Lafayette, Louisiana

Population 122,749

Lafayette is located in Lafayette Parish, LA. The population is 122,749, making Lafayette the largest city in Lafayette Parish and the 4th largest city in the state of Louisiana.

There are 31 public schools in Lafayette with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Lafayette is high , and there are 191 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Lafayette is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Lafayette property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Lafayette include Scott, Ossun and Broussard.

Lafayette Neighborhood Report

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 11.1%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 52%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 36.9%

Crime Rate

48.66% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 253
  • Violent Crimes: 524
  • Robbery: 117
  • Burglary: 815
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

0.78% Lower than national avg.
  • 191 offenders in Lafayette
  • 15.56 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

636 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 5
  • Registered Polluters: 13
  • Superfunds: 17
  • Tanks & Spills: 601

Unemployment

Moderate 3.1%
  • Louisiana unemployment average: 3.6%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

31 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 31 K-12 public schools in Lafayette, LA and 15 private schools. Homefacts rates Lafayette's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

191 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$240,000 compared to December 1969
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    12.2%
  • Rented
    37.1%
  • Owned
    50.7%

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $633
  • 1 Bedroom: $809
  • 2 Bedrooms: $922
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,242
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,428

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Environmental Hazards

636 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (308/320)
    Lafayette, LA has 96.25% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Lafayette, LA is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.79 Average
    Lafayette, LA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 53.18°
  • February 56.23°
  • March 62.73°
  • April 69.78°
  • May 76.53°
  • June 83°
  • July 83.3°
  • August 83.94°
  • September 78.93°
  • October 69.38°
  • November 60.7°
  • December 53.05°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Lafayette, LA

Earthquakes
Lafayette, LA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Lafayette, LA has a very high risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Lafayette, LA has a low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Lafayette, LA has a very high risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Lafayette, LA: $48,139

Unemployment

Unemployment in Lafayette is 3.1%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.6% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 38.39%
White Collar - 61.61%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy
  • Sen. David Vitter

City Representatives

  • Charles W. Boustany Jr.

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

77 FCC Towers view all

1 Fire Station view all

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