Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area LA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 498,473
Population in Households 490,092
Population in Familes 395,903
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,381
Population Density1 146
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 190,534
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 126,642
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 210,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123,776 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 66,758 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 20,009 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $140,649
Average Home Value $178,846


Median Household Income $47,563
Average Household Income $68,038
Per Capita Income $26,506
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.16%
Households 1.12% 1.21%
Families 0.83% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.