5.7%

Gender in Lafayette

Female
51.1% (64,261)
Male
48.9% (61,546)
Gender Lafayette LA USA
Female 51.1% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lafayette for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.9% (4,937)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (12,574)
High School / GED
24.3% (30,610)
Some College
21.7% (27,253)
Associate's Degree
4.7% (5,865)
Bachelor's Degree
23.9% (30,042)
Master's Degree
7.4% (9,302)
Professional Degree
2.6% (3,234)
Doctorate Degree
1.6% (1,987)
Education Lafayette LA USA
< 9th Grade 3.9% 5.6% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 10.6% 7.4%
High School / GED 24.3% 33.9% 27.5%
Some College 21.7% 21.3% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 4.7% 5.7% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 23.9% 15.1% 18.8%
Master's Degree 7.4% 5.3% 8.2%
Professional Degree 2.6% 1.6% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.6% 1.0% 1.3%

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