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Lafayette is in Lafayette Parish.
It is the parish seat.
The community was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, who fought with the colonists during the American Revolution.
The latitude of Lafayette is 30.223N. The longitude is -92.019W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 111,667.
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7% of Lafayette residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lafayette ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lafayette was $21,031, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Lafayette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lafayette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $409. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $860.
Libraries in Lafayette include Butler Memorial Branch, Chenier Center Branch, Lafayette Parish Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Lafayette include KADN, KATC, KLFY, KLPB.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KRVS.
Lafayette Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafayette political report.
Lafayette restaurants taking online reservations include Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lafayette ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Lafayette workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 44 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lafayette between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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