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Lafayette, Ohio
Village
Buildings on High Street
Buildings on High Street
Nickname(s): 
Patriot City USA
Location of Lafayette, Ohio
Location of Lafayette, Ohio
Location of Lafayette in Allen County
Location of Lafayette in Allen County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Allen
Township Jackson
Government
 • Mayor Ronald Joe Moots
Area
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
928 ft (283 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 445
 • Estimate 
(2012)
436
 • Density 1,780.0/sq mi (687.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45854
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-41118
GNIS feature ID 1056388
Website http://www.lafayetteoh.com/

Lafayette is a village in Allen County, Ohio, United States. The population was 445 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Lima, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The village was incorporated in 1868.

Geography

Lafayette is located at 40°45′31″N 83°56′58″W / 40.75861°N 83.94944°W / 40.75861; -83.94944 (40.758643, -83.949488).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 337
1880 333 −1.2%
1900 316
1910 418 32.3%
1920 383 −8.4%
1930 382 −0.3%
1940 411 7.6%
1950 444 8.0%
1960 476 7.2%
1970 486 2.1%
1980 488 0.4%
1990 449 −8.0%
2000 304 −32.3%
2010 445 46.4%
Est. 2015 428 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 445 people, 161 households, and 120 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,780.0 inhabitants per square mile (687.3/km2). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 688.0 per square mile (265.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.2% Native American, 1.3% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 161 households of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.21.

The median age in the village was 33.4 years. 32.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.9% were from 25 to 44; 20.9% were from 45 to 64; and 10.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 304 people, 118 households, and 86 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,483.3 people per square mile (586.9/km²). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 614.8 per square mile (243.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.34% White and 0.66% African American.

There were 118 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $47,969. Males had a median income of $44,821 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,822. About 3.7% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.9% of those sixty five or over.

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