In 2021, Lafayette Parish, LA had a population of 241k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $63,311. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Lafayette Parish, LA declined from 243,692 to 241,173, a −1.03% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,761 to $63,311, a 7.74% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), White (Hispanic) (2.15%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%).
None of the households in Lafayette Parish, 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.
96.9% of the residents in Lafayette Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Lafayette Parish, LA are University of Louisiana at Lafayette (3,604 degrees awarded in 2021), South Louisiana Community College (2,008 degrees), and Infinity College (360 degrees).
In 2021, the median property value in Lafayette Parish, LA was $195,300, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%.
Most people in Lafayette Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.