Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population 2018

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 242,485 with a growth rate of 3.20% 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
2017242,4857,5223.20%
2016234,963-6,783-2.81%
2016241,7462,0810.87%
2015239,6653,8311.62%
2014235,8344,4161.91%
2013231,4184,2211.86%
2012227,1972,8221.26%
2011224,3752,2161.00%
2010222,15957,39734.84%
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
White164,408
Black or African American59,975
Two or More Races4,847
Asian3,776
Some Other Race1,504
American Indian and Alaska Native449
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Median Age

34.2


Total

33.1


Male

35.3


Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 178,807 adults, (26,551 of which are seniors) in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

54.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

120,099

51.11%

Male

114,864

48.89%

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%
All64.9%35.1%
Male60.6%39.4%
Non Family49.9%50.1%
Female45.9%54.1%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All89,2882.5864.9
Married38,4953.284.9
Non Family33,1651.3549.9
Female13,3043.5845.9
Male4,3243.3660.6

3.2

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Households

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Education

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,8674.46%
9th to 12th Grade14,1349.18%
High School Graduate43,48528.24%
Some College33,29721.62%
Associates Degree8,6485.62%
Bachelors Degree33,20421.56%
Graduate Degree14,3589.32%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White108,696100,21040,267
Black35,18325,6484,832
Hispanic6,0093,8051,088
Asian2,4431,961923
Multiple Races1,5501,129340
Other Race926621142
Native American417360192

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 46.04%.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,685$50,378$28,406
Less Than High School$17,312$21,454$14,801
High School Grad$28,950$41,780$21,066
Some College$34,036$49,138$24,923
Bachelors Degree$50,201$65,489$42,289
Graduate Degree$59,459$76,151$50,017

$37,685

Average Earnings

$50,378

Average Male

$28,406

Average Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

87.15% of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 12.85% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 7.58% of the population.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black58,20417,91730.78%
White153,38815,65310.20%
Hispanic10,1272,53625.04%
Multiple4,6421,33228.69%
Asian3,63151814.27%
Other1,43837426.01%
Native4174811.51%

16.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.49%

Male Poverty Rate

18.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 30.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is White, with 10.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.57%.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.39%
High School14.17%
Some College11.61%
Bachelors or Greater4.38%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.63%
Male Unemployed30.89%
Female Employed11.62%
Male Employed6.40%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Income

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,435$76,028
Families$68,909$91,655
Married Families$90,762$113,879
Non Families$31,418$45,710

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

12,279

Number of Veterans

11,173

Male Veterans

1,106

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,955
First Gulf War3,055
Second Gulf War2,526
Korea862
World War II523

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,490
65 to 742,570
75+2,231
55 to 642,139
18 to 341,849

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,9657.73%
Black2,0094.66%
Hispanic2823.92%
2 or More1256.18%
Other746.57%
Indian6013.92%
Asian461.60%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

8.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990