Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population 2020

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 245,278 with a growth rate of 0.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is the 5th largest county in Louisiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020245,2781,2480.51%
2019244,0301,2480.51%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White167,34769.70%
Black or African American62,13925.88%
Asian4,3921.83%
Two or More Races4,2991.79%
Some Other Race1,5070.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native4070.17%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2020

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Median Age

34.9


Total

33.9


Male

35.8


Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 183,015 adults, (29,415 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

56.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

122,922

51.20%

Male

117,169

48.80%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All65.2%34.8%
Male56.6%43.4%
Non Family50%50%
Female47%53%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All90,6062.665.2
Married39,9323.2484.7
Non Family33,9781.3750
Female12,7273.6247
Male3,9693.3756.6

3.24

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,5154.08%
9th to 12th Grade13,4448.41%
High School Graduate48,24830.19%
Some College31,98920.01%
Associates Degree8,2975.19%
Bachelors Degree35,73422.36%
Graduate Degree15,6059.76%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White111,971103,62643,224
Black37,01628,2945,497
Hispanic6,4324,081952
Asian2,8372,4251,277
Multiple Races1,4811,322383
Other Race900603101
Native American338291102

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.01%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,716$50,379$29,751
Less Than High School$18,813$22,263$13,941
High School Grad$28,077$41,088$20,455
Some College$35,924$51,030$26,142
Bachelors Degree$49,754$65,411$42,109
Graduate Degree$60,471$74,611$52,155

$38,716

Average Earnings

$50,379

Average Male

$29,751

Average Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

88.87% of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 11.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.92% of the population.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black60,31318,52730.72%
White155,16516,32510.52%
Hispanic10,7992,31021.39%
Multiple4,1901,16227.73%
Asian4,33353212.28%
Other1,48921914.71%
Native351195.41%

16.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.58%

Male Poverty Rate

18.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 30.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is Native, with 5.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.35%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.87%
High School16.02%
Some College11.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.02%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Income

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,726$78,128
Families$71,081$94,939
Married Families$92,505$116,049
Non Families$32,226$46,393

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

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

11,403

Number of Veterans

10,099

Male Veterans

1,304

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,849
First Gulf War3,086
Second Gulf War2,611
Korea937
World War II313
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,9436.81%
Black2,1624.82%
Hispanic2082.74%
2 or More1718.77%
Asian712.16%
Indian4210.88%
Other141.28%

$Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

8.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

66.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.70%

Born in Louisiana

95.80%

Native Born

4.20%

Foreign Born

2.72%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.80% of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 80.70% having been born in Louisiana. 2.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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