|Nickname(s): Patriot City USA|
|• 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)|
|• Estimate (2012)||436|
|• Density||1,780.0/sq mi (687.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1056388|
Lafayette is located at (40.758643, -83.949488).
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.
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.
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.
Lafayette high school sports participate in the Northwest Conference, an athletic body sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) which includes the Ada Bulldogs, Allen East Mustangs, Bluffton Pirates, Columbus Grove Bulldogs, Convoy Crestview Knights, Delphos Jefferson Wildcats, Lima Central Catholic T-Birds, Lincolnview Lancers, Paulding Panthers, and Spencerville Bearcats.
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