|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
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.
Lafayette is located entirely in Lafayette Parish.
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.
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.
Lafayette has a population density of 2,450.1 people per square mile.
|229||Round Rock, Texas||123,876||104.1%|
|232||Palm Bay, Florida||122,942||54.4%|
|235||Ann Arbor, Michigan||121,536||6.0%|
|238||College Station, Texas||120,019||74.1%|
|240||Wilmington, North Carolina||117,643||31.0%|
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.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.9% of the residents of Lafayette are 65 or older.
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.
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.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.4% of Lafayette residents are in the labor force.
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.
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.
The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 5.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Lafayette, 12.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Lafayette is $51,264.
In Lafayette, 56.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 43.4% of housing units in Lafayette.
Of all the housing units in Lafayette, 3.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Lafayette, 20.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 11,700 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lafayette is $890.
In Lafayette, 84.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.