Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

parish in Louisiana, United States

Lafayette Parish (French: Paroisse de Lafayette) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2020 census, the population was 241,753.[1] The parish seat is Lafayette.[2] The parish was founded in 1823.[3] It was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette.


  1. "QuickFacts: Lafayette Parish, Louisiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "History". Lafayette County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved September 4, 2014.