La Lucia is an affluent, predominately white suburb of Durban, in the KwaZulu-Natalprovince of South Africa. La Lucia is located to the north of the city of Durban and borders Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal to the north. It was named after Lucia Michel. She and her husband Albert Michel founded the sugar canefarm La Lucia. It is best known for it's large, elite private primary and secondary school Crawford College, La Lucia established in 1999. La Lucia has experienced explosive population growth between the 2001 and 2011 census. The population rose 121% between from 2,899 to 6,414. Black Africans, Indians and Asians, who were previously confined to neighbouring townships, saw an especially large increase in numbers.