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Encyclopedia > Lafayette Parish
Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Lafayette Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Statistics
Formed
Seat Lafayette
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

700 km² (270 mi²)
2,212 km² (717 mi²)
1 km² (0 mi²), 0.17%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

190,503
273/km² 
Website: www.lafayettela.gov

Lafayette Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Lafayette and as of 2000, the population is 190,503. A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Lafayette is a city located on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Largest city Baton Rouge New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 51,885 sq mi  134,382 km² 130 miles  210 km 379 miles  610 km 16 29°N to... A parish seat is the administrative center of a parish in the US state of Louisiana. ... Lafayette is a city located on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

Contents


Geography

The parish has a total area of 700 km2 (270 mi2). 699 km2 (270 mi2) of it is land and 1 km2 (0 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.17% water. Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent parishes

St. ... St. ... Iberia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Vermilion Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Acadia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...

Demographics

Home to a number of Cajun peoples, as of the census2 of 2000, there were 190,503 people, 72,372 households, and 48,851 families residing in the parish. The population density was 273/km2 (706/mi2). There were 78,122 housing units at an average density of 112/km2 (290/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There were 72,372 households out of which 36.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.20% were married couples living together, 14.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.12. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the parish the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.


The median income for a household in the parish was $36,518, and the median income for a family was $45,158. Males had a median income of $36,428 versus $22,751 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $19,371. 15.70% of the population and 11.80% of families were below the poverty line. 18.20% of those under the age of 18 and 15.60% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 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. ...


Cities and towns

Broussard is a town located in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. ... Carencro is a city located in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. ... Lafayette is a city located on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Scott is a city located in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. ... Youngsville is a town located in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. ... Duson is a town located in Lafayette and Acadia parishes in Louisiana. ...

External links

Flag of Louisiana

State of Louisiana Image File history File links Flag_of_Louisiana. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Largest city Baton Rouge New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 51,885 sq mi  134,382 km² 130 miles  210 km 379 miles  610 km 16 29°N to...

Regions:

Acadiana | Central Louisiana | Florida Parishes | Greater New Orleans | North Louisiana This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Map of Acadiana Region with the Cajun Heartland USA subregion highlighted in dark red. ... The Central Louisiana are those parishes in Louisiana which include Allen Parish, Beauregard Parish, Catahoula Parish, Concordia Parish, Grant Parish, La Salle Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Rapides Parish, Sabine Parish, and Vernon Parish. ... The Florida Parishes The Florida Parishes are those parishes in Louisiana which were part of West Florida in the early 19th century. ... The New Orleans Metropolitan Area, or Greater New Orleans, is the largest metropolitan area in Louisiana, centered around New Orleans. ... Map of Louisiana regions, the North region is shaded in green. ...

Largest cities:

Alexandria | Baton Rouge (Capital) | Bossier City | Houma | Kenner | Lafayette | Lake Charles | Marrero | Metairie | Monroe | New Iberia | New Orleans | Shreveport Alexandria is a city in Louisiana, U.S.A.; it is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state. ... Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Nickname: Red Stick Map Political Statistics Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Mayor Melvin Kip Holden Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 204. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... Bossier City is a city located in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA. As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 56,461. ... The city of Houma (pronounced homeah) is the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... Kenner is a city located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. ... Lafayette is a city located on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Lake Charles skyline from an I-10 beach on the opposite side of Lake Charles (the lake). ... Marrero is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ... Metairie (local pronunciations , ) is an unincorporated, census-designated place (CDP) located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ... The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... The small city of New Iberia is the parish seat of Iberia Parish, in the US state of Louisiana, 125 miles (201 km) west of New Orleans. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot Official website: http://www. ... Official website: www. ...

Metropolitan Areas: Alexandria | Baton Rouge | Houma-Bayou-Cane-Thibodaux | Lafayette | Lake Charles | Monroe | New Orleans | Shreveport-Bossier City
Parishes:

Acadia | Allen | Ascension | Assumption | Avoyelles | Beauregard | Bienville | Bossier | Caddo | Calcasieu | Caldwell | Cameron | Catahoula | Claiborne | Concordia | De Soto | East Baton Rouge | East Carroll | East Feliciana | Evangeline | Franklin | Grant | Iberia | Iberville | Jackson | Jefferson | Jefferson Davis | La Salle | Lafayette | Lafourche | Lincoln | Livingston | Madison | Morehouse | Natchitoches | Orleans | Ouachita | Plaquemines | Pointe Coupee | Rapides | Red River | Richland | Sabine | St. Bernard | St. Charles | St. Helena | St. James | St. John the Baptist | St. Landry | St. Martin | St. Mary | St. Tammany | Tangipahoa | Tensas | Terrebonne | Union | Vermilion | Vernon | Washington | Webster | West Baton Rouge | West Carroll | West Feliciana | Winn A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... Alexandria metropolitan area, located in Central Louisiana, is composed of Grant and Rapides parishes. ... The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area, centered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is inhabited by nearly 1 million residents (700,000 people). ... Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodeaux is a metropolitan statistical area, synonynous with both Terrebonne and Assumption Parishes, located in southeast Louisiana. ... Lafayette metropolitan area, located in the Cajun Heartland region of Acadiana, is composed of Lafayette and St. ... Lake Charles metropolitan area, located in Acadiana, is composed of Calcasieu and Cameron parishes. ... Monroe metropolitan area, located in North Louisiana, is composed of Ouachita and Union parishes. ... The New Orleans Metropolitan Area, consisting of the Greater New Orleans region and three addtional parishes which share the perimeter of Lake Ponchartrain, is the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Louisiana, centered around the city of New Orleans. ... Shreveport-Bossier City is a metropolitan statistical area, composed of Bossier, Caddo and De Soto parishes, located in North Louisiana. ... List of Louisiana parishes The state of Louisiana is divided into parishes in the same way that the other states of the United States are divided into counties. ... Acadia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Allen Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Ascension Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Assumption Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Avoyelles Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Beauregard Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Bienville Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Bossier Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Caddo Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Calcasieu Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Caldwell Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Cameron Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Catahoula Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Claiborne Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Concordia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... De Soto Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... East Baton Rouge Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... East Carroll Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... East Feliciana Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Evangeline Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Franklin Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Grant Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Iberia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Iberville Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Jackson Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Jefferson Parish is a parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Jefferson Davis Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... La Salle Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Lafourche Parish is a parish located in the south of the state of Louisiana. ... Lincoln Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Livingston Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Madison Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Morehouse Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Natchitoches Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot Official website: http://www. ... Ouachita Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Plaquemines Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Pointe Coupee Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Rapides Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Red River Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Richland Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Sabine Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Location Location of St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... Tangipahoa Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Tensas Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Terrebonne Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Union Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Vermilion Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Vernon Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Washington Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Webster Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... West Baton Rouge Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... West Carroll Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... West Feliciana Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Winn Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Lafayette Parish Bar Association (195 words)
Lafayette Parish BAR Association Response to Hurricane Katrina
The Association is a professional membership organization whose mission is to serve the profession, its members and the community by promoting justice, professional excellence, respect for the rule of law and fellowship amongst attorneys and the court.
The Promulgator is a newsletter published six times per year by the Lafayette Parish Bar Association.
Lafayette Parish, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
Lafayette Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
The parish seat is Lafayette, and as of 2000, the population was 190,503.
In the parish the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older.
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