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The City of Lafayette is the 5th largest city in Louisiana with a population of 132,333 as of July 1, 2020. 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 30.2241 and longitude -92.0198 in Lafayette Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Lafayette 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Lafayette: La Fayette, Little Manchac, Pinhool, Vermilion, Vermilionville, Vermillion Bridge, Vermillionville, Village of Saint Jean Au Vermilion.
|Total Population||132,333 (100%)|
|Population in Households||127,695 (96.5%)|
|Population in Families||91,977 (69.5%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||4,638 ( 3.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$50,802|
|Average Household Income||$72,413|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$29,838|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||59,337 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||29,802 (50.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||24,444 (41.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||5,091 ( 8.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$194,087|
|Average Home Value||$255,859|
|Housing Affordability Index3||160|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.53%|
|Per Capita Income||1.28%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.65%|
The table below compares Lafayette to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density||# 34||93rd|
|Median Household Income||# 139||71st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 89||19th|
|Per Capita Income||# 80||83rd|
|Diversity Index||# 79||84th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.