Lafayette, Ohio

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Lafayette is a village in Allen County, Ohio, United States with a population of 304 as of the 2000 U.S. census. It is included in the Lima, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.



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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.


Allen East is the name of the high school formerly located in Lafayette. The school relocated in 2006 to a new campus two miles south of town, at Napoleon Rd. and State Route 309.

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