Lafayette demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,2808991
Median age34.036.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%52%55%
Speak English88%92%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%
Lafayette, LA has a population of 125,808 and is the 222nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,280 per sq mi which is 2470% higher than the Louisiana average and 2416% higher than the national average. The median age in Lafayette is 34 which is approximately 6% lower than the Louisiana average of 36. In Lafayette, 45% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 88% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 78% of Lafayette residents were born in Louisiana, 16% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Lafayette is 2470% higher than Louisiana.
  • The median age in Lafayette is 6% lower than Louisiana.
  • In Lafayette 64.49% of the population is White.
  • In Lafayette 30.61% of the population is African American.
  • In Lafayette 1.93% of the population is Asian.

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Lafayette population breakdown by race

African American30.61%32.16%12.63%
American Indian0.22%0.57%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.11%1.83%3.06%
Other race0.63%1.09%4.75%
In Lafayette, 4.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Lafayette, LA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).