LaFayette, Kentucky

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LaFayette is a city in Christian County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 193 at the 2000 census. The city is named in honor of Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette.[1]

LaFayette is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.



LaFayette is located at 36°39′37″N 87°39′29″W / 36.66028°N 87.65806°W / 36.66028; -87.65806 (36.660164, -87.658170)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 193 people, 75 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 718.7 people per square mile (276.0/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 309.1/sq mi (118.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.12% White, 5.70% African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.55% Asian, 1.04% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 75 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 116.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.6 males.

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