Lafayette County MO Information


Lafayette County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 33,794
Daytime Population: Workers 11,301
Daytime Population: Residents 17,070
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,371
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 33,070
Population in Familes 27,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 724
Population Density2 54
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $53,222
Average Household Income $65,511
Per Capita Income $25,719


Total Housing Units 14,824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,234 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,806 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,784 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $138,800
Average Home Value $163,978


Total Households 13,040
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 9,078
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 0.17% -0.02%
Households 0.02% -0.12%
Families -0.11% -0.21%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   3.17%


Lafayette County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents 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 # 35 70th
Population Density # 35 70th
Diversity Index # 44 63rd
Median Household Income # 15 88th
Per Capita Income # 21 83rd

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