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Income/capita 157%
Household income 158%
Unemployment 33%
IndexLafayetteCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$76,726$31,458$29,829
Median household income$142,977$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$182,556$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$71,486$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$104,449$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$41,369$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level5.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lafayette is 157% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Lafayette is 158% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 33% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lafayette is 65% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $95,308$142,977$285,954
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      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.

      Lafayette median earnings by income bracket

      Lafayette employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.9%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector5.9%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services12.2%7.6%
      Wholesale & retail services10.1%8.6%
      Public administration3.9%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.3%1.4%
      Education, health & social services13.0%37.5%
      Other40.2%35.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Norris Canyon, CA1,046$223,542304%
      Piedmont, CA11,201$202,083265%
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,000$187,604239%
      Blackhawk, CA9,468$180,515226%
      Orinda, CA18,936$178,704223%
      Lafayette, CA25,381$142,977158%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      South Portland, ME25,397$56,2502%
      Cabot, AR25,407$58,7116%
      West Memphis, AR25,411$30,63245%
      Clinton, MS25,411$58,7236%
      New Lenox, IL25,347$102,27385%
      Lafayette, CA25,381$142,977158%
      Source: The Lafayette, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).