Statewide Claims to Fame

Lafayette is 2nd in Louisiana out of 97 other cities in Retail sales

Lafayette is 4th in Louisiana out of 62 other cities in Current population (2012)

Lafayette is 5th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Households

Lafayette is 5th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Housing units

Lafayette is 5th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Size in square miles

Lafayette is 5th in Louisiana out of 99 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Lafayette is 6th in Louisiana out of 87 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Lafayette is 11th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Lafayette is 11th in Louisiana out of 61 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Lafayette is 14th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Lafayette Rank Louisiana US
Current population (2012) 122,761 4th 4,601,893 313,914,040
Size in square miles 49.2 5th 43,203.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,450.1 23rd 104.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Lafayette Rank Louisiana US
Residents younger than 5 6.1% 95th 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.8% 94th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 11.7% 62nd 12.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Lafayette Rank Louisiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 85.9% 29th 81.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 33.0% 11th 21.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Lafayette Rank Louisiana US
Race - White 63.8% 47th 63.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 31.1% 59th 32.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 70th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.8% 33rd 1.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 106th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.7% 44th 1.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.8% 48th 4.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 61.7% 49th 59.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Lafayette Rank Louisiana US
Female residents 51.4% 62nd 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.1% 26th 3.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Lafayette Rank Louisiana US
Housing units 53,356 5th 1,978,848 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 30.9% 14th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 48,405 5th 1,675,097 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 57.3% 81st 67.9% 66.1%
Home median value $165,100 22nd $135,400 $186,200
People per household 2.4 97th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Lafayette Rank Louisiana US
Income per capita $28,030 22nd $23,853 $27,915
Income per household $44,688 48th $44,086 $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.7% 52nd 18.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Lafayette Rank Louisiana US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 15,659 5th 375,808 27,092,908
Retail sales $3,273,043 2nd $56,543,203 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $28,818 11th $12,921 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $516,465 6th $9,729,869 $613,795,732

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