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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Lafayette Square is a neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri with a population of 6,751. Living in Lafayette Square offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lafayette Square there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lafayette Square and residents tend to be liberal.
About Lafayette Square...
Population
6,751

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,183
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$728
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    78.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    124.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,717.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    265.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,987
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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If you like culture, art and having a well crafted lifestyle - Lafayette Square is perfect place for you. Historic Homes, next to one of the few remaining Victorian parks, great neighborhood coffee shop/ restaurants/ and bars few minutes from downtown St. Louis.
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My neighborhood is beautiful and historic with a gorgeous park nearby that hosts concerts and outdoor movies during the summer. There are mature trees everywhere, many nearby restaurants and an active community of neighbors. We do get some crime, however; some neighbors have complained of their cars being broken into and we also have to worry about mail theft (packages) once in a while.
Nestled between several bustling neighborhoods, McKinley Heights has a great urban, St. Louis feel. It's very close to downtown, bikable to many nearby hotspots (CWE, Forest Park, Cherokee) and walkable to Soulard, Benton Park and Fox park. Transportation using the main highways is close. People are friendly are the community association is active.