Lafayette County, Wisconsin Population 2024

16,999

Lafayette County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 16,999 with a growth rate of 0.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette County, Wisconsin is the 60th largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 16,799 and has seen a growth of 1.19% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,304610.35%
202817,243610.36%
202717,182610.36%
202617,121610.36%
202517,060610.36%
202416,999610.36%
202316,938610.36%
202216,877610.36%
202116,8162031.22%
202016,613-54-0.32%
201916,66780.05%
201816,659-29-0.17%
201716,688-63-0.38%
201616,751-34-0.2%
201516,785160.1%
201416,7691070.64%
201316,662-130-0.77%
201216,792-61-0.36%
201116,853540.32%
201016,799
199016,076-1,336-7.67%
198017,412-44-0.25%
197017,456-686-3.78%
196018,14250.03%
195018,137-558-2.98%
194018,695460.25%
193018,649-1,353-6.76%
192020,002-73-0.36%
191020,075-884-4.22%
190020,9596943.42%
189020,265-1,014-4.77%
188021,279-1,380-6.09%
187022,6594,52524.95%
186018,1346,60357.26%
185011,531-5,773-33.36%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.36% (61)
County Website
Lafayette County
County Seat
2010 Population
16,799
Area
634 mi²
Density
27 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.19% (200)
Founded
1846

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,87794.98%
Two or more races5033.01%
Other race1150.69%
Asian1100.66%
Black or African American800.48%
Native American310.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Median Age

41.7

Total

40.8

Male

42.6

Female

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 12,696 adults, (3,271 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette County, Wisconsin.

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

77.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female8,17848.92%
Male8,53851.08%

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,6522.4979.220.8
Married3,5083.0991.48.6
Non Family2,2671.216832
Female5473.2556.343.7
Male3303.7165.534.5
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3.03

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

79.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Lafayette County, Wisconsin 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 34.78%.

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,873

Average Earnings

$52,058

Average Male

$39,185

Average Female

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Language

92.75% of Lafayette County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 7.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.52% of the population.

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Language

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,4241,5349.95%
Hispanic72917323.73%
Multiple50212124.1%
Asian1101816.36%
Black681116.18%
Other11287.14%
Native22627.27%
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10.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.42%

Male Poverty Rate

11.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Wisconsin is Native, with 27.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Wisconsin is Other, with 7.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.66%.

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.77%
High School10.14%
Some College7.99%
Bachelors or Greater2.08%
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Lafayette County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.01%
Female Unemployed8.99%
Female Employed4.6%
Male Employed3.95%
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Lafayette County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lafayette County, Wisconsin 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 45-54.

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

818

Number of Veterans

747

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

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Lafayette County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

count

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Lafayette County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Lafayette County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lafayette County, Wisconsin 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

71.59%

Born in Lafayette County, Wisconsin

97.15%

Native Born

2.85%

Foreign Born

2.11%

Non Citizen

0.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.15% of Lafayette County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 71.59% having been born in Wisconsin. 2.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

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