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Lafayette
Vermilionville
Nickname(s): Hub City
Map of Louisiana highlighting the Lafayette metropolitan area
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Metro 254,432
Website http://www.lafayettela.gov/
Named for Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette

The Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in the south central Acadiana region of Louisiana that covers two parishes - Lafayette and St. Martin. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 239,086 (though a July 1, 2008 estimate placed the population at 259,073).[1] It is also part of the larger Lafayette-Acadiana Combined Statistical Area (population: 542,509).[2]

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 239,086 people, 89,536 households, and 61,826 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 71.86% White, 25.46% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $33,610, and the median income for a family was $40,737. Males had a median income of $33,565 versus $20,558 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $16,495.

Politics

The area of Lafayette is politically conservative, however, it does not always vote Republican in elections [citation?].

Economy

The economy in the Lafayette area is mostly made up of healthcare and associated services, tourism, oil-related business, car sales, and the restaurant industry.

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