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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
- St. Landry Parish (north)
- St. Martin Parish (east)
- Iberia Parish (southeast)
- Vermilion Parish (south)
- Acadia Parish (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 190,503 people, 72,372 households, and 48,851 families residing in the parish. The population density is 273/km2 (706/mi2). There are 78,122 housing units at an average density of 112/km2 (290/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 72,372 households out of which 36.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.20% are married couples living together, 14.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% are non-families. 25.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.12.
In the parish the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.40 males.
The median income for a household in the parish is $36,518, and the median income for a family is $45,158. Males have a median income of $36,428 versus $22,751 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $19,371. 15.70% of the population and 11.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.20% of those under the age of 18 and 15.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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