Lafayette, California Population 2020

26,961

Lafayette is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 26,961, it is the 263rd largest city in California and the 1420th largest city in the United States. Lafayette is currently growing at a rate of 0.82% annually and its population has increased by 12.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,893 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Lafayette has a population density of 1,792 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lafayette is $229,899 with a poverty rate of 4.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,019 per month, and the median house value is $1.30 Mn. The median age in Lafayette is 45.1 years, 45.5 years for males, and 44.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.4 males.

Lafayette Demographics

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

  • White: 80.25%
  • Asian: 12.03%
  • Two or more races: 5.57%
  • Other race: 0.99%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Lafayette, California is 26,961, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,521.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,893.

Lafayette, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,91280.25%
Asian3,13512.03%
Two or More Races1,4515.57%
Some Other Race2570.99%
Black or African American2510.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.04%

Lafayette Population Pyramid 2020

Lafayette Median Age

45.1


Total

45.5


Male

44.5


Female

Lafayette Adults

There are 19,489 adults, (4,744 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette.

Lafayette Age Dependency

76.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Sex Ratio

Female

13,544

51.97%

Male

12,516

48.03%

Lafayette Households and Families

Lafayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lafayette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
All72%28%
Female69.5%30.5%
Male57.3%42.7%
Non Family48.3%51.7%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,4072.7672
Married6,1743.2181.7
Non Family2,2761.4848.3
Female6502.8969.5
Male3072.7857.3

3.1

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lafayette Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2461.36%
9th to 12th Grade2491.38%
High School Graduate9965.50%
Some College2,51013.87%
Associates Degree1,1076.12%
Bachelors Degree7,25140.07%
Graduate Degree5,73831.71%

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,08113,91710,450
Asian2,2192,0761,692
Hispanic1,2001,026458
Multiple Races635550361
Other Race18512931
Black15615264
Native American147
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 76.25%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$84,048$120,078$62,914
Less Than High School$35,083$26,961$43,938
High School Grad$35,333$35,333$37,500
Some College$58,603$78,993$39,779
Bachelors Degree$82,936$106,546$64,699
Graduate Degree$132,664$192,656$81,016

$84,048

Average Earnings

$120,078

Average Male

$62,914

Average Female

Lafayette Language

Lafayette Language by Age

Lafayette Language

83.34% of Lafayette residents speak only English, while 16.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.60% of the population.

Lafayette Poverty

Lafayette Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,3065813.01%
Hispanic2,00822711.30%
Asian3,1311906.07%
Other2526224.60%
Black2274821.15%
Multiple1,451120.83%
Native4412.27%

4.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.41%

Male Poverty Rate

4.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Other, with 24.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Multiple, with 0.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.56%.

Name Poverty
High School11.95%
Less Than High School11.73%
Some College2.96%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed13.33%
Male Unemployed9.03%
Female Employed5.56%
Male Employed2.36%

Lafayette Income

Lafayette Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$157,453$229,899
Families$199,213$265,624
Married Families$215,259-
Non Families$75,833$110,346

Lafayette Marital Status

Lafayette Marital Status

Marriage Rates

62.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.3%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette Married by Age and Sex

Lafayette Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lafayette Marital Status by Race

Lafayette Veterans

893

Number of Veterans

892

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam392
First Gulf War92
World War II74
Korea71
Second Gulf War69

$Lafayette Veterans by Education

0.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Employment Status

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.98%

Born in California

84.92%

Native Born

15.08%

Foreign Born

6.14%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.92% of Lafayette residents were born in the United States, with 56.98% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202026,9612200.82%
201926,7412200.83%
201826,5211470.56%
201726,3742200.84%
201626,1543541.37%
201525,8003631.43%
201425,4374011.60%
201325,0364581.86%
201224,5782871.18%
201124,2914151.74%
201023,876-32-0.01%
200023,9084070.17%
199023,5012,6641.21%
198020,8373530.17%
197020,48413,37011.16%
19607,1140.00%