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Pros

-Cost of living
-Possible future growth
-Winter climate

Cons

-Hot, humid summers
-Crime rates
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Lafayette Metro Area


Lafayette is a small city in south-central Louisiana, and like many small Southern cities, it has a modest downtown area with patches of decline and renewal, and a fair amount of sprawl along major arteries. Oil and gas are the main industries, but the University of Louisiana has a 17,000 student campus in town and adds some vitality. The heart of Cajun country, Lafayette is a center for the flavors, sounds, and history of that colorful culture.


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Quick Facts About Lafayette


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 6.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Lafayette jobs have Decreased by 3.13 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette's cost of living is 6.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Lafayette's population is 127,657 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 35.17 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Lafayette is $164,558. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 21.44%.
    SCHOOLS
    Lafayette public schools spend $10,343 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Lafayette.

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  2/20/2016
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Great Culture, Great Food

Best food in the world, very friendly. Lots of festivals. It is small town when it comes to concerts and things to do. For entertainment everyone usually goes to... (Read More)

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