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Lafayette County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2014: 32,688 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 32,960 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,930
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,528
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,478
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,564 (it was 3,091 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 629 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lafayette County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.6%), Construction (15.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Lafayette County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 16,136  (49.4%)
Females: 16,552  (50.6%)
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Lafayette County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lafayette County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,402 ($38,235 in 1999)

This county:

$49402
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $467 (lower quartile is $325, upper quartile is $582)
This county:

$467
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $114,046 (it was $78,700 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$114,046
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,173 - $170,059
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,063
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $433

Institutionalized population: 512

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 103
  • Thefts: 111
  • Auto thefts: 18

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 38
  • Burglaries: 92
  • Thefts: 84
  • Auto thefts: 13
Lafayette County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2002: 124 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2003: 132 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2004: 141 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2005: 126 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2006: 113 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2007: 86 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $195,300
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $213,700
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $226,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,205 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,214 (1.2%)

Lafayette County household income distribution in 2009 Lafayette County home values distribution Lafayette County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.1%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.8% for Black residents, 40.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.0% for American Indian residents, 35.7% for other race residents, 30.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.1%
Lafayette County:

11.1%
Missouri:

15.9%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.7% for Black residents, 38.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 86.0% for American Indian residents, 37.6% for other race residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 49 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 15 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Kansas City, MO-KS HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lafayette County is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $703 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $951 a month.

Cities in this county include: Odessa, Higginsville, Lexington, Concordia, Waverly, Wellington, Corder, Alma, Lake Lafayette, Mayview.

Lafayette 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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Neighboring counties: Harford County, Maryland , Campbell County, Kentucky , Howard County , Sutter County, California .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 947
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 238 (51% naturalized citizens)

Lafayette County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 61
  • 1990 to 1994: 36
  • 1985 to 1989: 35
  • 1980 to 1984: 14
  • 1975 to 1979: 10
  • 1970 to 1974: 32
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 43

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.2%

Lafayette County marital status for males Lafayette County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,366
  • One, attached: 122
  • Two: 417
  • 3 or 4: 670
  • 5 to 9: 234
  • 10 to 19: 46
  • 20 or more: 125
  • Mobile homes: 1,694
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 33

Housing units in Lafayette County with a mortgage: 3,762 (339 second mortgage, 270 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,386

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lafayette County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,73345
Mainline Protestant4,72726
Other1,7336
Catholic1,3783
Black Protestant7616
None12,049-
Lafayette County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Lafayette County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Lafayette County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lafayette County:

9.4%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

30.7%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Lafayette County:

Average size of farms: 282 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $59,010
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $199.03
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.52%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,903
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 67.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $80,942
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.38%
Corn for grain: 99137 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8750 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 113215 harvested acres
Vegetables: 93 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,739 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lafayette County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 75% 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 321.8 miles away from Lafayette County 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 266.7 miles away from the county 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 277.8 miles away from the county 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 318.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 304.5 miles away from Lafayette County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 281.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1961): March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2010 to July 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1934): August 17, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1934, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3303): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3281): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 5, 2007 to May 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1708): June 11, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1708, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3232): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1463): May 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 24, 2002 to June 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1412): May 6, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1412, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • MissouriIce Storm, Incident Period: January 29, 2002 to February 13, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1403): February 6, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1403, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lafayette County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (25%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Peru (14%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • India (5%)
  • Colombia (4%)
  • Italy (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lafayette County (%):

  • German (37%)
  • United States or American (18%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Lafayette County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,381 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 2,309 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 341 (2%)
  • Other means: 95 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 635 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lafayette County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 635 people in nursing homes
  • 199 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 38 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Lafayette County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 362 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 114 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 97 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 67 people in college/university student housing
  • 45 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,566.

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,255 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.24% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($24,643 average AGI)
1.34% relocated from other states ($9,612 average AGI)
Lafayette County:

1.34%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, MO  2.05% ($33,803 average AGI)
from Johnson County, MO  0.43% ($30,308)
from Ray County, MO  0.31% ($26,158)
from Saline County, MO  0.26% ($35,419)
from Clay County, MO  0.16% ($38,250)
from Johnson County, KS  0.15% ($43,056)
from Pettis County, MO  0.12% ($29,400)


6.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.27% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($23,593 average AGI)
1.33% relocated to other states ($6,211 average AGI)
Lafayette County:

1.33%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, MO  2.33% ($31,255 average AGI)
to Johnson County, MO  0.68% ($25,711)
to Saline County, MO  0.33% ($27,561)
to Ray County, MO  0.28% ($22,943)
to Clay County, MO  0.26% ($36,031)
to Pettis County, MO  0.14% ($20,882)
to Cass County, MO  0.12% ($30,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Lafayette County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Lafayette County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lafayette County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,193 (5,158 aged, 1,035 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 753 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lafayette County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (672)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (375)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (325)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (321)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (193)
  • Unspecified dementia (189)
  • Congestive heart failure (161)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (136)
  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (122)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (113)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3790.670
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 75.45
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 18334.64

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1374.290
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1066.210
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.04

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.5
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69.47

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,657
  • In family households: 28,059 (6,967 male householders, 2,187 female householders)
    7,175 spouses, 9,456 children (8,488 natural, 258 adopted, 710 stepchildren), 664 grandchildren, 192 brothers or sisters, 160 parents, 261 other relatives, 848 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,598 (1,867 male householders (1,499 living alone)), 2,001 female householders (1,788 living alone)), 730 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 724 (512 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,315 2-persons, 1,901 3-persons, 1,703 4-persons, 766 5-persons, 303 6-persons, 166 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,287 1-person, 480 2-persons, 73 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

6,231 married couples with children.
1,735 single-parent households (477 men, 1,258 women).

97.5% of residents of Lafayette County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $185,987,000 ($5613 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,728,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $86,486,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $47,462,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,085,000
Federal grants: $28,586,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,107,000 ($3,829,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,261,000 ($2,290,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $876,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $27,098,000
Federal Government insurance: $32,351,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,110
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,018
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +41
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +55
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lafayette County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.91 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 67
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,378
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,765
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,019
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,279
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,978
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,945
  • 1940 to 1949: 688
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,507
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lafayette County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 180
  • 4 rooms: 954
  • 5 rooms: 2,413
  • 6 rooms: 2,453
  • 7 rooms: 1,573
  • 8 rooms: 943
  • 9+ rooms: 929
  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 147
  • 3 rooms: 409
  • 4 rooms: 981
  • 5 rooms: 744
  • 6 rooms: 331
  • 7 rooms: 207
  • 8 rooms: 142
  • 9+ rooms: 88
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lafayette County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 258
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,337
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,978
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,509
  • 5+ bedrooms: 370
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 679
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,420
  • 3 bedrooms: 685
  • 4 bedrooms: 195
  • 5+ bedrooms: 70
Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 337
  • 1 vehicle: 2,295
  • 2 vehicles: 4,060
  • 3 vehicles: 1,909
  • 4 vehicles: 666
  • 5+ vehicles: 211
  • no vehicle: 457
  • 1 vehicle: 1,424
  • 2 vehicles: 881
  • 3 vehicles: 232
  • 4 vehicles: 79
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

57% of Lafayette County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Missouri.

Lafayette County:

56.9%
State average:

54.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 26004
  • Northeast: 323
  • Midwest: 3457
  • South: 1559
  • West: 1248

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $54,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lafayette County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.4%)
  • Electricity (18.5%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (53.3%)
  • Electricity (27.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Wood (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 384
Here:

9.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 163
Here:

8.2%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 108
Here:

13.6%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 462
  • Number of aged recipients: 25
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 437
  • Number of recipients under 18: 63
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 343
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 56
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 192
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 192
Lafayette County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lafayette County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED125$106,312156$87,744618$125,93469$45,5802$632,500105$55,67634$59,971
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$92,8003$130,66746$133,6964$32,7500$01$88,0002$67,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED34$113,61845$123,889251$146,02842$45,6900$014$123,78626$76,846
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$102,37513$80,846120$132,8677$87,4290$08$56,1257$87,143
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$87,0003$90,33333$135,3332$17,5000$00$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$113,00013$197,615
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$171,7143$189,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$177,2003$87,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$107,0001$118,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$282,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lafayette County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William30876.9 years
John30775.5 years
Mary27779.9 years
James23673.4 years
Charles19375.4 years
George14977.5 years
Robert14972.1 years
Anna13383.6 years
Helen11379.6 years
Henry10978.2 years
Most common last names in Lafayette County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12676.4 years
Johnson9873.7 years
Barker6675.9 years
Brown6278.3 years
Meyer5979.9 years
Miller5377.6 years
Wilson4472.0 years
Frerking4481.3 years
Martin4275.4 years
Williams4175.1 years
Businesses in Lafayette County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Nike2
Curves1Pizza Hut4
Days Inn1Rue211
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In3
Ford2Subway5
H&R Block3Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Jimmy John's5Travelodge1
KFC1U-Haul4
La-Z-Boy1UPS5
McDonald's5Walmart1