Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

253,754

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana's estimated 2024 population is 253,754 with a growth rate of 1.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is the 5th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 population was 222,513 and has seen a growth of 14.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029268,4742,9441.11%
2028265,5302,9441.12%
2027262,5862,9441.13%
2026259,6422,9441.15%
2025256,6982,9441.16%
2024253,7542,9441.17%
2023250,8102,9441.19%
2022247,8662,9441.2%
2021244,9222,7741.15%
2020242,148-2,650-1.08%
2019244,7981,3050.54%
2018243,4931,4540.6%
2017242,0394280.18%
2016241,6111,9570.82%
2015239,6543,6551.55%
2014235,9994,2421.83%
2013231,7574,2031.85%
2012227,5542,6561.18%
2011224,8982,3851.07%
2010222,513
1990164,76214,7459.83%
1980150,01740,30136.73%
1970109,71625,06029.6%
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%
18506,720-1,121-14.3%
18407,8412,18838.71%
18305,653-262,821-97.89%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.17% (2,944)
County Website
Lafayette Parish
County Seat
2010 Population
222,513
Area
269 mi²
Density
943 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
14.04% (31,241)
Founded
January 17, 1823

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White160,32265.93%
Black or African American62,49725.7%
Two or more races12,5705.17%
Asian4,4851.84%
Other race2,9001.19%
Native American2830.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1180.05%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2024

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Median Age

36.2

Total

35.4

Male

37.1

Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 185,265 adults, (34,063 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female124,10851.04%
Male119,06748.96%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All97,6942.4466.333.7
Married45,1483.0785.614.4
Non Family36,1101.2650.149.9
Female12,4893.3344.955.1
Male3,9473.2461.338.7
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 79.66%.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,485

Average Earnings

$59,428

Average Male

$36,717

Average Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

91.12% of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 8.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.17% of the population.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black60,46119,16731.7%
White153,68016,20010.54%
Hispanic10,9752,86126.07%
Multiple12,2292,40719.68%
Other2,79571125.44%
Asian4,4152004.53%
Native2463413.82%
Islander1181411.86%
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16.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.26%

Male Poverty Rate

18.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 31.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is Asian, with 4.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.08%.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.5%
High School17.97%
Some College11.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%
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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.7%
Male Unemployed33.48%
Female Employed10.39%
Male Employed5.06%
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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,488

Number of Veterans

10,376

Male Veterans

1,112

Female Veterans

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.48%

Born in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

95.38%

Native Born

4.62%

Foreign Born

2.91%

Non Citizen

1.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.38% of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 81.48% having been born in Louisiana. 2.91% 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

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