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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
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Lafayette is a neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia with a population of 11,267. Living in Lafayette offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lafayette there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lafayette and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lafayette are above average.
About Lafayette...
Population
11,267

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,609
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,030
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Lafayette Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods 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
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,246
National
$55,322
Families with Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Lafayette Reviews

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I would say that the area I live in is not the best but it's not the worse either. Crime occurs rather frequently in the city but not so much in my particular area. The only downside to my area is that sometimes people play loud music but it's not everyday. In the future, I do not see myself living in the same area that I do now because I would like to live in a better area.
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In my particular area, crime doesn't happen very often. It's the surrounding areas where crime tends to happen almost everyday.
Most of the houses that are in my area where here for decades. The house that I live in now for instance, has been here since 1978. There are a few vacant houses but not many. There are also some newly built houses as well.