Latest Data (2017)
Population 126,848
Nationwide Rank 218

Quick Facts

Lafayette, Louisiana is the 218th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Lafayette, Louisiana is a city.

Lafayette, Louisiana is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Lafayette had its largest population ever.

Lafayette, Louisiana's growth is about average. 50% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Lafayette, Louisiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
208 Gainesville, Florida 132,249 17.0%
209 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 132,228 8.5%
210 New Haven, Connecticut 131,014 5.8%
211 Stamford, Connecticut 130,824 11.3%
212 Elizabeth, New Jersey 130,215 7.7%
213 Concord, California 129,783 6.1%
214 Thousand Oaks, California 128,995 9.8%
215 Kent, Washington 128,458 59.3%
216 Santa Clara, California 127,134 24.1%
217 Simi Valley, California 126,878 13.3%
218 Lafayette, Louisiana 126,848 13.3%
219 Topeka, Kansas 126,587 2.5%
220 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia 125,691 24.7%
221 Round Rock, Texas 123,678 103.8%
222 Hartford, Connecticut 123,400 -0.6%
223 Norman, Oklahoma 122,843 26.8%
224 Victorville, California 122,441 89.7%
225 Fargo, North Dakota 122,359 34.5%
226 Berkeley, California 122,324 18.7%
227 Vallejo, California 122,105 4.0%
228 Abilene, Texas 121,885 5.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
99 Baton Rouge 225,374 -1.3%
126 Shreveport 192,036 -4.2%
218 Lafayette 126,848 13.3%
449 Lake Charles 77,117 7.3%
524 Bossier City 68,554 21.3%
536 Kenner 67,451 -4.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 126,848 218
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