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Lafayette, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of La Fayette had a population of 216 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Lafayette, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 216
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 113
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 127
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 216
Population in Familes 178
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,144
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $38,341
Average Household Income $78,838
Per Capita Income $32,882


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $80,357
Average Home Value $105,147


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.44% -0.75%
Households -0.33% -0.73%
Families 0.99% -1.06%
Median Household Income   3.75%
Per Capita Income   4.17%

Lafayette, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1191 13th
Population Density # 672 51st
Diversity Index # 797 42nd
Median Household Income # 1234 10th
Per Capita Income # 288 79th

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