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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.


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Median household income
Local
$102,107
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lafayette demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· La Fayette
Elam Brown, leading a family wagon train through the Donner Pass just days before the ill-fated Donner party, settled here in 1847

Former Pony Express stop

Public transportation: BART, County Connection (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Norm Van Brocklin, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Briones Regional Park, Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 97

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Lafayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Contra Costa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oakland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94595 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lafayette was $54,319, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

68% 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 $1,000.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,609.


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Libraries in Lafayette include Lafayette Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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Lafayette restaurants taking online reservations include Duck Club at Lafayette Park Hotel, Giardino ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Lafayette workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Lafayette include Best Western, Hillside Inn and Suites.

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