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Lafayette, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of La Fayette had a population of 229 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Lafayette is located at latitude 41.1096 and longitude -89.9735 in Stark County. 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. Stark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Village of La Fayette (GNIS ID: 2398364) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of La Fayette is located within Township of Goshen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lafayette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Lafayette, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 229
Population in Households 229
Population in Familes 188
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,213
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $150,000


Median Household Income $54,829
Average Household Income $65,566
Per Capita Income $27,658
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.17%
Households 0.66% 0.23%
Families 2.35% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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, 2015 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 # 1172 15th
Population Density1 # 628 54th
Diversity Index2 # 796 41st
Median Household Income # 603 56th
Per Capita Income # 467 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.