Lafayette

It is noted for its high quality of life with top-rated schools, low crime rate, small-town downtown, clean air, mild climate.

Welcome to Lafayette

 
Lafayette is the “La” in Lamorinda. It is noted for its high quality of life with top-rated schools, low crime rate, small-town downtown, clean air, mild climate, and oak tree-studded hills.
 
Located between Berkeley and Walnut Creek, Lafayette has its own Bay Area Rapid Transit station (BART) and is only a 25-minute BART ride from San Francisco.
 
Lafayette was incorporated in 1968. It received no property taxes and since it had no shopping mall or big-box stores, the community collected few sales tax dollars. The first city council focused on providing only a few essential services, namely, the “Four Ps”: police, public works, planning, and parks.
 
While other cities may deliver an extensive range of community services such as parks and recreational facilities, Lafayette has largely concentrated on the Four Ps. Nevertheless, the new and improved bustling downtown, the beautiful Lafayette Reservoir, BART, and Lafayette’s proximity to San Francisco make this community a very desirable place to live.
 

What We Like About Lafayette

 

  • Brunch and a spa day at the beautiful Lafayette Park Hotel.
  • Renting paddleboats and hiking the Lafayette Reservoir.
  • Dinner at Postino Restaurant, housed in a beautiful historic, brick building.
  • Mexican food at El Charro El Charro, a family favorite since 1947.

Overview for Lafayette, CA

29,344 people live in Lafayette, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $91,530. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,344

Total Population

46 years

Median Age

High

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

$91,530

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Lafayette, CA

Lafayette has 10,830 households, with an average household size of 2.69. 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. 29,344 people call Lafayette home. The population density is 1,514.69 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,344

Total Population

High

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

46

Median Age

48.37 / 51.63%

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
10,830

Total Households

2.69

Average Household Size

$91,530

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

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

Schools in Lafayette, CA

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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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