Lafayette Jobs

  • Navy Diver

    U.S. Navy - Lafayette, LA

    Navy Divers perform a variety of salvage diving operations and special diving duties worldwide, whether performing construction and demolition projects, executing search and...

    from U.S. Navy - 2 days ago
  • Truck Driver - Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Solo Over the Road

    Schneider - Lafayette, LA

    Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Pick Your Freight-10000000GA This Owner-Operator truck driver position features the Percentage of Revenue program which provides you the opportunity...

    from Schneider - 1 day ago
  • New! Lease to Own Opportunity for CDL A Truck Drivers!

    US Xpress - Lafayette, LA

    New! Lease to Own Opportunity for CDL A Truck Drivers! Option to own a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia in 3 years. No Credit Check, No Money Down. Experience the freedom of being...

    from US Xpress - 18 hours 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 not changed since April 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