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Lafayette is a city in Boulder County, in the Boulder metro area.
The community was named for Lafayette Miller, settler. After he died in 1878, his wife Mary raised their six children and platted the town site.
The latitude of Lafayette is 39.993N. The longitude is -105.089W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,210 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,654.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lafayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Boulder County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boulder-Longmont area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80026 ZIP code.
19% of Lafayette residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lafayette ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lafayette was $27,780, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Lafayette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Lafayette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $778. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,331.
Libraries in Lafayette include Lafayette Public Library ... View libraries
Boulder County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafayette political report.
The average commute time for Lafayette workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lafayette between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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