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Lafayette Apartments

Lafayette, LA 108 Apartments for Rent

Lafayette Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 126,185
Population Density: 2,273.8 people/sq mile
Median Age: 36
Percentage of Family Households: 54%
Median Annual Income: $57,953 / year
Median Rent: $906 / month

What locals are saying

We're glad to hear you’re in the market for some super sweet lodgings. Situated in South-Central Louisiana on both sides of the Vermilion River, Lafayette is a popular living locale. So what are you waiting for? Hop on board with us!

First, though, here are some answers to the always-brilliant questions we know you’re too bashful to ask

Lafayette Demographics


How diverse is Lafayette?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Lafayette is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Lafayette are White (56.2%), Black Or African American (29.9%), Hispanic Or Latino (7.1%), Two Or More (3.8%), Asian (2.7%), Other (0.1%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Lafayette residents?

The median age in Lafayette is 36 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Lafayette?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Lafayette is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Lafayette are White (56.2%), Black Or African American (29.9%), Hispanic Or Latino (7.1%), Two Or More (3.8%), Asian (2.7%), Other (0.1%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Lafayette residents?

The median age in Lafayette is 36 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Lafayette Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Lafayette is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Lafayette is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Lafayette is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Lafayette


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Plantation Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
687 Students
5 Reviews
687
Students
5 Reviews
8 /10
Broadmoor Elementary School
Public
PK-4
Public
PK-4
649 Students
5 Reviews
649
Students
5 Reviews
8 /10
L.J. Alleman Middle School
Public
4-8
Public
4-8
1,099 Students
7 Reviews
1,099
Students
7 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
L.J. Alleman Middle School
Public
4-8
Public
4-8
1,099 Students
7 Reviews
1,099
Students
7 Reviews
8 /10
David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy
Public
6-12
Public
6-12
1,167 Students
6 Reviews
1,167
Students
6 Reviews
8 /10
Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
887 Students
4 Reviews
887
Students
4 Reviews

High Schools

10 /10
Early College Academy
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
249 Students
2 Reviews
249
Students
2 Reviews
8 /10
David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy
Public
6-12
Public
6-12
1,167 Students
6 Reviews
1,167
Students
6 Reviews
7 /10
Lafayette High School
Public
8-12
Public
8-12
2,172 Students
10 Reviews
2,172
Students
10 Reviews

What Renters Say about Lafayette


Apartment List has released the results for Lafayette from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
57%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
57%
Pet Friendliness
48%
Commute Time
45%
Safety and Crime Rate
43%
Social Life
41%
Weather
36%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
36%
Quality of Schools
33%
Affordability
31%
Public Transit
23%
Dating
19%
State and Local Taxes

What's Trending in Lafayette


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Average rent in Lafayette, Louisiana

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Lafayette is $1,019, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,175. Rent rates updated 6 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Lafayette, LA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Lafayette, LA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 108 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Lafayette. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Lafayette is $685 for a studio, $1,019 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,175 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Lafayette apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Lafayette, LA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Lafayette?

In Lafayette, the average rent is $685 for a studio, $1,019 for a 1-bedroom, $1,175 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,653 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Lafayette, check out our monthly Lafayette Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Lafayette?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Lafayette by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Lafayette?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Lafayette apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Lafayette?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Lafayette.

How can I find off-campus housing in Lafayette?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lafayette. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Baton Rouge Community College, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette.