Lafayette Parish LA Information


Lafayette Parish Subdivisions

Lafayette Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 236,045
Population in Households 230,895
Population in Familes 179,234
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,150
Population Density1 878
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 93,846
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 59,110
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 101,177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,543 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,303 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,331 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $177,166
Average Home Value $213,131


Median Household Income $52,876
Average Household Income $74,132
Per Capita Income $29,759
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 1.3%
Households 1.45% 1.4%
Families 1.19% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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, 2015 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 # 36 45th
Median Household Income # 12 83rd
Per Capita Income # 2 98th

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