Lafayette Parish LA Information


Lafayette Parish Subdivisions

Lafayette Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 243,507
Population in Households 238,357
Population in Familes 185,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,150
Population Density1 906
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 95,839
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 60,078
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 103,046 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,684 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,155 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,207 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $180,381
Average Home Value $221,329


Median Household Income $52,493
Average Household Income $76,201
Per Capita Income $30,546
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.52% 1.68%
Households 1.56% 1.71%
Families 1.26% 1.53%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.


Lafayette Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 92nd
Population Density1 # 4 95th
Diversity Index2 # 34 48th
Median Household Income # 10 86th
Per Capita Income # 2 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.