The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
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In the last Presidential election, Lafayette parish remained overwhelmingly Republican, 63.3% to 34.7%. More Voting Stats
Lafayette's population is 126,535 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.5%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 21.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Lafayette is Real Estate: $182,200
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.5%.
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