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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Lafayette is approximately 24,400 (2001), 23893 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,270 (1990), 9223 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lafayette is 39.368 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.543 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lafayette to Washington DC is 2559 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 56 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lafayette is positioned 37.89 degrees north of the equator and 122.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Lafayette Historical Events

2000, 22 May
Leila Albrecht Payne, born Leila Alice Albrecht in Sherrill, Iowa, died peacefully in Lafayette, California on May 22, 2000 at age 83 years. Leila was the second of 3 children born to John and Alice Albrecht, and grew up as a farm girl in Sherrill. Her younger brother, Burton Albrecht, was a United States Naval Aviator, and a hero in World War II. Leila's sister, Lorraine Albrecht Wybenga, resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Leila graduated from Dubuque High School and then attended Arizona State College where she met her future husband Robert Payne. She raised 5 children with Robert in Phoenix, Arizona and was very active in service to her family and her community. A woman of solid character and "can do" mentality molded by her family and the farming community of Sherrill. Leila's life reflected the values she acquired growing up in Iowa.

Leila was preceded in death by her brother Commander Burton Albrecht, USN, and by her youngest daughter, Marjorie Payne. She is survived by her husband Robert Payne, her sister Lorraine Wybenga, children Judith Dueker, Mary Payne, Cathy Payne and Robert Payne, Jr., 8 grandchildren and many neices and nephews. Her family and many friends will miss her.

Please send any written remembrances of Leila to:
The Payne Family
6680 Alhambra Ave.
Box #430
Martinez, CA 94553

Leila's mortal remains were at Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel and Mortuary
Phone: (925) 934-5400 Lafayette


The population of Lafayette was:
1970 - 20,484
1980 - 20,837
1990 - 23,366
2000 - 23,908
2001 - 24,400

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