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Lafayette
  • City in Louisiana

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  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 B+

editorial

Lafayette is a city in Louisiana with a population of 121,706. 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
121,706

Home Listings

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$234,900
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,022
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Lafayette Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    363.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    18.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    82.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    655.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,371.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    360.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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