Lafayette Population By Year

Population Graph For Lafayette, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 121,771 234 -0.2%
2020 121,996 231 0.1%
2010 120,623 208 0.8%
2000 111,910 207 0.9%
1990 102,529 196

Lafayette Population Facts

What is the current population of Lafayette?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Lafayette is 121,771. Lafayette, Louisiana is the 234th largest city in the US.

What county is Lafayette, Louisiana in?

Lafayette is located entirely in Lafayette Parish.

What is the size of Lafayette, Louisiana in square miles?

Lafayette has an area of 49.2 square miles. Lafayette is the 5th largest city, by area, in Louisiana.

What was the peak population of Lafayette?

The peak population of Lafayette was in 2020, when its population was 121,996. In 2020, Lafayette was the 231st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 234th largest city in the US. Lafayette is currently 0.2% smaller than it was in 2020.

How quickly is Lafayette growing?

Lafayette has grown 8.8% since the 2000. Lafayette, Louisiana's growth is below average. 69% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Lafayette, Louisiana?

Lafayette has a population density of 2,450.1 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
101 Baton Rouge 222,185 -2.6%
141 Shreveport 184,021 -8.2%
234 Lafayette 121,771 8.8%
436 Lake Charles 81,097 12.8%
584 Kenner 65,364 -7.1%
611 Bossier City 62,865 11.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
228 Concord, California 124,074 1.4%
229 Round Rock, Texas 123,876 104.1%
230 Arvada, Colorado 123,436 20.7%
231 Clovis, California 122,989 75.9%
232 Palm Bay, Florida 122,942 54.4%
233 Independence, Missouri 122,088 7.4%
234 Lafayette, Louisiana 121,771 8.8%
235 Ann Arbor, Michigan 121,536 6.0%
236 Rochester, Minnesota 121,465 35.9%
237 Hartford, Connecticut 120,576 -2.9%
238 College Station, Texas 120,019 74.1%
239 Fairfield, California 119,705 23.6%
240 Wilmington, North Carolina 117,643 31.0%

Lafayette Demographics

What is the voting age population of Lafayette, Louisiana?

The total voting age population of Lafayette, Louisiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 96,860. The voting age population is 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

What percentage of Lafayette, Louisiana residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 14.9% of the residents of Lafayette are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Lafayette, Louisiana?

The racial demographics of Lafayette are 64.0% White, 30.9% Black, 2.2% Asian, 2.1% Two or more races, 0.6% Other and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 3.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Lafayette, Louisiana residents are below the poverty line?

In Lafayette, 19.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 27.7%. On a per-household basis, 13.4% of families are below the poverty line in Lafayette.

What percentage of Lafayette, Louisiana residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 64.4% of Lafayette residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Lafayette, Louisiana residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 89.5% of Lafayette residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 38.2% have a bachelor's degree and 12.6% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Lafayette, Louisiana residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Lafayette residents aged 5 and older, 9.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 5.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.5% speak an Asian language.

Lafayette Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Lafayette, Louisiana?

The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 5.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Lafayette, Louisiana residents work for the government?

In Lafayette, 12.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Lafayette, Louisiana?

The median household income in Lafayette is $51,264.

Lafayette Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Lafayette, Louisiana?

In Lafayette, 56.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Lafayette, Louisiana?

Renters occupy 43.4% of housing units in Lafayette.

What percentage of Lafayette, Louisiana housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Lafayette, 3.1% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Lafayette, Louisiana housing units were built after 2000?

In Lafayette, 20.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 11,700 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Lafayette, Louisiana?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lafayette is $890.

What percentage of households in Lafayette, Louisiana have broadband internet?

In Lafayette, 84.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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