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Lafayette County, Louisiana Facts

Facts
State Louisiana
Land area 268.7 square miles
Population Density 824.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 230,845
Population change 4.2%
Under 5 years of age 6.8%
Under 18 23.9%
65 and over 11%
Females 51.1%
White 70.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.3
Asian 1.6%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 26.1%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 86%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 28.3%
Veterans 13,976
Households and Housing
Households 86,504
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 84.7%
Median household income $51,462
The per capita income $28,901
Live below the poverty line. 16.7%
housing units 95,876
Multi-unit structures 22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $162,500
Residents owning their homes. 65.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 24,229
Women-owned firms 24.2%
Asian-owned firms 2.3%
Hispanic-owned firms 2.4%
Black-owned firms 12.3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $3,814,288
Retail sales per capita $18,588
Manufacturers shipments $2,037,231
Merchant wholesaler sales $2,651,421