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, 2017)


Total Population 505,953
Daytime Population: Workers 206,231
Daytime Population: Residents 302,926
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 509,157
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 497,556
Population in Familes 400,637
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,397
Population Density2 148
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $49,127
Average Household Income $70,146
Per Capita Income $27,267


Total Housing Units 212,733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126,066 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 67,053 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19,614 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $152,811
Average Home Value $186,312


Total Households 193,119
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 127,900
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.12% 1.13%
Households 1.15% 1.16%
Families 0.85% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.82%