Lafayette

Mediterranean climate is popular with those seeking sunny weather.

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Welcome to Lafayette

Just 24 miles from San Francisco, Lafayette's Mediterranean climate is popular with those seeking sunny weather free from the fog. Low on density, and high on greenery, Lafayette offers great weather, excellent schools, and an easy commute to San Francisco thanks to the BART station in the town center that makes it an easy commute to the city.
 

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The Happy Valley neighborhood features rolling hillsides, meandering country roads, and showplace estate homes perched on large parcels on hillsides offering panoramic views of the valley. Two minutes out of town on Reliez Valley Road, the living takes on a country feel, with vineyards, cattle ranches, and horse pastures sharing the landscape with gated homes and large estates large estates.
 
Lafayette is an affluent community, and its central shopping district offers shopping and dining to match. Many fine restaurants in Lafayette including Postino, Social Bird, The Hideout, Artisan Bistro, Sideboard, and The Duck Club in the Lafayette Park Hotel, an elegant hotel in Contra Costa County, are thriving.
 
Nearly in the center of town, Lafayette Reservoir is open year-round for boating, fishing, and hiking. After a long day on the water, locals head to the Roundup, an irony-free throwback to rowdy roadhouses.
 
As you might expect schools here are excellent. The Acalanes School District is consistently rated at the top of all school districts in California.

Overview for Lafayette, CA

25,384 people live in Lafayette, where the median age is 44.8 and the average individual income is $97,946. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,384

Total Population

44.8 years

Median Age

High

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

$97,946

Average individual Income

Around Lafayette, CA

There's plenty to do around Lafayette, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

96
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
68
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including VIBE Dance Studio, Starlight Dance Studios and Theater, and Dominat10n Martial Arts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.89 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.81 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.53 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.84 miles 55 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.33 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lafayette, CA

Lafayette has 8,917 households, with an average household size of 2.84. 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. 25,384 people call Lafayette home. The population density is 1,689.53 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,384

Total Population

High

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

44.8

Median Age

50.98 / 49.02%

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
8,917

Total Households

2.84

Average Household Size

$97,946

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Child Day School - Lafayette
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Diablo Valley Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Contra Costa Jewish Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Burton Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Happy Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lafayette Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
M. H. Stanley Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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