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Lafayette is a city on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. [1] [2] Lafayette is the parish seat. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 110,257; a 2006 census estimate put the metro area's population at 254,432, while in the same year, a census estimate put the city's population at 114,214. It is the fourth largest incorporated city in the state. It is the principal city of the Lafayette-Acadiana, LA Combined Statistical Area, which, in 2006, had an estimated total population of 537,947.
The city was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by a French-speaking Acadian named Jean Mouton. In 1884, it was renamed for the Marquis de Lafayette, who assisted the United States during its Revolutionary War. The city's economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industry became dominant.

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Total Population: 110,261
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $35,996
Median Home Value: $103,700
State sales tax: 4.0%
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06/14/09

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normasloan (researched this town Within the last 5 years and is considering moving here):

"Love the food!"

I have stayed in Abbeyville and went shopping in Lafayette. Also went to museum and to hear music.

People are laid-back. Price reasonable.

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