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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Duson is a suburb of Lafayette with a population of 1,780. Duson is in Lafayette Parish. Living in Duson offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Duson and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Duson are above average.
About Duson...
Population
1,780

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$693
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Duson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    21%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%

Working in Duson

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,500
National
$55,322
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Duson Reviews

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Duson is the place to be if you want diversity, land and family-friends. Lafayette is not far from this little town if you enjoy lots of shopping, entertainment and food!
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Duson is a very small town not very pleasing to the eyes. It's colorless and dull and creepy. Most houses here are old and broken down. There is not much here as far as jobs. There is the Dollar Tree, a family owned grocery store, and City Hall as the biggest job holders. The school here is an elementary school and it does not seem very safe because the street it on is known for having many drug dealers roam it. Also, a couple months back someone was stabbed across the street from my house. However, the police force do the very best the can and have greatly reduced the amount of speeding in our town. There is only one place to eat here and it is not very appealing to the eyes. Also, the fruit at our grocery store is always rotted or about to rot the very next day. But, the is never any traffic and it's cheaper to buy a house here than the surrounding towns and cities.
I love the small town, very quiet people are friendly courteous. Great schools, commute shirt for traveling.