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Lafayette is a city in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was named after the French general
The latitude of Lafayette is 37.885N. The longitude is -122.116W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 308 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,574.
Former Pony Express stop
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14% of Lafayette residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $54,319, compared with $21,587 nationally.
68% of Lafayette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lafayette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,000. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,609.
Libraries in Lafayette include Lafayette Library ... View libraries
Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafayette political report.
Lafayette restaurants taking online reservations include Duck Club at Lafayette Park Hotel, Giardino ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Lafayette workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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