Lafayette, Louisiana metropolitan area
|Nickname(s): Hub City|
|Elevation||11 m (36 ft)|
|Named for Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette|
The Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in the south central Acadiana region of Louisiana that covers two parishes - Lafayette and St. Martin. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 273,738 (though a July 1, 2011 estimate placed the population at 277,307). It is also part of the larger Lafayette-Acadiana Combined Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 554,517 in 2011.
- Arnaudville (partial)
- Breaux Bridge
- Coteau Holmes (unincorporated)
- Duson (partial)
- Lafayette (Principal city)
- Milton (unincorporated)
- Morgan City (partial)
- St. Martinville
As of the census of 2010, there were 273,738, 89,536 households, and 61,826 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 71.86% White, 25.46% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $33,610, and the median income for a family was $40,737. Males had a median income of $33,565 versus $20,558 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $16,495.
The area of Lafayette is politically conservative, however, it does not always vote Republican in elections.
The economy in the Lafayette area is mostly made up of healthcare and associated services, tourism, oil-related business, car sales, and the restaurant industry.
See also 
- Louisiana census statistical areas
- List of cities, towns, and villages in Louisiana
- List of census-designated places in Louisiana
- "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (CBSA-EST2011-01)" (CSV). 2011 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
- "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (CBSA-EST2011-02)" (CSV). 2011 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.