Lafayette employment information

IndexLafayetteColoradoNational
Income per capita$39,220$33,230$29,829
Median household income$72,895$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$84,770$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$42,420$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$46,937$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$30,504$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level8.2%12.2%15.1%
The Lafayette, CO employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Lafayette is $39,220, which is 18% higher than than the Colorado average and 31% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $72,895, which is 17% higher than than the Colorado average and 32% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 4%, which is 22% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Lafayette is 8% which is 46% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$48,591$72,895$145,790
City
$41,675$62,520$125,040
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Lafayette is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lafayette is 32% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lafayette is 46% lower than the national average.

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Lafayette median earnings by income bracket

Lafayette employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.0%0.5%
Manufacturing sector13.1%0.8%
Financial & insurance services2.1%5.2%
Wholesale & retail services14.5%13.3%
Public administration3.8%2.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%2.1%
Education, health & social services14.4%33.2%
Other35.0%36.2%

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Seven Hills, CO98$162,632194%
Mountain Meadows, CO167$160,865191%
Lafayette, CO27,053$72,89532%

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West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA27,071$64,94317%
Tualatin, OR27,024$71,89630%
Easton, PA27,014$45,36118%
Garden City, MI27,009$52,7885%
Short Pump, VA27,099$111,296101%
Lafayette, CO27,053$72,89532%
Source: The Lafayette, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).