In 2017, Lafayette Parish, LA had a population of 238k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $53,950. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lafayette Parish, LA grew from 234,963 to 238,230, a 1.39% increase and its median household income grew from $52,435 to $53,950, a 2.89% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.66%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.76%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%). N/A% of the people in Lafayette Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Lafayette Parish, LA are University of Louisiana at Lafayette (3,540 degrees awarded in 2017), South Louisiana Community College (1,479 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette (330 degrees).
The median property value in Lafayette Parish, LA is $172,500, and the homeownership rate is 65.5%. Most people in Lafayette Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.