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Lafayette Parish, LA
The parish was named for the Marquis de Lafayette

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Lafayette Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana.

The parish is in the Lafayette metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 195,707. This was an increase of  2.73% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$36,518
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lafayette Parish demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Lafayette Parish was $29,646. This was an increase of 23.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 96% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Lafayette

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Lafayette Parish residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lafayette Parish ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Lafayette Parish include Anderson Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bodoin Cemetery, Broussard Cemetery, Broussard Cemetery, Green Lawn Memorial Park, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Jewish Cemetery, Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery, Picard Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Lafayette Parish include Broussard, Carencro, Duson, Lafayette, Milton, Scott, Youngsville ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Lafayette Parish include Louisiana Technical College - Lafayette Campus, University of Louisiana at Lafayette ... View colleges

School districts in Lafayette Parish include Lafayette Parish Schools Board ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Lafayette Parish include Broussard Branch, Butler Memorial Branch, Carencro Branch, Chenier Center Branch, Duson Branch, Lafayette Parish Library, Milton Branch, Scott Branch, Youngsville Branch ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Lafayette Parish include Lafayette Daily Advertiser, Times of Acadiana ... View newspapers

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Politics

Lafayette Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafayette Parish political report.

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Travel

Airports in Lafayette Parish include Lafayette Regional

Hotels in Lafayette Parish include Best Western Posada Ana, Days Inn, Drury Inn Suites Lafayette, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette, Hilton Lafayette & Towers, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, La Quinta Inn, Microtel Inn, Sleep Inn ... More hotels

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