Lafayette, Contra Costa County, California

Lafayette: City in California


Lafayette is a city located in the county of Contra Costa in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 23,893. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 25,992 inhabitants.

The city was created 174 years ago in 1847.

Quick Facts about Lafayette

Population : 25,992 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Contra Costa County
Postal code : 94549
Phone Area Codes : 925
Water as percent of area : 1.08%
Land as percent of area : 98.92%
Named for : Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
Altitude : 1,050 feet / 320 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1848 (174 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 06:14:56 (6th December 2022)
Population growth : 8.08% (2010-2020)
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Location of Lafayette on California map.
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Lafayette is located at 37°53'9"N 122°7'5"W (37.8857600, -122.1180200).

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The population of Lafayette increased by 8.08% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 23,893 - census
2011 24,288 1.63% estimation process
2012 24,570 1.15% estimation process
2013 25,024 1.81% estimation process
2014 25,423 1.57% estimation process
2015 25,790 1.42% estimation process
2016 26,153 1.39% estimation process
2017 26,388 0.89% estimation process
2018 26,524 0.51% estimation process
2019 26,638 0.43% estimation process
2020 25,992 -2.49% estimation process

Lafayette zip code is 94549. County name: Contra Costa, County fips: 06013

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People born in Lafayette (9)

People born in Lafayette, including figure skater Charles Frederick Tickner, fencer Doris Willette, businessman and scouting leader Rick Cronk, .


  • Steve Rapp (motorcycle racer) he was born in 18/11/1971
  • Tom Gloy (American sports car racing driver) he was born in 11/06/1947
  • Alex Mangels (US association football player) he was born in 29/07/1993
  • Brandon Harkins (American golfer (1986-)) he was born in 13/07/1986
  • Shane Tusup he was born in 23/04/1988
  • Zoe Blakely (American actress) she was born in 21/12/2009

Schools in Lafayette

College & universities near Lafayette, CA

Code Name City ZIP
123554 Saint Mary's College of California Moraga (CA) 94575

Stations (47)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lafayette, CA

Code Name Address Type
MTZ Martinez station 601 Marina Vista Ave. RAIL
OAC Oakland Coliseum station 700 73rd Avenue RAIL
EMY Emeryville station 5885 Horton Street RAIL
BKY Berkeley station University Ave. and Third St. RAIL
OKJ Oakland – Jack London Square station 245 Second Street RAIL

Post offices near Lafayette

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lafay Post Office Lafayette (CA) 94549

Other places with the same name (14)

Other cities in Contra Costa County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Contra Costa County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Concord 128,544 Capital city of state of New Hampshire, United States; county seat of Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Antioch 111,605 City in California, United States of America
Richmond 110,038 City in Contra Costa County, California, United States
San Ramon 82,865 City in California, United States
Pittsburg 72,622 City in California
Walnut Creek 69,936 City in Contra Costa County, California, USA
Brentwood 65,017 City in California, United States
Danville 44,883 Town in Contra Costa County, California
Oakley 42,710 City in California
Martinez 38,027 City in Contra Costa County, California, USA
Pleasant Hill 34,781 City in Contra Costa County, California, USA
San Pablo 30,779 City in Contra Costa County, California, United States
Hercules 26,221 City in western Contra Costa County, California
El Cerrito 25,403 City in Contra Costa County, California, United States
Bay Point 21,534 Census designated place in California
Orinda 19,557 City in California, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Lafayette distances to largest California cities