Welcome to Lafayette

Lafayette (approx. pop. 23,893) is located 23 miles east of San Francisco. It is noted for its high quality of life with top-rated schools, a vibrant downtown, clean air, Mediterranean climate and tree-studded rolling hills. With an average of 262 sunny days annually, residents spend a lot of time outdoors. There are more than 40 miles of dedicated trails in the city, and the Lafayette Reservoir, a 550-acre undisturbed woodland, offers hiking, biking, jogging, fishing, boating, picnicking, a children’s playground and live concerts. Lafayette residents take great pride in their city’s commitment to being environmentally aware. The library is one of the greenest buildings in the region, many restaurants and all schools participate in the Food Scrap Recycling Program, and more than 40 local businesses have been recognized as “Lafayette Green.”

Quick Facts

Population

25,473

Female

13,344

Male

12,129

  • White
    19,438
    74.8%
  • Hispanic
    1,875
    7.2%
  • Asian alone
    2,662
    10.2%
  • Black
    251
    1.0%
Median Home Price

$ 1,559,700

Average Income

$142,977

Median resident age

45.3 years

Lafayette Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Acalanes High9-12High2017: 45/202120.6
Burton Valley ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 235/569223.4
Contra Costa Jewish Day SchoolK-8Private–: –/–8.5
Diablo Valley Montessori SchoolPK-KPrivate–: –/–2.9
Happy Valley ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 59/569223.9
Lafayette ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 74/569224.8
M. H. Stanley Middle6-8Middle2017: 44/250823
Springhill ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 241/569220.2
Springstone6-12Private–: –/–5.5
St Perpetua SchoolK-8Private–: –/–18.7
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