La Fayette, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 217 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.4%
 
Males: 110  (50.7%)
Females: 107  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 61449.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,737 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
La Fayette:

$30,737
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,173 (it was $15,002 in 2000)

La Fayette village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $39,911 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
La Fayette:

$39,911
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $580.

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  • Races in La Fayette, IL (2010)

    La Fayette races chart
    • 20792.8%White alone
    • 94.0%Two or more races
    • 41.8%Hispanic
    • 31.3%American Indian alone

Races in La Fayette detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in La Fayette: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.6%), Irish (20.5%), Swedish (12.1%), English (9.4%), Dutch (3.0%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 1,181 people per square mile   (low).

La Fayette,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in La Fayette:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Fayette village:

  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.3%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $675 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $595 (1.4%)

La Fayette satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (33.0 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (129.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Galva, IL (2.3 miles ), Toulon, IL (2.4 miles ), Victoria, IL (2.9 miles ), Kewanee, IL (3.1 miles ), Bishop Hill, IL (3.1 miles) , Altona, IL (3.2 miles ), Wyoming, IL (3.3 miles ), Williamsfield, IL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 41.11 N, Longitude: 89.97 W

Area code: 309

La Fayette household income distribution La Fayette home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-1.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (28%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Information (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (30%)
  • Material moving occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

Work and jobs in La Fayette: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in La Fayette, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

La Fayette-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.4 miles away from the La Fayette village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/14/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the village center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Fayette-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 193.2 miles away from La Fayette center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from La Fayette center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 200.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stark County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Fayette topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near La Fayette:

  • KEWANEE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • FMC - MIDWEST - KEWANEE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • KEWANEE CARE HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • ROYAL OAKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • KEWANEE HOSPITAL ASSOC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)

Amtrak station near La Fayette:

  • 10 miles: KEWANEE (3RD & DEPOT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Fayette:

  • Bradley University (about 35 miles; Peoria, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,152)
  • Black Hawk College (about 36 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Illinois Central College (about 37 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Augustana College (about 41 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 43 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 43 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 44 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)

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Stark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.3%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.0
Illinois average:

12.4

La Fayette travel time to work - commute La Fayette mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Fayette village (based on Stark County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,03610
Evangelical Protestant6225
Catholic5332
Other3-
None3,800-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Stark County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Stark County:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Stark County:

26.5%
Illinois:

25.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

38.7%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

13.9%
State:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
La Fayette:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

21.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.0%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of La Fayette, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$632
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$304
Water Supply 0$0 1$701
Local Libraries 0$0 3$609
Totals for Government 0$0 15$2,246

La Fayette government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $19,000 ($87.56)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($55.30)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($55.30)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($41.47)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($9.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $11,000 ($50.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($41.47)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($13.82)

La Fayette government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $7,000 ($32.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $47,000 ($216.59)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($82.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($87.56)
    Highways: $6,000 ($27.65)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($46.08)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.61)

La Fayette government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($258.06)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($248.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($9.22)

La Fayette government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $132,000 ($608.29)

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Peoria County, IL  1.75% ($41,049 average AGI)
from Henry County, IL  0.98% ($25,522)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Peoria County, IL  1.73% ($35,439 average AGI)
to Henry County, IL  1.39% ($25,727)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Fayette:

  • WKEI (1450 AM; 1 kW; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Fayette:

  • WJRE (102.5 FM; GALVA, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYEC (93.9 FM; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKAY (105.3 FM; KNOXVILLE, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAAG (94.9 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLSR (92.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXLP (96.9 FM; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZPW (92.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: B&G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIXO (99.9 FM; BARTONVILLE, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Fayette:

  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WQPT-TV (Channel 24; MOLINE, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • W50BY (Channel 50; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KG9CC, Licensee ID: L00162654, Grant Date: 08/17/2006, Expiration Date: 08/17/2016, Registrant: James P Rowley, 611 Hodgson St, La Fayette, IL 61449

Most common first names in La Fayette, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George572.6 years
Grace483.0 years
James482.7 years
Robert478.5 years
William483.2 years
Donald369.3 years
Earl379.6 years
Gerald374.7 years
Henry368.7 years
Raymond360.3 years
Most common last names in La Fayette, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
King574.6 years
Orwig468.0 years
Goff387.7 years
Henderson378.7 years
Ingels383.0 years
Krans379.0 years
Martin381.0 years
Jones381.7 years
Carroll376.7 years
Cox370.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

La Fayette compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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