LaFayette, Kentucky

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Population in 2014: 173 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.4%
Males: 84  (48.8%)
Females: 89  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 42236, 42254.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,860 (it was $28,906 in 2000)
LaFayette:

$34,860
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,574 (it was $11,679 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,474 (it was $51,800 in 2000)
LaFayette:

$102,474
KY:

$120,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $93,717; Detached houses: $92,498

Median gross rent in 2013: $716.

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  • Races in LaFayette, KY (2010)

    LaFayette races chart
    • 14990.3%White alone
    • 84.8%Black alone
    • 53.0%Hispanic
    • 21.2%Two or more races
    • 10.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in LaFayette: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (55.4%), English (7.9%), German (7.9%), Irish (7.9%), Italian (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/01/1836

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 644 people per square mile   (low).

LaFayette, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in LaFayette:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in LaFayette city:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $636 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,158 (1.3%)

LaFayette satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (18.1 miles , pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (60.7 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (358.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fort Campbell, KY (3.1 miles ), Fort Campbell North, KY (3.3 miles ), Indian Mound-Bumpus Mills, TN (3.3 miles ), Fort Campbell, TN (3.4 miles ), Oak Grove, KY (3.6 miles ), Woodlawn-Dotsonville, TN (3.7 miles ), Gracey, KY (3.9 miles) , Dover, TN (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.66 N, Longitude: 87.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

LaFayette household income distribution LaFayette home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +88 (+83.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Transportation occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (43%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)

Average climate in LaFayette, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

LaFayette-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.8 miles away from the LaFayette city center killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1970, a category F4 tornado 32.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

LaFayette-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 74% 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 124.6 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 92.0 miles away from LaFayette center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.4 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 150.0 miles away from LaFayette center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 165.0 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 Christian County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
LaFayette topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near LaFayette:

  • MANOR HOUSE OF DOVER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; DOVER, TN)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; HOPKINSVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to LaFayette:

  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 19 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,269)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 20 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,621)
  • Murray State University (about 38 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 50 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Tennessee State University (about 58 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,341)
  • Nashville State Community College (about 58 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 6,436)
  • Vanderbilt University (about 60 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 10,518)

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Notable location: Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in LaFayette: Antioch Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Christian County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 48.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.6
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.91. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.91
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.31. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.31
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 37.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.03
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.9%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

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:

10.6
Kentucky average:

12.3

LaFayette travel time to work - commute LaFayette mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for LaFayette city (based on Christian County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,64785
Mainline Protestant5,86331
Catholic3,2332
Black Protestant2,2789
Other6523
None34,282-
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: 18
Christian County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Christian County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Christian County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Christian County:

29.9%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.7%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.3%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
LaFayette:

43.5%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.1
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

11.5%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.1%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
LaFayette:

36.3%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
LaFayette:

51.8%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.3%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of LaFayette, KY 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

LaFayette government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($86.71)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($17.34)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($17.34)

LaFayette government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($11.56)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($11.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($17.34)
  • Tax - NEC: $12,000 ($69.36)
    Property: $9,000 ($52.02)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $112,000 ($647.40)

13.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.82%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

0.58% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,158 average AGI)
Christian County:

0.58%
Kentucky average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, TN  3.13% ($20,013 average AGI)
from Trigg County, KY  0.35% ($41,274)
from Bell County, TX  0.20% ($28,000)


16.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

16.49%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

0.60% of residents moved to foreign countries ($975 average AGI)
Christian County:

0.60%
Kentucky average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, TN  4.01% ($23,529 average AGI)
to Trigg County, KY  0.36% ($31,169)
to Hopkins County, KY  0.19% ($21,085)

Strongest AM radio stations in LaFayette:

  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTZ (1550 AM; 3 kW; CLARKSVILLE, TN; Owner: WINSTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJMR (1370 AM; 1 kW; FORT CAMPBELL, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WJQI (540 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSVILLE, TN; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WHOP (1230 AM; 1 kW; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: HOP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WHVO (1480 AM; 1 kW; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: HAM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in LaFayette:

  • WCVQ (107.9 FM; FORT CAMPBELL, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WKDZ-FM (106.5 FM; CADIZ, KY; Owner: HAM BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WZZP (97.5 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WQZQ-FM (102.5 FM; DICKSON, TN; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNKJ (89.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: PENNYRILE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, INC.)
  • WTPR-FM (101.5 FM; MCKINNON, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP)
  • WHOP-FM (98.7 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: HOP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAPX-FM (91.7 FM; CLARKSVILLE, TN; Owner: AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around LaFayette:

  • WCKV-LP (Channel 49; CLARKSVILLE, ETC., TN; Owner: TN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKAG-CA (Channel 43; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY NEW ERA, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 688Total average daily traffic
  • 759Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Arts Oasis Water Tank (Lat: 36.692583 Lon: -87.799278), Type: Tank, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 27 m, Call Sign: KSQ714
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.337 MHzGrant Date: 07/30/2011, Expiration Date: 09/20/2021Registrant: Kentucky State Police, 94 Airport Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: (502) 782-2063, Fax: (502) 227-8788, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD4IME, Grant Date: 12/31/1991, Expiration Date: 12/31/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/01/2004, Registrant: Donald N Mc Leod, Lafayette, KY 42254
  • Call Sign: W9QNE, Previous Call Sign: KG4STF, Licensee ID: L00500169, Grant Date: 03/16/2012, Expiration Date: 05/17/2022, Certifier: Steven B Cherry Sr, Registrant: Steven B Cherry Sr, 145 N. Main St., Lafayette, KY 42254

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)

LaFayette compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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 below state average.
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