Lafayette Parish LA Information


Lafayette Parish Subdivisions

Lafayette Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 252,406
Population in Households 247,240
Population in Familes 192,585
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,166
Population Density2 939
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $52,194
Average Household Income $77,401
Per Capita Income $30,864


Total Housing Units 105,801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64,664 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 34,232 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,905 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $187,320
Average Home Value $230,839


Total Households 98,896
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 61,620
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.59% 1.52%
Households 1.56% 1.51%
Families 1.26% 1.3%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.85%


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, 2018 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 Density # 4 95th
Diversity Index # 35 47th
Median Household Income # 10 86th
Per Capita Income # 2 98th

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