Young folks, what’s keeping y’all in Lafayette?

The Current Conversations

In our last survey, young people told us what about Lafayette needed changing. Roughly 98% of those who responded considered leaving Lafayette at some point, the majority noting jobs, culture and housing as core issues.

This closely mirrors the results of One Acadiana’s latest quality of life survey. Of recent college graduates, only 37% of respondents thought Lafayette was excellent or good for this segment of our population. 

While that’s up from 36% in last year’s survey, the number who rated Lafayette an excellent place to be dropped from 28% last year to 7% this year. 

Another data point to consider: Lafayette hasn’t grown very much by population in the last 10 years.

We heard what’s driving you out of Lafayette—now we want to know what’s keeping you here. What is Lafayette doing right?

Three youths who weigh-in will get a free tote bag!