You’ve probably heard somebody say that Lafayette has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the country.
Or at least I’ve heard that on multiple occasions. But I’m also a food writer and enthusiast, so that might be why.
I’ve always wondered where the claims come from and if there is a way to use data to confirm the rumor or set the record straight.
So that’s exactly what I decided to do.
For the record, neither our city nor our parish ranked No. 1 in the state.
But I was pleased by some of the other things I learned from the rankings. For instance, Lafayette ranks ahead of New Orleans for restaurants per capita.
Check back with theadvertiser.com Thursday for the full scoop on what I learned during this project and how our foodie paradise measures up.Where the top most populous cities in Louisiana rank
Out of the 10 largest cities in Louisiana, Lafayette ranks No. 4 for restaurants per capita. There are more than three restaurants for every 1,000 residents in Lafayette. Here’s where how the cities ranked.
Source: The Daily Advertiser analysis