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Lafayette County, MO&

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Population
32,789
0.39% decline
Median Age
42.1
Median Household Income
$50,830
0.21% growth
Poverty Rate
12.2%
Number of Employees
15,289
1.78% growth
Median Property Value
$118,000
0.51% growth

Economy

The economy of Lafayette County, MO employs 15,289 people. The economy of Lafayette County, MO is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Construction; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.98; 1.62; and 1.37 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lafayette County, MO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,138), Manufacturing (1,999), and Retail trade (1,730), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($43,736), and Finance & Insurance ($37,631).

Median household income in Lafayette County, MO is $50,830. Males in Lafayette County, MO have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,683. The income inequality of Lafayette County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lafayette County, MO. In Lafayette County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 31 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,590. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.

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Diversity

Lafayette County, MO is home to a population of 32,789 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lafayette County, MO is composed of 30,260 White residents (92.3%), 869 Hispanic residents (2.65%), 753 Two+ residents (2.3%), 655 Black residents (2%), and 153 Asian residents (0.47%). The most common foreign languages in Lafayette County, MO are Spanish (685 speakers), German (88 speakers), and Other West Germanic (29 speakers), but compared to other places, Lafayette County, MO has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (29 speakers), German (88 speakers), and African Languages (25 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Lafayette County, MO awarded 155 degrees. The student population of Lafayette County, MO is skewed towards females, with 70 male students and 85 female students. Most students in Lafayette County, MO are White (109 and 70.3%), followed by Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (14 and 9%), Two or more races (9 and 5.81%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 5.81%). The largest universities in Lafayette County, MO by number of graduates are Wentworth Military Academy & Junior College (130 and 83.9%), Lex La-Ray Technical Center (25 and 16.1%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Lafayette County, MO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (130 and 83.9%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Lafayette County, MO are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette County, MO is $118,000, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $117,400 to $118,000, a 0.51% increase. The homeownership rate of Lafayette County, MO is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lafayette County, MO have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lafayette County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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