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Lafayette Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
  Location of Lafayette, Minnesota

Population: 
 Lafayette (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
(est)
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 498 507 462 529 479 67 14.50
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.20 1.02 1.15 1.15 -- 0.00 0.36
Density (persons per sq. mile) 415.00 497.06 401.74 458.37 -- 56.63 14.10
Housing Units 175 200 198 206 -- 8 4.04
Households -- 188 181 202 203 21 11.60
Persons Per Household -- 2.51 2.33 2.43 2.35 0.10 4.23

Geography:

Lafayette is a city in Nicollet County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highway 15 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km˛), all of it land. The South Branch Rush River starts near Lafayette. The elevation is 1,010 ft (308 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 529 people, 202 households, and 137 families residing in the city. The population density was 458.4 people per square mile (177.6/km˛). There were 206 housing units at an average density of 178.5/sq mi (69.2/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 99.24% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 202 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,719, and the median income for a family was $43,611. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,347. About 3.1% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

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History:  

LAFAYETTE Township, settled in 1853 and organized May 11, 1858, was named, like townships and villages or cities of 20 other states of the Union, with counties of six states, in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) of France, who came to America and greatly aided Washington in the Revolutionary War and later was an eminent French statesman and general. The city of this name, in sections 1, 2, and 11, was platted on August 22, 1896, and incorporated as a village May 11, 1900. John Bush and his family came in 1854 and kept a "stopping place" for travelers, where the first post office was located in 1858, discontinuing in 1870. The village became a trading center when the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad was built through in October 1895, and the post office was reestablished in 1897.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Lafayette City Hall
Lafayette, MN 56054
 
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Post Office:
US Post Office
790 Main Avenue
Lafayette, MN
56054-4401
Phone:
(507) 228-8252
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
                        1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday          
8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm

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