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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Laplace is a suburb of New Orleans with a population of 28,218. Laplace is in St. John the Baptist Parish. Living in Laplace offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Laplace and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$984
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Laplace 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
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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Laplace

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,589
National
$55,322
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Laplace Reviews

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I love the quietness and peacefulness of Laplace. The houses are beautiful and a lot cheaper than other suburbs of New Orleans. I have a lake in my backyard so living here is pretty cool. However, sometimes crossing the bridge to get here gets tiring. I did get used to it but it can take a while to get to your destination and sometimes if there is an accident or something of that sort, the traffic gets heavy. Also, the schools in the area are not good but I commute to a school outside my district. Overall, I've loved the stillness of Laplace and it makes it worth living here.
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I love living in LaPlace especially because my son has autism and his school Laplace Elementary is amazing. As are the other two public schools he attended previously. Everyone at the school goes the extra mile and I have relationships with his teachers as apposed to seeing them once we text and communicate. Another good thing about living in Laplace is that it isn’t in the city we are halfway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Our homes are not right on side of each other we have room for privacy and room for kids to play animals, pools, and so on. The median cost of a home is slightly less than in New Orleans and Metairie and we are close enough to the city that it is not inconvenient if you work their. Our crime rate is lower and we have a few great festivals and fairs every year.
Not many things you can do hear. The Andouille Festival is great though! If you like a big city with many stores, LaPlace isn't for you. The highway cuts through the city and has many housing areas around it, which separates parts of the city from each other. It is quite, but the roads are non stop.