Lafayette

Offers a warm balance of comfort and elegance a suburban city with a rich urban center.

Welcome to Lafayette

 
Lafayette offers a warm balance of comfort and elegance – a suburban city with a rich urban center. While Lafayette real estate can offer stunning homes that make use of the rolling hillsides and warm weather, a focus on kids is a big reason people move to the area. The local schools are highly ranked by sites like school-ratings.com and greatschools.org, and the Lafayette Library and Learning Center (LLLC) is a wonderful resource. It includes the Main Library, with special features like a Children’s Library, Homework Center, Teen Center, Technology Lab, Bookmark Café, Community Hall, Book Shop, Outdoor Amphitheater, and public art displays. 
 
The LLLC shares its facilities with the Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium, a partnership of 12 Bay Area premier education, science and arts institutions offering a variety of programs and special events at a central, easily accessible location. Theater, science, wildlife, and civic affairs are among the many choices brought to Lafayette through the consortium. The center of Lafayette’s outdoor recreational life is the Lafayette Reservoir. Here it’s all about being outdoors to enjoy the playground, hiking, boating, fishing, barbeques, and picnics. And, yes, you can bring the dog. 
 
In the early days of California statehood, Lafayette was a stopover for the Pony Express and wagon trains coming over the Sierras, It’s still an oasis for residents and visitors. Fine dining is available at restaurants like Postino. For a casual eatery try Millie’s Kitchen. Very much in keeping with the oasis theme is the spa at the Lafayette Park Hotel. Having a boutique luxury hotel in your neighborhood offers you a convenient stay-cation spot and ideal lodging for visiting family. 
 
While the Pony Express no longer passes through town to San Francisco, BART does. Lafayette has the convenience of its own station. BART can take you the vast variety of Bay Area dining, shopping, and arts and sporting events in Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco.
 

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Schools in Lafayette, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Lafayette. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Bright Star Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Cornell Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
St Mary's College High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
MacGregor High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Tilden Preparatory School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ocean View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

Demographics and Employment Data for Lafayette, CA

Lafayette has 8,129 households, with an average household size of 2.62. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lafayette do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,404 people call Lafayette home. The population density is 14,565.95 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,404

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.5

Median Age

49.02 / 50.98%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
8,129

Total Households

2.62

Average Household Size

$53,546

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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