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Lafayette has the 1127th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 13.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Lafayette is part of the Boulder metro area. Unemployment in the Boulder area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Boulder has the 105th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lafayette is above average at $58,040, and the median cost of a home in Lafayette is $271,200, which is above the national average. 55% of workers in Lafayette hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Lafayette. 64% of Lafayette workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 21% walk. People in Lafayette spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.