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.

To the right, download a Vermilion Parish demographics report. Vermilion Parish is also part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Acadiana Combined Statistical Area (CSA). Reports for both of these geographies are provided, also.

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. Our municipality-specific data can be found on the Cities & Towns page.

16+ Employed in Labor Force

Per Capita Income vs. State

Own their own homes

Blue-Collar Employees

Self-Employed Workforce

Daytime Pop vs. Total Pop

Source:  ESRI (2020) estimates except for per capita income & self-employment statistics which are available via the Bureau of Economic Analysis (2019)

Unemployed / 10K Pop

Vermilion Parish
Louisiana
United States

Income Distribution

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

Race Distribution

Caucasian
Black
O
2020 Average Unemployment Rate
Vermilion = 1,181 OR 7.4%
Louisiana = 98,573 OR 8.3%
United States = 12,947,000 OR 8.1%
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission
2021 Households by Household Income
Number of Households = 22,276
Under $50,000 = 10,358 or 46.5%
$50,000-$75,000 = 4,277 or 19.2%
Over $75,000 = 7,685 or 34.5%
Source = ESRI
2021 Population by Single-Race Classification
Population = 58,655
White Alone = 46,689 or 79.6%
Black/African American Alone = 8,270 or 14.1%
O (Other) = 3,695 or 6.3%
Source = ESRI
United States
$ 1,231
Per Week

Average Weekly Wage for All Industries; All establishment sizes; All Ownership Types
2020 Average;
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Louisiana
$ 999
Per Week

Average Weekly Wage for All Industries; All establishment sizes; All Ownership Types
2020 Average;
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Lafayette MSA
$ 923
Per Week

Average Weekly Wage for All Industries; All establishment sizes; All Ownership Types
2020 Average; Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Vermilion Parish
$ 812
Per Week

Average Weekly Wage for All Industries; All establishment sizes; All Ownership Types
2020 Average; Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages,
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Top Employers*

Vermilion Parish School Board – Education
Abbeville General Hospital – Healthcare (General Medical & Surgical)
Walmart Supercenter – Retail (General Merchandise)
Omega Protein – Oil Refining (Fish Processing)
Acadian Contractors – Heavy Construction
Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office – Law Enforcement
EcoServ – Industrial Services (Biotech R&D & Cleaning)
Maison Du Monde – Healthcare (Nursing Care)
Pelican Pointe Healthcare – Healthcare (Rehabilitation)
Lowe’s Home Improvement – Retail
Miller Management/McDonald’s – Food Service (2 Locations)
Kaplan Home Care – Healthcare (Home Health)
Broussard Brothers, Inc. – Construction (Site Preparation Contractors)
Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital – Healthcare (General Medical & Surgical)
Vermilion Healthcare – Healthcare (Rehabilitation)

*Companies with 100+ employees; Source: ReferenceUSA.gov