Lafayette, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lafayette, Ohio - Basic Facts

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The Village of Lafayette had a population of 434 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Lafayette is located at latitude 40.7589 and longitude -83.9499 in Allen County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lafayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 928 feet.

The Village of Lafayette (GNIS ID: 2398373) 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 Lafayette is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allen 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lafayette: Herring, La Fayette.

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Lafayette, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 434
Population in Households 434
Population in Familes 377
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,866
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $51,822
Average Household Income $61,393
Per Capita Income $22,997


Total Housing Units 168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $127,778
Average Home Value $144,423


Total Households 157
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 122
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 -0.3% -0.42%
Households -0.3% -0.39%
Families 0.2% -0.5%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Lafayette, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 890 27th
Population Density # 316 74th
Diversity Index # 737 40th
Median Household Income # 664 46th
Per Capita Income # 855 30th

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