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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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
Erath is a town in Louisiana with a population of 2,047. Erath is in Vermilion Parish. Living in Erath offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Erath and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Erath are highly rated.
About Erath...
Population
2,047

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$608
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    624.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    192
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,152.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    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
    27%
    13%

Working in Erath

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,688
National
$55,322
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Erath Reviews

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Small town with big pride! Erath schools are ranked #1 in Vermilion parish. All 3 schools are ranked a the top within the entire state of LA. The high school not only excels academically, the sports program also thrives.
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Erath is a very quaint little town. In times of need our community stands together and lends a hand to whoever needs. We don’t have much of a nightlife in Erath but I truly believe that is what makes this town so unique. Other than an occasional thief, violence is unheard of in our town. Fantastic schools, teachers and support staff are awesome. Once a year we celebrate the Fourth of July with week long fair and a parade and awesome fireworks display on the night of the fourth. Families greatly support anything our kids are involved in. I would not live in any other town. I love my little town.
Erath is a small town just south of Lafayette. Albeit having a population of 2,000, the people in this town have the heart of any large city. With parent sponsored events to raise money for every senior, the PTA in our town is enormous. After graduation, depending on how many events were worked, every student was awarded, at minimum, a $250 gift card and some form of prize. This did not stop here, however. An event was held, known as project graduation, where students could have safe, monitored fun instead of partying dangerously after graduation. The town has helped their students in so many ways, its hard to leave, but I know, that even though I may go to Mississippi for school, I will always be a bobcat.