Lafayette Jobs

  • Territory Manager

    Two's Company - Lafayette, LA

    THE COMPANY: Two’s Company; a leader in the gift & decorative accessory wholesale industry is looking for a Territory Manager to join to our elite sales team to cover Central and...

    from Two's Company - 13 days ago
  • CDL A Driver - With No Recent Experience - Quick Retraining

    C.R. England - Lafayette, LA

    C.R. England is now hiring Truck Drivers that have their CDL A License but no recent experience. C.R. England offers a special training that will get you back on the road.

    from C.R. England - 12 hours ago
  • L&D Registered Nurse

    Medstaff Healthcare Solutions - Lafayette, LA

    MedStaff has an opportunity in Lafayette, LA for a L&D Travel Nurse. For over 21 years, MedStaff has been placing travel nurses and healthcare professionals across the USA,...

    from MedStaff Healthcare Solutions - 15 days ago
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Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette is a city on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Lafayette is the parish seat. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 110,257; a 2004 census estimate put the metro area's population at 246,160. 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. Lafayette has a strong tourism industry, attracted by the Cajun and Creole cultures of the surrounding region. It has one of the highest restaurant counts per capita of cities in the area.

Lafayette Careers

Among the most common occupations in Lafayette are Management, professional, and related occupations, 35%; Sales and office occupations, 26%; and Service occupations, 17%. Approximately 73 percent of workers in Lafayette, Louisiana work for companies, 12 percent work for the government and 8 percent are self-employed.

Lafayette Industries

The leading industries in Lafayette, Louisiana are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 21%; Retail trade, 13%; and Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services, 10%. Simply Hired's Lafayette job listings indicate that the following industries in Lafayette are hiring the most workers:

Lafayette Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Lafayette, Louisiana is $35,344, and the median income of households in Lafayette was $39,158.

Average Salaries in Lafayette, LA

Lafayette, LA


According to our Lafayette Trends data, the number of Lafayette, Louisiana jobs has decreased by 20% since October 2013.
Lafayette job trends

Lafayette Employment Statistics

Population of Lafayette
Total population 108,175
Male 47.91%
Female 52.09%
Median age 32.6
Lafayette Housing
Owner-occupied homes 57.7%
Median cost of a home $128,200
Median mortgage payment $744
Renter-occupied homes 42.3%
Vacant housing 10.9%
Median monthly rent $596
Average Income
Median for all workers $22,159
Median for all male full-time $41,680
Median for all female full-time $29,008
Household Income
Less than $10,000 13%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 14%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 13%
$50,000 to $74,999 18%
$75,000 to $99,999 9%
$100,000 to $149,999 7%
$150,000 to $199,999 3%
$200,000 or more 3%
Less than 9th grade 5%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7%
High school graduate 27%
Some college, no degree 22%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 24%
Graduate degree 11%
Marital Status
Never married 35%
Currently married 45%
Separated 2%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 12%
White 66%
Black or African American 31%
Asian 2%
Other 1%
Lafayette Commute
Carpool 8.7%
Public transportation 0.7%
Average travel time 21 minutes