Lafayette, California Population 2022

25,691
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Lafayette is a city located in Contra Costa County California. With a 2020 population of 25,691, it is the 298th largest city in California and the 1800th largest city in the United States. Lafayette is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 1.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,391 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Lafayette has a population density of 1,708 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lafayette is $250,550 with a poverty rate of 3.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,273 per month, and the median house value is $1.56 Mn. The median age in Lafayette is 45.3 years, 45.8 years for males, and 44.5 years for females.

Lafayette Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lafayettewas:

  • White: 79.78%
  • Asian: 10.42%
  • Two or more races: 7.65%
  • Other race: 1.03%
  • Black or African American: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Lafayette, California is 25,691 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,391.

Lafayette, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,70279.78%
Black or African American2060.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native720.28%
Asian2,70310.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.05%
Some Other Race2681.03%
Two or More Races1,9867.65%
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Lafayette Population by Race

Lafayette Population Pyramid 2022

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Lafayette Median Age

45.5


Total

45.6


Male

45.3


Female

Lafayette Adults

There are 19,348 adults, (4,939 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette.

Lafayette Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Sex Ratio

Female

13,307

51.28%

Male

12,642

48.72%

Lafayette Population by Age

Lafayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lafayette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
All71.4%28.6%
Female57.7%42.3%
Male53.3%46.7%
Non Family48.3%51.7%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lafayette Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,4702.7371.4
Married6,5453.1680.7
Male3302.6853.3
Female4962.9157.7
Non Family2,0991.3348.3

3.04

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Lafayette Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1490.82%
9th to 12th Grade2351.29%
High School Graduate7324.03%
Some College2,52013.88%
Associates Degree1,2556.91%
Bachelors Degree6,88737.93%
Graduate Degree6,37835.13%
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Lafayette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,9271,8231,530
White14,49514,33710,762
2+ Races715665526
Hispanic1,054946490
Black16816646
Other Race20416118
Native American12

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.40%.

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$97,323$125,899$79,837
Less Than 9th Grade$38,571$$
High School Graduate$52,857$60,463$49,531
Some College$69,732$81,450$48,323
Bachelors Degree$93,010$109,405$72,381
Graduate Degree$150,521$176,473$108,206

$97,323

Average Earnings

$125,899

Average Male

$79,837

Average Female

Lafayette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette Language by Age

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Lafayette Language

82.14% of Lafayette residents speak only English, while 17.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.75% of the population.

Lafayette Language

Lafayette Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native722433.33%
Black1832714.75%
Multiple1,9861427.15%
Hispanic1,688895.27%
White19,6415882.99%
Asian2,701642.37%
Other6NaN%

3.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.82%

Male Poverty Rate

3.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Native, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.31%.

Lafayette Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.97%
High School2.54%
Some College4.60%
Bachelors or Greater1.62%

Lafayette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.64%
Male Unemployed3.19%
Female Employed2.51%
Female Unemployed11.03%

Lafayette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$188,140$252,799
Families$228,042$289,410
Married Families$250,000-
Non Families$84,018$112,207
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Income by Household Type

Lafayette Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

65.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.6%

Male Marriage Rate

62.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette Married by Age and Sex

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Lafayette Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lafayette Marital Status by Race

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Lafayette Marital Status

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890

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War124
First Gulf War129
Vietnam370
Korea83
World War II48

Lafayette Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54167
55 to 64134
65 to 74177
75+412

Lafayette Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8555.35%
Asian261.23%
2+ Races91.12%
Hispanic322.68%

Lafayette Veterans by Race

Lafayette Veterans by Education

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0.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Veterans by Education

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette Employment by Age

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Lafayette Employment by Race

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Lafayette Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.98%

Born in Lafayette

84.63%

Native Born

15.37%

Foreign Born

6.19%

Non Citizen

9.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.63% of Lafayette residents were born in the United States, with 56.98% having been born in California. 6.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lafayette Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19607,1140.00%
197020,48413,37011.16%
198020,8373530.17%
199023,5012,6641.21%
200023,9084070.17%
201023,893-15-0.01%
201124,0431500.63%
201224,1931500.62%
201324,3431500.62%
201424,4931500.62%
201524,6431500.61%
201624,7931500.61%
201724,9431500.61%
201825,0931500.60%
201925,2431500.60%
202025,3911480.59%
202125,5411500.59%
202225,6911500.59%

Lafayette Population by Year