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Lake Lafayette, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Lafayette had a population of 308 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Lafayette is located at latitude 38.9492 and longitude -93.9681 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Lafayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 866 feet.

The City of Lake Lafayette (GNIS ID: 2395592) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lake Lafayette is located within Township of Sni-A-Bar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Lafayette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lake Lafayette, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 308
Daytime Population: Workers 9
Daytime Population: Residents 155
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 164
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 308
Population in Familes 259
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 481
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $56,424
Average Household Income $73,945
Per Capita Income $27,659


Total Housing Units 167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (30.5%)
Median Home Value $159,211
Average Home Value $173,737


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.82% -0.66%
Households -0.92% -0.88%
Families 0.17% -0.73%
Median Household Income   6.42%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Lake Lafayette, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Lafayette to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 624 40th
Population Density # 727 30th
Diversity Index # 629 40th
Median Household Income # 195 81st
Per Capita Income # 211 80th

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