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Lafayette has the 1198th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 8.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Lafayette is part of the San Francisco metro area. Unemployment in the San Francisco area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. San Francisco has the 7th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lafayette is above average at $72,740, and the median cost of a home in Lafayette is $999,100, which is above the national average. 74% of workers in Lafayette hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 97% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Lafayette. 69% of Lafayette workers drive to work alone, 9% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Lafayette spend an average of 30 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.