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Lafayette County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 16,862 (all rural); it was 16,137 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,163
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,956
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,810
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,490 (it was 1,401 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 634 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lafayette County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (56.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 38%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Lafayette County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 8,571  (50.8%)
Females: 8,291  (49.2%)
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Lafayette County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lafayette County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,175 ($37,220 in 1999)

This county:

$55,175
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $472 (lower quartile is $354, upper quartile is $585)
This county:

$472
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $128,707 (it was $79,900 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$128,707
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,651 - $211,368
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,168
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $461

Institutionalized population: 98

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 99
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 20
  • Thefts: 62
  • Auto thefts: 11
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 56 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2010: 26 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $152,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,648 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,496 (2.1%)

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 2016: 10.3%
Lafayette County:

10.3%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Black residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.0% for American Indian residents, 3.5% for other race residents, 12.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.8 years old
(Males: 40.4 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.3 years old, Black residents: 21.4 years old, American Indian residents: 36.2 years old, Asian residents: 58.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.9 years old, Other race residents: 32.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lafayette County is $394 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $507 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $649 a month.

Cities in this county include: Darlington, Shullsburg, Benton, Wiota, Belmont, Argyle, Blanchardville, Willow Springs, South Wayne, New Diggings.

Lafayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cherry County, Nebraska , Macomb County, Michigan , Keya Paha County, Nebraska , Rock County , Thomas County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 479
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 399 (28.3% naturalized citizens)

Lafayette County:

2.4%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 31
  • 2000 to 2009: 219
  • 1990 to 1999: 59
  • 1980 to 1989: 28
  • 1970 to 1979: 6
  • Before 1970: 45
Note: State values scaled to Lafayette County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,032
  • One, attached: 60
  • Two: 253
  • 3 or 4: 144
  • 5 to 9: 176
  • 10 to 19: 161
  • 20 to 49: 21
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 406

Housing units in Lafayette County with a mortgage: 2,860 (123 second mortgage, 241 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,252

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lafayette County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,91613
Mainline Protestant4,60222
Evangelical Protestant1,02817
Other-1
None5,290-
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: 4
Lafayette County:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Lafayette County:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

12.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lafayette County:

7.8%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

29.8%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Lafayette County:

Average size of farms: 284 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $109,057
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $169.11
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 70.88%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,534
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $110,598
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.38%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.22
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.47%
Corn for grain: 96178 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 419 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 54948 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 48 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lafayette County-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% 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 313.8 miles away from Lafayette County 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 104.1 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 290.2 miles away from the county 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 345.9 miles away from the county 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 313.0 miles away from Lafayette County 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 73.9 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:

  • Wisconsin Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1966: April 05, 2011, FEMA Id: 1966, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: June 22, 1990 to July 19, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-874: July 13, 1990, FEMA Id: 874, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Hail, Flooding, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 07, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-559: July 07, 1978, FEMA Id: 559, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Icing, Wind, Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-496: March 23, 1976, FEMA Id: 496, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lafayette County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (56%)
  • Bangladesh (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • France (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)

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

  • German (37%)
  • Norwegian (13%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • American (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Swiss (4%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2%)

Lafayette County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,365 (71.7%)
  • Carpooled: 454 (7.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 63 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 381 (6.3%)
  • Worked at home: 859 (14.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 87 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in college/university student housing
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,102.

5.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.64% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($21,507 average AGI)
1.48% relocated from other states ($8,218 average AGI)
Lafayette County:

1.48%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grant County, WI  0.88% ($29,583 average AGI)
from Green County, WI  0.82% ($21,268)
from Dane County, WI  0.60% ($45,049)
from Iowa County, WI  0.51% ($29,571)
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.21% ($22,143)
from Rock County, WI  0.19% ($18,462)
from Dubuque County, IA  0.15% ($28,900)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.10% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($23,038 average AGI)
1.65% relocated to other states ($8,378 average AGI)
Lafayette County:

1.65%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grant County, WI  1.06% ($25,562 average AGI)
to Green County, WI  0.99% ($41,426)
to Dane County, WI  0.73% ($32,260)
to Iowa County, WI  0.60% ($30,366)
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.22% ($25,867)
to Dubuque County, IA  0.18% ($21,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Lafayette County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Lafayette County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lafayette County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.9%
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: 2,866 (2,533 aged, 333 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 258 (7%)

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, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (327)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (118)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (97)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (82)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (81)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (68)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (66)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (63)
  • Congestive heart failure (53)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (45)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,082
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 153
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,209

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,429
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 895

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 31

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,862
  • In family households: 14,089 (2,394 male householders, 2,132 female householders)
    3,674 spouses, 5,024 children (4,818 natural, 70 adopted, 129 stepchildren), 216 grandchildren, 73 brothers or sisters, 68 parents, 101 other relatives, 395 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,633 (1,094 male householders (922 living alone)), 1,106 female householders (962 living alone)), 427 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 117

Size of family households: 2,249 2-persons, 812 3-persons, 836 4-persons, 377 5-persons, 144 6-persons, 110 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,883 1-person, 266 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons.

2,842 married couples with children.
953 single-parent households (224 men, 729 women).

92.8% of residents of Lafayette speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $84,674,000 ($5,197 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $479,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $33,421,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,571,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,228,000
Federal grants: $15,348,000
Federal procurement contracts: $749,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,357,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $6,202,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,043,000
Federal Government insurance: $45,398,000

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

Births: 952
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 767
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lafayette County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.90 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 27
  • 2010 to 2013: 122
  • 2000 to 2009: 739
  • 1990 to 1999: 610
  • 1980 to 1989: 584
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,138
  • 1960 to 1969: 480
  • 1950 to 1959: 635
  • 1940 to 1949: 461
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,425
Note: State values scaled to Lafayette population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lafayette County population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 90
  • 4 rooms: 458
  • 5 rooms: 774
  • 6 rooms: 1,040
  • 7 rooms: 956
  • 8 rooms: 744
  • 9+ rooms: 1,027
  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 216
  • 4 rooms: 354
  • 5 rooms: 372
  • 6 rooms: 256
  • 7 rooms: 194
  • 8 rooms: 76
  • 9+ rooms: 98
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lafayette County population
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 143
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,123
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,461
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,100
  • 5+ bedrooms: 260
  • no bedroom: 43
  • 1 bedroom: 232
  • 2 bedrooms: 595
  • 3 bedrooms: 593
  • 4 bedrooms: 136
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34
Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lafayette County population
  • no vehicle: 135
  • 1 vehicle: 1,059
  • 2 vehicles: 2,116
  • 3 vehicles: 1,158
  • 4 vehicles: 463
  • 5+ vehicles: 184
  • no vehicle: 165
  • 1 vehicle: 689
  • 2 vehicles: 536
  • 3 vehicles: 160
  • 4 vehicles: 77
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

91% of Lafayette County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Wisconsin.

Lafayette County:

90.8%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 12,165
  • Other state: 4,185
  • Northeast: 610
  • Midwest: 2,979
  • South: 322
  • West: 262

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lafayette County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (37.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.2%)
  • Wood (10.6%)
  • Electricity (6.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Electricity (34.1%)
  • Utility gas (29.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.4%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Coal or coke (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 233
Here:

12.7%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 38
Here:

4.4%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 94
Here:

15.9%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

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)

Lafayette County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,229,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $8,568,000
    Own Hospitals: $5,957,000
    Regular Highways: $4,590,000
    Police Protection: $1,105,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,061,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $652,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $643,000
    General - Other: $558,000
    Financial Administration: $512,000
    Central Staff Services: $369,000
    Corrections - Other: $358,000
    General Public Buildings: $239,000
    Parks & Recreation: $239,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $190,000
    Libraries: $50,000
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $133,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $69,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,907,000

Lafayette County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,305,000
    All Other: $5,511,000
    Parks & Recreation: $162,000
    Solid Waste Management: $93,000
    Regular Highways: $92,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $869,000
    All Other: $46,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $258,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $146,000
    Rents: $41,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,832,000
    Highways: $1,418,000
    General Support: $1,194,000
    All Other: $785,000
    Health & Hospitals: $707,000
    Education: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,182,000
    NEC: $48,000

Lafayette County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,221,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,005,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $216,000

Lafayette County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,946,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 233
  • Number of aged recipients: 27
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 206
  • Number of recipients under 18: 29
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 155
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 49
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 117
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 87
Lafayette County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Lafayette County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Lafayette County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23776.4 years
Mary18780.9 years
William17676.4 years
Robert12971.5 years
Joseph11177.8 years
Charles10175.5 years
James9973.8 years
Anna9584.9 years
George8978.5 years
Helen8579.8 years
Most common last names in Lafayette County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11179.1 years
Olson8979.7 years
Hanson5879.1 years
Larson5278.5 years
Thompson5080.0 years
Peterson4980.9 years
Smith4876.4 years
Nelson4680.5 years
Anderson4576.3 years
Hendrickson4178.2 years
Businesses in Lafayette County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Baymont Inn1Subway4
Decora Cabinetry2Super 81
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets2U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS1