In 2021, Lafayette, LA had a population of 480k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $55,539. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Lafayette, LA declined from 490,220 to 479,888, a −2.11% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,827 to $55,539, a 5.13% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.77%), White (Hispanic) (1.96%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.65%).
None of the households in Lafayette, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.8% of the residents in Lafayette, LA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Lafayette, LA are University of Louisiana at Lafayette (3,604 degrees awarded in 2021), South Louisiana Community College (2,008 degrees), and Louisiana State University-Eunice (362 degrees).
In 2021, the median property value in Lafayette, LA was $167,400, and the homeownership rate was 69.4%.
Most people in Lafayette, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette, LA was 2 cars per household.