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Population in 2012: 168 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.0%
Males: 90  (53.7%)
Females: 78  (46.3%)

Median resident age:  38.9 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 42236, 42254.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,548 (it was $28,906 in 2000)
LaFayette:

$30,548
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,154

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,988 (it was $51,800 in 2000)
LaFayette:

$100,988
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $93,800; Detached houses: $93,800

Median gross rent in 2012: $793.

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  • White alone - 149 (90.3%)
  • Black alone - 8 (4.8%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in LaFayette: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (43.2%), English (25.2%), Irish (8.4%), German (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (6.5%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/01/1836

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 626 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in LaFayette:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in LaFayette city:

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 31.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $467 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,117 (1.2%)

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+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (60.9 miles , pop. 545,524).

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.2%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +88 (+83.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (46%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (25%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)


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Tornado activity:

LaFayette-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 135% 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 significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from LaFayette center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/6/2003 at 12:29:34, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2000 at 14:08:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.3 MB, 4.0 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from LaFayette center
On 6/20/2005 at 12:21:42, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, 3.6 MW, Depth: 13.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
LaFayette topographic map

Hospitals/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:

  • Austin Peay State University (about 20 miles; Clarksville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,264)
  • Murray State University (about 39 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 7,472)
  • Tennessee State University (about 58 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 6,184)
  • Nashville State Community College (about 58 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,260)
  • Vanderbilt University (about 60 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 11,691)
  • Bethel University (about 60 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 2,516)
  • Nashville Auto Diesel College Inc (about 61 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,537)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.5. This is about average.
City:

34.5
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.53
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.3%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in LaFayette, KY

LaFayette compared to Kentucky 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


LaFayette travel time to work - commute


LaFayette mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.27%
Here45.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Churches of Christ
Adherents63.9%11.1%5.4%5.3%3.1%
Congregations39.8%13.9%1.9%8.3%8.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.5%1.2%1.1%1.0%6.4%
Congregations2.8%2.8%0.9%3.7%17.6%
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: 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%

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

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($89.29)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($17.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($17.86)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($11.90)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($11.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($17.86)
  • Tax - NEC: $12,000 ($71.43)
    Property: $9,000 ($53.57)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $112,000 ($666.67)

13.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,659 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.02%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

0.79% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,500 average AGI)
Christian County:

0.79%
Kentucky average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, TN  3.31% ($21,955 average AGI)
from Trigg County, KY  0.35% ($30,160)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.25% ($26,407)


20.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

20.01%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

0.93% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,000 average AGI)
Christian County:

0.93%
Kentucky average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, TN  4.25% ($24,011 average AGI)
to Trigg County, KY  0.29% ($33,480)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.23% ($30,483)

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.)


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 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/30/2011, Expiration Date: 09/20/2021
    Registrant: Kentucky State Police, 94 Airport Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: (502) 782-2063, Fax: (502) 227-8788, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • 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


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


LaFayette on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management, business, and financial occupations:"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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