Lafayette

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Overview for Lafayette, CA

40,839 people live in Lafayette, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $90,310.86. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

40,839

Total Population

46 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$90,310.86

Average individual Income

Welcome to Lafayette

A classic Bay Area community with a vibrant downtown and beautiful scenic hiking trails.
 
Lafayette is a city in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. The community is in Contra Costa County and is a perfect place to discover the East Bay's rich cultural scene and scenic beauty. Many thriving communities are close to Lafayette, including Orinda, Berkeley, Danville, and Walnut Creek. Lafayette has colorful shops and colorful history. It is also a place of natural beauty and diverse wildlife; and is home to a number of small local wineries, gardens, parks, eateries, boutiques, and other walkable shops.
 

What to Love

  • The beautiful, clean natural environment
  • Outdoor lifestyle and activities
  • Lively downtown with restaurants and shops
  • Small-town feel close to other thriving communities
  • BART station

Local Lifestyle

Lafayette is a growing city and offers a lot to its residents. Located in the beautiful Central Coast region of California, Lafayette is a great place to call home. It is known for its picturesque setting and mild year-round climate, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re looking for a small-town feel but with all the amenities of a larger city, you’ll love calling Lafayette home.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Postino Restaurant is an Italian fine dining eatery with beautiful brick walls, intimate dining spaces, outdoor seating, and fireplaces. Reve Bistro is an upscale French dining option with chic décor and exposed brick that serves bistro classics and fine wine. The Hideout Kitchen is a charming eatery with indoor and outdoor dining that serves California comfort cuisine. 
 
Diablo Foods is a popular specialty grocery store owned by a local family for generations selling fresh produce, meats, and prepared meals. Hollie’s Homegrown started as a small organic farm that offered culinary and medicinal herbs and grew into an artisanal retail space with one-of-a-kind items and local vendors. Some other well-known stores and shops include Luck Lafayette, Bel and Bunna’s Books, and Amphora Nueva, which sells fresh olive oils and vinegar.
 

Things to Do

Lafayette Reservoir is a favorite of the community with many outdoor activities, such as hiking and walking trails, fishing, boating, canoeing, and more. The reservoir also has launch docks and a bait shop. The Lafayette Community Center has group classes, special events, and a native plant garden with beautiful annuals and perennials. 
 
The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is an annual event that features vendors, local food and drink, and live music from four concert stages. The community has a weekly Farmers Market with local vendors and fresh produce from May through August.
 

Schools

The Lafayette School district is a public education system that provides a comprehensive academic curriculum for kindergarten through middle school students. The district strives to create problem-solving students prepared to become responsible community members. Lafayette also has many high-quality private schools for K-12 students.
 

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Demographics and Employment Data for Lafayette, CA

Lafayette has 15,150 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lafayette do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,839 people call Lafayette home. The population density is 1,254.56 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

40,839

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46

Median Age

47.71 / 52.29%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
15,150

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$90,310.86

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lafayette, CA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Lafayette. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Child Day School - Lafayette
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Diablo Valley Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Contra Costa Jewish Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Burton Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Happy Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lafayette Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
M. H. Stanley Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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