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Data Research in Lafayette, LA

Lafayette by the Numbers

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PER CAPITA INCOME
$49,629
LAFAYETTE PARISH 2019
RETAIL SALES
$3,046,420,814
YTD ESTIMATED TAXABLE SALES, MAY 2021
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
5.4%
LAFAYETTE PARISH, MAY 2021

DEMOGRAPHICS
CITY
PARISH/COUNTY
MSA
2021 Population
131,034
247,147 493,448
Median Age
35.6
35.8
37.0
Educational Attainment:
For population 25+

• High School Graduate/GED
27.6% 30.0%
36.3%
• Some College / Associate Degree
23.8% 24.8%
24.2%
• Bachelor’s Degree 25.5% 23.5%
17.0%
• Advanced Degree
13.0% 11.2%
7.7%
Households
53,864
96,911 188,500
Average Household Income
$80,249
$84,590
$75,737
Households > $100K Income
24.8%
28.8%
24.6%

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