La Fayette, Illinois Population 2024

155

La Fayette is a city located in Knox County and Stark County Illinois. La Fayette has a 2024 population of 155. La Fayette is currently declining at a rate of -1.27% annually and its population has decreased by -4.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 162 in 2020.

The average household income in La Fayette is $67,002 with a poverty rate of 7.1%. The median age in La Fayette is 43.8 years: 40.5 years for males, and 48.8 years for females.

La Fayette Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of La Fayette was:

  • White: 81.29%
  • Two or more races: 16.13%
  • Black or African American: 1.94%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
820.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.32% (-7)
The current population of La Fayette, Illinois is 155 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 162.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12681.29%
Two or more races2516.13%
Black or African American31.94%
Native American10.65%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

La Fayette Population by Race

La Fayette Population Pyramid 2024

La Fayette Median Age

43.8

Total

40.5

Male

48.8

Female

La Fayette Adults

There are 126 adults, (38 of whom are seniors) in La Fayette.

La Fayette Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

La Fayette Sex Ratio

Female5636.13%
Male9963.87%

La Fayette Population by Age

La Fayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All841.8592.97.1
Non Family561.0492.97.1
Married213.621000
Male536040
Female231000

3.43

Average Family Size

1.85

Average Household Size

92.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

La Fayette Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade53.97%
Associates Degree86.35%
Bachelors Degree21.59%
Graduate Degree10.79%
High School Graduate8265.08%
Less Than 9th Grade21.59%
Some College2620.63%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

La Fayette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Fayette Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1091043
2+ Races13110
Black330
Native American110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 2.75%.

La Fayette Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$49,271$48,958$80,750
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$48,462$48,646$36,250
Some College$35,417$36,667$30,625

$48,462

Average Earnings

$48,646

Average Male

$36,250

Average Female

La Fayette Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Fayette Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

La Fayette Language

100% of La Fayette residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

La Fayette Language

La Fayette Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11665.17%
Multiple25520%

7.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.06%

Male Poverty Rate

8.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Fayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Fayette is Multiple, with 20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Fayette is White, with 5.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.07%.

La Fayette Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.57%
High School8.54%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

La Fayette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.85%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

La Fayette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Fayette Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$87,750$79,975
Households$48,125$67,002
Married Families$88,375$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,750$58,411

mean

median

Income by Household Type

La Fayette Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

La Fayette Married by Age and Sex

male

female

La Fayette Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

La Fayette Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

La Fayette Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11

Number of Veterans

11

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam7
Second Gulf War2
World War II2
First Gulf War0
Korea0

La Fayette Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+5
65 to 744
35 to 542
18 to 340
55 to 640

La Fayette Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White98.26%
2+ Races215.38%

La Fayette Veterans by Race

La Fayette Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Fayette Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

La Fayette Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

La Fayette Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

La Fayette Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

91.61%

Born in La Fayette

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of La Fayette residents were born in the United States, with 91.61% having been born in Illinois. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

La Fayette Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029147-1-0.68%
2028148-2-1.33%
2027150-2-1.32%
2026152-1-0.65%
2025153-2-1.29%
2024155-2-1.27%
2023157-3-1.88%
202216010.63%
2021159-3-1.85%
2020162-36-18.18%
2019198-2-1%
2018200-2-0.99%
2017202-2-0.98%
201620410.49%
2015203-6-2.87%
2014209-2-0.95%
2013211-3-1.4%
2012214-4-1.83%
2011218-4-1.8%
201022200%

La Fayette Population by Year