In 2018, Lafayette, LA had a population of 489k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $50,825. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lafayette, LA declined from 491,558 to 489,364, a -0.446% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,848 to $50,825, a 6.22% increase.
The population of Lafayette, LA is 67% White Alone, 24.8% Black or African American Alone, and 4.11% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lafayette, LA speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Lafayette, 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, LA is $163,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.7%. Most people in Lafayette, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette, LA is 2 cars per household.