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
126,476
Unemployment
5.2%
Poverty
19.1%
Median Home
$181,900
Median Income
$48,533
Median Rent
$853

1 Reviews & Comments About Lafayette

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

08/28/2018

I really liked Lafayette. It was an easy place to live, as the people were very polite.

I loved all of the little mom and pop restaurants that served good Cajun food.

Rankings for Lafayette in Louisiana

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Map Of Lafayette, LA

Population over time in Lafayette

Year Population % Change
2017 126,476 0.5%
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 560.3 557.0 382.9
Murder 17.1 12.4 5.3
Robbery 136.0 114.4 98.0
Aggravated Assault 390.9 390.3 248.9
Property Crime 4555.9 3366.8 2362.0
Burglary 785.6 731.5 430.4
Larceny 3539.5 2401.3 1694.0
Car Theft 230.8 234.0 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Lafayette

White
60.3% (76,275)
African American
31.5% (39,869)
American Indian
0.2% (275)
Asian
2.1% (2,596)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (175)
Two Or More
1.7% (2,119)
Hispanic
4.1% (5,167)
Race Lafayette LA USA
White 60.3% 59.0% 61.5%
African American 31.5% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 2.1% 1.7% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.7% 1.6% 2.3%
Hispanic 4.1% 5.0% 17.6%

Household Income For Lafayette, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
10.1% (1,277,407)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.8% (733,560)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.0% (1,517,712)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.7% (1,353,293)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.6% (1,593,597)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.2% (2,048,911)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.6% (1,214,169)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.3% (1,429,178)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.0% (632,380)
$200,000 or more
6.7% (847,389)
Income Lafayette LA USA
Less than $10,000 10.1% 10.0% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.8% 6.4% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.0% 12.4% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.7% 10.6% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.6% 13.2% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.2% 16.3% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.6% 10.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.3% 12.0% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.0% 4.4% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 6.7% 4.0% 6.3%

Gender in Lafayette

Female
51.0% (64,491)
Male
49.0% (61,984)
Gender Lafayette LA USA
Female 51.0% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 49.0% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lafayette for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (5,041)
9-12th Grade
9.3% (11,750)
High School / GED
25.3% (31,973)
Some College
20.9% (26,459)
Associate's Degree
4.5% (5,696)
Bachelor's Degree
24.1% (30,444)
Master's Degree
7.7% (9,689)
Professional Degree
2.7% (3,412)
Doctorate Degree
1.6% (2,007)
Education Lafayette LA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 5.4% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 9.3% 10.3% 7.2%
High School / GED 25.3% 33.8% 27.3%
Some College 20.9% 21.3% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 4.5% 5.8% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 24.1% 15.3% 19.1%
Master's Degree 7.7% 5.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 2.7% 1.7% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.6% 1.0% 1.4%

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