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Lafayette, Colorado - Basic Facts

Lafayette is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lafayette.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Boulder County at latitude 39.9936 and longitude -105.0897. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,210 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lafayette (see map) encompass a land area of 9.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles.

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Lafayette, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 26,266
Population in Households 26,169
Population in Familes 20,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density1 2,776
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 10,378
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 6,678
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,956 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,423 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 333 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $300,479
Average Home Value $371,284


Median Household Income $65,691
Average Household Income $93,175
Per Capita Income $37,541
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.7% 1.86%
Households 1.77% 1.95%
Families 1.18% 1.84%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.21%
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, 2014 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 # 43 91st
Diversity Index2 # 145 69th
Median Household Income # 128 72nd
Per Capita Income # 103 78th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.