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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$310,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,260
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Lafayette Rankings

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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
    148
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    35
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    186
    500
  • Theft
    1,918
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    141
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,895
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Lafayette Reviews

58 reviews
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I have lived in Lafayette for my entire life, and the town has grown tremendously in positive ways over the past 17 years. There are many different elementary schools, one of which focuses on TAG students and another that focuses on teaching students to be bilingual. The middle school and high school are also very good schools. Main street (public road) is a very lovely center of town, and since the creation of Eats and Sweets and Festival Plaza, extremely family friendly. There are places for children, teens, and adults alike in the town, including parks, recreational facilities, and specialty coffee houses, and many new and local beer breweries. The town has a large Hispanic population, which everyone in the area embraces wholeheartedly. There is a very nice mix of chain and local businesses that give the town a unique atmosphere. Overall it is a very nice place to live!
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Moved to Lafayette about one and half years ago. It’s a great little town with cute shops, restaurant and emerging art life. Also lots of lovely little breweries. Very safe, good schools. Great life in Lafayette!
I love the atmosphere of Lafayette, CO. I wish this small town would have more community festivals to share and expand current and new businesses. Having the community get together makes this city a more beautiful home to not only myself but to everyone who lives here!