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Lafayette, Louisiana
Ville de Lafayette, Louisiane
Ceety
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: The Heart of Cajun Country
Lafayette, Louisiana is located 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
Pairish Lafayette
Foondit 1821 as Vermilionville
Renamed 1884 as Lafayette
Foondit bi Jean Mouton
Named for General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis De Lafayette
Govrenment
 • Teep Consolidatit Ceety-Pairish
 • Ceety-Pairish Preses Joel Robideaux (Republican)
Aurie[1]
 • City Total 53.91 sq mi (139.63 km2)
 • Laund 53.81 sq mi (139.37 km2)
 • Watter 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)  auto%
 • Metro 5,252 sq mi (13,600 km2)
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City Total 120,623
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 127,626
 • Rank US: 214t
 • Density 2,371.75/sq mi (915.74/km2)
 • Urban 252,720 (US: 148t)
 • Metro 490,488 (US: 108t)
 • CSA 627,146 (US: 77t)
Demonym(s) Lafayettiens
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 70501–9, 70593, 70596, 70598
Aurie code(s) 337
FIPS code 22-40735
Wabsteid www.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 Juin 9, 2017.