Lafayette, Chippewa County, Wisconsin

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Lafayette is a town in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 5,199 at the 2000 census. The census-designated place known as Lake Wissota is located within the town. Lafayette is served by the School District of Cadott Community and the Chippewa Falls Area School District.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.1 square miles (101.3 km²), of which, 34.5 square miles (89.4 km²) of it is land and 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) of it (11.74%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,199 people, 1,980 households, and 1,520 families residing in the town. The population density was 150.6 people per square mile (58.2/km²). There were 2,112 housing units at an average density of 61.2/sq mi (23.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.56% White, 0.17% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 1,980 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,850, and the median income for a family was $58,776. Males had a median income of $36,442 versus $23,477 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,172. About 3.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


Bloomer | Chippewa Falls | Cornell | Eau Claire | Stanley

Boyd | Cadott | Lake Hallie | New Auburn

Anson | Arthur | Auburn | Birch Creek | Bloomer | Cleveland | Colburn | Cooks Valley | Delmar | Eagle Point | Edson | Estella | Goetz | Hallie | Howard | Lafayette | Lake Holcombe | Ruby | Sampson | Sigel | Tilden | Wheaton | Woodmohr

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