Lafayette, Colorado

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Population in 2022: 30,699 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +32.3%
 
Males: 15,059  (49.1%)
Females: 15,640  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Colorado median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 80026.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $101,904 (it was $56,376 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$101,904
CO:

$89,302

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $60,231 (it was $27,780 in 2000)

Lafayette city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $677,652 (it was $181,100 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$677,652
CO:

$531,100

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $710,161; detached houses: $849,292; townhouses or other attached units: $440,176; in 2-unit structures: $283,179; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $347,173; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $323,040; mobile homes: $64,601

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,909.

March 2022 cost of living index in Lafayette: 113.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 5.5%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.5% for other race residents, 11.4% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Lafayette, CO (2022)
    • 21,64271.7%White alone
    • 5,10816.9%Hispanic
    • 2,6188.7%Two or more races
    • 8392.8%Asian alone
    • 1990.7%Black alone
    • 1310.4%Other race alone
    • 580.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Lafayette, Colorado as of April 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lafayette is 926 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Lafayette by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.0)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.9)
1
(3.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(31.7)
7
(28.6)
0
(0.0)
7
(27.8)
12
(45.9)
11
(40.2)
18
(64.8)
36
(126.7)
27
(93.3)
13
(45.0)
33
(111.8)
13
(41.3)
24
(82.7)
19
(60.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(39.6)
4
(16.4)
4
(16.1)
11
(43.6)
3
(11.5)
6
(21.9)
6
(21.6)
10
(35.2)
7
(24.2)
8
(27.7)
4
(13.5)
8
(25.4)
8
(27.6)
7
(22.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
31
(122.7)
28
(114.5)
9
(36.2)
36
(142.8)
32
(122.4)
8
(29.2)
19
(68.4)
44
(154.8)
36
(124.4)
40
(138.3)
31
(105.0)
40
(127.2)
55
(189.5)
37
(118.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
80
(316.6)
97
(396.7)
31
(124.6)
70
(277.7)
57
(218.0)
64
(233.7)
69
(248.6)
53
(186.5)
66
(228.1)
100
(345.9)
77
(260.8)
87
(276.6)
98
(337.6)
98
(314.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
328
(1,298)
379
(1,550)
152
(611.0)
318
(1,261)
373
(1,427)
386
(1,410)
476
(1,715)
549
(1,932)
610
(2,108)
559
(1,933)
607
(2,056)
505
(1,605)
605
(2,084)
616
(1,974)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(79.2)
9
(36.8)
11
(44.2)
16
(63.5)
18
(68.8)
28
(102.3)
26
(93.7)
43
(151.3)
43
(148.6)
54
(186.8)
49
(166.0)
61
(193.9)
114
(392.7)
115
(368.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(15.8)
6
(24.5)
4
(16.1)
5
(19.8)
8
(30.6)
3
(11.0)
1
(3.6)
7
(24.6)
3
(10.4)
3
(10.4)
4
(13.5)
7
(22.3)
6
(20.7)
3
(9.6)
City-Data.com crime index150.1151.656.8138.8142.5132.8165.5245.3218.9188.4228.3165.2264.5216.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lafayette, CO

Crime rate in Lafayette detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 46 (34 officers - 25 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Colorado average:

2.14
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Ancestries: English (11.8%), European (8.5%), German (6.9%), American (6.4%), Irish (5.2%), Russian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 1/6/1890

Elevation: 5236 feet

Land area: 8.85 square miles.

Population density: 3,469 people per square mile   (average).

Lafayette, Colorado map

2,926 residents are foreign born (4.5% Latin America, 2.3% Asia, 2.0% Europe).

This city:

9.7%
Colorado:

9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,980 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,986 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (8.6 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (10.1 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (590.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Louisville, CO (1.6 miles ),
Leyner, CO (1.9 miles),
Erie, CO (2.0 miles ),
Paragon Estates, CO (2.0 miles ),
Broomfield, CO (2.2 miles ),
Superior, CO (2.3 miles ),
Valmont, CO (2.6 miles),
Gunbarrel, CO (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.00 N, Longitude: 105.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -329 (-1.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,366 (41.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Lafayette, CO in 2022
Distribution of house value in Lafayette, CO in 2022
Lafayette satellite photo by USGS

Lafayette tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 53 buildings, average cost: $365,600
  • 2021: 59 buildings, average cost: $337,700
  • 2020: 92 buildings, average cost: $253,300
  • 2019: 97 buildings, average cost: $234,700
  • 2018: 165 buildings, average cost: $265,100
  • 2017: 193 buildings, average cost: $256,400
  • 2016: 166 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2015: 123 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2014: 104 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2013: 100 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2012: 81 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2011: 95 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2010: 31 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $202,100
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $210,700
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2005: 90 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2004: 115 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2003: 162 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2002: 97 buildings, average cost: $214,100
  • 2001: 109 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2000: 86 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 1999: 173 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 1998: 384 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 1997: 316 buildings, average cost: $136,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lafayette, CO residents
Average permit cost in Lafayette, CO
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.0%
Colorado:

3.2%
Historical population in Lafayette, CO
Historical housing units in Lafayette, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +8,279 (+55.5%).
Most common industries in Lafayette, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.2%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.1%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Lafayette, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Engineers (3.0%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Engineers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (2.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Lafayette, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lafayette, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 122. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

122
U.S.:

73
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2023 was 0.297. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.297
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 9.14. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.14
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.860. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.860
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 38.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 26.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 8.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.17
U.S.:

8.11
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00502. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.00931

Tornado activity:

Lafayette-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Lafayette city center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1975, a category F3 tornado 23.8 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Lafayette-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 717% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 424.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 167.8 miles away from Lafayette center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 528.3 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 204.0 miles away from Lafayette center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 409.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 260.4 miles away from Lafayette center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Boulder County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lafayette topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lafayette:

  • EXEMPLA GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER LLC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 200 EXEMPLA CIRCLE)
  • KIDNEY CENTER OF LAFAYETTE (ARA) (2655 CRESCENT DR STE C)
  • HOSPICECARE OF BOULDER AND BROOMFIELD COUNTIES (2594 TRAILRIDGE DRIVE EAST, #A)

Airports and heliports located in Lafayette:

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Amtrak stations near Lafayette:

  • 11 miles: BOULDER (4401 N. BROADWAY) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar.
  • 13 miles: LONGMONT (615 N. MAUB ST.) - Bus Station
  • 18 miles: DENVER (1701 WYNKOOP ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lafayette:

  • Front Range Community College (about 8 miles; Westminster, CO; Full-time enrollment: 14,756)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 9 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 28,328)
  • Regis University (about 15 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 19 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 19 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 19 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)
  • Community College of Denver (about 19 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)

Public high schools in Lafayette:

  • PEAK TO PEAK CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 1,341, Location: 800 MERLIN DRIVE, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
  • CENTAURUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,057, Location: 10300 SOUTH BOULDER ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • JUSTICE HIGH CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 805 EXCALIBUR, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in Lafayette:

  • ALEXANDER DAWSON SCHOOL (Students: 454, Location: 10455 DAWSON DR, Grades: KG-12)
  • CATALYST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 30, Location: 1376 MINERS DR STE 106, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lafayette:

Private elementary/middle school in Lafayette:

  • RUNNING RIVER SCHOOL (Students: 17, Location: 1370 FOREST PARK CIR, Grades: KG-3)
See full list of schools located in Lafayette

Library in Lafayette:

  • LAFAYETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,194,436; Location: 775 W BASELINE RD; 93,099 books; 5 e-books; 9,189 audio materials; 3,079 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 37 other licensed databases; 208 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lafayette: Lafayette Fire Department (A), Lafayette Police Department (B), Miners Museum (C), Lafayette Public Library (D), Lafayette City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Coal Creek Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lafayette include: Eternal Savior Lutheran Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), Faith Bible Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Waneka Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Rock Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lafayette include: Red Oak Park (1), Le Mont Does Park (2), Cottonwood Park (3), Coal Creek Park (4), Wanetka Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Wow Children's Museum World of Wonder (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 110 North Harrison Avenue) (1), Project Yes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 104 1/2 West Baseline Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Circle Motel (200 West Baseline Road) (1), Forest Park (81-D Cydney Lane) (2), Benjamin West (2655 Crescent Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Bob Beauprez - Politician, Devon Beitzel - Basketball player.

Boulder County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lafayette and their reported violations in the past:

LARK MEADOWS WA (Population served: 87, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-22-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008)
  • One regular monitoring violation
MAPLE GROVE WD (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAY-29-2014 to MAY-29-2014), St Public Notif requested (2 times from MAY-29-2014 to MAY-29-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-06-2009)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.0%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Lafayette in 2000:

  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Banks with branches in Lafayette (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Arapahoe & 95th Banking Center Branc, Lafayette Branch, Lafayette King Scoopers Banking Cent. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Great Western Bank: Lafayette - 95th Street at 2695 North Park Drive, Ste. 101, branch established on 2000/02/11; Lafayette Branch at 811 South Public Road, branch established on 1998/06/01. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Compass Bank: Lafayette Branch at 1200 West South Boulder Road, branch established on 1998/04/07. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Academy Bank, National Association: Lafayette Branch at 745 Us Highway 287, branch established on 2007/08/08. Info updated 2008/06/10: Bank assets: $282.1 mil, Deposits: $218.0 mil, headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: Dickinson Financial Corporation Ii
  • Guaranty Bank and Trust Company: Lafayette Branch at 565 W. South Boulder Road, branch established on 2004/01/13. Info updated 2010/12/21: Bank assets: $1,687.8 mil, Deposits: $1,331.8 mil, headquarters in Denver, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty Bancorp
  • TCF National Bank: Lafayette Branch at 320 Us Hwy 287, branch established on 2004/08/06. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Lafayette:

Marital status in Lafayette, CO
  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Lafayette:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Colorado average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Lafayette
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Lafayette:

(Lafayette, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Lafayette, CO (based on Boulder County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic59,24011
Evangelical Protestant28,825101
Mainline Protestant19,12643
Other14,35974
Orthodox7184
None172,299-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Here:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Boulder County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
This county:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 287
Here:

9.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Boulder County:

3.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Boulder County:

12.4%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.1%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lafayette:

49.4%
Colorado:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Colorado:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lafayette:

20.7%
Colorado:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lafayette:

8.8%
Colorado:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lafayette:

34.0%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Lafayette:

58.4%
State:

57.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.6%
Colorado:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lafayette, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 41$362,182$106,0040$0
Parks and Recreation 35$213,373$73,156130$107,016
Firefighters 22$201,938$110,1480$0
Water Supply 21$143,470$81,9830$0
Other Government Administration 17$152,137$107,3917$6,596
Streets and Highways 15$93,425$74,7401$4,267
Financial Administration 10$74,024$88,8290$0
Sewerage 7$45,408$77,8420$0
Police - Other 7$34,073$58,4111$1,909
Local Libraries 6$41,215$82,43023$38,396
Other and Unallocable 4$22,692$68,0760$0
Fire - Other 2$17,234$103,4041$5,330
Welfare 2$11,355$68,1304$3,330
Judicial and Legal 1$6,324$75,8882$5,770
Totals for Government 190$1,418,850$89,612169$172,615

Lafayette government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,544,000 ($213.17)
    Water Utilities: $6,335,000 ($206.36)
    Sewerage: $1,755,000 ($57.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000 ($4.59)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $8,180,000 ($266.46)
    Police Protection: $7,081,000 ($230.66)
    Water Utilities: $4,872,000 ($158.70)
    General - Other: $3,137,000 ($102.19)
    Sewerage: $2,946,000 ($95.96)
    Regular Highways: $2,551,000 ($83.10)
    Health - Other: $2,399,000 ($78.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,322,000 ($75.64)
    Central Staff Services: $2,229,000 ($72.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,068,000 ($67.36)
    Libraries: $1,541,000 ($50.20)
    Financial Administration: $1,461,000 ($47.59)
    General Public Buildings: $1,173,000 ($38.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $707,000 ($23.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $486,000 ($15.83)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $126,000 ($4.10)
    Natural Resources - Other: $93,000 ($3.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,135,000 ($36.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $2,192,000 ($71.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $191,000 ($6.22)
    General - Other: $150,000 ($4.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $413,000 ($13.45)

Lafayette government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,059,000 ($197.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,790,000 ($188.61)
    Other: $2,429,000 ($79.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,783,000 ($58.08)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $60,000 ($1.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $45,000 ($1.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $5,344,000 ($174.08)
    Fines and Forfeits: $781,000 ($25.44)
    Interest Earnings: $771,000 ($25.11)
    Donations From Private Sources: $706,000 ($23.00)
    General Revenue - Other: $472,000 ($15.38)
    Sale of Property: $14,000 ($0.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,473,000 ($276.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,054,000 ($99.48)
    Highways: $968,000 ($31.53)
    Other: $446,000 ($14.53)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,410,000 ($501.97)
    Property: $14,649,000 ($477.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,935,000 ($95.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,413,000 ($46.03)
    Other License: $1,212,000 ($39.48)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $11,000 ($0.36)

Lafayette government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,397,000 ($762.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,937,000 ($649.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,460,000 ($112.71)

Lafayette government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,589,000 ($638.10)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $124,295,000 ($4048.83)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,000 ($1.14)
Businesses in Lafayette, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T2McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance3
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Circle K2RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless1Starbucks2
Curves1Subway3
DHL1T-Mobile2
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx5UPS5
GameStop1Walgreens1
Goodwill1Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA3
Kroger1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lafayette:

  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVCU (1190 AM; 7 kW; BOULDER, CO; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOF (910 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKFN (950 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lafayette:

  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGNU (88.5 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: BOULDER COMMUNITY B/CST. ASSN., INC.)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • K209DE (89.7 FM; GOLDEN, CO; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lafayette:

  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • K47IH (Channel 47; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • K44CT (Channel 44; BOULDER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KDVR (Channel 31; DENVER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMAS-LP (Channel 63; DENVER, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
  • K66FB (Channel 66; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K17CF (Channel 17; BOULDER, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • KPXC-TV (Channel 59; DENVER, CO; Owner: PAXSON DENVER LICENSE, INC.)
  • K54DK (Channel 54; BOULDER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K11QJ (Channel 11; BOULDER, CO; Owner: FRONT RANGE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lafayette fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 299ft / 90.6mTotal length
  • $380,000Total costs
  • 396,322Total average daily traffic
  • 23,322Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Lafayette, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 112000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lafayette, CO
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lafayette)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lafayette, CO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 252 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lafayette)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lafayette)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 54 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED83$211,193140$245,831715$240,08210$129,99732$188,2313$151,497
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$137,3975$232,39451$231,7753$53,1073$176,0530$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$195,84412$226,864126$246,04411$50,61314$178,4502$34,705
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$179,22012$296,362119$228,2496$167,0627$238,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$156,26038$263,2173$63,7973$417,6770$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0129.03 , 0129.04, 0129.05, 0129.06, 0129.07, 0129.08, 0130.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$236,91426$254,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$255,13010$235,950
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$08$239,109
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$04$222,070
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$217,2701$155,350
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0129.03 , 0129.04, 0129.05, 0129.06, 0129.07, 0129.08, 0130.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lafayette, CO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lafayette, CO - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 58. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 70 took place in 2012, and the least - 42 in 2015. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Lafayette, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.2%), and Outside Fires (38.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lafayette, CO
    • 43244.2%Structure Fires
    • 37738.5%Outside Fires
    • 13113.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 383.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lafayette, CO
Most common first names in Lafayette, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6074.4 years
Mary4579.5 years
William4170.1 years
Robert3666.6 years
James3271.5 years
Charles2977.5 years
Joseph2775.0 years
George2576.3 years
Frank2477.8 years
Helen2282.3 years
Most common last names in Lafayette, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1681.9 years
Johnson1675.1 years
Smith1574.5 years
Manzanares1468.9 years
Miller1365.0 years
Garcia1366.5 years
Martinez1170.6 years
Davis1073.8 years
Jones1082.2 years
Lewis972.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lafayette, CO
  • 76.9%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lafayette, CO
  • 67.9%Utility gas
  • 27.6%Electricity
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Solar energy
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel


Lafayette compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Lafayette on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 200 householders"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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