lafayette Parish, Louisiana 

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Population

246,518

+10.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.4%

Median Income

$51,406

Median Home Price

$190,800

Median Age

34.5

Comfort Index (Climate)

2.9 / 7.9

summer / winter

United States / Louisiana / No Metro Area / Lafayette Parish / Cities / Zip Codes
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Small city - South-central Louisiana, 130 miles west of New Orleans. April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Lafayette Parish, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

lafayette, LA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Possible future growth
Winter climate
Cons
Hot, humid summers
Crime rates
Isolation


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.


QUICK FACTS

Country: United States
State: Louisiana
County: Lafayette Parish
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly conservative
City: Lafayette, Youngsville, 8 total
Zip Codes: 70506, 70508, 70501, 70503, 70592, 70520, 70518, 70507, 70529, 70583, 11 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 64 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lafayette County is 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lafayette County jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette County's cost of living is 10.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lafayette County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Lafayette parish remained overwhelmingly Republican, 63.3% to 34.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lafayette County's population is 246,518 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lafayette County is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.3%.

SCHOOLS
Lafayette County public schools spend $10,471 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Lafayette County. More Education



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Housing Market in lafayette

It's a good time to buy in Lafayette. Home Appreciation is up 7.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lafayette is .

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ZIP CODES IN LAFAYETTE PARISH, LOUISIANA
70506, 70508, 70501, 70503, 70592, 70520, 70518, 70507, 70529, 70583, 11 total

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