Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population 2019

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 241,534 with a growth rate of 0.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is the 6th largest county in Louisiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018242,7821,2480.52%
2017241,5343250.13%
2016241,2091,9280.81%
2015239,2813,6311.54%
2014235,6504,2361.83%
2013231,4144,1841.84%
2012227,2302,6391.18%
2011224,5912,3271.05%
2010222,26457,50234.90%
1990164,76214,7459.83%
1980150,01740,30136.73%
1970109,71625,06029.60%
196084,65626,91346.61%
195057,74313,80231.41%
194043,9415,11413.17%
193038,8277,98625.89%
192030,8412,1087.34%
191028,7335,90825.88%
190022,8256,85942.96%
189015,9662,73120.63%
188013,2352,84727.41%
187010,3881,38515.38%
18609,0032,28333.97%
18506,720-1,121-14.30%
18407,8412,18838.71%
18305,6530.00%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White166,189
Black or African American61,476
Two or More Races4,281
Asian4,185
Some Other Race1,631
American Indian and Alaska Native468

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2019

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Median Age

34.5


Total

33.5


Male

35.5


Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 181,432 adults, (28,017 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

121,869

51.16%

Male

116,361

48.84%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All65.5%34.5%
Male61.1%38.9%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Female48.4%51.6%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All89,6772.665.5
Married39,0303.2184.9
Non Family33,3761.3750.3
Female13,0943.6348.4
Male4,1773.5261.1

3.24

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,8174.33%
9th to 12th Grade13,7008.71%
High School Graduate45,55128.95%
Some College32,48620.65%
Associates Degree8,7935.59%
Bachelors Degree34,74122.08%
Graduate Degree15,2639.70%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White110,599102,45742,287
Black36,36626,7195,251
Hispanic6,3124,2231,056
Asian2,6772,2021,057
Multiple Races1,2551,013289
Other Race940701156
Native American437395168

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 39.48%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,039$50,400$29,937
Less Than High School$18,284$22,364$13,146
High School Grad$27,733$40,534$21,202
Some College$34,968$49,990$25,861
Bachelors Degree$50,431$66,174$42,347
Graduate Degree$60,120$76,528$50,027

$38,039

Average Earnings

$50,400

Average Male

$29,937

Average Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

88.28% of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 11.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.75% of the population.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black59,66418,40930.85%
White154,55616,26710.52%
Hispanic10,6622,22420.86%
Multiple4,0851,34532.93%
Asian4,07852612.90%
Other1,58530219.05%
Native4275412.65%

16.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.87%

Male Poverty Rate

18.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is Multiple, with 32.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is White, with 10.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.91%
High School15.28%
Some College11.10%
Bachelors or Greater4.12%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.94%
Male Unemployed25.63%
Female Employed11.36%
Male Employed6.42%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Income

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,950$77,267
Families$71,320$93,356
Married Families$93,343$115,308
Non Families$31,732$45,935

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans

11,565

Number of Veterans

10,459

Male Veterans

1,106

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,928
First Gulf War2,926
Second Gulf War2,305
Korea923
World War II329

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,3677.18%
Black1,9114.32%
Hispanic2323.09%
2 or More1236.74%
Asian652.09%
Indian6013.25%
Other393.22%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

8.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lafayette12119412762664325.31%
Youngsville810412709460556.82%
Broussard 839411507311337.09%
Carencro76348752111814.65%
Scott844187332923.46%
Duson 1746175480.46%
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