Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population 2021

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 246,944 with a growth rate of 0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is the 6th largest county inLouisiana. The 2010 Population was 222,315 and has seen a growth of 11.08% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021246,9441,2770.52%
2020245,6671,2770.52%
2019244,3901,2770.53%
2018243,1131,3570.56%
2017241,7564810.20%
2016241,2751,9430.81%
2015239,3323,6371.54%
2014235,6954,2241.82%
2013231,4714,1731.84%
2012227,2982,6251.17%
2011224,6732,3581.06%
2010222,31557,55334.93%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.52% (1,277)
County Website
Founded
January 17, 1823
County Seat
2010 Population
222,315
Growth Since 2010
11.08% (24,629)
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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White167,83669.36%
Black or African American62,78525.95%
Asian4,5291.87%
Two or More Races4,1901.73%
Some Other Race1,9960.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native6370.26%
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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Median Age

35.2


Total

34.2


Male

36.2


Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 184,470 adults, (30,732 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

123,981

51.24%

Male

117,992

48.76%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female47.1%52.9%
Non Family49.8%50.2%
Male53.8%46.2%
All64.8%35.2%
Married84.1%15.9%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All91,5432.5964.8
Married40,6603.284.1
Non Family33,8911.3649.8
Female12,4703.6647.1
Male4,5223.3653.8

3.22

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,0823.76%
9th to 12th Grade12,2987.60%
High School Graduate49,24730.41%
Some College32,48320.06%
Associates Degree8,3385.15%
Bachelors Degree36,90022.79%
Graduate Degree16,57210.23%
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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White112,966105,03744,054
Black37,58129,7446,278
Hispanic6,5294,2941,003
Asian2,9672,6921,486
2+ Races1,5501,406609
Other Race1,275885150
Native American449400137

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.08%.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,027$51,789$31,088
Less Than 9th Grade$18,075$21,149$14,046
High School Graduate$28,755$40,855$20,805
Some College$36,679$52,194$28,213
Bachelors Degree$50,764$64,708$42,280
Graduate Degree$62,966$80,027$53,239

$40,027

Average Earnings

$51,789

Average Male

$31,088

Average Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

89.91% of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 10.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.30% of the population.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black60,92419,03231.24%
White155,91817,54211.25%
Hispanic10,7913,11528.87%
Multiple4,06579619.58%
Asian4,46545410.17%
Other1,87924613.09%
Native5808715.00%

17.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.50%

Male Poverty Rate

19.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 31.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is Asian, with 10.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.15%.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.41%
High School16.91%
Some College11.80%
Bachelors or Greater4.78%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.36%
Male Unemployed31.34%
Female Employed11.85%
Male Employed7.08%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,999$80,379
Families$73,881$96,668
Married Families$94,345$118,256
Non Families$32,320$48,726
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Income by Household Type

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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11,770

Number of Veterans

10,286

Male Veterans

1,484

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,908
First Gulf War3,399
Second Gulf War2,656
Korea869
World War II183

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,693
65 to 742,689
75+2,193
55 to 641,828
18 to 341,367

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,0576.88%
Black2,3185.12%
Hispanic2433.18%
2+ Races22911.28%
Native American9216.14%
Asian621.81%
Other Race120.81%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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8.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.91%

Born in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

95.85%

Native Born

4.15%

Foreign Born

2.80%

Non Citizen

1.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.85% of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 80.91% having been born in Louisiana. 2.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

  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

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