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. 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

Households with Children

Self-Employed Workforce

Daytime Pop vs. Total Pop

Source:  ESRI (2019) 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
2018 Average Unemployment Rate
Vermilion = 1,276 OR 5.3%
Louisiana = 102,704 OR 4.9%
United States = 6,314,000 OR 3.9%
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission
2019 Households by Household Income
Number of Households = 22,998
Under $50,000 = 11,430 or 49.7%
$50,000-$75,000 = 4,301 or 18.7%
Over $75,000 = 7,267 or 31.6%
Source = ESRI
2019 Population by Single-Race Classification
Population = 60,825
White Alone = 48,052 or 79.0%
Black/African American Alone = 8,820 or 14.5%
O (Other) = 3,954 or 6.5%
Source = ESRI
United States
$ 1,065
Per Week
Average Weekly Wage
for All Industries
2017 Average
All establishment sizes
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages
Bureau of Labor Statsitics
Louisiana
$ 894
Per Week
Average Weekly Wage
for All Industries
2017 Average
All establishment sizes
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Lafayette MSA
$ 850
Per Week
Average Weekly Wage
for All Industries
2017 Average
All establishment sizes
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Vermilion Parish
$ 750
Per Week
Average Weekly Wage
for All Industries
2017 Average
All establishment sizes
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
McDonald’s – Food Service (2 Locations)
Kaplan Home Care – Healthcare (Rehabilitation)
Broussard Brothers, Inc. – Construction (Site Preparation Contractors)
Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital – Healthcare (General Medical & Surgical)
Vermilion Healthcare – Healthcare (Home Health)

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