The City of Lafayette is the 5th largest city in Louisiana with a population of 134,286 as of July 1, 2019. 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.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Lafayette, LA Housing Affordability Index is 125
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Lafayette, LA Wealth Index is 78
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||129,636|
|Population in Familes||93,773|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||4,650|
|Median Household Income||$45,029|
|Average Household Income||$71,344|
|Per Capita Income||$29,527|
|Total Housing Units||59,636 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||31,434 (52.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||23,659 (39.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,544 ( 7.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$190,770|
|Housing Affordability Index2||125|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.16%|
|Per Capita Income||1.74%|
The table below compares Lafayette to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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|
|Diversity Index||# 78||84th|
|Median Household Income||# 182||62nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 67||86th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.