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All Lafayette Parish population data above are from the US Census Bureau.
The population data for Lafayette Parish are from the Census' American Community Survey 2016 5-year estimates and the Census' 2017 Population Estimates. The demographic data for Bossier Parish, Calcasieu Parish, Lafourche Parish, and Ouachita Parish are the most current, comparable demographics available from the US Census Bureau, are from the American Community Survey 2016 5-year estimates, and were downloaded on December 2017. Check out our FAQ section for more details.
With 242,485 people, Lafayette Parish is the 6th most populated county in the state of Louisiana out of 64 counties. But watch out, Lafayette Parish, because Calcasieu Parish with 202,445 people and Ouachita Parish with 155,874 people are right behind you.
The largest Lafayette Parish racial/ethnic groups are White (66.5%) followed by Black (25.4%) and Hispanic (4.4%).
In 2016, the median household income of Lafayette Parish residents was $52,435. Lafayette Parish households made slightly more than Bossier Parish households ($51,894) and Lafourche Parish households ($52,071) . However, 16.5% of Lafayette Parish residents live in poverty.
The median age for Lafayette Parish residents is 34.2 years young.
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