Lafayette–Opelousas–Morgan City CSA

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Map of Louisiana highlighting the Lafayette–Acadiana combined statistical area

The Lafayette–Opelousas–Morgan City combined statistical area is made up of six parishes in the Acadiana region of southern Louisiana. The statistical area consists of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and four micropolitan statistical areas (μSAs) – Abbeville, Crowley, New Iberia, and Opelousas–Eunice. As of the 2010 census, the CSA had a population of 550,134 (though a 2013 estimate placed the population at 616,113).[1]

The CSA is home to a large Cajun population and is also known as the "Cajun heartland".[citation needed]


Components of the Lafayette–Acadiana combined statistical area
  Lafayette metropolitan statistical area
  Crowley micropolitan statistical area
  New Iberia micropolitan statistical area
  Opelousas–Eunice micropolitan statistical area
  Abbeville micropolitan statistical area


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As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 550,134 people, 188,219 households, and 134,322 families residing within the CSA. The racial makeup of the CSA was 70.42% White, 27.07% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population. Of the total population over the age of 5, 83.4% (419,800) spoke English and 12.7% (64,001) spoke French (including Cajun French and Louisiana Creole French).[3]

The median income for a household in the CSA was $29,577, and the median income for a family was $35,717. Males had a median income of $31,564 versus $18,942 for females. The per capita income for the CSA was $14,467.

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