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Encyclopedia > Lafayette, Louisiana
City of Lafayette
City
Downtown Lafayette
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Nickname : Hub City
Motto : The Heart of Cajun Country
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Lafayette
Area 47.7 sq mi (123.5 km²)
 - land 47.6 sq mi (123.3 km²)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²), 0.21%
 - metro 5,252 sq mi (13,602.6 km²)
Center
 - coordinates 30°12′50″N 92°01′46″W / 30.21389, -92.02944Coordinates: 30°12′50″N 92°01′46″W / 30.21389, -92.02944
 - elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Population 110,275 (2000)
 - metro 512,720 (2000)
Density 2,316.7 /sq mi (894.5 /km²)
 - metro 98 /sq mi (37.8 /km²)
Founded 1821
Mayor Joey Durel
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 70501-9, 70593, 70596, 70598
Area code 337
Location of Lafayette in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Website : http://www.lafayettela.gov

Lafayette is a city on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. [1] [2] Lafayette is the parish seat. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 110,257; a 2006 census estimate put the metro area's population at 254,432, while in the same year, a census estimate put the city's population at 114,214. It is the fourth largest incorporated city in the state. It is the principal city of the Lafayette-Acadiana, LA Combined Statistical Area, which, in 2006, had an estimated total population of 537,947. List of cities, towns, and villages in Louisiana, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 525 pixelsFull resolution (904 × 593 pixel, file size: 277 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Downtown Lafayette I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 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A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Joey Durel Lester Joseph Joey Durel, Jr. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 337 is a telephone area code that covers southernwestern Louisiana. ... 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The city was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by a French-speaking Acadian named Jean Mouton. In 1884, it was renamed for the Marquis de Lafayette, who assisted the United States during its Revolutionary War. The city's economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industry became dominant. Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located on the northern portion of North Americas east coast). ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Marie-Joseph-Paul-Roch-Yves-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834), was a French aristocrat most famous for his participation in the American Revolutionary War and early French Revolution. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... Petro redirects here. ... For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ...


Lafayette has a strong tourism industry, attracted by the Cajun and Creole cultures of the surrounding region. It has one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capita of any U.S. city. Cajuns are an ethnic group mainly living in Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles and peoples of other ethnicities with whom the Acadians eventually intermarried on the semitropical frontier. ... This article is about an ethnic culture in Louisiana, USA. For uses of the term Creole in other countries and cultures, see Creole (disambiguation). ... Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ...

Village of River Ranch
Village of River Ranch
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
St John’s Cathedral
St John’s Cathedral

Contents

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Geography

Lafayette is located at 30°12′50″N, 92°1′46″W (30.213901, -92.029363)[3] and has an elevation of 36 feet (11.0 m)[4].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.7 square miles (123.5 km²), of which, 47.6 square miles (123.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.19%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


The Vermilion River runs through the center of Lafayette. Other significant waterways in the city are Isaac Verot Coulee, Coulee Mine, Coulee des Poches and Coulee Ile Des Cannes, which are natural drainage canals that lead to the Vermilion River. The Vermilion River is a river, 72 mi (116 km) long, in southern Louisiana in the United States. ...


Demographics

Isaac Verot Coulee
Isaac Verot Coulee

The estimated population of the Lafayette-Acadiana metropolitan area for 2006 was 537,947 [5] . Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 403 KB) Isaac Verot Coulee on the southside of Lafayette. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 403 KB) Isaac Verot Coulee on the southside of Lafayette. ...


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 110,257 people,[2] 43,506 households, and 27,104 families residing in the city of Lafayette only. The population density was 2,316.7 people per square mile (894.5/km²). There were 46,865 housing units at an average density of 984.7/sq mi (380.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.23% White, 28.51% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Lafayette is one of the only large cities in Louisiana to be growing in population instead of shrinking; this was the case even before the devastation wreaked by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. (In fact, it was the sole large city to be growing until a 2005 estimate revealed that the city of Lake Charles had resumed its population growth after an earlier slight decline.) This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Lowest pressure 895 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $10 billion (2005 USD)[1] Fatalities 7 direct, 113 indirect Areas affected Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Rita is the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most... This article is about the City of Lake Charles. ...


There were 43,506 households, out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. Nearly 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.07. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,996, and the median income for a family was $47,783. Males had a median income of $37,729 versus $23,606 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,031. About 11.6% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over. In the 1970s, Lafayette had the distinction of having more millionaires per capita than any other city in the United States, thanks mostly to the oil industry. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Public Schools

Private Schools Lafayette Parish Public Schools is a school district headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana. ...

  • Cathedral Carmel School
  • Ascension Day School
  • Academy of the Sacred Heart (not in Lafayette Parish but most students are Lafayette residents)
  • Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School
  • Fatima School, Our Lady of
  • Lafayette Christian Academy
  • St. Thomas More School
  • Teurlings Catholic High School
  • Episcopal School of Acadiana
  • Family Life Christian Academy
  • Holy Family Catholic School
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School
  • First Baptist Christian School
  • St. Pius

University and colleges The Academy of the Sacred Heart, founded in 1821 in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, is an independent, Catholic school for girls in Pre-Kindergarten-3 through grade twelve, with residential accommodations for students in grades seven through twelve. ... Saint Thomas More Catholic High School (STM) is a Roman Catholic high school located in Lafayette, Louisiana. ...

Public Library System The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, or UL Lafayette,[1] is a coeducational public research university located in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the heart of Acadiana. ...

Health and medicine

Lafayette is served by the following hospitals.

Sports

Lafayette is home to the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, the athletic teams of The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. It is also home to the Lafayette Bayou Bulls semi-pro football program which started in 2003. Between the years of 1995 and 2005, Lafayette was home to the Louisiana IceGators ECHL hockey team. Ragin Cajun redirects here. ... The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, or UL Lafayette,[1] is a coeducational public research university located in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the heart of Acadiana. ... The Louisiana IceGators were an ECHL team based in Lafayette, Louisiana from 1995 until the end of the 2005 season. ...


Sports venues:

Cajundome is home to the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns® basketball teams, and hosts other events such as concerts and the WWE The Cajundome is a 12,800 seat multi-purpose arena in Lafayette, Louisiana. ... Cajun Field is a stadium located in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana. ... Blackham Coliseum is a multipurpose arena in Lafayette, Louisiana. ...

Military

Lafayette is the home of the National Guard headquarters of the 256th Infantry Brigade, a military unit of over 3,000 soldiers that served in Iraq in the years of 2004-2005. The 256th Infantry Brigade is an enhanced brigade of the Louisiana Army National Guard. ...


Government and politics

Since the consolidation of city and parish governments, Lafayette has had a city-parish president as its chief executive, rather than a mayor as it had previously. The current Republican city-parish president is Joey Durel. As the largest city in the seventh congressional district of Louisiana, it overwhelmingly supported U.S. representative Charles Boustany in his races in 2004 and 2006; he is a citizen of Lafayette. In 2004, residents of Lafayette cast 57,000 ballots for George W. Bush and 31,000 for John F. Kerry. According to the Bay City Center for Voting Research, Lafayette is the ninth most conservative city in the nation and the fourth most conservative city in the South.[7] GOP redirects here. ... Joey Durel Lester Joseph Joey Durel, Jr. ... Charles William Boustany Jr. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...


Notable local politicians

Lafayette is also home to a branch of the AmeriCorps State program (http://www.americorps.org/). UL AmeriCorps is associated with the University of Louisiana and employs about 40 students who perform either 900 or 400 hours of community service in 11 months. (http://americorps.louisiana.edu/) Ernest Joseph Ernie Alexander (born 1933) is a retiring Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Lafayette Parish, having served in District 43 since 2000. ... J. Rayburn “Ray” Bertrand (October 1, 1918 - March 6, 2005) was a businessman, civic leader, and decorated World War II veteran who served as the Democratic mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana, from 1960 to 1972. ... Kenneth Francis Kenny Bowen (February 9, 1926 -- May 2, 2002) was a three-term Democratic mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana, the fourth largest city in the state, according to the 2000 census. ... Isaac A. Broussard (1857-1923) shared with Carlo Listi the longest tenure of office -- sixteen years -- among all Lafayette Parish sheriffs in the state of Louisiana. ... Joey Durel Lester Joseph Joey Durel, Jr. ... William Dudley Dud Lastrapes, Jr. ... For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ... Roderick Luke Rod Miller (October 20, 1924 -- January 15, 2005) was a Lafayette attorney and a pioneer in the development of the Republican Party in Louisiana. ... The Louisiana House of Representatives is the lower house in the Louisiana State Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ... Ashton Joseph Mouton, Sr. ... David Glenn Thibodaux (December 1, 1953 - March 24, 2007) was an English professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a member and officer of the Lafayette Parish School Board, and a four-time conservative Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives from Louisianas 7th Congressional District. ...


Media

Print

Television
Lafayette is home to KATC-TV, Channel 3, an (ABC) affiliate, KLFY-TV Channel 10 (CBS), KADN-TV, Channel 15 (Fox), and KLWB, Channel 50 (CW). KPLC-TV, Channel 7 and WVLA, Channel 33, are NBC affiliates, located in nearby Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, respectively, but serve Lafayette as well. KATC is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Lafayette, Louisiana. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... KLFY-TV, channel 10, is a CBS affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... KADN (Fox 15) is the Fox affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana. ... This article is about the animal. ... KLWB is a WB network television affiliate in the Lafayette, LA area. ... The CW Television Network, or more casually The CW, is a new television network in the United States set to launch for the 2006-07 television season. ... KPLC is the FCC identification call sign for TV channel 7, licensed to Lake Charles, Louisiana. ... WVLA (NBC 33) is the local NBC affiliate for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the City of Lake Charles. ... For the Canadian restaurant, see Baton Rouge (restaurant). ...


Radio

// AM 580 KJMJ-AM (Religious,originating station of Catholic network Radio Maria USA) 840 KWDF-AM (Southern Gospel) 970 KSYL-AM (Talk) 1110 KTTP-AM (Religious) 1270 KVCL-AM (Smooth Jazz) 1400 KVLA-AM (Off air)(Vidalia, Louisiana) 1400 KWLA-AM (Oldies)(Many, Louisiana) 1410 KDBS-AM (Sports) 1450 KNOC...

Points of interest

Events The Acadian Village is a private cultural park located in Lafayette, Louisiana. ... Cajundome is home to the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns® basketball teams, and hosts other events such as concerts and the WWE The Cajundome is a 12,800 seat multi-purpose arena in Lafayette, Louisiana. ... Ragin Cajun redirects here. ... Cajun Field is a stadium located in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana. ... Ragin Cajun redirects here. ... Cypress Lake is a two-acre swamp-like lake in the heart of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus that started as a buffalo wallow. ... The Mall of Acadiana is an enclosed regional shopping mall in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana and is located at the intersection of Johnston Street and Ambassador Caffery Parkway. ... The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, or UL Lafayette,[1] is a coeducational public research university located in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the heart of Acadiana. ... The National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) was founded in 1975 as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) Office of Biological Services. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... Broussard is a town located in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. ...

Festivals Acadiens is the collective name for a combination of festivals that pay tribute to the Cajun culture. ... The mission of Festival International de Louisiane is to: Enrich the community by celebrating its native culture; educate the public to the historical achievements and artistic expressions of related global cultures; encourage an appreciation for the arts; enhance the economic development of the Acadiana region through the presentation of an...

Transportation

Lafayette is also served by U.S. Routes 90 (known as the Evangeline Thruway for part of its route) and 167 (also known as Johnston Street). Ambassador Caffery Parkway, named for Jefferson Caffery, serves as a partially completed loop around Lafayette. Other Arterial Roads serving Lafayette include Verot School Road (LA 339), Congress Street, Kaliste Saloom Road (LA 3095), Carmel Dr. (LA 94), University Avenue (LA 182), and Pinhook Road (LA 182). Lafayette Regional Airport (IATA: LFT, ICAO: KLFT) is an airport in Lafayette, Louisiana, on US Highway 90, on the southeast side of the city. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 49 (abbreviated I-49) is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Louisiana in the southern United States. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Orlando redirects here. ... NOLA redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Jefferson Caffery (December 1, 1886–April 13, 1974) is the former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador (1926-1928), Colombia (1928-1933), Cuba (1934-1937), Brazil (1937-1944), France (1944-1949), and Egypt (1949-1955). ...


Notable residents

Natives
Some of the notable people born in Lafayette:

Residents
Other notable current and former residents of Lafayette: Nnamdi Asomugha (N-NAM-Dee Asoh-Muh-Wah) (born July 6, 1981 in Lafayette, Louisiana) whose name means My Father Lives (although various sources erroneously state that it means Jesus Lives) is an American football player who currently plays cornerback for the Oakland Raiders. ... Jefferson Caffery (December 1, 1886–April 13, 1974) is the former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador (1926-1928), Colombia (1928-1933), Cuba (1934-1937), Brazil (1937-1944), France (1944-1949), and Egypt (1949-1955). ... Michael Doucet (b. ... Walter Davis (born July 2, 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an African American athlete competing in the triple jump and occasionally in the long jump. ... Kevin Tony Faulk (born June 5, 1976 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Pitcher Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (Louisiana Lightning and Gator) (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Danneel Harris (born Elta Danneel Graul on March 18, 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American gymnast and actress, best known for her role as Rachel Gatina on the TV series One Tree Hill. ... Angela Kinsey (born June 25, 1971) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, perhaps best known as the uptight accountant Angela Martin on the NBC sitcom The Office. ... Gilbert Allen Gil Meche [MESH] (born September 8, 1978 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a right-handed free agent Major League Baseball pitcher, most recently of the Seattle Mariners. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Brett Weaver is an American voice actor working with ADV Films, known for his roles in the English-language dubs of anime series. ... ADV Films logo ADV Films is the home video publication arm of A.D. Vision based in Houston, Texas. ... Domanick Williams (formerly known as Domanick Davis, born October 1, 1980, in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was drafted by Houston in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of LSU. He was named... selected in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...

For more details on this topic, see List of University of Louisiana at Lafayette people.

Kevyn Aucoin (February 14, 1962 in Shreveport, Louisiana; died May 7, 2002) was a make-up artist and photographer who was well known for catering to the laywomans need to feel beautiful. ... Gabor Paul II Bako, better known simply as Paul Bako (born June 20, 1972 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a catcher in Major League Baseball currently playing for the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... Steven Logan Bennett (April 22, 1946 - June 29, 1972) of Palestine, Texas was a United States Air Force pilot who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Vietnam War on April 8, 1974. ... Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (born December 15, 1942) is a Democratic politician from and the current governor of Louisiana. ... Marc Broussards major label debut Carencro (2004). ... Kody Chamberlain is an American comic book creator. ... Hollis Conway (born January 8, 1967) is a track and field All-American and two-time Olympic medalist. ... Aaron Dalbec is the guitarist in Bane and Only Crime. ... Jake Christopher Delhomme (born January 10, 1975 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... Ernest J. Gaines (b. ... Ben Earl Looney (June 2, 1904 - May 25, 1981) was a Louisiana artist and author know for his Water Colors of Dixie and Cajun Country, pen and ink sketches of Acadiana. ... Elizabeth Bienvenu McNulty is a beauty queen from Lafayette, Louisiana who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2007. ... Louis J. Michot reading The Cajun Night Before Christmas, 1975 Louis Joseph Michot, Jr. ... Michael John Mike Michot (born December 12, 1963) is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate, who has served from District 23 in Lafayette Parish since the year 2000. ... Brian Keith Mitchell (born August 18, 1968 in Fort Polk, Louisiana) is a former American football player who played running back for the Washington Redskins (1990-1999), and later the Philadelphia Eagles (2000-2002) and New York Giants (2003). ... Brandon Stokley (born June 23, 1976 in Blacksburg, Virginia) is an American football player in the National Football League who currently plays for the Denver Broncos. ... Javon Lataff Walker (born October 14, 1978 in Galveston, Texas) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. ... This is a partial list of notable people affiliated with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. ...

References

  1. ^ "Lafayette, Louisiana (LA) Detailed Profile" (notes), City Data, 2007, webpage: C-Lafyt.
  2. ^ a b "Census 2000 Data for the State of Louisiana" (town list), US Census Bureau, May 2003, webpage: C2000-LA.
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Demographia United States Metropolitan Areas: 2000-2006" webpage: Demogr-metmic: lists "Lafayette-Acadiana, LA. 512726. 537947. 25221. 4.9%" (increase of 25221 people or 4.9% growth).
  6. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ Bay City Center for Voting Research

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Lafayette is a city located on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
Lafayette has a strong tourism industry, attracted by the Cajun and Creole cultures of the surrounding region and hosts the annual Festival de Musique Acadienne, Festivals Acadiens, and the annual Festival International de Louisiane.
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Lafayette is a city located on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.
Lafayette was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by a French-speaking Acadian named Jean Mouton.
Lafayette also relies on tourism attracted by the Cajun and Creole cultures of the surrounding region and hosts the annual Festival de Musique Acadienne, Festivals Acadiens, and the annual Festival International de Louisiane.
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