Lafayette Tourism

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Lafayette (formerly, La Fayette) is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. As of 2011, the city's population was estimated to be 24,285. It was named after the Marquis de Lafayette, a French military hero of the American Revolutionary War. Today Lafayette is known for its pastoral rolling hills and wealthy inhabitants. In 2009, estimated median household income in Lafayette was over $120,000, more than double the statewide average and nearly triple the national average.



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Facts and Stats for Lafayette*

  • Lafayette: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lafayette for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lafayette.

    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Lafayette - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 89.58 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 93.03 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 12 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.21 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Lafayette Travel Guides

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