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A+ Lafayette Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lafayette Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Colorado
11414% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lafayette cost of living
B- Lafayette Crime Total crime is 13% lower than Colorado
Total crime
2,6853% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 383% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
27%Year over year crime is up
Lafayette crime
B- Lafayette Employment Household income is 17% higher than Colorado
Median household income
$72,89532% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$39,22031% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%22% lower than the US average
Lafayette employment
D+ Lafayette Housing Home value is 17% higher than Colorado
Median home value
$310,40068% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,26033% higher than the US average
Home ownership
71%11% higher than the US average
Lafayette real estate or Lafayette rentals
D- Lafayette Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
92%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
40%19% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:15% lower than the US average
Lafayette K-12 schools

Living in Lafayette, CO

Lafayette, Colorado is a moderately-sized city with a population of 27,053 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 87% of Lafayette residents are White, 5% Asian and 0% Black. Lafayette is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 55% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Lafayette, Colorado could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Lafayette and in the areas around Lafayette is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 70/100, Lafayette is ranked #10,393 in the United States and #104 in Colorado. For each of the livability categories, we see that Lafayette ranks very well for amenities (A+) and employment (B-). On a less positive note, Lafayette does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F) and education (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lafayette, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Lafayette. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Lafayette are affordable. Median real estate prices in Lafayette come in at $310,400, which is 17.3% higher than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lafayette, the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 2.4% higher than the Colorado average. Real estate appreciation rates in Lafayette are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Lafayette homes comes in at 8.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 11.3%.

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Compare Lafayette, CO Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lafayette, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Palo Park, Boulder778.52,365
Crossroads, Boulder778.47,095
East Boulder, Boulder776.93,257
Gunbarrel, Boulder757.27,722
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
South Boulder, Boulder748.216,230
North Boulder, Boulder7110.411,930
Southeast Boulder, Boulder706.620,905
Colorado University, Boulder698.59,791

Best Cities Near Lafayette, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glendale CDP, CO862278
Meridian, CO8534.33,327
Superior, CO835.412,928
Seven Hills, CO8312.598
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pine Brook Hill, CO8211.41,091
Louisville, CO792.919,972
Leyner, CO793.927
Crisman, CO7814.8402
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Lafayette - A Beautiful & Exciting Town

Lafayette is a beautiful town in Colorado, northeast of Superior. When you get up towards the Rocky Mountains there are truly some of the most breath-taking towns and the sunsets are worth more than a thousand words. Lafayette is one of the best places I have ever lived. The population in Lafayette comes at about 130,000 people, however, when in town you feel more as if you’re in a smaller town rather than a large city.

There are many things to do while in Lafayette. Festivals and parades happen frequently and brings everyone together on top of helping promote local and small businesses. Plus, there is a variety of different lakes available to go swimming, fishing, and take small boats out on or jet skis. For those who want to enjoy the scenes in town there are outdoor shopping centers, tons of small family owned businesses and restaurants. And for those who have children there is the WOW! Museum, good schools, a wildlife habitat, trails to walk, skate parks, recreation centers and more.
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Source: The Lafayette, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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