Lafayette is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 121,771 people and 38 constituent neighborhoods, Lafayette is the fifth largest community in Louisiana.
Lafayette real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Lafayette house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Lafayette has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another interesting thing about Lafayette, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The population of Lafayette is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.36% of adults in Lafayette have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lafayette in 2018 was $35,348, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,392 for a family of four. However, Lafayette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lafayette is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lafayette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lafayette residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lafayette include French, German, English, French Canadian, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Lafayette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.