Lafayette employment information

IndexLafayetteLouisianaNational
Income per capita$28,845$24,775$28,555
Median household income$45,682$44,991$53,482
Median income owner occupied$64,578$57,681$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,449$26,583$33,219
Median earnings male$36,562$37,322$36,116
Median earnings female$20,572$22,260$25,692
Unemployment rate4.3%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level19.4%19.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Lafayette is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lafayette is 15% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lafayette is 24% higher than the national average.

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Lafayette median earnings by income bracket

Lafayette employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.4%1.9%
Manufacturing sector9.6%0.5%
Financial & insurance services1.8%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services13.9%13.6%
Public administration2.7%3.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.1%2.0%
Education, health & social services11.2%35.7%
Other45.4%34.4%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Youngsville, LA9,358$96,41580%
Milton, LA3,030$83,70557%
Maurice, LA1,490$67,85727%
Cecilia, LA1,020$61,42915%
Broussard, LA9,041$60,75014%
Lafayette, LA123,528$45,68215%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Roseville, CA124,250$76,71243%
Denton, TX122,742$48,5189%
Kent, WA122,620$57,4907%
Carrollton, TX124,501$69,28230%
Enterprise, NV124,564$68,62328%
Lafayette, LA123,528$45,68215%
Source: The Lafayette, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.