Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population 2022

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 248,221 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 in Louisiana. The 2010 Population was 222,315 and has seen a growth of 11.65% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18305,6530.00%
18407,8412,18838.71%
18506,720-1,121-14.30%
18609,0032,28333.97%
187010,3881,38515.38%
188013,2352,84727.41%
189015,9662,73120.63%
190022,8256,85942.96%
191028,7335,90825.88%
192030,8412,1087.34%
193038,8277,98625.89%
194043,9415,11413.17%
195057,74313,80231.41%
196084,65626,91346.61%
1970109,71625,06029.60%
1980150,01740,30136.73%
1990164,76214,7459.83%
2010222,31557,55334.93%
2011224,6732,3581.06%
2012227,2982,6251.17%
2013231,4714,1731.84%
2014235,6954,2241.82%
2015239,3323,6371.54%
2016241,2751,9430.81%
2017241,7564810.20%
2018243,1131,3570.56%
2019244,3901,2770.53%
2020245,6671,2770.52%
2021246,9441,2770.52%
2022248,2211,2770.52%
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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White166,35868.27%
Black or African American62,94625.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native5120.21%
Asian4,5041.85%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1660.07%
Some Other Race2,2910.94%
Two or More Races6,9152.84%
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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2022

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Median Age

35.5


Total

34.7


Male

36.2


Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 185,984 adults, (32,196 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

125,118

51.34%

Male

118,574

48.66%

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
Married85.7%14.3%
All66.8%33.2%
Male57%43%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
Female47.1%52.9%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All92,4762.5866.8
Married42,1643.1785.7
Male4,6903.3257
Female12,1993.6147.1
Non Family33,4231.3551.6

3.19

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,1343.74%
9th to 12th Grade11,6877.13%
High School Graduate48,86229.83%
Some College34,03420.78%
Associates Degree8,8935.43%
Bachelors Degree37,76323.05%
Graduate Degree16,43410.03%
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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
Asian2,8882,4571,510
Native American373356169
Islander555524
2+ Races3,1603,0611,236
White113,401105,71443,907
Hispanic6,6274,5921,380
Black38,06030,4186,389
Other Race1,458869184

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.29%.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,051$52,048$31,809
Less Than 9th Grade$21,560$26,808$15,454
High School Graduate$29,492$41,444$21,709
Some College$39,657$51,796$30,025
Bachelors Degree$51,497$70,351$41,722
Graduate Degree$61,859$83,304$51,561

$41,051

Average Earnings

$52,048

Average Male

$31,809

Average Female

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

90.96% of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 9.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.54% of the population.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Language

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black61,05419,90932.61%
Hispanic10,7852,56423.77%
Native4767315.34%
Multiple6,74980511.93%
White155,65615,90110.22%
Asian4,4523507.86%
Other780NaN%

16.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.26%

Male Poverty Rate

18.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 32.61% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.58%.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.63%
High School16.57%
Some College10.88%
Bachelors or Greater5.12%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.65%
Male Unemployed25.41%
Female Employed10.69%
Female Unemployed36.92%

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$58,761$82,703
Families$76,282$97,003
Married Families$96,331$116,864
Non Families$33,403$53,859
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Income by Household Type

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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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11,565

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,722
First Gulf War3,581
Vietnam3,740
Korea723
World War II146

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,174
35 to 543,822
55 to 641,702
65 to 742,817
75+2,050

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,1856.25%
Black2,7436.00%
Native American9320.22%
Asian752.22%
Other Race201.19%
2+ Races44912.36%
Hispanic2663.45%

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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11.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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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80.89%

Born in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

95.74%

Native Born

4.26%

Foreign Born

2.80%

Non Citizen

1.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.74% of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 80.89% 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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