Lafayette is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,462 people and just one neighborhood, Lafayette is the 408th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Lafayette are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
Lafayette is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lafayette is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lafayette who work in office and administrative support (17.32%), sales jobs (17.01%) and management occupations (10.80%).
Also of interest is that Lafayette has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.14% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Lafayette’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lafayette is worth considering.
In Lafayette, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.57 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Lafayette is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.