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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Lafayette Park is a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan with a population of 6,031. Lafayette Park is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Lafayette Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lafayette Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lafayette Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Lafayette Park...
Population
6,031

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,734
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$794
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%
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Lafayette Park Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    205.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    130.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    186.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,071.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,045
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,541
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Lafayette Park Reviews

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There are a few stores located down the street from my home. There is a variety to choose from as well.
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The houses are beautiful and the areas is safe.
There are a lot of retail jobs that people have.