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Time Zone: Lafayette Parish lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Lafayette Parish was founded in 1823 and was created by taking area from Saint MartinParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lafayette had a population of 210,954 people. This is an increase of 10.74% since the last Census (which gave a population of 190,503 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lafayette represented 4.26% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 6th most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010221,578+16.31%+5.04% since 2009
2009210,954+10.74%+1.59% since 2008
2008207,659+9.01%+1.2% since 2007
2000190,503The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lafayette Parish Census Page for Lafayette Parish.


Below are some of the communities located in Lafayette Parish (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lafayette Parish):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lafayette   114,915110,2574.22% increase  
Scott   9,1747,87016.57% increase  
Broussard   7,9835,87435.9% increase  
Youngsville   7,2503,99281.6% increase  
Carencro   6,8046,12011.18% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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