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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Lafayette is a town in Oregon with a population of 3,992. Lafayette is in Yamhill County. Living in Lafayette offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Lafayette and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lafayette are above average.
About Lafayette...
Population
3,992

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$968
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Lafayette Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    21%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Lafayette

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,188
National
$55,322
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Lafayette Reviews

2 reviews
Good, safe neighborhood. Quiet and great for families with kids! A little off the beaten path, but worth it for the difference in home prices.
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I enjoy how the town is little. However no one checks the water meters monthly they just charge us what they want. There are loose dogs everywhere.