Lafayette SnackAbility

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

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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
126,515
Unemployment
4.7%
Poverty
19.4%
Median Home
$190,800
Median Income
$50,182
Median Rent
$874

2 Reviews & Comments About Lafayette

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

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.


HomeSnacks User

i've lived here my whole life,and it's amazing. First Baptist is a great baptist school to go to in downtown. it goes from PK3-12 grade and it's cpnnected to a HUGE church right across the street you should definitely check it out if you're thinking about movie here.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL. THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL.

Rankings for Lafayette in Louisiana

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Map Of Lafayette, LA

Population over time in Lafayette

Year Population % Change
2017 126,515 0.0%
2016 126,476 0.5%
2015 125,808 0.7%
2014 124,982 1.2%
2013 123,528 1.2%
2012 122,009 1.0%
2011 120,757 0.8%
2010 119,782 0.8%
2009 118,803 -
Crime/100k Lafayette LA USA
Violent Crime 533.7 537.5 368.9
Murder 7.1 11.4 5.0
Robbery 123.8 98.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 386.4 383.4 246.8
Property Crime 4610.0 3276.0 2199.5
Burglary 798.6 668.1 376.0
Larceny 3515.1 2360.4 1594.6
Car Theft 296.3 247.6 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Lafayette

White
61.2% (77,463)
African American
30.8% (38,928)
American Indian
0.2% (227)
Asian
1.8% (2,308)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (189)
Two Or More
1.8% (2,243)
Hispanic
4.1% (5,157)
Race Lafayette LA USA
White 61.2% 58.8% 61.1%
African American 30.8% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 1.8% 1.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.1% 5.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Lafayette, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
9.6% (1,216,316)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.8% (729,488)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.5% (1,455,966)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.9% (1,380,683)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.1% (1,525,728)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.2% (2,172,657)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.1% (1,273,531)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.6% (1,335,012)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.4% (687,581)
$200,000 or more
6.9% (874,533)
Income Lafayette LA USA
Less than $10,000 9.6% 962.4% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.8% 624.0% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.5% 1219.6% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.9% 1066.4% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.1% 1291.8% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.2% 1620.1% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.1% 1086.1% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.6% 1228.6% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.4% 472.0% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 6.9% 429.0% 697.9%

Gender in Lafayette

Female
51.2% (64,762)
Male
48.8% (61,753)
Gender Lafayette LA USA
Female 51.2% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 48.8% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lafayette for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (5,060)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (10,121)
High School / GED
26.0% (32,893)
Some College
21.0% (26,568)
Associate's Degree
4.0% (5,060)
Bachelor's Degree
25.0% (31,628)
Master's Degree
8.0% (10,121)
Professional Degree
3.0% (3,795)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,265)
Education Lafayette LA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 4.0% 6.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 16.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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