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 population of Lafayette Parish, LA is 66.1% White Alone, 25.6% Black or African American Alone, and 4.56% Hispanic or Latino. 13.5% 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 (3,386 degrees awarded in 2016), South Louisiana Community College (1,661 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette (215 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.