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Lafayette County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 16,848 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lafayette County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (57.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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  • Races in Lafayette County, WI (2017)
    • 15,81298.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6323.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1330.8%Two or more races
    • 700.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 570.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 530.3%Asian alone
    • 80.05%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 8,532  (50.6%)
Females: 8,316  (49.4%)
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Average household size:
Lafayette County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,364 ($37,220 in 1999)
This county:

$58,364
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $496 (lower quartile is $360, upper quartile is $596)
This county:

$496
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $133,779 (it was $79,900 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$133,779
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,229 - $219,982
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,179
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $477

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
Lafayette County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 53 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 1998: 52 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2000: 61 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2001: 55 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2002: 47 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 2003: 80 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2004: 105 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2005: 72 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2006: 71 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 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
  • 2015: 36 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2017: 36 buildings, average cost: $197,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Lafayette, WI residents
Average permit cost in Lafayette, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,632 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,530 (2.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Lafayette, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lafayette, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lafayette, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.6%
Lafayette County:

9.6%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.8% for American Indian residents, 4.1% for other race residents, 13.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.9 years old
(Males: 40.8 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.3 years old, Black residents: 42.6 years old, American Indian residents: 45.9 years old, Asian residents: 50.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.0 years old, Other race residents: 33.6 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:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Lafayette, WI
County total employment by year in Lafayette, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Lafayette, WI

Current college students: 479
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 391 (31.4% naturalized citizens)

Lafayette County:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 702010 or later
  • 1772000 to 2009
  • 711990 to 1999
  • 281980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 45Before 1970

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: 6,118
  • One, attached: 64
  • Two: 269
  • 3 or 4: 105
  • 5 to 9: 186
  • 10 to 19: 167
  • 20 to 49: 18
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 377

Housing units in Lafayette County with a mortgage: 2,888 (126 second mortgage, 232 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,227

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lafayette County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lafayette

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,593 (72.5%)
  • Carpooled: 411 (6.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 88 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 309 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,010 (15.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (52%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Bangladesh (5%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Colombia (4%)
  • Canada (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lafayette County


  • German (37%)
  • Norwegian (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • American (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Swiss (4%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $51,883.

5.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.29% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($37,203 average AGI)
1.02% relocated from other states ($6,168 average AGI)
Lafayette County:

1.02%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grant County, WI  1.20% ($43,548 average AGI)
from Green County, WI  0.95% ($38,530)
from Iowa County, WI  0.80% ($38,321)
from Dane County, WI  0.60% ($35,310)


5.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,455 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.46% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($32,902 average AGI)
0.96% relocated to other states ($6,553 average AGI)
Lafayette County:

0.96%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grant County, WI  1.40% ($36,602 average AGI)
to Green County, WI  1.02% ($34,845)
to Dane County, WI  0.72% ($52,780)
to Iowa County, WI  0.66% ($43,696)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lafayette County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 16,848
  • In family households: 14,093 (2,429 male householders, 2,185 female householders)
    3,741 spouses, 4,905 children (4,632 natural, 59 adopted, 209 stepchildren), 192 grandchildren, 79 brothers or sisters, 63 parents, 82 other relatives, 404 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,619 (1,104 male householders (915 living alone)), 1,045 female householders (886 living alone)), 464 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 112

Size of family households: 2,352 2-persons, 801 3-persons, 763 4-persons, 401 5-persons, 145 6-persons, 155 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,800 1-person, 309 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

2,785 married couples with children.
1,039 single-parent households (337 men, 702 women).

92.5% of residents of Lafayette speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% 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:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2

Year house built in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • 1412014 or later
  • 1102010 to 2013
  • 7412000 to 2009
  • 6051990 to 1999
  • 5741980 to 1989
  • 1,1061970 to 1979
  • 4781960 to 1969
  • 6461950 to 1959
  • 3671940 to 1949
  • 2,6101939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • 41 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 873 rooms
  • 4424 rooms
  • 7215 rooms
  • 1,0656 rooms
  • 9957 rooms
  • 7658 rooms
  • 1,0259+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • 171 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 2143 rooms
  • 3534 rooms
  • 3415 rooms
  • 2976 rooms
  • 2267 rooms
  • 828 rooms
  • 979+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • 6no bedroom
  • 1621 bedroom
  • 1,0002 bedrooms
  • 2,5543 bedrooms
  • 1,1194 bedrooms
  • 2645+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • 18no bedroom
  • 2411 bedroom
  • 5902 bedrooms
  • 6053 bedrooms
  • 1284 bedrooms
  • 615+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 155no vehicle
  • 1,0471 vehicle
  • 2,0922 vehicles
  • 1,1573 vehicles
  • 4924 vehicles
  • 1835+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lafayette County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 189no vehicle
  • 6731 vehicle
  • 5522 vehicles
  • 1483 vehicles
  • 564 vehicles
  • 475+ vehicles

90.9% of Lafayette County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Wisconsin.

Lafayette County:

90.9%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 12,232
  • Other state: 4,134
  • Northeast: 687
  • Midwest: 2,847
  • South: 336
  • West: 248
Year householders moved into unit in Lafayette County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lafayette County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 37.1%Utility gas
  • 31.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.1%Wood
  • 6.3%Electricity
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 32.2%Electricity
  • 31.7%Utility gas
  • 17.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.8%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 223
Here:

12.3%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

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

4.2%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 84
Here:

16.2%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lafayette County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,537,000
    Other: $5,109,000
    Regular Highways: $273,000
    Parks and Recreation: $127,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $701,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $13,928,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,764,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,126,000
    Regular Highways: $3,247,000
    Police Protection: $1,863,000
    Health - Other: $1,015,000
    Correctional Institutions: $991,000
    Central Staff Services: $789,000
    Financial Administration: $694,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    General - Other: $535,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $529,000
    General Public Buildings: $376,000
    Parks and Recreation: $266,000
    Libraries: $140,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $119,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,502,000
    Other: $166,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,179,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,424,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $969,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $123,000
    General Revenue - Other: $100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $307,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,167,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,090,000
    Public Welfare: $2,070,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,794,000
    Health and Hospitals: $781,000
    Other: $393,000
    Education: $302,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,008,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $838,000
    Other License: $60,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,213,000

Lafayette County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,537,000
    Other: $5,109,000
    Regular Highways: $273,000
    Parks and Recreation: $127,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $701,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $13,928,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,764,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,126,000
    Regular Highways: $3,247,000
    Police Protection: $1,863,000
    Health - Other: $1,015,000
    Correctional Institutions: $991,000
    Central Staff Services: $789,000
    Financial Administration: $694,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    General - Other: $535,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $529,000
    General Public Buildings: $376,000
    Parks and Recreation: $266,000
    Libraries: $140,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $119,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,502,000
    Other: $166,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,179,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,424,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $969,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $123,000
    General Revenue - Other: $100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $307,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,167,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,090,000
    Public Welfare: $2,070,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,794,000
    Health and Hospitals: $781,000
    Other: $393,000
    Education: $302,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,008,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $838,000
    Other License: $60,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,213,000

Lafayette County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,537,000
    Other: $5,109,000
    Regular Highways: $273,000
    Parks and Recreation: $127,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $701,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $13,928,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,764,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,126,000
    Regular Highways: $3,247,000
    Police Protection: $1,863,000
    Health - Other: $1,015,000
    Correctional Institutions: $991,000
    Central Staff Services: $789,000
    Financial Administration: $694,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    General - Other: $535,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $529,000
    General Public Buildings: $376,000
    Parks and Recreation: $266,000
    Libraries: $140,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $119,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,502,000
    Other: $166,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,179,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,424,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $969,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $123,000
    General Revenue - Other: $100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $307,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,167,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,090,000
    Public Welfare: $2,070,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,794,000
    Health and Hospitals: $781,000
    Other: $393,000
    Education: $302,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,008,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $838,000
    Other License: $60,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,213,000

Lafayette County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,537,000
    Other: $5,109,000
    Regular Highways: $273,000
    Parks and Recreation: $127,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $701,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $13,928,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,764,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,126,000
    Regular Highways: $3,247,000
    Police Protection: $1,863,000
    Health - Other: $1,015,000
    Correctional Institutions: $991,000
    Central Staff Services: $789,000
    Financial Administration: $694,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    General - Other: $535,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $529,000
    General Public Buildings: $376,000
    Parks and Recreation: $266,000
    Libraries: $140,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $119,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,502,000
    Other: $166,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,179,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,424,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $969,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $123,000
    General Revenue - Other: $100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $307,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,167,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,090,000
    Public Welfare: $2,070,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,794,000
    Health and Hospitals: $781,000
    Other: $393,000
    Education: $302,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,008,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $838,000
    Other License: $60,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,213,000

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
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