Living in Lafayette, LA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Lafayette, Louisiana Info Snack

Population
126,666
Unemployment
5.1%
Poverty
19.7%
Median Home
$195,400
Median Income
$51,264
Median Rent
$890

Lafayette SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
8.5

Lafayette, LA Crime Report

6,118
Total Crimes
4,829.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
94.98%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Lafayette
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,118 4,829.0 3,711.3 2,476.7
Violent Crime 664 524.1 549.3 366.7
Murder 14 11.1 11.7 5.0
Robbery 148 116.8 86.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 486 383.6 402.1 250.2
Property Crime 5,454 4,304.9 3,162.0 2,109.9
Burglary 1,032 814.6 579.0 340.5
Larceny 4,101 3,236.9 2,352.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 321 253.4 230.5 219.9

Lafayette, LA Cost Of Living

95
Lafayette's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Lafayette Louisiana National Average
Overall 95 92 100
Services 94 96 100
Groceries 102 98 100
Health 90 98 100
Housing 93 81 100
Transportation 105 99 100
Utilities 88 88 100

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Rankings for Lafayette in Louisiana

Map Of Lafayette, LA

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

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Population over time in Lafayette

Year Population % Change
2019 126,666 0.1%
2018 126,515 0.0%
2017 126,476 0.5%
2016 125,808 0.7%
2015 124,982 1.2%
2014 123,528 1.2%
2013 122,009 1.0%
2012 120,757 0.8%
2011 119,782 0.8%
2010 118,803 -

Race / Ethnicity in Lafayette

White
61.3% (77,627)
African American
30.8% (39,017)
American Indian
0.2% (304)
Asian
2.2% (2,765)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (180)
Two Or More
1.8% (2,262)
Hispanic
3.6% (4,511)
Race Lafayette LA USA
White 61.3% 58.7% 60.7%
African American 30.8% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 2.2% 1.7% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.6% 5.1% 18.0%

Gender in Lafayette

Female
51.3% (64,923)
Male
48.7% (61,742)
Gender Lafayette LA USA
Female 51.3% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 48.7% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lafayette for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (3,799)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (8,866)
High School / GED
27.0% (34,199)
Some College
20.0% (25,333)
Associate's Degree
4.0% (5,066)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (32,933)
Master's Degree
9.0% (11,399)
Professional Degree
3.0% (3,799)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,266)
Education Lafayette LA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 4.0% 6.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Lafayette, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
10.2% (1,290,160)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.6% (715,482)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.1% (1,402,803)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.1% (1,273,961)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.0% (1,517,938)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.1% (2,163,641)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.2% (1,297,387)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.1% (1,399,812)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.3% (666,886)
$200,000 or more
7.4% (938,525)
Income Lafayette LA USA
Less than $10,000 10.2% 9.6% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.6% 5.9% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.1% 12.0% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.1% 10.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.0% 12.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.1% 16.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.2% 11.2% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.1% 12.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.3% 5.0% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 7.4% 4.6% 7.7%

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