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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lafayettewas:
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lafayette
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.
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