As of 2010, the city's population was 23,893. It was named after the Marquis de Lafayette, a French military hero of the American Revolutionary War. Today Lafayette is known for its pastoral rolling hills, good schools, and wealthy inhabitants. In 2016, the median household income in Lafayette was over $140,000, more than twice the statewide average and about two and half times the national median.
The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 2.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lafayette jobs have increased by 1.4%.
Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette's cost of living is 187.9% higher than the U.S. average.
June, September, and August are the most pleasant months in Lafayette, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
Lafayette's population is 25,792 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 8.5%.
Lafayette public schools spend $9,216 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.6 students per teacher in Lafayette.
Average Commute time is 31.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes.
The median home cost in Lafayette is $1,576,600. Home appreciation in the last 10 years has been 3.7%.
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