Lafayette County, Arkansas Population 2024

5,993

Lafayette County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 5,993 with a growth rate of -0.89% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette County, Arkansas is the 72nd largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 7,638 and has seen a growth of -21.54% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,723-54-0.93%
20285,777-54-0.93%
20275,831-54-0.92%
20265,885-54-0.91%
20255,939-54-0.9%
20245,993-54-0.89%
20236,047-54-0.89%
20226,101-54-0.88%
20216,155-144-2.29%
20206,299-357-5.36%
20196,656-28-0.42%
20186,684-123-1.81%
20176,807-88-1.28%
20166,895-114-1.63%
20157,009-148-2.07%
20147,157-122-1.68%
20137,279-165-2.22%
20127,444-84-1.12%
20117,528-110-1.44%
20107,638
19909,643-570-5.58%
198010,2131951.95%
197010,018-1,012-9.17%
196011,030-2,173-16.46%
195013,203-3,648-21.65%
194016,851-83-0.49%
193016,9341,4129.1%
192015,5221,78112.96%
191013,7413,14729.71%
190010,5942,89437.58%
18907,7001,97034.38%
18805,730-3,409-37.3%
18709,1396757.97%
18608,4643,24462.15%
18505,2203,020137.27%
18402,2001,452194.12%
1830748-4,975-86.93%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.89% (-54)
County Website
Lafayette County
County Seat
2010 Population
7,638
Area
528 mi²
Density
11 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-21.54% (-1,645)
Founded
October 15, 1827

Lafayette County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,74059.58%
Black or African American2,09933.44%
Two or more races2634.19%
Other race971.55%
Asian610.97%
Native American170.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lafayette County, Arkansas Population by Race

Lafayette County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Lafayette County, Arkansas Median Age

48.3

Total

44.1

Male

50.4

Female

Lafayette County, Arkansas Adults

There are 5,086 adults, (1,518 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette County, Arkansas.

Lafayette County, Arkansas Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female3,05948.73%
Male3,21851.27%

Lafayette County, Arkansas Population by Age

Lafayette County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5472.427723
Married1,1522.986.413.6
Non Family8081.168.731.3
Female5163.3471.928.1
Male713.0654.945.1
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2.92

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lafayette County, Arkansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lafayette County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lafayette County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.71%.

Lafayette County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,833

Average Earnings

$40,841

Average Male

$34,673

Average Female

Lafayette County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lafayette County, Arkansas Language

95.53% of Lafayette County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 4.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.36% of the population.

Lafayette County, Arkansas Language

Lafayette County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,04882040.04%
White3,55345712.86%
Multiple2584015.5%
Native171164.71%
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21.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.11%

Male Poverty Rate

22.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Arkansas is Native, with 64.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Arkansas is White, with 12.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.58%.

Lafayette County, Arkansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.58%
High School18.06%
Some College15.84%
Bachelors or Greater7.22%
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Lafayette County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed65.85%
Male Unemployed28.37%
Female Employed9.79%
Male Employed1.67%
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Lafayette County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lafayette County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lafayette County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lafayette County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lafayette County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

453

Number of Veterans

427

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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Lafayette County, Arkansas Veterans by War

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Lafayette County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

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Lafayette County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Lafayette County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.4%

Labor Force Participation

44.1%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lafayette County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lafayette County, Arkansas 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

58.16%

Born in Lafayette County, Arkansas

96.83%

Native Born

3.17%

Foreign Born

1.77%

Non Citizen

1.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.83% of Lafayette County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 58.16% having been born in Arkansas. 1.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lafayette County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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