Lafayette Metro Area, Louisiana 

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Population

489,759

+6.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.0%

Median Income

$47,174

Median Home Price

$161,000

Median Age

35.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

2.8 / 7.9

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Lafayette Metro Area, Louisiana

Small city - South-central Louisiana, 130 miles west of New Orleans. April, October and November are the most pleasant months in the Lafayette metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: Louisiana
County:
Metro Area: Lafayette Metro Area
City: Lafayette, New Iberia, 36 total
Zip Codes: 70506, 70508, 70560, 70501, 70503, 70592, 70517, 70510, 70520, 70582, 36 total
Cost of Living: -17.7% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 64 ft above sea level

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Lafayette, La Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lafayette Metro Area is 6.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lafayette Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette Metro Area's cost of living is 17.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lafayette Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Lafayette metro area remained overwhelmingly Republican, 68.1% to 30.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lafayette Metro Area's population is 489,759 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lafayette Metro Area is Real Estate: $161,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.3%.

SCHOOLS
Lafayette Metro Area public schools spend $10,228 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Lafayette Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Lafayette

It's a good time to buy in Lafayette. Home Appreciation is up 6.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lafayette is $161,000.
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ZIP CODES IN LAFAYETTE METRO AREA, LOUISIANA
70506, 70508, 70560, 70501, 70503, 70592, 70517, 70510, 70520, 70582, 36 total

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