Lafayette named 12th best city in the country for newlyweds, according to study


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)– Lafayette has been named the 12th best city in the country to live in for newlyweds, according to a study by

The study took data from more than 300 cities and compared them across five metrics:

  • Median household income
  • Median home value
  • Number of newlyweds
  • Cost of raising a child
  • Number of restaurants and dining options available

Here are those numbers for Lafayette:

  • Median household income: $61,367
  • Median home cost: $310,000
  • Percent of newlyweds: 20%
  • Affordability score: 60
  • Restaurants and dining: 281 restaurants (per 100,000 people) 

The top 10 cities for newlyweds spread across the Eastern/South-Eastern part of the United States. Those cities are:

  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. St. Louis, MO
  3. Orlando, FL
  4. Atlanta, GA
  5. Columbia, SC
  6. Baltimore, MD
  7. Little Rock, AR
  8. Savannah, GA
  9. Tyler, TX
  10. Irving, TX

For a full look at the study, you can go to

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