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  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Lafayette is a city in Louisiana with a population of 126,666. Lafayette is in Lafayette Parish and is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. Living in Lafayette offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lafayette there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lafayette and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lafayette are above average.

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About Lafayette...
Population
126,666

Home Listings

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$890
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    383.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    11.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    12.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    116.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    814.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,236.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    253.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

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