Lafayette is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 126,185 people and 32 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.
Lafayette is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lafayette is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lafayette who work in sales jobs (13.34%), office and administrative support (10.41%), and food service (9.26%).
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.
One thing that you will notice about Lafayette is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Lafayette a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The citizens of Lafayette are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.18% of adults in Lafayette have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lafayette in 2018 was $32,998, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,992 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, Irish, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Lafayette is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.