Income/capita 31%
Household income 32%
Unemployment 22%
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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%

Key findings

  • 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 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%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Crisman, CO402$248,920349.9%
      Pine Brook Hill, CO1,091$229,091314.1%
      Sunshine, CO177$169,145205.7%
      Seven Hills, CO98$162,632194.0%
      Mountain Meadows, CO167$160,865190.8%
      Lafayette, CO27,053$72,89531.8%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sainte-Thérèse, QC27,055n/a 
      West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA27,071$64,94317.4%
      Tualatin, OR27,024$71,89630.0%
      Lincoln, ON27,082n/a 
      Clarence-Rockland, ON27,082n/a 
      Lafayette, CO27,053$72,89531.8%
      Source: The Lafayette, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).