Lafayette, LA 70508 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 70508: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lafayette, LA 70508

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,319
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,773
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,766
  • Parish: Lafayette Parish Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.157, Longitude -92.027
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lafayette, LA 70508 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 38,823
Population in Households 38,489
Population in Familes 29,836
Population in Group Qrtrs 334
Population Density1 1,576
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 16,299
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 9,913
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,524 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,775 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,305 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $252,251
Average Home Value $305,872


Median Household Income $65,857
Average Household Income $100,900
Per Capita Income $42,671
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.93% 2.02%
Households 2.0% 2.05%
Families 1.67% 1.85%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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, LA 70508 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 70508 to the other 501 ZIP Codes 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 # 17 97th
Population Density1 # 59 88th
Diversity Index2 # 343 32nd
Median Household Income # 21 96th
Per Capita Income # 9 98th

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