Latest Data (2016)
Population 127,626
Nationwide Rank 215

Quick Facts

Lafayette, Louisiana is the 215th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Lafayette, Louisiana is a city.

Lafayette, Louisiana is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Lafayette had its largest population ever.

Lafayette, Louisiana's growth is about average. 47% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Lafayette, Louisiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
205 Murfreesboro, Tennessee 131,947 86.2%
206 Gainesville, Florida 131,591 16.4%
207 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 131,127 7.6%
208 Visalia, California 131,074 37.0%
209 Coral Springs, Florida 130,059 8.6%
210 New Haven, Connecticut 129,934 4.9%
211 Stamford, Connecticut 129,113 9.8%
212 Thousand Oaks, California 128,888 9.7%
213 Concord, California 128,726 5.2%
214 Elizabeth, New Jersey 128,640 6.4%
215 Lafayette, Louisiana 127,626 14.0%
216 Kent, Washington 127,514 58.1%
217 Topeka, Kansas 126,808 2.7%
218 Simi Valley, California 126,327 12.8%
219 Santa Clara, California 125,948 23.0%
220 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia 123,371 22.4%
221 Hartford, Connecticut 123,243 -0.7%
222 Victorville, California 122,265 89.4%
223 Abilene, Texas 122,225 5.4%
224 Norman, Oklahoma 122,180 26.1%
225 Vallejo, California 121,299 3.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
97 Baton Rouge 227,715 -0.2%
122 Shreveport 194,920 -2.8%
215 Lafayette 127,626 14.0%
447 Lake Charles 76,848 6.9%
514 Bossier City 68,485 21.2%
532 Kenner 67,089 -4.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 127,626 215
2015 127,657 214
2014 126,066 216
2013 124,276 214
2012 122,761 214
2011 121,663 213
2010 120,623 208
2009 114,915 221
2008 113,781 221
2007 113,576 221
2006 114,222 214
2005 112,041 216
2004 112,152 214
2003 112,005 211
2002 112,244 211
2001 111,788 210
2000 111,910 207
1990 102,529 196