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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    B+
Lafayette is a suburb of Denver with a population of 27,440. Lafayette is in Boulder County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Lafayette offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lafayette there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lafayette and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lafayette are highly rated.
About Lafayette...
Population
27,440

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$343,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,283
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Lafayette 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
    120.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    82.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    224.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,097.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Lafayette

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,059
National
$55,322
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Lafayette Reviews

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I have recently moved to Lafayette in the last 2 years and like it so much more than I liked living in gunbarrel! It seems further from Boulder but the distance is the exact same and Boulder is very crowded. Lafayette has so much arorund it and it's so much easier to get to the mall, Denver, etc!
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I think Lafayette is a very nice city with a lot to do. There is a great downtown area, plenty of beautiful public parks and pools, and is in a fantastic location. I love living here with my family!
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!