Lafayette 78 Exceptional
Lafayette Livability #40 ranked city in Colorado#5,326 ranked city in the USARanks better than 81% of areas
A+ Lafayette Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lafayette Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Colorado
11414% more expensive than the US average
11010% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lafayette cost of living
B- Lafayette Crime Total crime is 9% lower than Colorado
Total crime
2,6908% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 388% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
1%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
A+ Lafayette User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Lafayette
Overall user rating
93% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
100% 1 total surveys
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      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%.

      Lafayette transportation information

      Average one way commute24min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.2%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.4%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.9%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.3%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home9.7%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Lafayette, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).