Lafayette Parish LA Information


Lafayette Parish Subdivisions

Lafayette Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 232,708
Population in Households 227,558
Population in Familes 177,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,150
Population Density1 866
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 92,385
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 58,158
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56,881 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 35,504 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,300 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $171,242
Average Home Value $207,916


Median Household Income $50,129
Average Household Income $70,461
Per Capita Income $28,263
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.16% 1.31%
Households 1.42% 1.42%
Families 1.08% 1.23%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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, 2014 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 # 35 47th
Median Household Income # 13 81st
Per Capita Income # 3 97th

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