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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*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lafayette

    Know the pollution level of Lafayette before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Lafayette: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 78.57 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 82.14 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 67.86 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.57 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 60.71 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 78.57 (High)
    • Attacks 82.14 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 71.43 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.71 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.86 (High)
  • Living in Lafayette - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Lafayette is 151.26 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 31.92 (Low)
    • Climate Index 96.4 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 39.8 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 88.57 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75.93 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.08 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.81 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lafayette

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lafayette

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.92 USD

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

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