Total Population: 33,254

Total Caucasian Population: 52.2%

Total African American Population: 40.2%

Total Other Population: 2.8%

Total Population 18 and Over: 79.2%

Total Population 65 and Over: 20.2%

Courthouse: Lafayette

Median Household Income: $42,289

Per Capita Income: $22,729

High School Graduate: 81.6%

Bachelor Degree or Higher: 13.3%

Recent Verdicts

Employment – September 14, 2006 Phillips v. LaFargeBuilding Materials, et al. Plaintiff sued employers after being terminated for seeking temporary accommodation for post traumatic stress disorder incurred in motor vehicle accident. VERDICT — $2,200,000 for Plaintiff.

Fraud – March 1, 2006 Presley v. Eason, et al. Plaintiff nightclub owner sued broker and insurer after finding out two insurance policies had been cancelled without notice after filed claims under the policies following a shooting at his club. VERDICT — $1,600,000 for Plaintiff against broker; insurer granted summary judgment.