City of Lafayette, LA
Lafayette is located in Lafayette Parrish in Louisiana. The median income is $44,984 and the median home value is $168,200. The unemployment rate is 6.69% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 19.9 minutes to work each day. The population is 64% White, 31% Black, 2% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 2% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Lafayette, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Lafayette has a Walk Score® of 39.
Median Household Income$44,984
Median Home Price$168,200
Lafayette is a city that loves to celebrate everything. From live music to wild events, the good times roll in Cajun country. Blue Moon Saloon and Guesthouse Lafayette is the nightlife center of the Acadiana region. There are plenty of bars in the area, but the music scene is what people come to see. Blue Moon Saloon and Guesthouse is a top spot for local music.
The heart of Cajun culture, Lafayette keeps its roots at the forefront of the city’s life. The Acadian Village is one reminder of the way life used to be on the bayou. Found on 32 acres of land, the village takes visitors back to the 1800s with a classic Cajun village complete with construction techniques such as mud walls and wooden pegs. The village features 11 buildings, seven of which are authentic Acadian dwellings and were donated by the former inhabitants’ families.
Mall of Acadiana Full of familiar department stores such as Macy’s and Sears, the Mall of Acadiana also has more than 100 specialty stores including Sephora and Talbots. Events and sales are held sporadically each month. Downtown
SchoolsIn Lafayette, Louisiana
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Lafayette rates.
BusinessIn Lafayette, Louisiana
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Lafayette.
HealthIn Lafayette, Louisiana
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Lafayette.