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Population
16,793
0.25% decline
Median Age
41.5
Median Household Income
$53,038
3.1% growth
Poverty Rate
11.2%
Number of Employees
8,701
0.05% decline
Median Property Value
$124,100
0.08% growth

Economy

The economy of Lafayette County, WI employs 8,701 people. The economy of Lafayette County, WI is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Construction, which employ respectively 10.59; 1.7; and 1.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lafayette County, WI are Manufacturing (1,529), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (1,222), and Retail trade (1,131), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($50,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($41,296), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($39,500).

Median household income in Lafayette County, WI is $53,038. Males in Lafayette County, WI have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,191. The income inequality of Lafayette County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 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, WI. In Lafayette County, WI 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 24 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,189. Milwaukee County, WI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wisconsin.

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Diversity

Lafayette County, WI is home to a population of 16,793 people, from which 98.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lafayette County, WI is composed of 15,915 White residents (94.8%), 589 Hispanic residents (3.51%), 130 Two+ residents (0.77%), 60 Native residents (0.36%), and 57 Black residents (0.34%). The most common foreign languages in Lafayette County, WI are Spanish (533 speakers), Other West Germanic (511 speakers), and German (155 speakers), but compared to other places, Lafayette County, WI has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (511 speakers), Scandinavian (21 speakers), and German (155 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI awarded 2,460 degrees. The student population of Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI is skewed away from females, with 1,255 male students and 1,205 female students. Most students in Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI are White (2,290 and 93.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (39 and 1.59%), Black or African American (35 and 1.42%), and Asian (27 and 1.1%). The largest universities in Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI by number of graduates are University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1,674 and 68%), Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (760 and 30.9%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Monroe (26 and 1.06%). The most popular majors in Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI are General Business Administration & Management (190 and 7.72%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (142 and 5.77%), and Mechanical Engineering (136 and 5.53%). The median tuition costs in Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,418 and $14,268 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, WI is $124,100, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $124,000 to $124,100, a 0.08% increase. The homeownership rate of Lafayette County, WI is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lafayette County, WI have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lafayette County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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