Lafayette Consolidated Government

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Lafayette Consolidated Government, Louisiana

PO Box 2009
Lafayette, LA 70502
Phone: (337) 233-0150
Fax: (337) 291-6392
www.lafayettegov.org

In south-central LA, west of Baton Rouge; organized Jan 17, 1823 from Attakapas and Saint Martin parishes. Name Origin: For the Mauquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), French statesman and soldier who fought with the Americans during the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 270.29 (land 269.83; water 0.46) Population per square mile: 731.50
Population 2005: 197,390 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 3.60%; 1990-2000 15.60% Population 2000: 190,503 (White 72.30%; Black or African American 23.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 1.10%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 32.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,371; median household $36,518; Population below poverty level: 15.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,368-$29,879
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lafayette County seat (111,966)

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