Lafayette, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lafayette, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Lafayette had a population of 27,752 as of July 1, 2016. Lafayette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lafayette is located at latitude 39.9953 and longitude -105.0996 in Boulder County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lafayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,210 feet.

The City of Lafayette (GNIS ID: 2411592) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lafayette is located within Lafayette-Louisville Division of Boulder County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lafayette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lafayette, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,752
Population in Households 27,653
Population in Familes 21,871
Population in Group Qrtrs 99
Population Density1 2,978
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 10,825
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 6,970
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,321 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,504 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 370 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $319,817
Average Home Value $361,470


Median Household Income $68,269
Average Household Income $98,715
Per Capita Income $39,457
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.05% 1.9%
Households 1.89% 1.82%
Families 1.49% 1.76%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lafayette, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 93rd
Population Density1 # 38 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 146 68th
Median Household Income # 121 74th
Per Capita Income # 93 80th

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