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Overview

Introduction to Lafayette, Colorado

Located in Boulder county, the city of Lafayette, Colorado, is 9 miles E of Boulder, Colorado(center to center) and 18 miles N of Denver, Colorado.

Lafayette History

Lafayette was established in the year 1888 by Mary Miller, who named the city after her husband, Lafayette Miller; the Millers were the first settlers in this region, who used the land mostly for farming purposes. Lafayette was officially incorporated into the state in 1890.

Lafayette and nearby Attractions

  • Barbour Ponds State Park
  • Astor House Museum
  • Lafayette Public Library
  • Colorado Governor's Mansion
  • Colorado Historical Society

Things To Do In Lafayette

The city has a number of historical sites including Fort Vasquez, an important trading center for Native Americans. There are also more than 40 museums in and around the city. The residents celebrate the Peach Festival in the month of August every year. There are also a number of local libraries maintained by the state government. The city is home to a number of parks including the City Park and the Eldorado Canyon State Park.

Lafayette Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Denver International Airport.

Lafayette Higher Education

College level education is available at the Aims Community College, Colorado Christian University, and University of Colorado - Denver.

People

Total Population 26,430
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 14,517
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 52.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,078
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 10.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,222
Median House Value $281,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.9%
US/American 0%
English 13.7%
Irish 15.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lafayette Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles E of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Boulder
Standard Zip Codes 80026
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.993
Longitude -105.089

Lafayette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NORTHGLENN
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 44 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Station LONGMONT 2 ESE
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 89 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches
Station LAKEWOOD
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 44 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boulder 103,919 $105,034
Broomfield 60,699 $97,886
Erie 19,948 $117,732
Louisville 19,548 $118,160
Northglenn 37,754 $63,339
Superior 12,815 $129,815

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lafayette Public Libraries

Library
Lafayette Public Library
775 W BASELINE RD
Lafayette, Colorado
(303) 665-5200
Library Web Site

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Lafayette Hospitals

EXEMPLA GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER LLC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
200 EXEMPLA CIRCLE
(303) 689-5242
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lafayette High Schools

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PEAK TO PEAK CHARTER SCHOOL
800 MERLIN DRIVE
303-453-4613
A Charter School.
Serves 1,108 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

CENTAURUS HIGH SCHOOL
10300 SOUTH BOULDER ROAD
303-665-9211
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,005 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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