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Lafayette, Louisiana

Ville de Lafayette, Louisiane
City of Lafayette
Hub City
Frae upper left: Statue in front o ceety centre fire station, aik-lined street in the university destrict, Lafayette ceety centre, Cajundome, an University of Louisiana at Lafayette quad.
Nickname(s): 
The Hub City
Motto(s): 
The Heart of Cajun Country
Lafayette, Louisiana is locatit in Louisiana
Lafayette, Louisiana
Location o Lafayette in Louisiana
Coordinates: 30°13′N 92°2′W / 30.217°N 92.033°W / 30.217; -92.033Coordinates: 30°13′N 92°2′W / 30.217°N 92.033°W / 30.217; -92.033
Kintra Unitit States
State Louisiana
PairishLafayette
Foondit1821 as Vermilionville
Renamed1884 as Lafayette
Foondit biJean Mouton
Named forGeneral Gilbert du Motier, Marquis De Lafayette
Govrenment
 • TeepConsolidatit Ceety-Pairish
 • Ceety-Pairish PresesJoel Robideaux (Republican)
Area
 • City Total139.63 km2 (53.91 sq mi)
 • Land139.37 km2 (53.81 sq mi)
 • Water0.26 km2 (0.10 sq mi)  auto%
 • Metro
13,600 km2 (5,252 sq mi)
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 • City Total120,623
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
127,626
 • RankUS: 214t
 • Density915.74/km2 (2,371.75/sq mi)
 • Urban
252,720 (US: 148t)
 • Metro
490,488 (US: 108t)
 • CSA
627,146 (US: 77t)
Demonym(s)Lafayettiens
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
70501–9, 70593, 70596, 70598
Aurie code(s)337
FIPS code22-40735
Wabsteidwww.lafayettela.gov

Lafayette (/ˌlæfiˈjɛt/; French: [lafajɛt]) is a ceety locatit alang the Vermilion River in soothwastren Louisiana.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Census.gov. Retrieved June 9, 2017.