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Population in 2012: 222 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 

Males: 115  (51.9%)
Females: 107  (48.1%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61449.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,731 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
La Fayette:

$28,731
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,498

La Fayette village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $40,236 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
La Fayette:

$40,236
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,700; Detached houses: $57,125; Townhouses or other attached units: $46,792; In 2-unit structures: $40,553; Mobile homes: $17,677

Median gross rent in 2012: $585.

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  • White alone - 207 (92.8%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (4.0%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Fayette: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (23.8%), German (23.1%), Swedish (15.4%), English (9.8%), Polish (4.2%), Scottish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 1,208 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in La Fayette:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Fayette village:

  • Never married: 37.6%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.7%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $574 (1.3%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-1.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (18%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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Tornado activity:

La Fayette-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 154% 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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from La Fayette center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near La Fayette:

  • KEWANEE HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 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)

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: 5,105)
  • Black Hawk College (about 36 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 2,715)
  • Illinois Central College (about 37 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)
  • Augustana College (about 41 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 43 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,969)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (about 43 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Kaplan University (about 44 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 8,162)

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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 2012: 9.3%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in La Fayette, IL

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.
  • 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


La Fayette travel time to work - commute


La Fayette mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (9%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.13%
Here64.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

Name Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents22.7%22.3%21.2%6.8%5.5%
Congregations10.0%25.0%15.0%5.0%5.0%
NameUnited Church of ChristChurch of the NazareneEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents5.4%4.6%3.1%3.0%5.4%
Congregations10.0%5.0%5.0%5.0%15.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Here:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Stark County:

9.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.5%
State:

25.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$322
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$155
Water Supply 0$0 1$357
Local Libraries 0$0 2$310
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,144

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $19,000 ($85.59)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($54.05)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($54.05)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($40.54)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($9.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $11,000 ($49.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($40.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($13.51)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $7,000 ($31.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $47,000 ($211.71)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($81.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($85.59)
    Highways: $6,000 ($27.03)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($45.05)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.50)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($252.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($243.24)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($9.01)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $132,000 ($594.59)

7.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Peoria County, IL  1.62% ($35,846 average AGI)
from Henry County, IL  1.37% ($24,485)
from Bureau County, IL  0.54% ($21,231)


6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,077 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Peoria County, IL  1.51% ($48,389 average AGI)
to Henry County, IL  1.14% ($23,148)

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

La Fayette on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #57 (61449) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Belgian first ancestries"
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