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

  • 30,411 population (April 1, 2020 estimate)
  • 9.3 square miles
  • Median household income (2015-2019): $83,342
  • Approximately 57.6% of adults have at least a bachelor's degree (2015-2019)
  • Owner-occupied housing units (2015-2019): 71.8%
  • Median value of owner-occupied housing units (2015-2019): $422,000

Census Bureau Quick Facts for Lafayette, CO


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