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Lafayette, Louisiana, 70508
1 BedroomUp to $525
2 BedroomsUp to $599
3 BedroomsUp to $799
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70810
1 Bedroom$1,050 - $1,080
2 Bedrooms$1,115 - $1,280
New Iberia, Louisiana, 70560
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70810
Studio/1 Bedroom$867 - $1,110
2 Bedrooms$1,205 - $1,377
3 Bedrooms$1,492 - $1,592
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 13.7% 15.6% -1.9% $10,000 to $14,999 8.3% 8.6% -0.3% $15,000 to $19,999 7.0% 7.6% -0.6% $20,000 to $24,999 6.5% 7.4% -0.9% $25,000 to $29,999 7.0% 7.0% +0.0% $30,000 to $34,999 6.3% 6.5% -0.2% $35,000 to $39,999 5.6% 5.9% -0.3% $40,000 to $44,999 5.1% 5.3% -0.2% $45,000 to $49,999 4.3% 4.5% -0.2% $50,000 to $59,999 8.2% 7.9% +0.3% $60,000 to $74,999 8.6% 8.6% +0.0% $75,000 to $99,999 8.7% 7.6% +1.1% $100,000 to $124,999 4.4% 3.4% +1.0% $125,000 to $149,999 2.2% 1.4% +0.8% $150,000 to $199,999 1.8% 1.2% +0.6% $200,000 or more 2.4% 1.4% +1.0%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 6.5% 7.1% -0.6% 10.0% to 14.9% 13.9% 11.5% +2.4% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.8% 12.5% +2.3% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.7% 10.8% +1.9% 25.0% to 29.9% 8.6% 8.6% +0.0% 30.0% to 34.9% 6.3% 6.2% +0.1% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.0% 4.6% +0.4% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.2% 6.5% -0.3% 50.0% or more 18.0% 18.7% -0.7% Not computed 8.1% 13.4% -5.3%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 21.8% 14.8% +7.0% 25 to 34 years 29.5% 26.8% +2.7% 35 to 44 years 20.1% 22.4% -2.3% 45 to 54 years 13.8% 15.6% -1.8% 55 to 64 years 6.1% 8.3% -2.2% 65 to 74 years 4.3% 6.0% -1.7% 75 to 84 years 3.0% 4.4% -1.4% 85 years and over 1.2% 1.7% -0.5%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 46.7% 35.7% +11.0% 30 to 44 minutes 15.8% 22.5% -6.7% 45 to 59 minutes 6.2% 12.1% -5.9% 60 or more minutes 31.2% 29.7% +1.5%
Source: 2000 Census
Welcome Home to Lafayette
First, a little intro music: La la la la Lafayette! Like it? On second thought, don’t answer that. Welcome to Lafayette, a pretty city hopping, hooting, and hollering on the Vermilion River in the state of Louisiana. This is Cajun country, folks, so you’ve got Cajun and Creole culture and, ready for the yum? Cajun food. Yummmmm.
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Culture, arts, sports, nightlife, special events, festivals, you name it. You will certainly find it all in Lafayette. “Joie de Vivre” seems to come naturally to folks here; these people sure do know how to enjoy life. For your arts fix, check out places like the Acadiana Symphony and Conservatory of Music, the Lafayette Ballet Theatre, and the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana. Nature lovers will revel in the natural spaces and places by hiking, biking, canoeing, or taking a swamp tour. Prepare to enjoy some hardcore nightlife here, people. The downtown is a hip-happening place, and you will have fun. You will. That’s an order! You’ve got dance clubs, restaurants, bars, cafes, and tons of live music venues to explore, so you really can’t complain that you have “nothing to do.” Sorry, inner-teenager. That’s not gonna fly here. If you have kiddies in your gaggle, there is plenty to keep the little buggers busy. Amongst the many things you can do is take them to the Children’s Museum of Acadiana, the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium, the Zoo of Acadiana, feed the birds at Girard Park, or, if they’ve been good, treat ‘em to a little sweet treat at Borden’s Ice Cream. There is no reason for boredom. It just can’t happen here.
The food in the city is an experience. The city was named “Best Food Town in the USA” by Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road Rally. This is serious, people. Move to a new awesome apartment and then prepare to eat in bliss. From crawfish, shrimp, and crab cakes to sausage gumbo, grits, and stuffed grilled cheese (can you say “heavenly”?) this place will satisfy any good foodie’s craving for delicious fare. And once you’re done stuffing your face with that delicious grub? Go dance it off. This is Lafayette. Enjoy!
Mark Your Calendar
Special events are going on all the time. The calendar is fully loaded with plenty of awesome things to do. Enjoy things like the Sunday Fais-do-do at Vermillionville, Downtown Alive!, the Annual Festival of Christmas, and the Sugar Jam. Keep an eye on the Colossus Calendar for all the details. You are suddenly extremely busy!
Explore and Enjoy
Lafayette is bursting with rich culture, an interesting history, and of course, amazing apartments. The Acadian Village is an awesome place to take a little trek back in time and see what life was like during the 19th century in Southwest Louisiana. You’ll see historic homes on the very dramatic (and mysterious) bayou. You can also explore the interior of each historic building and see antique furniture as the places are decked out to look as they might have all those years ago. You can also explore the beautiful grounds. They host private functions too like weddings and corporate events, so you may even decide to throw your next big bash here.
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Does Lafayette have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Lafayette's Acadiana Center for the Arts is a sophisticated 7,200 square foot exhibition hall featuring large-scale cutting-edge exhibits from around the nation, as well as local and regional artists. Home to Louisiana's first democratic governor, Alexandre Mounton, the (appropriately named) Alexandre Mounton House Museum is an antebellum town house with a grand collection of antiques, historical documents, and old Mardi Gras costumes. Also in town, the Lafayette Science Museum features a planetarium, rotating educational exhibits, and children's programs.
How is the school system in Lafayette?
The school system in Lafayette consists of 22 elementary schools, 18 middle schools, and 12 high schools. Numerous Lafayette schools scored very highly on Greatschools.com's scale for their distinguished test scores. The highest-ranking schools in the district include L.J. Alleman Middle School, Paul Breaux Middle School, Broadmoor Elementary, Milton Elementary, and Woodvale Elementary. These schools are universally recognized for their principal leadership, teacher quality, extra curricular activities, parent involvement, safety, and discipline. Many renowned private schools also reside within the community.
Are there big sporting events that people in Lafayette enjoy attending?
Lafayette is home to Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns, the athletic teams of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as well as several semi-professional sports teams. The Louisiana Hurricanes, a semi-pro football team that plays at STM Stadium, are based in Lafayette, as are the IceGators of the Southern Professional Hockey League. As of 2009, Lafayette is home to the Lafayette Wildcatters of the Southern Indoor Football League. In addition, Lafayette's proximity to both New Orleans and Baton Rouge means that there's almost always a game going on.
how far is lafayette from new iberia
Lafayette is about 20 miles away from New Iberia -- about a half hour drive.