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Parish Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Lafayette Parish are Broussard, Capitan, Carencro, Duson, Elks, Gloria, Judice, Lafayette, Larabee, Long Bridge, Milton, Mouton, Ossun, Pilette, Pont Des Mouton, Ridge, River Ranch, Sadou, Scott, Stekey, Vatican, Walroy, Youngsville

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Lafayette Parish (French: Paroisse de Lafayette) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 221,578. The parish seat is Lafayette. The parish was founded in 1823. Since 1992, Lafayette City and Lafayette Parish have operated as a consolidated government. It was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French general who took part in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and financially aided it.Lafayette Parish is part of the Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area and Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City, LA Combined Statistical Area.