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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,053
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+14,700
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married53.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.1%
Median Earnings25+$43,996
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,971
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,150

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,437
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home9.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,260
Median House Value$310,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.4%
German20.7%
Irish15.1%
English13.8%
Italian5.8%
French Except Basque3.9%
Polish3.7%
Scottish3.4%
Norwegian2.5%
Swedish2.3%
Dutch2.2%
Russian1.7%
Danishn1%
Croatian1%
Czech1%
Canadian1%
Welsh0.9%
Hungarian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Australian0.2%
African0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Lafayette Almanac

CategoryValue
County Boulder County
Standard Zip Codes80026
Phone Area Codes303
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.99
Approximate Longitude-105.09

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)

StationNORTHGLENN
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 44 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches
StationLONGMONT 2 ESE
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp12 to 42 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 89 F
Oct Temp33 to 67 F
Annual Precip14.1 inches
StationLAKEWOOD
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 44 F
Apr Temp30 to 59 F
Jul Temp55 to 86 F
Oct Temp32 to 65 F
Annual Precip17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boulder105,420$107,216
Broomfield62,449$98,823
Erie20,801$117,809
Louisville19,972$122,580
Northglenn38,128$67,020
Superior12,928$126,071

Lafayette Public Libraries

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

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Lafayette Hospitals

Good Samaritan Medical Center Llc
(Non-profit)
200 Exempla Circle
(303) 689-4000

Lafayette Public Schools

Angevine Middle School
1150 W South Boulder Road
ZIP: 80026
Middle
Total Enrollment 662
Centaurus High School
10300 South Boulder Road
ZIP: 80026
High
Total Enrollment 1029
Justice High Charter School
805 Excalibur
ZIP: 80026
Other
Total Enrollment 90
Lafayette Elementary School
101 North Bermont Avenue
ZIP: 80026
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Peak To Peak Charter School
800 Merlin Drive
ZIP: 80026
Other
Total Enrollment 1444
Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School
101 E. Baseline Road
ZIP: 80026
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Ryan Elementary School
1405 Centaur Village Drive
ZIP: 80026
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Sanchez Elementary School
655 Sir Galahad Drive
ZIP: 80026
Primary
Total Enrollment 365

Lafayette Private Schools

Alexander Dawson School
10455 Dawson Dr
ZIP: 80026
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 454
Catalyst High School
1376 Miners Dr Ste 106
ZIP: 80026
Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Forest Park Montessori School
2687 Northpark Dr
ZIP: 80026
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Running River School
1370 Forest Park Cir
ZIP: 80026
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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