Economic Development


Lafayette is open for business and is a strong supporter of economic development. The City is located just northwest of Denver in southeast Boulder County, 10 miles east of Boulder. The community offers a small town atmosphere with the convenience of easy access to a major metropolitan area. Lafayette's location, accessibility, and high quality of life combine to make it a desirable location for residential, commercial, and light industrial development.

Lafayette Fast Facts

Within a 5-mile radius of U.S. Highway 287 and South Boulder Road

  • 29,587 population (January 1, 2021 estimate)
  • 9.3 square miles
  • Average household income of $125,570
  • Approximately 60.21% of adults have at least a bachelor's degree
  • More than 78% of homes are owner occupied

Figures from The Nielsen Company (2018)


To encourage economic development that enhances the City's tax base, increases primary jobs , and maintains the community's quality of life.