Lafayette, LA : What you need to know

The fourth largest city in the state, Lafayette is considered the heart of Cajun and Creole culture in Louisiana. Attractions for residents and visitors include multiple shopping and dining options, while quality healthcare facilities and affordable housing options make the city a great place to live. Lafayette's food scene in particular is renowned, which helped it rank as one our 10 Best Foodie Cities in the US. The city hosts a number of community-based annual events such as the Festival International de Louisiane, the Delcambre Shrimp Festival, the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival, and, of course, Mardi Gras. All of it goes into making Lafayette "The Happiest City in America."


Lafayette, LA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 124982
Latest Population Increase 94.38
Median age 33.4
Median Household Income $46517
Median Home Price $173900
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Lafayette, LA Rankings

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Lafayette’s vibe tends to be as laid-back as the Vermilion River (or bayou) that meanders through town. Here are some of the best, most unique traits that give Lafayette its vibrant quality of life.

Lafayette, LA Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 48.9%
  Population Women 51.1%

 
TOTAL MILITARY : 0.2
In Lafayette

 
174% CIVILIAN VETERANS
In Lafayette

Median Population

Median age 33.4
Age 18 Over 78.1
Age 21 Over 72.3
Age 62 Over 15.2
Age 65 Over 12.1

Race

  Ethnicity White 64.3%
  Ethnicity Black 31%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.9%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 0.6%

Economics

  Median Household Income 46517
  Median Home Price 173900
  Homes Owned 45.2
  Homes Rent 54.8
  Median Property Rent 800

Language

  English Only 86.8
  English Other 13.2
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 20.8 MINUTES
in Lafayette

 
CLOSEST AIRPORT
within 60 miles of Lafayette

Commute Types

  Walked 2.3
  Worked at Home 2.7
  Public Transportation 0.8
  Other Means 2.2
  Drove Alone 81.3
  Carpooled 10.7

39/100
WALK SCORE
for Lafayette