16.6% Poverty Rate in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Poverty Rate in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

How does the Poverty Rate in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana compare to other counties in Louisiana?

Louisiana County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

16.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana who were born citizens of the United States is 16.5%.

20.3%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 20.3%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 223,233 residents of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana who were born citizens of the United States, 36,782 (16.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1,979 (20.3%) of 9,742 residents of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

The Poverty Rate in Lafayette Parish is 16.6%.
Lafayette Parish is in Louisiana.
Louisiana Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Carencro 17.5%

8,336

Lafayette 19.1%

122,069

Milton 7.6%

2,460

Ossun 41.8%

1,611

Scott 7.7%

8,784

Youngsville 6.7%

11,950

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2018 Louisiana Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Louisiana in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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