Facts & Figures

Vermilion Parish is home to highly-productive, self-motivated people. It is steeped in culture and rich in self-made men and women. Our population has some interesting demographics that don’t always correspond with what you may think you know about Cajun people…in fact, we like that we have a few surprises up our sleeve.

Here are a series of facts and figures that highlight our uniqueness. However, for an in-depth review, feel free to download one of our pre-assembled reports to the right or request customized statistics via our Business Resources form.

16+ Employed in Labor Force

Per Capita Income vs. State

Own their own homes

Households with Children

Self-Employed Workforce

Daytime Pop vs. Total Pop

Source:  ESRI (2018) estimates except for per capita income & self-employment statistics which are available via the Bureau of Economic Analysis (2017)

Unemployed / 10K Pop

Vermilion Parish
Louisiana
United States

Income Distribution

Under $50K
$50k to $75K
$75K+

Race Distribution

Caucasian
Black
O
2016 Average Unemployment Rate
Vermilion =7.7%
Louisiana = 6.1%
United States = 4.9%
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission
2018 Households by Household Income
Number of Households = 23,180
Under $50,000 = 12,355 or 53.3%
$50,000-$75,000 = 4,219 or 18.2%
Over $75,000 = 6,606 or 28.5%
Source = ESRI
2018 Population by Single-Race Classification
Population = 61,522
White Alone = 47,926 or 77.9%
Black/African American Alone = 8,921 or 14.5%
O (Other) = 4,676 or 7.6%
Source = ESRI
United States
$ 1,031
Per Week
Average Weekly Wage
for All Industries
2016 Average
All establishment sizes
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages
Bureau of Labor Statsitics
Louisiana
$ 877
Per Week
Average Weekly Wage
for All Industries
2016 Average
All establishment sizes
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages
Bureau of Labor Statsitics
Lafayette MSA
$ 844
Per Week
Average Weekly Wage
for All Industries
2016 Average
All establishment sizes
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages
Bureau of Labor Statsitics
Vermilion Parish
$ 735
Per Week
Average Weekly Wage
for All Industries
2016 Average
All establishment sizes
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages
Bureau of Labor Statsitics