Lafayette, California Population 2024

24,672

Lafayette is a city located in Contra Costa County California. Lafayette has a 2024 population of 24,672. Lafayette is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -2.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,371 in 2020.

The average household income in Lafayette is $312,233 with a poverty rate of 4.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lafayette is 45.4 years, 45.9 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Lafayette Demographics

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

  • White: 77.29%
  • Two or more races: 10.3%
  • Asian: 10.26%
  • Other race: 1.42%
  • Black or African American: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
15.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,639.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.76% (-699)
The current population of Lafayette, California is 24,672 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,371.

Lafayette, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,56177.29%
Two or more races2,60810.3%
Asian2,59610.26%
Other race3601.42%
Black or African American1570.62%
Native American280.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lafayette Population by Race

Lafayette Population Pyramid 2024

Lafayette Median Age

45.4

Total

45.9

Male

44.2

Female

Lafayette Adults

There are 19,188 adults, (4,903 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette.

Lafayette Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Sex Ratio

Female12,54349.56%
Male12,76750.44%

Lafayette Population by Age

Lafayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,0142.7973.626.4
Married6,2843.1383.616.4
Non Family2,0791.7748.351.7
Female3472.6849.350.7
Male3043.0566.133.9
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lafayette Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 99.3%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 89.04%.

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$117,264

Average Earnings

$144,057

Average Male

$98,561

Average Female

Lafayette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lafayette Language

81.37% of Lafayette residents speak only English, while 18.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.98% of the population.

Lafayette Language

Lafayette Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White18,9829334.92%
Multiple2,6081485.67%
Hispanic1,895854.49%
Asian2,594511.97%
Native2828100%
Black14974.7%
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4.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.25%

Male Poverty Rate

5.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Asian, with 1.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.24%.

Lafayette Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School21.12%
Less Than 9th Grade17.56%
Some College8.18%
Bachelors or Greater1.94%
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Lafayette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.93%
Female Unemployed29.17%
Female Employed1.7%
Male Employed1.45%
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Lafayette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lafayette Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

64.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.6%

Male Marriage Rate

62.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lafayette Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lafayette Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lafayette Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

966

Number of Veterans

946

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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Lafayette Veterans by War

count

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Lafayette Veterans by Age

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Lafayette Veterans by Race

Lafayette Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lafayette Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lafayette Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.36%

Born in Lafayette

84.98%

Native Born

15.02%

Foreign Born

6.34%

Non Citizen

8.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.98% of Lafayette residents were born in the United States, with 56.36% having been born in California. 6.34% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,742-186-0.78%
202823,928-186-0.77%
202724,114-186-0.77%
202624,300-186-0.76%
202524,486-186-0.75%
202424,672-186-0.75%
202324,858-186-0.74%
202225,044-186-0.74%
202125,230-141-0.56%
202025,371-652-2.51%
201926,023170.07%
201826,0061040.4%
201725,9021080.42%
201625,7942440.95%
201525,5504151.65%
201425,1354761.93%
201324,6593611.49%
201224,2982070.86%
201124,0912391%
201023,852-56-0.23%
200023,9084071.73%
199023,5012,66412.78%
198020,8373531.72%
197020,48413,370187.94%
19607,114
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Lafayette Population by Year