In 2019, Lafayette, LA had a population of 489k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $53,493. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Lafayette, LA declined from 489,364 to 489,207, a −0.0321% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,825 to $53,493, a 5.25% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.2%), White (Hispanic) (2.79%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.42%). 0% of the households in Lafayette, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.1% of the residents in Lafayette, LA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Lafayette, LA are University of Louisiana at Lafayette (3,445 degrees awarded in 2019), South Louisiana Community College (1,910 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette (371 degrees).
In 2019, the median property value in Lafayette, LA was $166,300, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%. Most people in Lafayette, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette, LA was 2 cars per household.