Lafayette, Louisiana 

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Population

126,476

+6.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$45,682

Median Home Price

$159,100

Best Places to Live in Lafayette, Louisiana

Small city - South-central Louisiana, 130 miles west of New Orleans. April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Lafayette, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Possible future growth
-Winter climate
Cons
-Hot, humid summers
-Crime rates
-Isolation

Local Listings in Lafayette
 $121,800 
300 Monarch Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1560 SqFt
 $75,000 
213 Teurlings Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1187 SqFt
 $211,000 
607 Evangeline Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 2110 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Lafayette Metro Area

Lafayette is a small city in south-central Louisiana, and like many small Southern cities, it has a modest downtown area with patches of decline and renewal, and a fair amount of sprawl along major arteries. Oil and gas are the main industries, but the University of Louisiana has a 17,000 student campus in town and adds some vitality. The heart of Cajun country, Lafayette is a center for the flavors, sounds, and history of that colorful culture.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Lafayette
Zip Codes: 70506 70508 70501 70503 70507
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 64 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lafayette jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette's cost of living is 12.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lafayette's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Lafayette, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Lafayette parish voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lafayette's population is 126,476 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lafayette is $159,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.5%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Lafayette public schools spend $10,343 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Lafayette. More Education


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Housing Market in Lafayette

It's not a good time to buy in Lafayette. Home Appreciation is down -1.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Lafayette Real Estate

The median home price in Lafayette is $159,100. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Great Culture, Great Food - 11/7/2014
Best food in the world, very friendly. Lots of festivals. It is small town when it comes to concerts and things to do. For entertainment everyone usually goes to... Read More

convenience store - 5/2/2014
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70506 70508 70501 70503 70507

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NEW LISTINGS IN LAFAYETTE
$121,800
300 Monarch Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$75,000
213 Teurlings Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$211,000
607 Evangeline Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$165,000
312 Bacque Crescent Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$195,000
102 Serenity Sound Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$465,000
602 Elysian Fields Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$1,170,000
213 Turtledove Trl
Bed 4 | Bath 4

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