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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    C+
Lafayette County is located in Missouri with a population of 32,655. Living in Lafayette County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lafayette County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lafayette County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$648
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Lafayette County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    136
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    244
    500
  • Theft
    936
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Lafayette County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,557
National
$55,322

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