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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Lafayette Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Seat Lafayette
Largest city Lafayette
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

270 sq mi (700 km²)
270 sq mi (699 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.17%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

190,503
706/sq mi (273/km²)
Founded January 17, 1823
Named for Marquis de la Fayette
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.lafayettela.gov

Lafayette Parish (French: Paroisse de Lafayette) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Lafayette. In 2006, its population was estimated to be 203,091.

Lafayette Parish is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Lafayette–Acadiana Combined Statistical Area.

Contents

History

See History of Lafayette, Louisiana for main article.

Geography

The parish has a total area of 270 square miles (700 km²), of which, 270 square miles (699 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent parishes

National protected area

Demographics

Home to a number of Cajun peoples, as of the census[1] of 2000, there were 190,503 people, 72,372 households, and 48,851 families residing in the parish. The population density was 706 people per square mile (273/km²). There were 78,122 housing units at an average density of 290 per square mile (112/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 73.36% White, 23.80% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 14.37% reported speaking French or Cajun French at home, while 1.73% speak Spanish.[1]

Census Pop.  %±
1900 22,825
1910 28,733 25.9%
1920 30,841 7.3%
1930 38,827 25.9%
1940 43,941 13.2%
1950 57,743 31.4%
1960 84,656 46.6%
1970 109,716 29.6%
1980 150,017 36.7%
1990 164,762 9.8%
2000 190,503 15.6%
Est. 2008 211,000 [2] 10.8%
Lafayette Parish Census Data[3]

There were 72,372 households out of which 36.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.20% were married couples living together, 14.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the parish the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 11.70% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $36,518, and the median income for a family was $45,158. Males had a median income of $36,428 versus $22,751 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $19,371. About 11.80% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 15.60% of those age 65 or over.

Presidential Election Results

The parish often went for the Democratic candidate before the 1970s, but has trended Republican since that time.[4] The parish went for the Republican Presidential candidate from 1992 to 2000 and did so by generally increasing margins. The results in 2004 gave Republican George W. Bush 64% of the vote and 57,732 votes while Democrat John F. Kerry won 35% of the vote and 31,210 votes. In the 2008 election Lafayette Parish cast the majority of its votes for Republican John McCain. He won 65% of the vote and 62,055 votes. Democrat Barack Obama finished far behind him winning 34% of the vote and 32,145 votes.[5]

Cities and towns

Map of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Incorporated areas

  • Total of 236,643 people in the Incorporated area

Unincorporated areas

Notable natives and residents

See also

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office

References

External links

Geology

Coordinates: 30°13′N 92°04′W / 30.21°N 92.06°W / 30.21; -92.06


Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting Lafayette Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 17, 1823
Seat Lafayette
Largest City Lafayette
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.17%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

190503
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.lafayettela.gov
Named for: Marquis de la Fayette

Lafayette Parish (French: Paroisse de Lafayette) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Lafayette. In 2006, its population was estimated to be 203,091.

Contents

Geography

The parish has a total area of 700 km² (270 sq mi). 699 km² (270 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.17%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

Home to a number of Cajun peoples, as of the census² of 2000, there were 190,503 people, 72,372 households, and 48,851 families residing in the parish. The population density was 273/km² (706/sq mi). There were 78,122 housing units at an average density of 112/km² (290/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 73.36% White, 23.80% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 14.37% reported speaking French or Cajun French at home, while 1.73% speak Spanish.[1]

There were 72,372 households out of which 36.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.20% were married couples living together, 14.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the parish the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 11.70% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $36,518, and the median income for a family was $45,158. Males had a median income of $36,428 versus $22,751 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $19,371. About 11.80% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 15.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Incorporated areas

Unincorporated areas

Notable residents

Notes

    1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

Coordinates: 30°13′N 92°04′W / 30.21, -92.06


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