Lafayette County, Missouri Population 2021

Lafayette County, Missouri's estimated population is 33,040 with a growth rate of 0.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette County, Missouri is the 36th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 33,381 and has seen a growth of -1.02% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202133,0401660.50%
202032,8741660.51%
201932,7081660.51%
201832,542-37-0.11%
201732,579450.14%
201632,534-90-0.28%
201532,62450.02%
201432,619-204-0.62%
201332,823-231-0.70%
201233,054-153-0.46%
201133,207-174-0.52%
201033,3812,2747.31%
199031,1071,1823.95%
198029,9253,29912.39%
197026,6261,3525.35%
196025,27420.01%
195025,272-2,584-9.28%
194027,856-1,403-4.80%
193029,259-747-2.49%
192030,006-148-0.49%
191030,154-1,525-4.81%
190031,6791,4954.95%
189030,1844,47417.40%
188025,7103,08713.65%
187022,6232,52512.56%
186020,0986,40846.81%
185013,6906,875100.88%
18406,8153,903134.03%
18302,9120.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.50% (166)
County Website
Founded
November 16, 1820
County Seat
2010 Population
33,381
Growth Since 2010
-1.02% (-341)
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Lafayette County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,57893.81%
Black or African American7172.20%
Two or More Races6632.03%
Some Other Race3000.92%
Asian1740.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native900.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander750.23%
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Lafayette County, Missouri Population by Race

Lafayette County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Lafayette County, Missouri Median Age

42.3


Total

41.5


Male

43.1


Female

Lafayette County, Missouri Adults

There are 25,090 adults, (6,011 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette County, Missouri.

Lafayette County, Missouri Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

16,327

50.09%

Male

16,270

49.91%

Lafayette County, Missouri Population by Age

Lafayette County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lafayette County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female43.1%56.9%
Male48%52%
Non Family60%40%
All70.8%29.2%
Married86.2%13.8%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lafayette County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,0502.4570.8
Married6,6622.9686.2
Non Family4,1101.2460
Female1,3363.2143.1
Male9423.0448

2.89

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Lafayette County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7173.16%
9th to 12th Grade1,4266.29%
High School Graduate9,87143.51%
Some College4,53820.00%
Associates Degree1,5396.78%
Bachelors Degree2,86412.63%
Graduate Degree1,7307.63%
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Lafayette County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lafayette County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White21,12919,2594,381
Hispanic50341095
Black5004401
2+ Races27122232
Other Race248204
Asian1387615
Islander757546
Native American646024

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 61.33%.

Lafayette County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,613$44,364$30,321
Less Than 9th Grade$26,802$31,958$14,982
High School Graduate$32,333$41,275$25,382
Some College$36,570$47,406$27,111
Bachelors Degree$44,783$58,750$41,763
Graduate Degree$44,554$51,094$42,719

$36,613

Average Earnings

$44,364

Average Male

$30,321

Average Female

Lafayette County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette County, Missouri Language by Age

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Lafayette County, Missouri Language

97.98% of Lafayette County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.84% of the population.

Lafayette County, Missouri Language

Lafayette County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,4803,32211.27%
Hispanic92744748.22%
Other30013846.00%
Black64211517.91%
Multiple65911217.00%
Native804353.75%
Asian1612314.29%

12.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.08%

Male Poverty Rate

14.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Missouri is Native, with 53.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Missouri is White, with 11.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.93%.

Lafayette County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.73%
High School11.92%
Some College9.27%
Bachelors or Greater1.95%

Lafayette County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.36%
Male Unemployed34.69%
Female Employed7.26%
Male Employed5.23%

Lafayette County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,766$72,876
Families$69,940$82,964
Married Families$82,170-
Non Families$31,292$45,791
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Income by Household Type

Lafayette County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Lafayette County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lafayette County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Lafayette County, Missouri Marital Status

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2,036

Number of Veterans

1,955

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam772
Second Gulf War458
First Gulf War393
Korea222
World War II56

Lafayette County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54595
65 to 74552
75+550
55 to 64246
18 to 3493

Lafayette County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9828.39%
Black285.05%
Hispanic122.10%
Other Race124.72%
Native American1013.70%
2+ Races41.21%

Lafayette County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Lafayette County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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6.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Lafayette County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Lafayette County, Missouri Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.47%

Born in Lafayette County, Missouri

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

0.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.65% of Lafayette County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 77.47% having been born in Missouri. 0.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lafayette County, Missouri Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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