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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.


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Median household income
Local
$56,376
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lafayette demographic reports
Coal was discovered here in 1884.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 240. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 10 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Peach Festival - Aug. 18, 2007
  • Celebrate Lafayette - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lafayette web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Miners Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 159

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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46% of Lafayette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lafayette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $778.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,331.


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Libraries in Lafayette include Lafayette Public Library ... View libraries

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Boulder County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafayette political report.

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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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