Lafayette, California Population 2021

26,866
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Lafayette is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 26,866, it is the 259th largest city in California and the 1430th largest city in the United States. Lafayette is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually and its population has increased by 12.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,893 in 2010. Lafayette reached it's highest population of 26,866 in 2021. Spanning over 15 miles, Lafayette has a population density of 1,786 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lafayette is $250,550 with a poverty rate of 3.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,222 per month, and the median house value is $1.43 Mn. The median age in Lafayette is 45.3 years, 45.8 years for males, and 44.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males.

Lafayette Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lafayette was:

  • White: 81.25%
  • Asian: 11.20%
  • Two or more races: 5.46%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Lafayette, California is 26,866, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,524.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,893.

Lafayette, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,37481.25%
Asian2,94511.20%
Two or More Races1,4375.46%
Some Other Race3111.18%
Black or African American1480.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native810.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.03%
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Lafayette Population by Race

Lafayette Population Pyramid 2021

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Lafayette Median Age

45.3


Total

45.8


Male

44.5


Female

Lafayette Adults

There are 19,604 adults, (4,719 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette.

Lafayette Age Dependency

76.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Sex Ratio

Female

13,894

52.82%

Male

12,411

47.18%

Lafayette Population by Age

Lafayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lafayette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All71.4%28.6%
Female63.7%36.3%
Male55.1%44.9%
Non Family48.5%51.5%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lafayette Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,4262.7871.4
Married6,3513.2280.8
Non Family2,1871.4448.5
Female5872.9463.7
Male3012.8755.1

3.1

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Lafayette Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2321.27%
9th to 12th Grade2381.30%
High School Graduate9575.24%
Some College2,53913.90%
Associates Degree1,2136.64%
Bachelors Degree6,99038.27%
Graduate Degree6,09633.38%
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Lafayette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,35114,18710,549
Asian2,1482,0291,637
Hispanic1,2861,117595
Multiple Races538465306
Other Race24018116
Black12612443
Native American16
Islander11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.21%.

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$90,721$130,489$65,299
Less Than High School$26,958$26,392$44,079
High School Grad$47,788$64,500$43,098
Some College$51,583$74,151$39,605
Bachelors Degree$87,060$122,737$68,883
Graduate Degree$150,151$205,234$86,042

$90,721

Average Earnings

$130,489

Average Male

$65,299

Average Female

Lafayette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette Language by Age

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Lafayette Language

83.61% of Lafayette residents speak only English, while 16.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.84% of the population.

Lafayette Language

Lafayette Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,6656603.36%
Asian2,943943.19%
Multiple1,437755.22%
Hispanic2,215673.02%
Native813441.98%
Black1241310.48%
Other30641.31%

3.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.77%

Male Poverty Rate

4.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Native, with 41.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Other, with 1.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.21%.

Lafayette Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.31%
Some College5.10%
High School2.03%
Bachelors or Greater1.90%

Lafayette Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed6.38%
Female Employed2.89%
Male Employed1.65%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Lafayette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$178,889$250,550
Families$221,467$290,452
Married Families$241,993-
Non Families$73,542$107,361
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Income by Household Type

Lafayette Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.2%

Male Marriage Rate

58.7%

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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867

Number of Veterans

866

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam465
First Gulf War96
Second Gulf War85
World War II61
Korea43

Lafayette Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74340
75+332
35 to 54127
55 to 6468
18 to 34

Lafayette Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8445.21%
Hispanic453.23%
Asian230.99%

Lafayette Veterans by Race

Lafayette Veterans by Education

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0.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Veterans by Education

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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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56.74%

Born in California

84.77%

Native Born

15.23%

Foreign Born

6.14%

Non Citizen

9.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.77% of Lafayette residents were born in the United States, with 56.74% having been born in California. 6.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lafayette Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,8661140.43%
202026,7521140.43%
201926,6381140.43%
201826,5241360.52%
201726,3882350.90%
201626,1533631.41%
201525,7903671.44%
201425,4233991.59%
201325,0244541.85%
201224,5702821.16%
201124,2884151.74%
201023,873-35-0.01%
200023,9084070.17%
199023,5012,6641.21%
198020,8373530.17%
197020,48413,37011.16%
19607,1140.00%

Lafayette Population by Year