LaFayette, Kentucky

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Population in 2019: 160 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.1%
Males: 87  (54.9%)
Females: 73  (45.1%)
Median resident age:

34.1 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 42236, 42254.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,109 (it was $28,906 in 2000)
LaFayette:

$35,109
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,327 (it was $11,679 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $89,264 (it was $51,800 in 2000)
LaFayette:

$89,264
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $104,902; detached houses: $104,788

Median gross rent in 2019: $795.

March 2019 cost of living index in LaFayette: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.4%
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  • Races in LaFayette, KY (2019)
    • 12794.1%White alone
    • 32.2%Black alone
    • 32.2%Hispanic
    • 21.5%Two or more races
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Ancestries: European (17.7%), German (14.5%), American (8.1%), French (6.5%), Irish (4.8%), English (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/01/1836

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 596 people per square mile   (low).

LaFayette, Kentucky map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $688 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $457 (0.6%)

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

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

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

Nearest cities:

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

Latitude: 36.66 N, Longitude: 87.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Distribution of median household income in LaFayette, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in LaFayette, KY in 2019

LaFayette satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +88 (+83.8%).
Most common industries in LaFayette, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.6%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (10.3%)
  • Rail transportation (6.9%)
  • Truck transportation (6.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.2%)
  • Wood products (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (25.0%)
  • Educational services (22.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.3%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.6%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.6%)
Most common occupations in LaFayette, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (25.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8.3%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.6%)

Average climate in LaFayette, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.7. This is about average.

City:

62.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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

City:

1.91
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 1.45. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.45
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.03
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

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

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

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

Earthquake activity:

LaFayette-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 251% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 124.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 124.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from LaFayette center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 150.0 miles away from LaFayette center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Christian County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
LaFayette topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near LaFayette:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to LaFayette:

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

Points of interest:

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

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

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

2.4 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in LaFayette:

Marital status in LaFayette, KY
  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in LaFayette:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Kentucky average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for LaFayette, KY (based on Christian County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,64785
Mainline Protestant5,86331
Catholic3,2332
Black Protestant2,2789
Other6523
None34,282-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Christian County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

10.9%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Christian County:

8.7%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.6%
Kentucky:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
LaFayette:

45.4%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Kentucky:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.3%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.8%
Kentucky:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
LaFayette:

32.2%
Kentucky:

33.8%

General health condition:
LaFayette:

57.5%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.5%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of LaFayette, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

12.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.64%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

0.65% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,610 average AGI)
Christian County:

0.65%
Kentucky average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Montgomery County, TN  1.94% ($30,019 average AGI)
from Trigg County, KY  0.35% ($37,388)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.24% ($35,831)


15.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,265 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.92%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

0.52% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,209 average AGI)
Christian County:

0.52%
Kentucky average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, TN  3.72% ($33,468 average AGI)
to Trigg County, KY  0.48% ($47,496)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.26% ($33,197)

Strongest AM radio stations in LaFayette:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in LaFayette:

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

TV broadcast stations around LaFayette:

  • WCKV-LP (Channel 49; CLARKSVILLE, ETC., TN; Owner: TN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKAG-CA (Channel 43; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY NEW ERA, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 12.1mTotal length
  • $2,000Total costs
  • 2,252Total average daily traffic
  • 174Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,347Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in LaFayette, KY
  • 70.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in LaFayette, KY
  • 65.5%Electricity
  • 34.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


LaFayette compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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