Lafayette, Colorado 

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Population

27,440

+13.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.4%

Median Income

$71,038

Median Home Price

$486,200

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Best Places to Live in Lafayette, Colorado

College town / suburban complex - 25 miles northwest of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Lafayette, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Lafayette, CO Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
College-town atmosphere
Attractive downtown
Educational attainment
Cons
Cost of living and housing
Traffic and sprawl
Economic cycles


What Bert Has To Say About Boulder Metro Area

Boulder, home to the University of Colorado, is a lively and classic college town, with liberal politics, alternative social lifestyles and attitudes, and an assortment of trendy small businesses, restaurants, galleries, and entertainment venues. There is plenty to do in this bicycle-friendly town, which has a pedestrian mall downtown and outdoor recreation in the nearby mountains. The area has one of the highest combined 4-year and graduate degree attainment rates in the nation. There are some larger business and government research facilities adding to the area’s economy, and there is a sizeable high tech belt towards Denver.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Colorado
County: Boulder County
Metro Area: Boulder Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Lafayette
Zip Codes: 80026
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5332 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lafayette jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette's cost of living is 33.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lafayette's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Boulder county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 77.2% to 20.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lafayette's population is 27,440 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 13.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lafayette is Real Estate: $486,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.6%.

SCHOOLS
Lafayette public schools spend $10,909 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.1 students per teacher in Lafayette. More Education



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Housing Market in Lafayette

It's a good time to buy in Lafayette. Home Appreciation is up 7.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lafayette is $486,200.

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Reviews for Lafayette   2 Reviews
An okay area with access to much more - 3/3/2021
The City of Lafayette is trying to be attractive and desirable, so that's something. Being on the outskirts of Boulder and metro Denver has the benefits of quick access... Read More

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300 days of sunshine and outdoor lover's paradise - 9/14/2011
can't say enough good things about Lafayette - it is next to Louisville CO which has been voted the best place to live by Money Magazine. ... Read More


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