The City of Lafayette is the 5th largest city in Louisiana with a population of 131,191 as of July 1, 2017. Lafayette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Lafayette is located at latitude 30.2116 and longitude -92.0314 in Lafayette Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Lafayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 51.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Lafayette Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 36 feet.
The City of Lafayette (GNIS ID: 2404854) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "B" whic identifies an active government that is partially consolidated with another government but with separate officials providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lafayette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Lafayette: La Fayette, Little Manchac, Pinhool, Vermilion, Vermilionville, Vermillion Bridge, Vermillionville, Village of Saint Jean Au Vermilion.
|Population in Households||126,549|
|Population in Familes||91,424|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||4,642|
|Average Household Size||2.34|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||58,389 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||26,842 (46.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||27,193 (46.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,354 ( 7.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$189,356|
|Average Home Value||$237,842|
|Median Household Income||$48,753|
|Average Household Income||$75,792|
|Per Capita Income||$32,162|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.09%|
|Per Capita Income||2.46%|
The table below compares Lafayette to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.
|Total Population||# 5||99th|
|Population Density1||# 29||94th|
|Diversity Index2||# 77||84th|
|Median Household Income||# 142||70th|
|Per Capita Income||# 37||92nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.