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Lafayette, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of La Fayette is an incorporated place (Class Code C4) located in Stark County at latitude 41.1096 and longitude -89.9735. Stark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 797 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of La Fayette, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lafayette, Illinois.

The C4 Census Class Code for Lafayette indicates a an active incorporated place with an alternate official common name.. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of La Fayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Lafayette, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 223
Population in Households 223
Population in Familes 183
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,181
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $122,619
Average Home Value $149,296


Median Household Income $53,851
Average Household Income $62,899
Per Capita Income $26,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.28% 0.0%
Families 2.51% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lafayette, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1177 14th
Population Density1 # 652 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 957 30th
Median Household Income # 607 56th
Per Capita Income # 530 61st

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