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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Lafourche Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 98,112. In Lafourche Parish, most residents own their homes. In Lafourche Parish there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Lafourche Parish and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lafourche Parish are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$764
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    258.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    6
    6.1
  • Rape
    18
    40.7
  • Robbery
    84.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    534.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,811.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Lafourche Parish

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,705
National
$55,322

Lafourche Parish Reviews

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I live in Houma, LA. The economy is booming here. New apartments, and houses are going up everywhere to keep up with the demands of the influx of people.
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There are many different kinds of people, most people are very friendly.
This area is mostly oilfield related. I am a music education major and I will make more money in a different parish than Terrebonne.