B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$667
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    753
    525
  • Theft
    1,255
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,342
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

    Berwick Reviews

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    I love Lafayette. There is always something to do. The people are very friendly. University of Louisiana Lafayette is the best college around. The professors are very helpful and really care about you.
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