Lafayette Parish LA Information


Lafayette Parish Subdivisions

Lafayette Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 249,487
Daytime Population: Workers 131,102
Daytime Population: Residents 143,673
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 274,775
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 244,321
Population in Familes 189,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,166
Population Density2 928
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $53,639
Average Household Income $78,430
Per Capita Income $31,362


Total Housing Units 105,207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59,359 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,674 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,174 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $186,187
Average Home Value $226,488


Total Households 98,033
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 61,240
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 1.65% 1.62%
Households 1.66% 1.64%
Families 1.35% 1.45%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.65%


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, 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 92nd
Population Density # 4 95th
Diversity Index # 32 50th
Median Household Income # 10 86th
Per Capita Income # 2 98th

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